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IDB Invest Impact Development effectiveness

IDB Invest’s Impact Management Framework is an end-to-end series of tools and practices that support the complete project lifecycle and integrate impact and financial considerations into portfolio management. In short, it allows us to build, measure, and manage a portfolio of financially sustainable investments that contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While our focus is on Latin America and the Caribbean, our framework is region and sector agnostic. It can be adapted to the strategic, geographic, sectoral, and other priorities of other MDBs, DFIs, and impact investors. It is fully aligned with common market practices, such as the Impact Management Project’s five dimensions of impact. 



The DELTA Tool (for Development Effectiveness Learning, Tracking and Assessment), which has set a new benchmark for other organizations committed to development tracks each project at every step of the project cycle. It allows us to standardize how we score and analyze different aspects, such as:

  • How well does the project align with the IDB Group’s development priorities? 
  • What are the potential economic returns for IDB Invest and for the client?
  • To what extent will the project produce social benefits?
  • How can its development impact be accurately assessed and verified?

Managing a Portfolio for Impact
IDB Invest's Impact Management Framework

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Alessandro Maffioli

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