Tax, labor and social policies curtailing economic growth in Mexico, IDB study finds

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 16:24
Reforms of Mexico’s tax, labor and social insurance policies are essential to accelerate economic growth and increase social inclusion, a study by the Inter-American Development Bank shows.

IDB announces Winners of Juscelino Kubitschek Visionaries Awards

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 11:02
Almost six hundred applications for the prestigious award were received from 25 IDB member countries The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced that four institutions from Paraguay, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Chile won the Juscelino Kubitschek Visionaries Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions made by nongovernmental organizations to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Colombia will improve the effectiveness of the institutional management of its Ombudsman's Office with IDB support

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 12:08
An $18 million loan will strengthen the Ombudsman's Office to provide Colombian citizens with better care and service Colombia will strengthen the institutional management of its Ombudsman's Office (DPC), benefiting citizens through an expanded offer, better services and specialized attention from the entity.

The Bahamas encourage competitiveness by cutting red tape costs through digital governance with IDB support

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 08:44
A $30 million loan is designed to ease red tape for citizens, businesses and facilitate the flow of information shared by government institutions in a transparent fashion  The Bahamas will boost competitiveness by reducing the time and cost of carrying out administrative procedures with the government, by encouraging digital transformation of the public sector with a $30 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The Bahamas to build financial resilience against natural disasters with IDB support

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 15:45
$100 million contingent loan to enhance The Bahamas disaster risk financing plan The Bahamas will strengthen its natural disaster risk financing plan and build resilience of its public finances against the impacts of climate change with a $100 million contingent loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Colombia to strengthen fiscal management, promote faster growth with IDB support

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 13:03
US$600 million financing from IDB will help Colombia continue to develop its fiscal reform program, fostering growth and macroeconomic stability Colombia has continued to deepen its fiscal reform program aimed at raising tax collection, promoting a more efficient use of public spending, and improving debt as well as the management of public assets and liabilities with a US$600 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB launches study to help governments improve national statistics

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 16:05
New IDB study presents recommendations to strengthen statistical capacity, based on the experiences of 10 countries in Latin America Statistics are an essential input for decision making and the design of good public policies. For that reason, the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean should invest in the strengthening of their National Statistics Offices (NSO), according to a new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).


Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 15:39
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a call for proposals that will reward the most disruptive ventures in Latin America and the Caribbean that are using innovation to improve lives.

MDB climate finance hit seven-year high of $35.2 billion in 2017

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 16:31
An increase of more than 20 percent from the previous year, boosting projects that help developing countries cut emissions and address climate risks Climate financing by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a seven-year high of $35.2 billion in

IDB Invest and Banco Agrícola partner to increase financing for SME in El Salvador

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 15:36
IDB Invest, the private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, has signed a loan of up to $30 million with Banco Agrícola in El Salvador. The objective of the project is to increase access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SME) in the country.