Speech by the President Moreno before the representatives from non-regional IDB member countries in Israel – 25-26 January 2011

January 25, 2011
Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno addressed representatives from non-regional member countries gathered in Jerusalem, Israel. Good Afternoon,

Chengdu CHINA-LAC Business Summit

October 21, 2010
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Event co-organized by the IDB, Asia Society Washington DC Center and Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars

July 27, 2010
Thanks to co-organizing institutions: Asia Society DC Center and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. For most of their history, India and Latin America have been on the periphery of each other’s foreign policy.  For nearly half a century, they turned their backs to the world economy. Their concerns were elsewhere, mostly on their domestic economies and their immediate neighbors.

Opening Remarks at the IDB’s Leadership in Diversity Conference: “Setting the Tone from the Top” by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno

November 19, 2009
Latin America and the Caribbean is a land rich in cultural and ethnic diversity and yet, it is the most unequal region in the world. While indigenous peoples, women and African?descendants have their own unique history, they all confront discrimination and marginalization which are dramatically reflected in vital spheres of life: o They have low levels of political representation

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?

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.

Infrastructure Development and Opportunities in Iberoamerica

December 26, 2007
I want to thank you for this invitation to speak to such a select group of business leaders, and to open what I believe to be a very interesting discussion of trends in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is with great regard that I bring greetings to Antonio Fernández-Galiano and Cristóbal Montoro, as I do to the ministers with us today, and to all of you present here. I have come to Spain almost every year to speak at various gatherings with private investors in Latin America and the Caribbean. Many of you have participated in these discussions.

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.

Building Global Competitiveness: The Asia-Latin American Connection

October 25, 2006
Let me begin by thanking Susan Segal for her kind welcoming remarks, and by acknowledging the contributions of  the representatives of the Council of the Americas, the US-ASEAN Business Council, and the Asia Society to this important Asia - Latin America conference today.