Event Recap

New Atlanticist

Nov 24, 2020

IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone: Latin America wants greater US involvement and consensus

By Larry Luxner

Mauricio Claver-Carone, the first US citizen to lead the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in its sixty-one-year history, highlighted the importance of additional IDB assistance for Latin America and the Caribbean as the region confronts the enormous challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting economic upheaval, with US support central to this cause.

Americas Economy & Business

Latin American and Caribbean economies were projected to shrink by more than 8 percent in 2020 due to COVID-19, with widespread social and political reverberations to be felt for years to come. But amid stark socioeconomic challenges, the pandemic also presented an opportunity to rethink the region’s future. As the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) plays a critical role in enabling recovery. What actions can the Bank take to maximize its impact? Can the IDB help to turn this time of crisis into the start of a more competitive, sustainable and inclusive future for the region?

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on November 23, 2020, a conversation on these issues with IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone, who assumed the position on October 1. This live show was part of the Atlantic Council’s #ACFrontPage event series – a new ideas platform spotlighting solutions to global challenges – and the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Leaders of the Americas series, which offers insight at the highest level on pressing regional issues. 

An #ACFrontPage Event

Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time. #ACFrontPage is a high-level event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s sixteen programs and centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming.


Mauricio Claver-Carone
Inter-American Development Bank

In conversation with

Jason Marczak
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Welcome remarks by

Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Adrienne Arsht
Executive Vice Chair, Atlantic Council; Founder, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council