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The report is based on data from an unpublished survey of 223 transportation companies and 96 industry leaders from around the globe.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.
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.
April 27, 2022
Just a year after its launch, the Green Bond Transparency Platform (GBTP) has become the key reporting tool for issuers in the Latin America
April 26, 2022
Third edition of IDB, IDB Invest and Finnovista study highlights the rise of the fintech ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean, growing 112 percent from 2018 to 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the digitalization of numerous activities and sped up the adoption and consolidation of digital finance from fintech platforms in the region. Besides the payments and digital lending segment, the largest in the region, other emerging relevant verticals include business technology platforms for financial institutions, digital banks, and insur
April 18, 2022
The study Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Consolidated Ecosystem for Recovery will be launched on April 26 at 9:30 a.m. (Washington, DC time) The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Finnovista will launch the third edition of the flagship study on the state of the Fintech ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean on April 26, virtually at 9:30 a.m. Washington, DC time during the opening of the annual FintechLAC meeting.
April 07, 2022
New study shares evidence, practices, and concrete recommendations on the digital transformation of healthcare in Latin America and the Caribbean.
March 23, 2022
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Mauricio Claver-Carone and Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Planning & Development Pennelope Beckles met today to discuss upcoming plans for the IDB’s work in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the IDB’s work on digitalization and climate change in the Caribbean.
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.
March 03, 2022
BOGOTA, Colombia ̶ During the XII Citizen Security Week, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) introduced the Safe Cities platform, a platform that provides tools to improve citizen security in Latin America and the Caribbean.
February 28, 2022
BOGOTA, Colombia – Institutional strengthening, gender equity policies, adoption of new technologies, and increased digitization, aligned with capacity building, are key factors for the police modernization and transformation processes implemented by countries in the region.