Lending and Grants
The IDB Group, composed of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest and the IDB Lab offers flexible financing solutions to its member countries to finance economic and social development through lending and grants to public and private entities in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB Group is the leading source of development finance for Latin America and the Caribbean. It helps to improve lives by providing financial solutions and development knowhow to public and private sector clients. The group comprises the IDB, which has worked with governments for 60 years; IDB Invest, which serves the private sector; and IDB Lab, which tests innovative ways to enable more inclusive growth.
The IDB Group's financial products include loans, grants, guarantees and equity investments (the latter available from the IDB Invest and IDB Lab). The Bank also provides financing for national and regional technical cooperation programs in areas ranging from institutional strengthening to transfer of knowledge.
The Bank's lending and its grants to member countries are funded from four sources: member countries' subscriptions and contributions, borrowings from capital markets, equity accumulated since the Bank's inception, and co-financing ventures. These resources are available to borrowers via the Bank's Ordinary Capital (OC), the Fund for Special Operations (FSO), the IDB Grant Facility (GRF), the Intermediary Financing Facility (IFF) and various trust funds, established by individual countries or groups of countries.