Finance Ministers of more than 30 countries and high officials of multilateral organizations to meet Oct. 11 at the IDB

October 04, 2017
Finance ministers from 34 countries of the Americas and the Caribbean are expected to attend a high-level meeting on October 11 with executives of the Inter-American Development (IDB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) to discuss policy options for financial inclusion and regional trade integration. Argentine Finance Minister Luis Andrés Caputo will chair the Ninth Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean, which will be held at the IDB’s headquarters.

Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum 2015 with an eye towards the International Climate Conference, COP21

August 31, 2015
GENEVA, Switzerland - The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the government of Chile will host the 9th Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF 2015) in Santiago de Chile from September 9-11. The conference will cover the latest developments in market-based mechanisms to address climate change, carbon trading, climate finance, and low-emission development. 

Latin American and Caribbean countries commit to standardize crime and violence statistics

August 21, 2012
An IDB-financed project will help the region improve and harmonize information on citizen security CALI, Colombia – Fifteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean today confirmed their participation in a path breaking project to unify and share indicators on crime and violence at a citizen security conference held in this city. In addition, Bolivia, Guatemala and Panama expressed their intention to join the regional initiative.

IDB Issues Poverty Reduction Bonds

January 14, 2011
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (rated Moody’s: Aaa / S&P: AAA) and Daiwa Securities Group announce an issuance of the Poverty Reduction Bonds (the “Bonds”) to support poverty alleviation and improve living conditions of new generations in Latin America and the Caribbean. These Bonds are IDB’s first impact investment bonds of 2011 and they will be offered in Japan. The IDB’s Poverty Reduction Bonds provide an opportunity to Japanese retail investors to contribute to poverty reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB announces winners of beyondBanking awards

December 21, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the winners of its beyondBanking awards. The awards highlight sustainable environmental, social and corporate governance projects implemented by financial intermediaries (FIs) in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB appoints Julie T. Katzman Executive Vice President

December 15, 2010
The Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank approved the appointment of Julie T. Katzman as Executive Vice President, effective December 10, 2010, the IDB announced. Katzman, a U.S. citizen, has served as General Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), part of the IDB group, since March 2009.

IDB, INTESA SANPAOLO sign memorandum of understanding to foster cooperation

November 24, 2010
ROME – Inter-American Development Bank President, Luis Alberto Moreno, and Intesa SanPaolo Executive Vice Chairman of the Management Board, Marcello Sala, signed today a memorandum of understanding to work together to promote inclusion and sustainability in the financial industry in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Speech: Chengdu CHINA-LAC Business Summit

October 21, 2010
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IDB and Brookings to hold seminar on Prospects and Challenges of Latin American Economy

October 01, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Latin America Initiative at Brookings will hold a seminar on outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of current economic recovery on October 7 at IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Call for proposals to improve SME's access to finance and competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean

September 28, 2010
The Inter-American Development Bank, in collaboration with the Spanish General Trust Fund, announces a new call for proposals to improve financial and private sector development policies in Latin America and the Caribbean.