Ilan Goldfajn Elected IDB President

November 20, 2022
(Updated to add the starting date) Ilan Goldfajn was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today during a Special Meeting of the Bank’s Board of Governors. The meeting was held at IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C., with delegations attending virtually and in person. Nominated by Brazil, Goldfajn will take office for a five-year term on December 19, 2022.  
2022-11-20

State of São Paulo to Boost Sustainability of Municipalities and MSMEs with IDB Loan

October 28, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IBD) approved a $110 million loan to the Desenvolve São Paulo development agency in Brazil to finance the sustainable projects of municipalities and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the state of São Paulo. The operation aims to helps close infrastructure financing gaps and stimulate a sustainable economic recovery that in the country.
2022-10-28

Brazilian State of São Paulo to Advance its Digital Transformation with IDB Support

September 08, 2022
The State of São Paulo, Brazil, will advance its digital transformation process to improve the quality and efficiency of public services to citizens, with a $164 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The funds will be used to expand digital inclusion through greater access to and use of digital public services, and to improve the efficiency and transparency of public management through digital transformation.
2022-09-08

IDB Supports Digital Transformation in Brazil's Alagoas State

September 01, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $15 million loan to boost the digital transformation of the government of the Brazilian state of Alagoas. The goal of the project is to help improve the state's relationship with its citizens, increase people's satisfaction with public services, and lower the cost of using those services.  
2022-09-01

IDB Finds Digital Services Drive 74% Savings for Businesses and Citizens of São Paulo City

August 31, 2022
Brazilian municipality obtained a return of 27 reals for every real invested in digital transformation. The study analyzed costs related to travel, wait times, shipping, human resources and other aspects. A study conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) based on data from the City of São Paulo, “Economic benefits of the digital transformation of public services
2022-08-31

Small Businesses Turn to Fintechs to Bridge Funding Gap in Latin America

August 30, 2022
Joint study by University of Cambridge and Inter-American Development Bank shows that firms accessing fintech credit became more resilient, maintaining or increasing jobs, income, and sales.
2022-08-30

IDB and UPU Unite to Modernize Postal Services in Latin America and the Caribbean

August 23, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) signed an agreement to modernize and transform postal services in Latin America and the Caribbean, aiming to promote regional integration and trade, strengthen value chains and foster the digital economy.
2022-08-23

IDB Study Advocates for Agribusiness Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

July 11, 2022
Book analyzes successful business strategies to conquer international markets, including the incorporation of sustainability practices Study identifies public sector areas of intervention to facilitate agribusiness success Agribusiness in Latin America and the Caribbean could benefit from a productive transformation that facilitates its insertion in global value chains, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank and IDB Invest.
2022-07-11

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

Latin America and Caribbean Need to Reduce Gender Gap in Digital Transformation

June 23, 2022
An Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest and IDB Lab study reveals that 62% of representatives of major institutions and entities in the digital ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean think the digital gender gap is a problem in their respective countries. The same proportion believe that women have little participation in digital transformation processes because of a lack of skills and competencies.
2022-06-23