The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $250 million loan to support economic recovery in Ecuador, focusing on strengthening the social protection system, female employment, and labor sectors linked to environmental objectives, also called "green jobs."

Supporting the equal integration of women in the economy is one of the operation's priorities. The project will implement an Action Plan to increase female labor participation, reduce the salary gap, and promote female leadership in the country.

Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) fell by 8.0 percent on average in nominal terms and by 0.8 percent as a share of GDP in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report released today. However, the region’s economic recovery and a rebound in commodity prices supported a recovery in tax revenues in 2021.

  • Third edition of IDB, IDB Invest and Finnovista study highlights the rise of the fintech ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean, growing 112 percent from 2018 to 2021.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the digitalization of numerous activities and sped up the adoption and consolidation of digital finance from fintech platforms in the region.
  • Besides the payments and digital lending segment, the largest in the region, other emerging relevant verticals include business technology platforms for financial institutions, digital banks, and insur
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new £500 million Fixed Rate Sustainable Development Bond. The transaction pays an annual coupon of 2.125% and matures on 15th December 2028. It was priced with a spread of 51 basis points over the UKT October 2028 benchmark and carries a semi-annual yield of 2.223%.
  • EIB, IDB sign Mutual Reliance Agreement to accelerate co-financing of joint projects, enhance collaboration in the region.
  • EU Bank delegation meets IDB President on the margins of the World Bank Group, IMF meetings in Washington.
  • EIB Chair of the Multilateral Development Banks, President Werner Hoyer, encourages stronger global collaboration.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed a new agreement enabling them to better s

Call for proposals to find solutions that promote integration of different modes of transport in self-sustainable stations in the city is open until May 18th, 2022.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the city of Curitiba, in Brazil, are launching a call to find innovations in transportation, energy, and state-of-the-art technologies that will reduce the number of cars and motorcycles in the city. This initiative is part of Curitiba’s  modernization plan for the network of bus lanes and passenger.

IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank, convened the BlueTech for Waste Challenge, an initiative to find innovative solutions that contribute to the sustainable management of chemicals and hazardous waste in twelve countries in the Caribbean. This call is made in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), through its Global ISLANDS program, in order to protect human health and the environment and address the climate vulnerabilities of the region.

The study Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Consolidated Ecosystem for Recovery will be launched on April 26 at 9:30 a.m. (Washington, DC time)

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Finnovista will launch the third edition of the flagship study on the state of the Fintech ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean on April 26, virtually at 9:30 a.m. Washington, DC time during the opening of the annual FintechLAC meeting.