Seminar: Key challenges and solutions facing governments in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017

February 01, 2017
Learn about the key findings about the study Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2017, conducted by IDB and OECD The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization from Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) invite you to a discussion with top economists and experts to discuss the state of the public administration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador present the “Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle” at the IDB

November 12, 2014
**IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE MEDIA: PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION** U.S. Vice President Joe Biden also to speak at 10 a.m. at Nov. 14 seminar “Investing in Central America: Opening up Opportunities for Growth,” in Washington, D.C.

Three organizations from Barbados, Brazil, and Nicaragua win the IDB’s Juscelino Kubitschek Award

November 19, 2013
Nominations for the prestigious award were received from 496 organizations in 28 Latin American, Caribbean, and European countries  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today that three institutions from Barbados, Brazil, and Nicaragua won the Juscelino Kubitschek Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in economics and finance, and social, cultural, and scientific achievement. 

IDB approves the use of public procurement systems in eight Latin American and Caribbean Countries

November 04, 2013
Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru may now use procurement subsystems on Bank financed projects This approval reflects the countries’ efforts to improve their public procurement systems, which represent a $800 billion market in the region. The impact of these efforts is measured by various indicators, including market access, which has increased significantly as 70 percent of all public procurement opportunities are today accessible through electronic means. 

IDB signed a US$20 million for Global Loan Program with the Caribbean Development Bank for small Caribbean countries

May 21, 2013
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed today a US$20 million for a Global Loan Program with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for projects in the four IDA-eligible Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member countries. This loan was approved yesterday by the CDB’s board. 

IDB to host seminars on fighting corruption in Latin America

December 10, 2012
Government officials and academics will on Dec. 11 and 12 discuss the causes and consequences of corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean. The events are part of a series of activities at the Bank to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day on Dec. 9.

Latin American and Caribbean Women: Better Educated, Lower Paid

October 15, 2012
Even with more education than men, women are still concentrated in lower-paid occupations such as teaching, health care or the service sector. When comparing men and women of the same age and educational level, men earn 17 percent more than women in Latin America.

IDB sponsors dialogue between the public and private sectors of CAFTA-DR member countries

January 26, 2012
Thanks to the agreement, trade among the partners grew 23 percent last year

Barbados, IDB discuss fiscal sustainability, public debt and growth in the Caribbean

November 01, 2011
Government representatives, economists and policymakers tackle fiscal deficits and countercyclical measures  CHRIST CHURCH, Barbados – Government officials, policymakers, economists and members of academia analyzed ways to look at debt sustainability in the context of a complicated international economic outlook, by tackling fiscal problems and implementing at the same time sustainable countercyclical measures. 

IDB expects to provide more than $500 million to help Latin America and Caribbean prepare for natural disasters

March 10, 2011
Financial disaster preparedness is a growing concern in Latin America and the Caribbean. Last year the region saw devastating earthquakes in Chile and Haiti and an active hurricane season that impacted Central America and Mexico. In addition, the La Niña-related weather phenomenon has brought severe flooding to Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil, among others.