FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
If you are interested in employment at the IDB, you should read the Bank’s careers webpage: http://www.iadb.org/en/careers/careers-at-the-idb,1165.html. There you will find job openings, information concerning internships and the Young Professionals Program, and application procedures. In addition, you will be able to create and regularly update a personal profile and upload relevant information (CV, cover letter, among others).
While the majority of the Bank´s loans are made to sovereign governments in the region, an important and growing part of the Bank´s lending activity is for projects proposed directly by private-sector entities. Companies should explore the Resources for Businesses page: http://www.iadb.org/en/resources-for-businesses/doing-business-with-idb,6300.html. The department within the Bank that a non-profit or business should contact will depend largely on the size of the organization (large businesses, medium-sized companies, small non-profits, etc.). Civil society organizations may seek financing from the IDB, either through the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) or through trust funds endowed by governments and other third parties and administered by the Bank (see http://www.iadb.org/aboutus/trustfunds/fundsearch.cfm ), or by consulting the Calls for Proposals listings on the Bank´s homepage. A broad description of the Bank’s grant and technical assistance products and programs is available at http://www.iadb.org/en/about-us/idb-financing/grants-,6039.html. Civil society organizations should read all information posted on the website https://www.iadb.org/en/topics/civil-society before contacting our civil society team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals or firms interested in contracting opportunities for the supply of goods, works or services to IDB-financed projects (“project” procurement) or directly to the IDB (“corporate” procurement) should check the Bank’s Resources for Businesses page ( http://www.iadb.org/en/resources-for-businesses/doing-business-with-idb,6300.html ) and proceed to the section labeled “Procurement”.
The IDB does not offer scholarships. Please check the scholarship program of the Organization of American States (OAS). The Bank´s internships Research Fellows Program are described at http://www.iadb.org/en/careers/internships,1360.html and http://www.iadb.org/en/careers/research-fellows-program,1359.html, respectively.
Through the Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES), the IDB offers on site courses as well as online and self-taught programs. Lists of courses, schedules and other relevant information can be found at http://www.iadb.org/en/indes/inter-american-institute-for-economic-and-social-development,2482.html.
Those interested in finding out more about IDB activities in a specific country should visit our Countries pages http://www.iadb.org/en/countries/select-a-country,1000.html.
Use the appropriate key words to conduct search engine on the Bank´s website and visit the Research and Data ( http://www.iadb.org/en/research-and-data/research-data,1612.html ) and Knowledge ( http://www.iadb.org/en/knowledge/home,4885.html ) sections of the website to consult working papers, books and statistical databases that may be of interest.