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.  

Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic are Recovering, but Face Challenges

March 14, 2022
According to the latest IDB Group report, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic have already recovered pre-pandemic economic activity levels. During 2021 the IDB Group approved $3.38 billion in financing to support the productive sector, inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, employment, value chains, and digitalization.  

IDB approves $300 million to support vulnerable populations in Guatemala

February 16, 2022
The program supports policy measures to improve the quality of social spending, particularly the targeting, governance, and transparency of social protection programs and the comprehensive improvement of the timeliness and quality of managed prenatal, childbirth, and newborn care. The measures promoted with this operation reinforce the commitment to the inclusion of indigenous populations and the implementation of health services with cultural relevance. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $300 million policy support operati

Honduras to Tackle Natural Disasters, Public Health Emergencies with IDB Contingent Loan

December 02, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $400 million contingent loan to help buffer the impact of eventual natural disasters and severe or catastrophic public health emergencies on Honduras’s public finances.

IDB approves $300 million to improve healthcare Buenos Aires, Argentina

December 01, 2021
The loan seeks to improve access and coverage of public health services for the population of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina  The IDB approved a $300 million loan to improve access to public health services for the Province of Buenos Aires (PBA).

IDB approves $150 million loan to promote gender equality in Panama

November 25, 2021
The approval is the second in a series of two operations under the Programmatic Policy Reform Support Loan.

El Salvador Increases Resilience to Natural Disasters and Health Emergencies with the IDB

October 14, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $400 million contingent loan for a program to help offset the possible impact of natural disasters and health emergencies on El Salvador’s public finances.

IDB unveils health security recommendations to support tourism industry

September 01, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with the support of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the participation of the Organization of American States (OAS), launched the series of publications Recommendations to Minimize the Risk of Transmission of COVID-19 in the Tourism Sector of Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB Approves $30 Million Project to Help Panama Get Vaccines, Address COVID-19

August 03, 2021
The $30 million investment project aims to reduce morbidity, mortality and mitigate the other indirect health effects of the pandemic. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a project to help Panama address the COVID-19 crisis by fully financing the country's contracts with the COVAX Facility and the AstraZeneca laboratory. This will help increase Panama’s access to life-saving vaccines.

Ecuador works to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people with IDB support

July 29, 2021
A $300 million project is expected to help ensure minimum levels of quality of life for vulnerable people in the face of the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $300 million project to support Ecuador's response to the economic impact of COVID-19.