As a leading partner on development in Latin America and the Caribbean, the IDB Group works closely with universities, think tanks and other research institutions. Whether for knowledge, research purposes, or intellectual curiosity, the IDB offers a number of resources helpful to academic professionals and students:
Knowledge is an inseparable component ofthe IDB's work, andit places great importance on the generation and dissemination of knowledge as a fundamental part ofits development mission.
The Research and Data page contains a wealth of development-related information pertaining to Latin America and the Caribbean. It includes the IDB’s current and past research, statistics and indicators, and mechanisms for knowledge-sharing, such as policy dialogues and research networks. The Bank’s Research Department pursues some of the most challenging development issues facing Latin America and the Caribbean, shedding light on solutions and creating valuable knowledge that informs the IDB’s strategies and operations.
The IDB also funds two institutes:
- The Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) designs and implements training programs for Bank staff and partner institutions in borrowing member countries. The programs focus on social and economic development topics such as development effectiveness, development indicators and development management.
- The Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL) creates and disseminates knowledge on the benefits of regional integration, a key priority of the Bank. INTAL also provides training programs that provide institutional strengthening related to trade and integration.
The IDB has a wide range of publications available on its website, including books, working papers, policy briefs, monographs, technical notes, newsletters and magazines, discussion papers, catalogs and brochures. The Felipe Herrera Library, which is open to the public, possesses an extensive collection of print and online material on development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Portico Bookstore offers purchasers books related to development and other regional topics, as well as literature, art and childrens books.
Student groups can also request short briefings at IDB’s headquarters if they will be in the Washington area. Requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one month in advance of the preferred visit date. Due to high demand, the Bank cannot accept all requests.
Students and recent graduates interested in internship and professional opportunities should check the Bank’s careers webpage.