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  • The Caribbean Country Manager of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Therese Turner-Jones, says the institution remains committed to supporting the implementation of programmes designed to improve the lives of residents across Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Mrs. Turner-Jones said the bank’s renewed focus is underpinned by six key pillars - Closeness; Responsibility; Guarantee; Innovation; Quality of Life, and Knowledge.
  • Mrs. Turner-Jones noted that since the IDB’s inception in 1959, the institution has been assisting member countries, particularly “in the most difficult periods.”

The Caribbean Country Manager of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Therese Turner-Jones, says the institution remains committed to supporting the implementation of programmes designed to improve the lives of residents across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Speaking at the IDB’s public lecture at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in New Kingston on May 2, Mrs. Turner-Jones said this forms the basis of the IDB’s comprehensive rebranding, undertaken just over a year ago, and is aptly summarised in its new tag line – ‘Improving Lives’.

She explained that the rebranding exercise is largely about “strengthening our connection with our member countries and formalising our vision for development, so that together we can achieve what has been the mission of the IDB since its inception.”

Mrs. Turner-Jones said the bank’s renewed focus is underpinned by six key pillars – Closeness; Responsibility; Guarantee; Innovation; Quality of Life, and Knowledge.

She informed that the IDB is the only multilateral financial institution with offices in all 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries it serves.

This presence, she said, enables the bank “to be close to our people, not only geographically, but also understanding their realities and culture.”

Mrs. Turner-Jones noted that since the IDB’s inception in 1959, the institution has been assisting member countries, particularly “in the most difficult periods.”

“The IDB has always been a pioneer in driving significant changes, and we will continue to do so in order to improve the lives of the people. Our commitment to communities and the environment…provides peace of mind to our partners and beneficiaries,” she said.

The lecture was delivered under the theme: ‘The 4th Revolution – The Global Race to Reinvent the State’.

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