The IDB brings regional Governors to its Washington, D.C. headquarters to consider policy options to speed up growth and reduce poverty

The Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB), Central American Isthmus and the Dominican Republic held their 33rd Annual Meeting to discuss options to achieve higher growth rates and foster productive activities in the years to come. The region grew 3.8 percent in 2018, way above the 1.1 percent average for Latin America and the Caribbean as a whole. In addition, it is expected to grow 4.2 percent in 2019.

SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES ACCESS TO POLICIES TO GUARANTEE ENERGY SAVING IN INVESTMENT PROJECTS FOR MORE EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES

With the support of the Inter-American Development Bank, and in collaboration with BANCOLDEX, Colombia has become the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to issue energy saving policies under the Energy Savings Insurance Program (ESI) in benefit of five small and medium-si

A US$150 MILLION OPERATION WILL CONTRIBUTE TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE COUNTRY’S ROADS

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a US$150 million operation to Guatemala to implement an ambitious improvement and rehabilitation program of the roads connecting productive areas and departmental capitals to the main networks.

A recent new study shows how a program that uses a model to prevent the “transmission” of violence reduced violent crime by 45.1% in Trinidad and Tobago

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Arizona State University presented a study showing that treating violence as an epidemic and intervening to prevent  its transmission can be an effective tool to reduce violent crime.

The Inter-American Development Bank announced today that starting March 1 Eric Parrado Herrera will take over as the new chief economist and general manager of the IDB’s Research Department.

A Chilean national, Parrado is Professor of Economics and Finance at the ESE Business School of Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile, and visiting professor at the University of Oxford and the Central European University. 

  • The partnership will extend the MapaInversiones platform throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • MapaInversiones allows citizens to access information regarding public spending as a means of encouraging transparency.

In a new phase of collaboration that seeks to promote trust among citizens, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Microsoft have strengthened their partnership to accelerate the expansion of MapaInversiones

1,166 FINTECH VENTURES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED, AN INCREASE OF 66 PERCENT COMPARED TO 2017

The report Fintech en América Latina 2018: crecimiento y consolidación (Fintech in Latin America 2018: Growth and Consolidation), published today by the Inter-American Development Bank and Finnovista, identified 1,166 financial technology startups (Fintech), a rise of 66% since the first study published by the two organizations in 2017.