Inter-American Development Bank

Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a strong commitment to achieve measurable results, increased integritytransparency and accountability. They have an evolving reform agenda that seeks to increase development impact in the region.

While they are a regular bank in many ways, the IDB is 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.