Response to COVID-19

IDB Group announces priority support areas for countries affected by COVID-19

Based on extensive dialogue with the governments of member countries and technical analysis by Bank specialists, the IDB Group will concentrate its support in four areas:

  • The Immediate Public Health Response
  • Safety Nets for Vulnerable Populations
  • Economic Productivity and Employment
  • Fiscal Policies for the Amelioration of Economic Impacts

“These lines of action reflect the priorities of our governments and the deep knowledge that our specialists bring to bear on the specific challenges facing each of our countries” said IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno. Read the full press release

IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the IDB Group, has activated its resource network to leverage innovation and entrepreneurship from Latin America and the Caribbean, and the world, to address health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. See our key initiatives:

Digital connector


Platform of globally available digital applications for populations in vulnerable situations due to the pandemic