IDB Lab and Cubo Itaú launch "BID ao Cubo"

May 04, 2021
"BID ao Cubo" is a training and immersion program in the Brazilian market for Latin American and Caribbean startups IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Cubo Itaú, the Brazilian hub for the promotion of technological entrepreneurship, will select 20 projects from the region to be part of "BID ao Cubo", an initiative that seeks to integrate the startup ecosystem of the continent through an immersion program in the Brazilian market.
2021-05-04

IDB and IDB Invest launch the Green Bond Transparency Platform

April 27, 2021
An innovative digital tool that brings greater transparency to Latin America and the Caribbean green bond market in a bid to scale up green financing for the region The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest announces the launch of the Green Bond Transparency Platform (GBTP), an innovative digital tool that brings greater transparency to the green bond market in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2021-04-27

Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean rose modestly before COVID-19 crisis

April 22, 2021
Tax revenues rose moderately across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2019 before declining sharply in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic drove down global economic activity, according to new analysis released today.
2021-04-22

IDB and IDB Invest announce the virtual launch of the Green Bond Transparency Platform

April 19, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest will virtually launch the Green Bond Transparency Platform (GBTP), an innovative digital tool that brings greater transparency to the Latin America and the Caribbean green bond market. The virtual launch will take place on April 27, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST.
2021-04-19

IDB issues a new 5-year fixed-rate global benchmark transaction

April 13, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new $ 4.25 billion 5-year fixed-rate global benchmark. The transaction pays a semi-annual coupon of 0.875% and matures on April 20, 2026. It was priced with a spread of 10.5 basis points over the 0.750% UST due 31 March 2026, which translates to a semi-annual yield of 0.969%.
2021-04-13

IDB’s Pivot Movement Launches the Pivot Book and Music Video

April 12, 2021
We can now visualise what the Caribbean could be like in 2040, through the new book, “Pivot: The Future Makers”. The book brings to life nine moonshots or big ideas for regional transformation created at the first Pivot Event. It was launched April 9 alongside the music video premiere of “Shine”, The Pivot Movement’s theme song, by Freetown Collective.
2021-04-12

IDB launches summit to highlight the role of art and culture in the post-pandemic world

April 08, 2021
“Healing a Broken World will take place on April 22nd and 23rd, 2021. This virtual summit will address the power of culture in repairing our communities and reimaging our post-pandemic future”.
2021-04-08

IDB and CITI Innovation Labs achieve cross-border payments over blockchain

April 08, 2021
EThe Inter-American Development Bank and Citi Innovation Labs conclude a successful proof of concept to make cross-border payments from the United States to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, using blockchain and tokenized money. The LACChain Blockchain Network enabled the transactions and provided full traceability of the transactions, exchange rates, and fees.
2021-04-08

USAID and IDB Announce $2 Million for the final BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge

April 06, 2021
The funds will support Venezuelans and their Host Communities with Inclusion, Gender Equality and Entrepreneurship, Employment, and Education Opportunities The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced $2 million for the final six BetterTogether/JuntosEsMejor Challenge  awards to benefit Venezuelans and their host communities in Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Guyana. 
2021-04-06

Inter-American Development Bank Issues Inaugural SEK 1.1 Billion 5-Year ‘EYE’ Bond

March 28, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IADB” or “IDB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new SEK 1.1 billion 5-year fixed-rate offering under the Education, Youth, and Employment (“EYE”) Bond program. The transaction marks IDB’s first SEK ‘EYE’ bond issuance, the proceeds of which will be directed to fund IDB project loans eligible under the EYE Bond program criteria. The projects under this program are designed to promote sustainable growth, poverty reduction, and social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2021-03-28