July 22, 2008
Good morning to everyone. I would like to welcome all of you to the Inter-American Development Bank. The IDB believes in the power of sports to mobilize the private, public and non-profit sectors to have a positive impact on youth. In the past two years, the Bank has invested over five million dollars in non-reimbursable financing for this type of initiatives. We believe that the skills learned on the soccer field can be transformed into skills for life and skills for employment.
June 18, 2008
Latin America and the Caribbean experienced solid growth in 2007, external indebtedness declined in relative terms, and international reserves have risen. However, inflationary expectations have started to mount, due in part to the increase in oil and food prices.
October 24, 2005
It is an honor for me to open the Second Social Development Week, an opportunity to reflect and share lessons learned and innovative ideas in an area critical to our region’s development. Thank you all for being here, particularly those of you who have come from the region to share your experiences in the field, including our colleagues from the Bank’s Country Offices.
September 26, 2002
Allow me to begin by thanking our host, Mr. Alan Greenspan, and his institution, the Federal Reserve Board of the United States, for their hospitality. I would especially like to thank Alan, as a good friend of Latin America and the Caribbean, for the interest and support he has always shown for the region.
Renewing the commitment to sustainable development: A perspective from the Inter-American Development Bank
September 01, 2002
The Challenge of Sustainable Development Sustainable development poses a grave challenge: how to reconcile the economic and social progress of today with what we owe to the generations of tomorrow. And what we owe to tomorrow’s generations are the capacity and resources necessary to make economic and social progress of their own.
May 07, 2002
At this juncture, I am requested to make final comments about the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN EMERGING ECONOMIES.