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Explore our main instruments for public sector financing in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Investment Loans

The IDB helps our member countries finance goods, public works and services that promote social, economic and institutional development. We offer different types of loans depending on the nature of the project and its duration, including specific support for socio-environmental disasters.  

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Policy Based Loans

When borrowing member countries need financing for policy reforms or institutional changes, the IDB can help. Together, we plan and agree on the reforms and changes to be implemented. We have multiple types of flexible financing and strategic assistance to bring the plan to fruition.

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Special Development Loans

Special development loans support our borrowing member countries during macroeconomic crises. With these funds, we help protect the country's social and economic progress. The IDB provides financial assistance to bolster social programs, required reforms, sector operations, ongoing infrastructure development and more.

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Our loan guarantees address the risks faced by private-sector lenders when financing the public sector. In this way, we seek to attract and encourage private-sector investment to Latin America and the Caribbean. Moreover, our long-standing relationships with the governments of our member countries and our extensive experience in the region are our own additional guarantee.

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Technical Cooperation

The IDB finances technical cooperation programs — usually small, but essential — for institutional strengthening, knowledge transfer and studies, including diagnostics and sectoral and pre-investment studies, that support the formulation and preparation of projects in a single country or several.

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Capacity Building, Asset Management and Advisory Services Program (CASA)
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We work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. Our aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. 

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Modernization of agriculture services in Latin America and the Caribbean improves productivity and preserves the environment.

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Effective teaching and learning for all children and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Sustainable, reliable, and diversified energy for Latin America and the Caribbean

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Creating sustainable development opportunities and safeguards

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Enhancing access to financial markets in the region

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Improving Latin America and Caribbean citizens' health day by day

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Dec 05 - 06, 2023
Alianzas entre el sector público, el sector privado y la academia para la identificación del riesgo de desastres y cambio climático
04:00 AM - 12:00 PM
El Salvador - San Salvador
Nov 30 - 11, 2023
Latin America and the Caribbean at COP28  
04:00 AM - 12:00 PM
United Arab Emirates - Dubai
Nov 28, 2023
Seminar with Dean Karlan (Northwestern University): Unconditional Cash Transfers: A Bayesian Meta-Analysis of 50 Randomized Evaluations in 26 Low-and Medium-Income Countries"
06:00 AM - 07:30 AM
United States - Washington, D.C.
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Private sector

Explore our financing for private sector projects in Latin America and the Caribbean and other resources.

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Civil Society

Learn how partnering with civil society organizations strengthens the value and sustainability of our work.

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