The World Federation of Development Financing Institution’s Knowledge Hub (WFDFI_KH) is an online portal that clusters knowledge and resources on development financing across all development intervention areas. It is a free-for all web space where development financing practitioners and enthusiasts could access existing and compelling knowledge products from a wide range of institutions, with diverse structure and procedures, engaged in supporting and promoting development finance and its crosscutting issues in advancing policies, processes, programs, projects and practices for the benefits of their beneficiaries and stakeholders. The two-fold purposes of the WFDFI_KH are shaping and advancing policy and advocacy positions that impact the development of the banking and finance community worldwide and improve DFI capacity, as well as facilitating knowledge management and sharing.
The study focuses on the Central American countries comprising of- Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Dominican Republic which together constitute the Central America Integration System (SICA). The GDP of Central American countries which stood at US$ 35.3 billion in 1980 has grown more than twelve folds to reach US$ 428.4 billion in 2022. Based on the GDP size, Dominican Republic, followed by Guatemala and Panama are the largest economies of the region. The global economic disruptions caused by of the pandemic severely affected the region. The countries in the region, however, immediately responded to the crisis by implementing a host of measures in response to the pandemic, including lockdowns and curfews, additional funding and equipment for public health services, direct payments to individuals and families, and stimulus packages for small and medium-sized businesses, all with varying degrees of success. In 2021-22, the economies witnessed a strong rebound as the impact of the pandemic reduced, and vaccination around the world aided gradual reopening of economies.
Dividido en cuatro capítulos, este documento analiza el nuevo escenario postpandemia. El
primer capítulo describe el panorama económico mundial. El segundo capítulo
analiza la situación en América L atina y el C aribe en comparación con o tras regiones. El tercer capítulo describe las relaciones en materia de
comercio internacional y las oportunidades de la región. Y el cuarto capitulo aborda la respuesta de la Banca de Desarrollo en la financiación de las exportaciones.
En 2020, al calor de la pandemia de la COVID-19, la Fundación Iberoamericana Empresarial y la
Fundación Euroamérica, con el patrocinio de CAF, lanzaron una colección de publicaciones de seguimiento
de la evolución económica en América Latina. El cometido de los informes publicados
hasta la fecha1 ha sido acotado y pragmático, centrándose en los efectos económicos de la pandemia
y en la forma en que se podían evitar sus peores escenarios de impacto.
ECA is pleased to launch this information booklet, titled AfCFTA: What You Need to Know, which asks sometimes highly technical questions about the AfCFTA and attempts to answer them in a language that is accurate but also non-technical and accessible at the same time. The overall objective of this information booklet is to help enhance awareness about the AfCFTA among the business community and the general public.
This report provides estimates of Latin America and the Caribbean’s international trade flows for 2022. It was prepared by the Integration and Trade Sector (INT) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in partnership with its Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), under the overall supervision of Fabrizio Opertti, Sector Manager, Pablo García, Regional Integration Unit Chief, and Ana Basco, Director of INTAL.