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The Inter-American Development Bank’s Contributions to Small States in the Western Hemisphere

September 25, 2019 • 3:30 – 5:00 pm EDT
The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is celebrating 60 years of existence. The IADB is the largest source of development financing for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. 19 of the 26 borrowing countries in the region are defined as “small states.” These small states rely on the IADB’s deep expertise and long-term partnership in ways that larger borrowing countries do not. Since the IADB’s Ninth General Capital Increase, the IADB has aimed to dedicate at least 35 percent of its annual lending approval volume to the small states of Latin America and the Caribbean. In conjunction with the 60th anniversary celebration of the IADB, CSIS is hosting this public event to explore the contributions, challenges, and opportunities of the IADB in small states.

3:30 PM-3:45 PM: Opening Remarks
3:45 PM-4:45 PM: Panel Discussion
4:45 PM-5:00 PM: Audience Q&A
5:00 PM-6:00 PM: Event Reception

Please join us for this timely discussion on Wednesday, September 25. Upon conclusion of the event, a reception from 5:00-6:00 PM will take place on the first floor.

This event was made possible through general support to CSIS.
Romina Bandura
Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development
Juan José Daboub
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development

Mario Marroquin-Rivera

Director for Guatemala and Senior Counselor to the Executive Director of the IADB’s Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua Chair

Jade Tjon

Counselor for Suriname at the Board of Executive Directors for the Inter-American Development Bank

Noel Anderson Lynch

Ambassador of Barbados to the United States