Partnerships at the IDB

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Emerging economies must fill a US$2.5 trillion financing gap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This gap eclipses the financing capacity of the international public sector and calls—urgently—for organizations to join forces to finance the 2030 Agenda. At the IDB, we like to think we have answered this call. Through our Office of Outreach and Partnerships, we are expanding our work with governments, companies, academia, foundations, and others to help fill this gap, working through our teams in Madrid, Tokyo, and Washington, DC to forge and maintain partnerships that improve lives.

In the past three years, the IDB’s partnership efforts have helped mobilize an annual average of $4 billion in resources from 400+ organizations.

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Why Partnerships?

Today’s challenges are too complex for any organization to tackle alone. That’s why the IDB created the Office of Outreach in Partnerships (ORP) in 2008,  establishing one of the first-ever partnership teams in the international development realm.

Today, the power of partnerships is universally recognized. ORP is a clear testament to the IDB’s commitment to the international call for partnerships for development, which is now reflected in the Paris Climate Accords, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Billions to Trillions Movement, and the G20 Mandate.

What We Do

The IDB offers partnership products and services that can help you improve lives in the region. We can:

1.Design innovative financing and partnership instruments that amplify your development impact;
2.Monitor the results of your contributions;
3.Connect you with IDB initiatives that are aligned with your institution’s development priorities;
4.Work with you from start-to-finish on fresh partnership ideas;
5.Develop knowledge sharing mechanisms that break information siloes;

Help you to identify synergies and forge connections with our global partnership network

Why the IDB?

At the IDB, we want to be your gateway to improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Why should you partner with us?

1.We have a track record of results;
2.We are pioneering the design and use of innovative finance instruments;
3.We know the region and its governments better than anyone else;
4.We can pilot and evaluate innovative projects and work with governments to scale those that are most successful;
5.We can work in hard-to-reach places;
6.We have a AAA rating and are committed to transparency and reporting;
7.And we learn from every project we design.