IDB President on the Cancún Annual Meeting

March 10, 2009
IDB Annual Meetings often present an opportunity to set the course for the coming months and even years. What are some of the key issues at this annual meeting in Cancun?

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.

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.