Artificial intelligence to boost Latin American and Caribbean economies: IDB study

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 11:43
Study also urges governments to anticipate consequences of artificial intelligence in labor markets BUENOS AIRES – Artificial intelligence can facilitate trade negotiations and add one additional percentage point of growth to Latin American and the Caribbean economies, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB launches 2017 Call for Proposals to promote Regional Public Goods in Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 03:00
The deadline for accepting proposals is April 26th, 2017 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the 2017 Call for Proposals of the Initiative for the Promotion of Regional Public Goods in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which supports projects aimed at resolving shared challenges and seizing opportunities for development through regional cooperation among at least three countries. Since 2004, the RPG Initiative has financed 140 projects, investing a total of more than US$103 million.

The trade slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean is more intense than in the rest of the world

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 03:00
South American and Caribbean countries were the most affected. Following two years in a downward trajectory, the value of Latin American exports fell 14.8 percent in 2015, and 8.5 percent in the first seven months of 2016, according to the Trade and Integration Monitor 2016 of the Inter-American Development Bank.

IDB releases its 2010 Development Effectiveness Report

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 03:00
Report evaluates Bank’s efforts in measuring its development impact in Latin America and the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has made strides to boost transparency, accountability and enhance the development impact of its investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the new edition of the IDB’s 2010 Development Effectiveness Overview.

IDB discloses document detailing general capital increase

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) published today on its Web site the report that provides the strategic direction for the Bank over the next decade. The Report on the Ninth General Increase in the Resources of the Inter-American Development Bank establishes the IDB’s strategic priorities, institutional reforms and accountability for results related to the Bank’s capital increase. The report also details the financial terms and conditions to implement the general capital increase.

IDB Governors agree on financial terms for historic capital increase

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 03:00
Member countries provide strategic vision and accountability framework Bank will expand support to small and vulnerable countries Key goals include reducing poverty and inequality, promoting regional integration and sustainable energy, helping countries tackle climate change At the end of a 60-day voting period, the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank offered broad support for the approval of the financial terms for a $70 billion increase of the Bank’s ordinary capital.

Cross Debarment: A new global tool against corruption

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 03:00
The cross debarment agreement signed recently by the world’s top multilateral banks is a milestone for the anticorruption agenda.  Due to come into force by mid-year, the agreement says that if one Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) declares a firm or individual ineligible for procurement contracts because of fraud and corruption, then all the other MDBs will do the same.

Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) step up their fight against corruption with joint sanction accord

Friday, April 9, 2010 - 03:00
LUXEMBOURG –Taking a major step in the global fight against fraud and corruption, leading Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) today signed an agreement to cross debar firms and individuals found to have engaged in wrongdoing in MDB-financed development projects.

IDB boosts access, accountability with new policy for communities to voice concerns

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved today a new policy to establish the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism. The policy will give better access to communities to express their concerns on Bank financed-projects in their countries and monitor their execution.   The new policy is part of ongoing efforts by the IDB to increase the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of its actions.

IDB releases annual report on anti-corruption activities

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank sanctioned 25 individuals and eight firms as a result of investigations carried out during 2008, according to a report released today.The 2008 Annual Report of the IDB’s Office of Institutional Integrity (OII) describes the Bank’s efforts to prevent and investigate the occurrence of fraud and corruption in Bank-financed activities. It offers a detailed summary of a sampling of the 222 inquiries and allegations received by the OII and 150 investigations it carried out last year.