The increase comes as the country's economic recovery appears to be gaining traction.
Less than half of Brazil's development bank's infrastructure disbursements in January and February went to the electric power sector.
The Spanish giant aims to launch its 100% digital lender Openbank in the country, where at least three other players are planning similar platforms.
The multilateral lender will put up more than US$200mn to help the government finance its landmark infrastructure program.
Ministers and economists put politics under the spotlight in Argentina at an event held during the IDB's four-day annual meeting.
With the end of banking secrecy, the exchange of information between countries and the Panama Papers, investors seek to adhere to the tax amnesty and delineate more sophisticated strategies of fiscal efficiency.
BNamericas speaks to Miami-based tax lawyer Belkenia Candelario about how you actually bring cryptocurrencies into the regulatory fold, what's happening on the legal front in Latin America - and what's around the corner.