Seminar: Key challenges and solutions facing governments in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017

February 01, 2017
Learn about the key findings about the study Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2017, conducted by IDB and OECD The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization from Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) invite you to a discussion with top economists and experts to discuss the state of the public administration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB approves the use of public procurement systems in eight Latin American and Caribbean Countries

November 04, 2013
Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru may now use procurement subsystems on Bank financed projects

Statement by IDB President Moreno on the death of President Hugo Chávez Frías

March 05, 2013
The President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, today expressed his condolences to the government and the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the passing of their president, Hugo Chávez Frías.

Winners from Mexico, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia of the IDB Call for Proposals for new financial instruments for the agricultural sector

September 18, 2012
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Spanish Trust Fund announced that institutions in Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Bolivia were the winners of the third call for proposals of the Better Conditions for Productivity (MAP) on the topic of new financial instruments for the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Latin American and Caribbean countries commit to standardize crime and violence statistics

August 21, 2012
An IDB-financed project will help the region improve and harmonize information on citizen security CALI, Colombia – Fifteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean today confirmed their participation in a path breaking project to unify and share indicators on crime and violence at a citizen security conference held in this city. In addition, Bolivia, Guatemala and Panama expressed their intention to join the regional initiative.

IDB sponsors dialogue between the public and private sectors of CAFTA-DR member countries

January 26, 2012
Thanks to the agreement, trade among the partners grew 23 percent last year

IDB okays Chile’s public procurement systems for use in Bank projects

December 21, 2011
First agreement of its kind will enable 100.000 Chilean companies to more efficiently bid on contracts for IDB-financed goods and services The Inter-American Development Bank announced that Chile is the first country whose public procurement system will be accepted by the Bank for use in projects it finances. The decision is the result of an IDB evaluation of Chile’s public procurement system which concluded the country meets international best practices in the area of public contracts and procurement.

IDB selects winners of measuring impact awards

December 14, 2011
Five project submissions have been selected as the best in evaluating the impact of institutional reforms, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today. The winning projects will look at a range of areas, from prison rehabilitation in Chile to improving the business climate in Buenos Aires and citizen participation in Lima.  A committee of experts selected the winning projects from a group of 24 finalist submissions. A total of 131 proposals were received from 19 Latin American and Caribbean countries, involving 124 different organizations. 

IDB to hold seminar on Justice reform in Chile and Latin America

November 24, 2009
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has invited the President of the Chilean Supreme Court, Urbano Marín, and the Director of the Latin American Studies Program of Georgetown University, Erick Langer, to discuss the accomplishments of Chilean Judiciary and future challenges for Chile and the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. The event will take place on November 30th at IDB headquarters in Washington D.C.

President Moreno to announce new IDB financial package to confront food crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

May 21, 2008
The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, and finance ministers from seven Central American countries will meet Tuesday, May 27, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the social and economic impact of rising food prices. Ministers from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Dominican Republic will attend the meeting.