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Financial Markets

Working with the public sector to design funding solutions that mobilize private investments and ensure inclusive and sustainable development. As well as improve access to formal financial systems by groups including women-owned businesses, rural populations and micro, small and medium enterprises.

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OUR VISION

We play a vital role in the development of financial and private sector markets throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Our expertise includes support for commercial banks and increased competitiveness for private firms, as well as financial inclusion for women and rural populations and climate finance.

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CURRENT FOCUS AREAS

Help improve access to formal financial systems by groups including women-owned businesses, rural populations and micro, small and medium enterprises. Support the strengthening of regulatory frameworks and financial supervision to improve transparency.

Access to Finance

Despite the social and economic importance of MSMEs, access to finance remains a fundamental challenge in the LAC region.

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Connectivity

Connectivity infrastructure is at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution and holds the potential to increase productivity, stimulate economic growth, and foster social inclusion.

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Risk financing and insurance solutions for natural disasters, climate change and public health risks

The Risk Finance and Insurance Group of the Connectivity, Markets and Finance Division (CMF) plays a leading role in this sector by supporting the region in achieving a more effective ex ante risk financing and transfer strategy, thus helping build the critical resilience capacities to advance towards the path of sustainable development.

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Green Finance

Green finance represents an opportunity for transitioning the Latin America and Caribbean region toward an inclusive and low-carbon economy while also tackling physical climate risks.

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Structured Finance

We specialize in the design of financial solutions to structure and mitigate the risk of mobilizing private investments for development. 

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IDB Launches $2.5 Billion 10-year Global Sustainable Development Bond
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new $2.5 billion 10-year Global Sustainable Development Bond benchmark. The transaction pays a semi-annual coupon of 4.375% and matures on July 17, 2034.
July 10, 2024
IDB Launches Australian Dollar Sustainable Development Bond for Taiju Life
The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB” or “IADB”), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), priced a new 15-year fixed-rate Sustainable Development Bond (“SDB”) denominated in Australian Dollar, to support IDB’s mission to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean in a sustainable, climate friendly...
June 21, 2024
Study: Fintech Ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean Exceeds 3,000 Startups
- Between 2017 and 2023, LAC’s fintech ecosystem recorded 340% growth.- Brazil, Mexico and Colombia account for 57% of total companies.- Fintechs strengthen their position in the payments segment.BOGOTA – The fintech ecosystem registered growth of more than 340% in the number of technological...
June 20, 2024
From Stock Market to Producer: The story of a green bond

Watch the story of José Melchor, a Mexican producer who was able to expand his agriculture business, exporting more than 5,000 tons of tomatoes to the world. The assistance of a green bond and a new methodology developed by us, the IDB, and FIRA (Fideicomisos Instituidos en Relacion con la Agricultura) allowed for this expansion and economic growth that is both positive for Mexico and the environment.

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