We work with clients across strategic sectors in Latin America and the Caribbean, providing them access to financial resources, as well as to our technical knowledge and sectorial expertise.
Energy is crucial for the development of people and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The financial systems in Latin America and the Caribbean must strengthen their contribution to sustainable economic growth.
Investment Funds play an increasingly important role in financial markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The manufacturing industry is a driver of development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Latin American and Caribbean countries are committed to universal access to clean water and sanitation.
IDB Invest offers a wide variety of financial products for private sector projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. To be eligible for IDB Invest funding, a project must meet several criteria. Also financing provided by IDB Invest will be at market conditions. The project must at least comply with the following criteria (additional criteria may apply to projects, depending the industry):
Be in a Latin American or Caribbean country that is a member of the IDB Group.
Be in the private sector or part of a state-owned company seeking financing without a sovereign guarantee.
Have a positive and scalable impact in the local economy.
Be environmentally and socially sound, satisfying our environmental and social standards as well as those of the country where the project will be executed. Be compliant with our corporate governance, integrity and reputational standards.
IDB Invest does not lend directly to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) or individual entrepreneurs, however, many of our clients are financial intermediaries that on-lend to smaller businesses.
IDB Invest does not finance NGOs, start-ups or mergers & acquisitions.
Companies must have at least 3 years of audited financial statements. It does not apply for project finance.
Exhibit a profitability in line with benchmarks for the industry and country/es where the company operates.
IDB Invest focuses in financing projects that aim to increase company’s capacity, improve productivity and/or quality, reduce carbon footprint, and/or have a significant social impact.