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SEC

Office of the Secretary

WHAT WE DO

Martín Bès

Secretary of the Bank

The Office of the Secretary is responsible for organizing the Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors, where the IDB Group’s roadmap is defined.

It is also in charge of providing secretariat services for the Boards of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), as well as the Donors Committee of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF).

Its services are also available for meetings called by the IDB Group, the standing committees, and all internal committees formed by the President.

The Office of the Secretary also provides executive and logistical support for the IDB Group’s meetings, as well as linguistic, documentation, event production, and protocol services. It is also responsible for implementation of the Access to Information Policy.

The Office of the Secretary is made up of seven sections: Services to the Boards, Committees, and Management; Access to Information; Events Production and Management; Interpretation; Translation and Documentation; Information Systems and Digital Innovation; and Protocol.

Services to the Boards, Committees, and Management

This section supports the work of the Boards of Executive Directors of the IDB and the IIC, and the MIF Donors Committee, as well as IDB Management Committees and the Boards of Governors, for which it tracks the work programs, agendas, requests, and decisions of these decision-making bodies.

Translation and Documentation

The section is responsible for the translation of documents submitted to the Boards of Governors and the Boards of Executive Directors of the IDB and the IIC, and the MIF Donors Committee. It also registers documents for distribution and electronic posting.

Events Production and Management

This section coordinates the organization of the Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors and advises IDB Group departments on the organization of Bank-sponsored events and meetings.

Interpretation

The section provides simultaneous interpretation services for all meetings of the Boards of Governors, the Boards of Executive Directors of the IDB and the IIC, and the MIF Donors Committee, and for select Senior Management Committees.

Protocol

This section is responsible for the organization, coordination, and execution of official protocol events of the Board of Executive Directors and Senior Management at Bank headquarters, as well as at the Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the IDB and the IIC.

Information Systems and Digital Innovation

The section designs, develops, and maintains the information systems used during the Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the IDB and the IIC. It also designs, develops, and maintains information systems supporting the business processes of all the sections within the Office of the Secretary.

Access to Information

This section ensures compliance with the Access to Information Policy as part of the IDB Group’s commitment to transparency, maximizing access to all documents produced by the Bank.

Access to Information website: https://www.iadb.org/en/access-information/home