Activity Highlights in Regional Integration
ConnectAmericas aims to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region to expand market access abroad. Since its launch on March 28 at the IDB’s annual Meeting in Brazil, the website received more than 10,500 visits and more than 3,000 have registered.
Apr 24, 2014.
IDB has trained a historic number of public sector employees in LAC: 1,200 people at the end of 2013. The Program for Capacity Building on Integration offers a total of 50 online courses in 2014.
Apr 24, 2014.
In El Salvador, 40% of the value of exports is generated by only 10 firms that trade a handful of products. This makes the country vulnerable to external shocks, such as a fall in the prices of exported commodities or lower demand in traditional export markets. In such circumstances, countries are encouraged to diversify exports.
Apr 10, 2014.
On February 24, 2014, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the 2014 Call for Proposals (CFP) of the Initiative for the Promotion of Regional Public Goods in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
Apr 1, 2014.
IDB’s Americas Business Dialogue convenes private sector to discuss the region’s development priorities
In the event held in São Paulo, on Wednesday March 26, business associations’ leaders discussed the region’s priorities for development and exchanged ideas towards the next CEO Summit of the Americas to be held in Panama in 2015.
Mar 26, 2014.
$12 million loan that will allow it to develop and implement a system of electronic invoicing, which will increase the country's tax and customs-duty collection capability and will ease Colombia's insertion into the international economy.
Mar 20, 2014.
The Integration and Trade Sector of the IDB has been supporting the negotiating process and has provided financial support for the activities leading to the signature of the agreement.
Mar 11, 2014.
The VIII Presidential Summit of the Pacific Alliance (PA), held in Cartagena, Colombia, last February 10, saw the signing of the Business Protocol Addendum to the Framework Agreement Establishing the PA. This Protocol was painstakingly negotiated among the four countries and marks a major step toward accomplishing the objectives set by the Alliance leaders with respect to the free movement of goods, services, and people.
Mar 6, 2014.
The Caribbean SAI process seeks to deepen the dialogue between the Bank and countries in the region and stimulate their active engagement in the programming of integration operations. Possible areas of collaboration fall under 4 thematic pillars: Transport, Trade Facilitation, Global Services Exports and Tourism, and Energy.
Mar 5, 2014.
At the last Pacific Alliance Presidential Summit, the Business Council held a new session in order to assist the Governments of the Alliance in the areas of work. Accordingly, it prepared technical proposals for 10 areas geared toward strengthening integration among the Alliance member countries.
Mar 5, 2014.
During the VII Presidential Summit of the Pacific Alliance, the President of Costa Rica signed a Declaration on her country’s Accession to the Alliance. This framework document launches the negotiations on Costa Rican entry into the Alliance, where it heretofore had solely enjoyed observer status.
Mar 5, 2014.
The Presidents signed a series of cooperation agreements and directed the Ministers and the High Level Group to move forward on a series of issues in the first semester of 2014.
Mar 4, 2014.
Areas of Action
By the Numbers
GDP investment in infrastructure in the next 20 years that would be required to catch up with East Asian countries.
IDB hosted an event on “Opportunities and Challenges for the United States and the Caribbean” with key Members of the US Congress. Jun 17, 2016
IDB launches 2016 Call for Proposals to promote Regional Public Goods in Latin America and the Caribbean
IDB launches 2016 Call for Proposals to promote Regional Public Goods in Latin America and the Caribbean. Feb 15, 2016