Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Belize achieve substantial progress in the health of their most vulnerable populations

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:01
Encouraging results in the improvement of quality and in health care of the poorest women and children of Mesoamerica were presented today by the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative in Washington.

Banco Ficohsa Nicaragua signs a credit facility with IDB Invest to strengthen foreign trade business

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:52
IDB Invest, member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, and Banco Ficohsa Nicaragua, S.A. (BFN) signed a credit facility for $5 million with the objective of strengthening the import and export sector in Nicaragua. The credit facility will help BFN's efforts to support foreign trade operations, thus expanding its portfolio of corporate and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and diversifying its funding sources.

MERCOSUR Exports Increase as the Bloc’s Integration Strategy Is Revitalized

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 09:09
BUENOS AIRES - Exports of the MERCOSUR bloc grew by 13.8% in 2017 amidst efforts to modernize the integration agreement, according to a report published by the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), part of the Integration and Trade Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This is the first time that MERCOSUR’s external sales have gone up in five years.

Authorities, experts and business leaders to discuss future of cities, economic growth and investment at IDB Annual Meeting in Mendoza

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 08:17
The media accreditation form is available for journalists The Inter-American Development Bank Group will hold its Annual Meeting in Mendoza, Argentina on March 22-25, with the participation of authorities and leaders from the public and private sectors.

Renowned Mexican artists join campaign to transform Latin America and the Caribbean into a world-class creative hub

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:24
The IDB presents the Orange Region Campaign, which promotes the creation of a region-wide network of creative talents Mexico City- Celebrated Mexican creatives and artists such as Alberto Ruy Sánchez, Aleks Syntek, Ana María Olabuenaga, Eugenia León, Guadalupe Pineda, Yvonne Domenge, María Barracuda, Mario Lavista, Sandra Pani, and Sara Galindo have joined the Orange Region, an endeavor led by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to develop a network of talents capable of turning Latin America and the Caribbean into a

New IDB macroeconomic report analyzes the current situation in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 06:33
The big challenge is to strengthen inclusive growth and reduce poverty Economic growth in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic followed a positive path in 2017, with 3.8 percent expansion, although this scenario failed to produce significant improvement in poverty alleviation and income distribution. Amidst growing uncertainty over the path of the global economy, authorities in the region would do well to adopt actions and policies to foster inclusive development.

Job growth, increased saving keys to sustained and inclusive growth in Central America and the Dominican Republic

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 13:05
IDB hosts regional Governors in Punta Cana to review opportunities for growth and investment PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic - The Governors for the Inter-American Development Bank’s member countries in the Central American isthmus and the Dominican Republic gathered at their 32nd Annual Meeting February 20-21 to discuss formulas for achieving inclusive economic growth, managing vulnerability to natural disasters and harnessing disruptive technologies to increase productivity and spur investment.

IDB Invest launches its largest bond in Mexican capital markets

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:36
IDB Invest has issued a new MXN 1,500 million (USD $81 million equivalent) 3-year bond in the Mexican capital markets. This is IDB Invest’s fourth and largest bond issuance in Mexico to date, as well as the first one since reorganizing its private sector operations as IDB Invest.

IDB launches 2018 Call for Proposals to receive financing for regional projects in Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:39
THE DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR REGIONAL PUBLIC GOODS IS APRIL 16, 2018 The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the 2018 call for proposals for the Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which supports projects involving three or more countries.

Mosoj Bolivia Innova: Four innovations that are improving lives

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 14:44
The "Mosoj Bolivia Innova " event, to be held on February 15 at 11 a.m. at the headquarters of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will present solutions in technology, urban transport, road safety and gastronomy that are improving the quality of life in Bolivia. The participants will explain how their innovative ideas were born and, with the support of the IDB, transformed into projects that create jobs and improve the lives of thousands of Bolivians.