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

Panama and Inter-American Development Bank Drive Digital Transformation of Public Services

May 18, 2022
IDB President and Panama’s Minister of Economy sign $60 million loan agreement. The Government of Panama and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed a $60 million loan operation to advance digital transformation and the management of public services in the country.
2022-05-18

IDB Announces Winners of the Improving Lives Grant

May 03, 2022
Ten community organizations in the greater Washington, D.C. area will receive $25,000 each for their services benefitting low-income members of the local Latin American and Caribbean community.
2022-05-02

IDB Opens New Dominican Republic Office with Highest Environmental Certification

April 27, 2022
IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone, Dominican Republic Vice President Raquel Peña and First Lady Raquel Arbaje inaugurate new IDB Representative Office. Building is first in Dominican Republic and first IDB building to receive LEED Platinum certification, which recognizes highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.  
2022-04-27

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 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

IDB launches US$1 billion 5-year Floating Rate Global Sustainable Development Bond

April 06, 2022
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new US$1 billion 5-year Global Sustainable Development Bond (SDB) benchmark. The transaction pays a quarterly coupon of SOFR+28bps and matures on April 12th, 2027. The new benchmark was priced at a discount margin of 28 basis points over the Compounded SOFR Index.
2022-04-07

IDB Lab Investment Seeks to Digitize Small Businesses in Brazilian Favelas

April 06, 2022
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, will invest $1.5 million in Brazilian startup, Dolado, to promote the digitalization of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) operating in Brazil’s favelas. This capital will allow for the development of a platform that provides small merchants with access to credit and supply chains, as well as management tools that are custom-tailored for their specificities.
2022-04-06

IDB Financed a Record $4.5 Billion in Climate Change-Related Activities

April 05, 2022
IDB Launches 2021 Sustainability Report Focused on Integrated Climate Action Last year, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) financed a record $4.5 billion in activities related to climate change, according to its 2021 Sustainability Report. These resources, which account for 30% of the Bank’s total annual approvals, are benefiting the region through loans, grants, technical cooperation, guarantees, and equity investments.
2022-04-05