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

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 03:00
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.

Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Conference

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 03:00
Almost exactly twenty-seven years ago, Antonio Ortiz Mena, the IDB’s second president, gave the opening speech at an energy conference here in Washington. At that time the world was still feeling the aftershocks of the oil crisis of 1970s. The price of petroleum was near its historic peak, and Ortiz Mena spoke about a “world energy crisis” that threatened to paralyze development in Latin America.

International conference for Haiti’s social and economic development

Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 03:00
Opening Remarks As a long-standing partner of Haiti, the IDB is pleased to take part in this important conference, which ratifies the international community’s strong commitment to support the government’s vision and long-term development strategy. I welcome this opportunity to reiterate that the IDB supports the pursuit of a continued and coordinated donor approach led by the Haitian government, as well as a country-driven development process. IDB Support