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.
We provide financing and advisory services to agribusinesses and their value chains in which farmers and/or biological products are essential: agricultural inputs, farmers, logistics processing and trade, distribution, consumers.
We support the development of sustainable energy, infrastructure, and technological innovations by financing new projects or expanding existing ones.
We support Financial Institutions to increase their activity in priority areas such as green finance, gender, MSMEs, financial inclusion, and housing, as well as implement digital transformation projects.
We support the creation and expansion of growth funds in sectors strategic for the region's development.
We work with clients in sectors that require constant investments, many of them direct and indirect exporters, that providing goods and services that improve the quality of life, innovate, and generate employment.
We support social infrastructure to ensure high-quality and sustainable health and education projects for all.
We support the development of transportation systems and infrastructures by financing new projects or the expansion of existing ones.
We provide financing and advisory services to a broad spectrum of companies in the tourism sector, with a heightened focus on the lodging industry, to support strong environmental and social practices, and their linkages to the value chain.
We support the development of water and sanitation (W&S) projects that improve lives.
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.
Sector Framework Documents (SFD) are knowledge products of the IDB Group that provide the best development thinking and evidence, as well as a synthesis of the main development challenges in a specific sector.
These documents summarize what development interventions work given a specific context and seek to identify knowledge gaps to guide future research activity. SFDs are not exhaustive documents; their scope is limited to the main development challenges and emerging issues in the sector. SFDs serve as a flexible guide and reference for IDB Group work in the sector.
- Agriculture and Natural Resource Management
- Skills Development Sector Framework Document
- Integration and Trade
- Urban Development and Housing
- Health and Nutrition
- Support to SMEs and Financial Access/Supervision
- Citizen Security and Justice
- Social Protection and Poverty
- Water and Sanitation
- Innovation, Science and Technology
- Gender and Diversity
- Decentralization and Subnational Governments
- Environment and Biodiversity
- Food Security
- Climate Change
- Fiscal Policy and Management
- Early Childhood Development
- Transparency and Integrity
- Extractive Industries Sector Framework Document