Millennials have potential that Latin America and Caribbean must not squander, says study

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 15:39
Young people in Latin America and the Caribbean have weak cognitive skills but their socio-emotional abilities are strong, according to the study “Millennials in Latin America and the Caribbean: to work or to study?” The report, which is the result of research drawing on more than 15,000 people in nine countries, also found a high level of optimism and aspiration in this new generation of workers. Young people in Latin America and the Caribbean have great potential but it could end up going to waste if not accompanied by the right polici

Declining Export Competitiveness: Latin America Urgently Needs a Quality Leap

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 15:28
BUENOS AIRES—In the first quarter of 2018, the value of exports from Latin America and the Caribbean grew at a year-on-year rate of 9.7 percent in comparison with the same period in 2017, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). However, this growth has come amid signs that the region is becoming less competitive amid rising economic risks and global trade tensions.

Multilateral banks reaffirm pledge to support resilient, sustainable infrastructure

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 16:41
IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno participates in the opening session BALI, Indonesia - The heads of the leading multilateral development banks (MDBs) meeting at the Global Infrastructure Forum 2018 (GI Forum) today expressed their condolences following the tragic loss of lives and livelihoods in Sulawesi, Indonesia and reaffirmed their commitment to work together to deliver infrastructure that is resilient, inclusive, and sustainable.

Barranquilla, Colombia to host Foromic 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 17:39
The Colombian city of Barranquilla will host the leading event on financial inclusion and business development trends in Latin America and the Caribbean The IDB Group, through its innovation lab MIF, will hold the 21st edition of Foromic, the most important annual event on financial inclusion and business development in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

IDB Issues Poverty Reduction Bonds

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 03:00
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 boosts support for small and medium-size infrastructure investments in Latin America

Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will boost its support for small and medium-size infrastructure investments in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing as much as $60 million in new financing for Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura S.A. (CIFI).

Finance for Climate Action Reaching People Who Need It

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 03:00
CANCUN, MEXICO – From the world’s largest solar power program in North Africa to the greening of Mexico’s buses, more than 40 developing countries have now undertaken climate action with the support of the six billion dollar Climate Investment Funds (CIF). Joined today in Cancun by President Felipe Calderon of Mexico, the multilateral development bank (MDB) presidents heralded the two year old Funds as a path-breaking climate partnership.

In COP16, President Moreno backs creation of Green Fund

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 03:00
The President of the IDB also noted that “CO2 is linked to H2O” in a speech on climate change and water in Latin America and the Caribbean Moreno underscored the importance of energy efficiency The President of the Inter-American Development Bank Luis Alberto Moreno on Dec.

IDB, INTESA SANPAOLO sign memorandum of understanding to foster cooperation

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 03:00
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.

IDB’s President Moreno says greater integration with Asia is helping Latin American growth

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 03:00
Rising trade and investment with Asia has helped increase exports from Latin America and the Caribbean and the region’s contribution to the growth of the world economy, said Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), during his visit to India this week. Higher incomes in Asia, particularly India and China, are opening opportunities for the region’s goods and services, especially high-quality ones: from natural and unique grass fed beef, renowned wines, and specialized coffees to the high-quality services of architects and engineers, Moreno said.