IDB announces Winners of Juscelino Kubitschek Visionaries Awards

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

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

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

$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

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

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).