View from IDB 2016

View from IDB 2016

Date: 7-10 April 

Location: Nassau, Bahamas

The 57th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the 31st Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) was held in Nassau, the Bahamas, from 7th to 10th April, 2016.  

Silvia Pavoni, economics editor at The Banker attended the IDB-IIC Annual Meetings 2016 and reported on the key themes from the event.

Watch the panel discussion moderated by Silvia Pavoni at the event:

Topics of discussion at the annual meeting include:

  • Growing together: the private sector as an engine of growth for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening financing for the private sector to promote growth
  • The Caribbean’s Energy Challenge
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Braving the Economic Storm

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