Finalists from WeXchange’s Call for Proposals Pitch their Companies to Investors

May 16, 2022
IDB Lab’s WeXchange platform focuses on the growth of female STEM entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean
2022-05-18

IDB Study Shows Path to Digitally Transforming Transportation in LAC

May 09, 2022
The report is based on data from an unpublished survey of 223 transportation companies and 96 industry leaders from around the globe. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) lags behind on digital technologies in transportation, which presents a major opportunity to boost a key economic sector, an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study finds.
2022-05-10

IDB Approves $33 Million Loan to Promote Nature Tourism in Argentina

April 27, 2022
The funds will boost the supply and demand of domestic and international tourism and strengthen the country brand. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $33 million loan to foster nature tourism in Argentina aimed at promoting a post-pandemic economic recovery, given the potential of this sector in line with visitors’ changing preferences.
2022-04-27

Tax Revenues in LAC Take a Historic Hit Before Showing Early Signs of Recovery

April 27, 2022
Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) fell by 8.0 percent on average in nominal terms and by 0.8 percent as a share of GDP in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report released today. However, the region’s economic recovery and a rebound in commodity prices supported a recovery in tax revenues in 2021.
2022-04-27

Green Bond Transparency Platform Becomes Key Reporting Tool for Latin American Issuers

April 27, 2022
Just a year after its launch, the Green Bond Transparency Platform (GBTP) has become the key reporting tool for issuers in the Latin America
2022-04-27

Study: Fintech Industry Doubles in Size in Three Years in Latin America and the Caribbean

April 26, 2022
Third edition of IDB, IDB Invest and Finnovista study highlights the rise of the fintech ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean, growing 112 percent from 2018 to 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the digitalization of numerous activities and sped up the adoption and consolidation of digital finance from fintech platforms in the region. Besides the payments and digital lending segment, the largest in the region, other emerging relevant verticals include business technology platforms for financial institutions, digital banks, and insur
2022-04-26

IDB returns to the Sterling Market with Second Sustainable Development Bond

April 25, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new £500 million Fixed Rate Sustainable Development Bond. The transaction pays an annual coupon of 2.125% and matures on 15th December 2028. It was priced with a spread of 51 basis points over the UKT October 2028 benchmark and carries a semi-annual yield of 2.223%.
2022-04-25

IDB Lab Launches Call to Manage Chemicals and Hazardous Waste in the Caribbean

April 19, 2022
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank, convened the BlueTech for Waste Challenge, an initiative to find innovative solutions that contribute to the sustainable management of chemicals and hazardous waste in twelve countries in the Caribbean. This call is made in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), through its Global ISLANDS program, in order to protect human health and the environment and address the climate vulnerabilities of the region.
2022-04-19

IDB and Finnovista will Launch a Study of Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean

April 18, 2022
The study Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Consolidated Ecosystem for Recovery will be launched on April 26 at 9:30 a.m. (Washington, DC time) The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Finnovista will launch the third edition of the flagship study on the state of the Fintech ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean on April 26, virtually at 9:30 a.m. Washington, DC time during the opening of the annual FintechLAC meeting.
2022-04-18

IDB Report: Digital Transformation of Healthcare Systems Saves Lives, Lowers Costs

April 07, 2022
New study shares evidence, practices, and concrete recommendations on the digital transformation of healthcare in Latin America and the Caribbean.  
2022-04-07