IDB Study Shows Path to Digitally Transforming Transportation in LAC

May 09, 2022
The report is based on data from an unpublished survey of 223 transportation companies and 96 industry leaders from around the globe. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) lags behind on digital technologies in transportation, which presents a major opportunity to boost a key economic sector, an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study finds.
2022-05-10

Tax Revenues in LAC Take a Historic Hit Before Showing Early Signs of Recovery

April 27, 2022
Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) fell by 8.0 percent on average in nominal terms and by 0.8 percent as a share of GDP in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report released today. However, the region’s economic recovery and a rebound in commodity prices supported a recovery in tax revenues in 2021.
2022-04-27

Suriname to Advance in Restoring Macroeconomic and Fiscal Sustainability with IDB Support

March 10, 2022
Suriname will implement a program to restore its macroeconomic and fiscal sustainability with a $50 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The loan will help Suriname to implement their economic reform programs in which they address the country’s macroeconomic and fiscal challenges while allowing the country to continue servicing its debt.
2022-03-10

PPP Americas Event Highlights Infrastructure Needs and Opportunities in the LAC Region

December 09, 2021
SÃO PAULO — In the challenging context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launches the 10th edition of PPP Americas, the principal forum on public-private partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event aims to help jump-start economic recovery in in the region by supporting the use of PPP approaches and fostering better planning and maintenance of infrastructure projects.
2021-12-09

IDB Approves Additional $1.8 Billion for Sustainable Development, Integration in LAC

December 08, 2021
Resources approved this week will promote sustainability and inclusion policies and programs in Barbados, Brazil and the Dominican Republic, as well as economic integration among the River Plate Basin countries. More than 70% of approved resources, or $1.3 billion, were assigned to Brazil. The IDB will release its total 2021 loan and operations amounts by December 17. The Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved five operations this week, to
2021-12-08

IDB Lab Participates in a Pioneering Fund to Help Finance Climate Change Adaptation

November 08, 2021
The first regional microfinance loan fund for climate change adaptation will go to rural areas of Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Central American countries. IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has participated in the creation of a pioneering fund to provide microfinance loans for climate change adaptation to small farmers in Latin America.
2021-11-08

IDB Lab Partners with Circulate Capital to Combat Ocean-Bound Plastics

October 25, 2021
The innovation lab for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, IDB Lab, announces a USD$4 million investment commitment, along with an additional technical cooperation grant of $500,000, to support innovative solutions to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste ending up in the oceans and waterways of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
2021-10-25

Belize will Improve its Financial Management with an US$8 Million Loan from IDB

October 06, 2021
Belize will modernize its financial management and improve its fiscal sustainability with an US$8 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The loan is part of Belize’s strategy to boost public spending efficiency by investing on digitalization and increasing transparency, two strategic areas of action the IDB is prioritizing to help its member countries accelerate their economic recovery in the post-pandemic era.
2021-10-06

The IDB, IDB Lab and Beat join to improve the financial status of drivers

September 28, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Lab, and Beat, Latin America’s fastest growing ride-hailing app, announce today their official partnership in order  to promote and facilitate access to voluntary saving mechanisms for independent workers across four countries in Latin America.
2021-09-28

Fiscal policies against climate change can help create 15 million jobs

July 12, 2021
Finance and planning ministries play a central role in promoting fiscal policies that generate more and better jobs with the transition to green economies Adequate fiscal planning would help the decarbonization of the region's economies create 15 million net new jobs by 2030 A new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study, "
2021-07-12