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Transportation in Latin America and the Caribbean

At the Inter-American Development Bank Transport’s Division we pursue the goal of promoting economic development and quality of life of its inhabitants through transportation and infrastructure activities in an efficient, affordable, sustainable and safe way.

Our operational and knowledge lines of action focus in an integrated view of the different types of passenger and freight transport (road, urban, rail, air, ports) in combination with the strategic areas of Road Safety, Freight Logistics and Sustainable Transport (REST), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Major Projects, which are the Banks’s differentiating factor in expertise and specific knowledge generation in the transportation sector in the Latin-American region.

Transport’s projects take into account the characteristics of each country, the importance of regional integration, gender dimensions and environmental, social and fiscal interventions while emphasizing the importance of public investment growth and of private sector participation in infrastructure financing.

Strategic areas




IDB Transport Update

MAPFRE and the IDB signed an agreement to promote road safety in Latin America and the Caribbean

Source: Telemetro

The IDB and the Mapfre Foundation signed a cooperation agreement to promote and improve road safety conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nov 19, 2012.

160 trolleybuses operating in Asunción by 2014

Source: ABC Paraguay

Project financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) awaits approval from the House of Representatives and ratification of the Executive

Jul 15, 2012.


Projects Highlights

Lord Norman Foster

    Lord Norman Foster

    Reknown architect Lord Norman Foster addresses how to tackle the infrastructucture challenges of the developing world.
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