IDB supports Belize’s health sector in ensuring timely COVID-19 vaccine accessibility

March 12, 2021
A $2.8 million investment loan and a $2.1 million credit guarantee for investment project will contribute to the reduction of the morbidity and mortality caused by COVID-19 and to mitigate other indirect impacts of the pandemic. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved the first hybrid sovereign guarantee operation, with an investment loan and a guarantee for Belize.
2021-03-12

IDB celebrates Mayors Forum on sustainable and inclusive recovery in cities

March 12, 2021
The IDB Cities Network will virtually hold a Mayors Forum: The Path Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Recovery in Cities on March 15-16, 2021, as a preamble to the Annual Meeting of Governors of the IDB and IDB Invest.
2021-03-12

IDB to Support Latin America and the Caribbean to Negotiate Faster Access to Vaccines

March 11, 2021
An innovative initiative would help level the playing field for Latin American and the Caribbean as countries around the globe compete to access COVID-19 vaccines. Today, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced a first-of-its kind initiative that would help Latin American and Caribbean countries better compete to obtain lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines. The instrument would help both countries and vaccine makers resolve indemnity obligations, thereby removing a key obstacle to vaccine contract negotiations.
2021-03-11

IDB supports Ecuador's purchase of vaccines and protection of social spending

March 11, 2021
With a $200 million project to protect social spending and recover employment, and a $63 million credit guarantee to support the purchase of vaccines through the COVAX Facility, it is expected to contribute to reducing the morbidity and mortality caused by the COVID-19 while improving the Ecuadorians’ quality of life. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved two projects for Ecuador.
2021-03-11

Jamaica gets US$75 million loan from IDB to strengthen COVID-19 response

March 11, 2021
Jamaica will get a US$75 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of public policy and fiscal management in response to the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19.
2021-03-11

Guatemala will implement digital transformation and broadband access with IDB support

March 10, 2021
Guatemala will advance towards digital transformation and citizens’ access to fixed and mobile broadband connectivity with help from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2021-03-10

IDB launches AUD and NZD Sustainable Development Bonds for Japan Post Insurance

March 10, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced two new 10-year fixed-rate Sustainable Development Bonds (SDB) to support IDB’s strategic priorities to reduce poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean. One is denominated in Australian Dollar (AUD) valued in 60 million, equivalent to $47 million, and the other in New Zealand Dollar (NZD) valued in 66 million, equivalent to $48 million.
2021-03-10

IDB and IRENA Accelerate a Sustainable Energy Future in Latin America and the Caribbean

March 09, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have today signed a partnership that will help drive the energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.
2021-03-09

IDB Annual Meeting: Authorities, Business Leaders to Discuss Post-COVID Recovery

March 09, 2021
THE MEDIA ACCREDITATION FORM IS AVAILABLE FOR JOURNALISTS The Inter-American Development Bank will hold its Annual Meeting in Barranquilla, Colombia in a virtual format, on March 17-21, with the participation of authorities and leaders from the public and private sectors.
2021-03-09

IDB launches AUD Sustainable Development Bond for Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co.

March 05, 2021
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 to support IDB’s strategic priorities to reduce poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean in a climate-friendly manner.
2021-03-05