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.

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 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.

The Caribbean and the IDB at a Glance

September 27, 2010
The IDB member countries of the English-speaking Caribbean – The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago – along with Dutch-speaking Suriname, are brought together by commerce, geography, history and traditions. Their economic situation and development challenges, however, may vary widely.

IDB Caribbean Regional Forum “After the Crisis: Setting the Stage for Resilient Growth”

September 27, 2010
Convened in The Bahamas by the Inter-American Development Bank on October 1, the forum will bring together the Governors of seven of the IDB’s Caribbean member countries – typically the Ministers of Finance — along with other government officials, Central Bank governors, members of academia and IDB leadership in order to discuss the global economic context and the Caribbean.

Latin America and the Caribbean see slower growth in next four years

March 19, 2009
Latin American and Caribbean leaders expect per capita income to fall or grow moderately in the 2009–2012  period and governments to rely more on financing from international institutions, according to a survey by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The expectations contrast sharply with the recent economic performance in the region, where product per capita grew 4.1 percent annually in the past five years.