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 Announces Settlement in Connection with Prohibited Practices

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:18
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the debarment of GL Systems LLC (“GL Systems”), an American company, for four years in connection with allegations of prohibited practices in three IDB-financed activities: (i) the Program for the Modernization of Customs, Excise and VAT Areas in Barbados, (ii) the Barbados Competitiveness Program, and (iii) an IDB corporate procurement contract.

IDB supports Colombia’s efforts to fight and prevent corruption

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 19:00
Colombia will strengthen public surveillance and promote its institutions’ transparency and integration by boosting up the effectiveness of the Public Prosecutor's Office (PGN, after its Spanish initials) with help from a $40 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Finance Ministers of more than 30 countries and high officials of multilateral organizations to meet Oct. 11 at the IDB

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 03:00
Finance ministers from 34 countries of the Americas and the Caribbean are expected to attend a high-level meeting on October 11 with executives of the Inter-American Development (IDB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) to discuss policy options for financial inclusion and regional trade integration. Argentine Finance Minister Luis Andrés Caputo will chair the Ninth Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean, which will be held at the IDB’s headquarters.

IDB Launches $3 Billion 5-Year Fixed Rate Global

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new $3 billion 5-year global bond. The transaction pays a semi-annual coupon of 1.750 percent and matures on September 14, 2022. Priced with a spread of +20.35 basis points over the UST 1.625 percent August 2022, this represents a yield of 1.824 percent s.a.

Colombia pushes forward financial system reforms with $450 million IDB loan

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved the second phase of an operation to support financial system reforms aimed at boosting up Colombia's economic growth. The loan is for $450 million.

Multilateral Development Banks to meet in Washington, D.C. April 22 for the Global Infrastructure Forum 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 03:00
Harnessing public and private resources to deliver inclusive, sustainable infrastructure worldwide Increasing access to, and enhancing the quality of, basic infrastructure services remains a critical challenge, especially in developing countries.

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.

IDB supports Ecuador in rebuilding electricity infrastructure damaged by earthquake

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help Ecuador with a $60 million loan to rebuild electrical infrastructure in areas hit by an earthquake last April, through the incorporation of quake-resistant features in the provinces of Esmeraldas, Manabí and Santo Domingo. The specific goals of the project are to restore the supply of electricity through the sub-transmission systems of the utility companies affected by the quake and facilitate reliable supply of electricity to final users through the implementation of electrical distribution projects.

Paraguay to finance construction and access to housing with IDB support

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 17:37
Plan will broaden housing loans for the emerging middle class and finance developers of multi-family projects Paraguay will facilitate financing for construction and access to housing with the help of a $30 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).