Remarks by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno at the Sports for Development Seminar

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.

Presentation to the Committee fro Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Parliament

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.

Investment in Latin American water companies

October 25, 2006
We’ve gathered here today to showcase one of the most successful water operators in Latin America and the Caribbean, so allow me to first congratulate SABESP for reaching such an important landmark. The Inter-American Development Bank takes particular pride in SABESP, because over the course of 20 years we have lent nearly $900 million to help finance its expansion.

Financiamiento de Energía Limpia (Spanish only)

March 31, 2006
Buenos día a todos y gracias por acompañarnos en este seminario sobre financiamiento de fuentes de energía limpia. En particular, quiero agradecer a mis colegas que participan en esta sesión inaugural al Sr. José Goldemberg, Secretario de Medio Ambiente del estado de Sao Paulo; y a la representante del gobierno de Alemania, la Sra. Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven. El tema de la energía—y el de la energía limpia en particular—es de alta prioridad en las actividades del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, pues es un asunto que genera grandes desafíos y oportunidades para los países de nuestra región.

Is macroeconomic coordination desirable and possible in Latin America?

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.

International symposium on intelligent transportation systems in emerging economies

May 07, 2002
At this juncture, I am requested to make final comments about the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN EMERGING ECONOMIES.