Ecuador moves ahead in transformation of energy grid with IDB support

June 05, 2020
IDB loan is one of a series supporting energy sector reform to reduce use of fossil fuels The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $280 million loan to Ecuador to support transformation of its its enery grid, improvements in energy efficiency and promotion of access to electricity generated from renewable sources.
2020-06-05

IDB approves loan to support Belize’s COVID-19 immediate health response

June 05, 2020
The US$6.2 million loan will support the containment and control of the pandemic and mitigate its impact on service delivery in the country. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan of US$6.2 million for Belize following the government’s request to the Bank to reprogram 10% of the undisbursed balance of the country’s current investment portfolio to assist the government with its response to the impact of the crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-05

COVID-19 exacerbates drop in exports from Latin America

June 03, 2020
The drop in the value of the region's exports is estimated to be around 30 percent year-on-year in April The value of exports from Latin America contracted by 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, according to a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank that analyzes the trade performance of 15 countries in the region.
2020-06-03

Panama will expand access to productive financing for MSMEs in light to COVID-19

June 02, 2020
IDB loan of $150 million will benefit micro, small and medium-sized companies in the agricultural sector, as well as other sectors relevant to the country's economy Panama will expand access to productive financing for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in light of the COVID-19 crisis with a loan of $150 million approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the first tranche of a loan for a significant total of $300 million.
2020-06-02

IDB Launches Three-Tranche Uridashi Sustainable Development Bonds (SDB)

May 29, 2020
Highlighting Sustainable Development Goal #3—Good Health and Well-Being The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced new 3-tranche Uridashi fixed-rate notes under its Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”) focused on SDG#3 (Good Health and Well Being).
2020-05-29

IDB approves loan to address the COVID-19 pandemic in El Salvador

May 28, 2020
A budget support loan of $250 million will help finance the country's efforts to tackle the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan of $250 million for El Salvador, under the Special Financing for Development modality, which will be used to finance measures to contain the health crisis, mitigate its impact on vulnerable households, and promoting countercyclical policies that reduc
2020-05-28

IDB Group launches new edition of Superheroes of Development awards for its clients

May 27, 2020
In its third edition, the call for proposals will be virtual and will be open from May 26 to June 29, 2020. The yearly Superheroes of Development award will once again recognize the executing agencies, borrowers or clients of projects financed by the IDB Group (which includes the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Invest and IDB Lab) that have successfully addressed different challenges in their implementation.
2020-05-27

The IDB and the Government of Sweden Launch Innovative Portfolio Guarantee in Guatemala

May 27, 2020
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Sweden have signed an agreement that establishes an innovative risk transfer mechanism to support development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The instrument will provide a Guarantee of up to $100 million from Sweden, enabling the IDB to increase lending up to $300 million for new projects in Bolivia, Colombia, and Guatemala.
2020-05-27

IDB Launches Australian Dollar Sustainable Development Bond (SDB)

May 27, 2020
Highlighting Sustainable Development Goal #3—Good Health and Well-Being The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new 10-year fixed rate Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”) focused on SDG#3 (Good Health and Well Being) in Australian Dollar (AUD) valued in 350 million, equivalent to $226 million. Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd. is the sole investor of the bond with Wells Fargo Securities LLC being the arranger.
2020-05-27

Wikimedia Foundation joins coalition to promote transversal skills for the 21st century

May 26, 2020
Washington, D.C. – The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, has joined the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Coalition for Transversal Skills in the 21st Century, centered on ensuring inclusion, equity, and quality education in Latin American and Caribbean countries.
2020-05-26