IDB Report: Better Access to Financing for Firms Could Drive Growth and Jobs in Caribbean

August 08, 2022
A new report from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest recommends Caribbean countries focus on overcoming obstacles to financial access and inclusion for businesses, because having more developed and inclusive financial systems could increase growth and reduce poverty and income inequality.
2022-08-08

Barbados to Promote Environmental Sustainability with Innovative IDB Solution

August 04, 2022
Barbados will promote environmental sustainability and economic development with a US$100 million guarantee approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that will allow the country to create a long-term instrument to finance measures related to sustainability and marine conservation.
2022-08-04

Caribbean Police Join Forces Against Gender-Based Violence

July 22, 2022
Senior Police Officers from Six Caribbean Countries Form a Community of Practice to Combat Gender-Based Violence
2022-07-22

IDB launches call for public innovation in migration and against human trafficking

July 18, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the eighth edition of the competition "Gobernarte: the art of good government - Pablo Valenti Award", which will reward the best innovative initiatives of subnational governments in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2022-07-18

Infrascope, Launched by IDB and Economist Impact, Shows Improved Regional Environment for PPPs

July 13, 2022
Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Peru, Panama and Costa Rica top the indicators in Infrascope 2021/2022, which evaluates the capacity of countries to mobilize private investment via public-private partnerships. The Infrascope 2021-2022 study finds that Latin American and Caribbean countries have made major strides toward creating environments that favor the emergence of efficient and sustainable public-private partnerships (PPPs) for infrastructure.
2022-07-13

Jamaica to Host Regional Workshop on Gender-Based Violence Policing

July 12, 2022
The Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Inter-American Development Bank, UN Women and the European Union will Participate in the Opening Ceremony on Gender-Based Violence Policing on July 18 at 9:00 a.m. EST  
2022-07-12

IDB and ABDE Study Shows that Women Represent 30.6% of Employers in Brazil

June 30, 2022
BRASILIA, Brasil - The recently released study “A Gender Perspective on the Characteristics of Brazilian MSMEs and Barriers to Accessing Credit (in Portuguese)” by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Brazilian Development Association (ABDE) found that only 30.6% of employers and 35.3% of businesses owners in Brazil are women.
2022-06-30

IDB to Support Ministry of Economy in Brazil's Path to OECD Accession

June 14, 2022
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Mauricio Claver-Carone and Brazilian Deputy Minister of Economy Marcelo Guaranys signed a commitment to broaden technical support for the Brazilian Ministry of Economy to align its policies with the best practices of OECD countries. A recent IDB study outlines efforts the Ministry has undertaken that follow OECD practices and contribute to the country's efforts to accede.
2022-06-14

IDB and Federal Government of Brazil Host Latin America’s Premier Investment Event

June 14, 2022
The Brazil Investment Forum (BIF) highlights the country’s biggest economic opportunities, including over $7.8 billion in nearshoring potential. IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone opened the two-day event, featuring nine panels and a session led by the IDB Group.
2022-06-14

IDB and France Expand Latin America Partnership, Strengthen Sustainable Development Impact

June 09, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of France, through the French Development Agency (AFD), to continue expanding their productive partnership in LAC. The IDB-AFD joint pipeline for 2022 has identified areas of collaboration of $593 million for the private sector and over $1.5 billion in sovereign guaranteed operations in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Ecuador.
2022-06-09