Inter-American Development Bank - Explained
What ais the Inter-American Development Bank?
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What is the Inter-American Development Bank?
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) was established in 1959 as a cooperative bank to advance the social and economic development of its member countries in the Caribbean and Latin America. It belongs to 47 member countries, which include some European nations and the United States.
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What does the Inter-American Development Bank Do?
The Inter-American Development Bank or IDB helps the Caribbean and Latin American countries to plan development strategies and offers technical help and financing to increase competitiveness, modernize the state, accomplish environmentally sustainable growth economically, fight poverty, and encourage regional integration and free trade.The bond market is where the funds are raised that the IDB lends to its member countries. The bonds have the backing of the loans the Inter-American Development Bank makes, which carry the promise of capital guaranteed by the non-borrowing members of the bank. The bonds are issued at market rates and rated triple-A. With the triple-A rating, borrowing costs can remain low for the member countries.
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