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

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

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.

Brazil to Promote Sustainable Economic Recovery of MSMEs with IDB Support

December 15, 2021
Brazil will promote sustainable economic recovery for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) amid the  COVID-19 pandemic with a $250 million credit and $5 million in Non-Reimbursable Investment Financing approved by the Inter-American Bank Development (IDB).

Chile to Bolster Competitiveness, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth with IDB Support

December 15, 2021
Chile will advance its competitiveness by promoting sustainable and inclusive growth with help from two loans totaling $400 million approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). A $100 million programmatic policy-based loan (PBP) and a $300 million results-based loan (PBR) will finance a program to speed up the digital transformation of public services and digital connectivity.  

Ecuador to Promote Economic Recovery with Support from IDB Guarantee

December 02, 2021
Ecuador will promote sustainable and inclusive economic recovery with a program structured as a $400 million policy-based guarantee (PBG) approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The program will help strengthen the institutional and regulatory framework to improve the business environment, boost international trade, and enhance financial stability and access to financing.

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.

Guatemala to Tackle Natural Disasters, Health Emergencies with IDB Support

November 17, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $400 million contingency loan financing a program to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and health emergencies on Guatemala’s public finances.

Startups and Investors from Latin America and the Caribbean Gathered at IDB Lab Forum

October 28, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank Group’s flagship event ended after three days of panels on innovative entrepreneurship and its role in the region’s post-pandemic recovery. Innovative entrepreneurship and the role of digital solutions, new technologies, and business models to speed up an inclusive, green, and resilient recovery of the region were the three pillars of the first edition of IDB Lab Forum.