WASHINGTON, USA – The Inter-American Development Bank will hold its Annual Meeting on March 17-21, 2021. The virtual event will bring together leading economic and financial leaders from 48 member countries and the private sector to discuss the ongoing pandemic and the economic recovery of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The event is the 61st Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank and the 35th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of IDB Invest (whose legal name is the Inter-American Investment Corporation). The Board of Governors is the Bank’s top decision-making body, of which most Governors are current ministers of finance or ministers of the economy.
This is the first annual meeting convened since 2019. The IDB Group will discuss its priorities and opportunities for recovery and sustainable growth in the region. The meeting will take place in Barranquilla, Colombia in a virtual format that will allow the IDB Group to showcase its work in that country and other parts of the region.
The IDB will release its annual macroeconomic assessment of the region and include virtual seminars focused on the COVID-19 response and recovery, nearshoring and integration, climate change and resilience, digital employment, the renewed gender-lens of the IDB’s work, matchmaking with the private sector between investors and suppliers of global value chains, and opportunities in the creative economy space.
This meeting provides an opportunity to learn more about the IDB Group’s important role it can play as a leader in the region’s economic recovery and development.
Members of the news media may register for the event before March 12, 2021. Only registered media will receive information about virtual press conferences and other media availabilities. While some members of the IDB´s senior management team will travel to Barranquilla, there will be no in-person events for the media.