Inter-American Development Bank | IDB Invest


Inter-American Development Bank

We are an international financial institution whose goal is to improve the quality of life of people in Latin America and the Caribbean by financing economic, social and institutional development projects and promoting regional economic integration.


With a history dating back to 1959, today we are the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We provide loans, grants, and technical assistance; and we conduct extensive research. We maintain a strong commitment to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of increased integrity, transparency, and accountability.


IDB Invest aims to be the partner of choice for the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. We finance projects to advance clean energy, modernize agriculture, strengthen transportation systems and expand access to financing.

Like the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), our commitment is to economic growth and social inclusion; that is central to our identity, as part of the IDB Group. But our focus is on the private sector.

As the private sector arm of the IDB Group, we know the region. We work where our clients are and can provide them with customized financing solutions and expert advice tailored to their specific industry and market.

Our focus on Gender, Diversity and Inclusion can be seen in our operations:

It is also “lived” from within: the IDB has earned the first level of EDGE Certification, “EDGE Assess”. This certification recognizes our solid commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion, across our operations and our talent management practices. EDGE evaluated our organization on: equal pay for equivalent work; recruitment and promotion; leadership development, training, and mentoring; flexible working arrangements; and company culture.”


Our inclusive culture

Working with us, you will be surrounded by a diverse group of people who have years of experience in all types of development fields, including infrastructure, health, modernization of the State and more.
We have three affinity and resource groups for employees: GLOBE (LGBT), Afro-Descendant Alliance Group, and our Professional Women’s Network. In 2017 we were awarded the first level of EDGE Certification, “EDGE Assess,” which recognizes our solid commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion, across our operations and our talent management practices.

Careers AT IDB

Why the IDB?

What do the Panama Canal, Venezuela’s Youth Orchestras, the Favela-Bairro program in Rio de Janeiro, and Haiti’s microfinance institution Fonkozé have in common?  They have all received support from the Inter-American Development Bank, Latin America and the Caribbean’s main source of multilateral financing.

Learn more about why you should work for the IDB:

Want more info on the IDB? Please visit our page on basic facts about the IDB for a snapshot, or see our Annual Report.

Meet our Recruiters

In our virtual booth at the past Global Careers for Women online event, candidates interacted with our Talent Acquisition team listed below. #PressForParity


Company Statistics

Date Established



Washington, D.C. United States


About 2,000