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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)



  • Organization TypeFunding Agencies
  • Staff1001-5000
  • Development BudgetOver 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1959
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) supports efforts by Latin America and the Caribbean countries to reduce poverty and inequality. They aim to bring about development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.   Established in 1959, they are the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a strong commitment to achieve measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability. They have an evolving reform agenda that seeks to increase their development impact in the region.   While they are a regular bank in many ways, they are also unique in some key respects. Besides loans, they also provide grants, technical assistance and do research. Their shareholders are 48 member countries, including 26 Latin American and Caribbean borrowing members, who have a majority ownership of the IDB.   Their Fund for Special Operations (FSO) provides concessional financing to their most vulnerable member countries.   Given their shareholder base and prudent management, they have a strong financial position. As a result, the IDB is able to borrow in international markets at competitive rates and transfer that benefit to their clients.   WHAT THEY DO Partnering with clients, the IDB seeks to eliminate poverty and inequality, and promotes sustainable economic growth.   The Bank supports clients in the design of projects, and provides financing, technical assistance and knowledge services to support development interventions. The IDB focuses on empirical evidence for making decisions and measuring the impact of this projects to increase its development effectiveness. Clients   The IDB lends to national, provincial, state and municipal governments as well as autonomous public institutions. Civil society organizations and private sector companies are also elegible for IDB financing.   Objectives, Goals and Sector Priorities   In the Ninth General Capital Increase, the Board of Governors mandates the Bank to pursue two overarching objectives: reducing poverty and inequality and achieving sustainable growth. Alongside these objectives are two strategic goals: addressing the special needs of the less developed and smaller countries and fostering development through the private sector.   To achieve the Bank’s objectives, the Report on the Ninth General Increase in the Resources of the Inter-American Development Bank, identifies five sector priorities:     social policy for equity and productivity;infrastructure for competitiveness and social welfare;institutions for growth and social welfare;competitive regional and global international integration; andprotection of the environment, response to climate change, promotion of renewable energy and ensuring food security.     Social policy for equity and productivity   Sector priorities Ongoing involvement Development areas Safety nets for the poor Expansion and improvement of conditional cash transfer programs; temporary employment programs Incentive-compatible design of social safety nets; articulation with labor markets Labor markets Training, labor intermediation services Design and financing of social insurance systems; expansion of social security to informal workers; functioning of labor markets and informality Education Expansion of coverage in preschool and secondary levels Early childhood development; school to work transition; quality of primary and secondary education Health Expansion of access to basic health and nutrition services Preventive health protocols; tackling epidemiological transition Gender and diversity Expansion of basic services and social safety nets to Afro-descendents and indigenous communities Labor market outcomes for women; narrowing gaps in indigenous women’s education and health outcomes; strengthening the legal framework against discrimination     Infrastructure for competitiveness and social welfare   Sector priorities Ongoing involvement Development areas Basic services Infrastructure investment to expand access to water and sanitation Governance and efficiency of the water and sanitation sector; waste management Productive infrastructure Expansion of transport and energy infrastructure Sustainable transport alternatives in urban areas; energy efficiency     Institution for growth and social welfare   Sector priorities Ongoing involvement Development areas Financial services Strengthening SME lending through second-tier vehicles Institutions and policy reforms for improved credit markets and financial services Fiscal efficiency and sustainability Institutional strengthening at national and subnational levels; continued support to decentralization agenda Tax policies and administration; public expenditure management Citizens’ security Social rehabilitation; modernization of criminal justice Multidimensional interventions in citizen’s security; anticorruption and anti-money laundering initiatives     Competitive regional and global international integration   Sector priorities Ongoing involvement Development areas Trade and Integration Negotiation and implementation of trade agreements; trade facilitation and customs procedures; administration and harmonization of trade regulations; export and foreign investment promotion; regional infrastructure corridors; regional public goods Convergence mechanisms among multiple trade agreements; trade security and logistics; regulatory frameworks for capital and labor migration; trade in services; multi-country infrastructure projects; coordination of national sovereign operations featuring cross-border externalities; large-scale regional public goods     Protect the environment, respond to climate change and enhance food security   Sector priorities Ongoing involvement Development areas Environment and climate change Development of institutional and regulatory frameworks to allow investments in sustainable transport, alternative fuels,renewable energy and energy efficiency Climate change adaptation in priority sectors such as water, agriculture and energy; development and use of sustainable (including renewable)energy sources, energy efficiency technologies and practices, and carbon finance; risk management for natural disasters Food security Agricultural development; land tenure Increasing food security through agricultural productivity      

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308Total posted jobs

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Staff at Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have experience in


  • development
  • climate change
  • economic policy
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • public administration


  • ec
  • world bank group


  • mexico
  • nicaragua
  • colombia
  • costa rica
  • greenland


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Washington
  • 1300 New York Avenue, N.W.
  • Venezuela
  • Caracas
  • Edificio Central Federal, piso 3, Avenida Venezuela, El Rosal
  • Uruguay
  • Montevideo
  • Rincón 640, esq. Bartolomé Mitre
  • Suriname
  • Paramaribo
  • Peter Bruneslaan 2-4
  • Mexico
  • Mexico City
  • Avenida Paseo de la Reforma Nº 222 Piso 11, Colonia Juárez, Delegación Cuauhtémoc
  • El Salvador
  • San Salvador
  • Edificio WTC, piso 4, 89 Avenida Norte y Calle El Mirador
  • Dominican Republic
  • Santo Domingo
  • Calle Luis F. Thomen, Esquina Winston Churchill, Torre BHD, piso 10
  • Chile
  • Santiago
  • Avenida Pedro de Valdivia, 0193, 11º piso Correo 9
  • Brazil
  • Brasilia
  • Setor de Embaixadas Norte, Quadra 802 Conjunto F, Lote 39 - Asa Norte
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Port of Spain
  • 17 Alexandra Street, St. Clair
  • Paraguay
  • Asuncion
  • Calle Quesada esq. Legión, Civil Extranjera
  • Panama
  • Panama City
  • Avenida Samuel Lewis, Obarrio, Torre HSBC, Piso 14
  • Nicaragua
  • Managua
  • Edificio BID, Km. 4 ½ Carretera a Masaya
  • Guyana
  • Georgetown
  • 47-High Street, Kingston
  • Peru
  • Lima
  • Paseo de la República 3245, Piso 14, San Isidro
  • Honduras
  • Tegucigalpa
  • Colonia Lomas del Guijarro Sur, Primera Calle
  • Argentina
  • Buenos Aires
  • Calle Esmeralda 130, pisos 19 y 20
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala City
  • 3era Avenida 13 -78, Zona 10, Torre Citigroup - 10o. Nivel
  • Ecuador
  • Quito
  • Avda. 12 de Octubre N24-528 y Cordero, Edificio World Trade Center - Torre II, Piso 9
  • Costa Rica
  • San Jose
  • Edificio Centro Colón, Piso 12 Paseo Colón, entre calles 38 y 40
  • Colombia
  • Bogota
  • Carrera 7 N 71-21, Torre B, Piso 19. Edificio Bancafe
  • Bolivia
  • La Paz
  • Edificio "BISA", 5º piso, Avenida 16 de Julio Nº 1628
  • Belize
  • Belize City
  • 1024 Newtown Barracks, 101 1st Floor, Marina Towers Building
  • Bahamas
  • Nassau
  • IDB House, East Bay Street
  • Barbados
  • Christchurch
  • Maple Manor, Hastings
  • Jamaica
  • Kingston
  • 40-46 Knutsford Boulevard, 6th Floor
  • Haiti
  • Port-au-Prince
  • Bourdon 389


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