What do we do?
The IDB's Fiscal Division works closely with member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean strengthening their fiscal policy and management at both the national and subnational levels, to achieve equitable and sustainable growth.
We finance projects and offer technical assistance based on technical and empirical knowledge, adapting solutions to the fiscal and institutional context in each country.
Sector framework fiscal policy and management
Sector framework decentralization and subnational governments
We support projects to strengthen the design and implementation of tax policies that improve resource mobilization through a more efficient and equitable tax system. We also strengthen tax administrations, including digital innovations, to improve their effectiveness and efficiency and to increase tax collection.
We improve the effectiveness, technical and allocative efficiency, and equity of public spending to promote inclusive growth and increase productivity.
We develop institutional capacities and the appropriate incentive structure for a more effective and efficient subnational management that contributes to improving the quality of life.
We strengthen macro-fiscal institutions to improve debt sustainability and to foster sustainable economic growth.
We support the digital transformation of fiscal management to enhance the efficiency and equity of fiscal policy, to strengthen anti-corruption measures in the Ministries of Finance, and to achieve improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of the services provided to citizens.
We promote gender-sensitive tax and spending policies to support inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
We support Ministries of Finance adopting fiscal policies that promote environmental sustainability through adaptation and mitigation measures and improved tax policy, to minimize the harmful effects of carbon emissions and promote an equitable and efficient transition towards green economies.
We support Ministries of Finance to improve the redistributive impact of the spending, tax and fiscal sustainability policy, prioritizing expenditures and taxes not only with criteria of efficiency, but fundamentally with principles of greater equity.