The IDB has a series of strategies to achieve its institutional mandates.

It has an Institutional Strategy 2010-2020,  encompassed in the Report on the Ninth General Increase in the Resources of the Bank and updated in 2015, and has developed strategies for four sector priorities:  social policy for equity and productivityinstitutions for growth and social welfare; competitive regional and global international integration; and climate change adaptation and mitigation and sustainable and renewable energy.

The IDB, together with each of its borrowing member countries, also prepares Country Strategies.