Panama to Make Spending More Efficient and Equitable with $20 Million Loan from IDB

May 19, 2022
Panama will increase the efficiency and equity of its spending by implementing its Smart Fiscal Ecosystem with a $20 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2022-05-19

Panama to Host Latin America’s Top Public-Private Partnerships Forum, PPP Americas

May 18, 2022
The president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced that Panama City will host the 11th regional forum in 2023. The announcement followed a bilateral meeting between the president of the IDB, Mauricio Claver-Carone, and the president of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, to discuss joint efforts to accelerate Panama's development and explore opportunities to enhance Panama's leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2022-05-18

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

Brazilian State of Ceará to Advance Government Digital Transformation with IDB Support

April 21, 2022
The Brazilian state of Ceará will advance its government’s digital transformation to increase citizen satisfaction and generate savings in the use of public services through a $31 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2022-04-21

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

Bolivia to Strengthen its Statistical System with $100 Million IDB loan

April 13, 2022
Credit will support censuses on population and housing, agriculture, and economic establishments, as well as household surveys with a gender perspective. Bolivia will upgrade its statistical system to increase the use of official statistics in public and private decision-making through a $100 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2022-04-13

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