Convocatoria 2020



In response to the exceptional circumstances that the world and Latin America and the Caribbean are experiencing, the 2020 Call for Proposals under the Regional Public Goods Initiative:
  • Will prioritize the resources available to finance proposals related to the coordination of policies and solutions at the regional level to tend to, prevent and deal with future consequences of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean, in line with the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) initiatives underway to meet these needs in the social, fiscal, infrastructure, environmental, and trade fields, among others. Notwithstanding, the Initiative will continue accepting proposals in other priority areas aligned with the IDB's sectoral goals, objectives, and priorities on a subsidiary basis.

  • Will accept official emails (PDF format) from the highest level of the governmental agency responsible for public policy affected by the proposal, in lieu of the letter of commitment generally required for proposal eligibility. These emails must indicate the intent of the relevant authority to participate and support the project in question, in the same tenor as the model letter of commitment available at In the case of proposals from the private non-profit sector, the no-objection of the official IDB link will also be accepted via email (PDF). Please note that these letters or emails must be uploaded as PDF files directly into their allocated slots in the online submission form. Due to tracking and possible errors, letters or emails directed to  will not be considered.

New closing date of the 2020 Call for Proposals: May 15, 2020 at 05:00 p.m. (US Eastern Standard Time)

Each year, through a public Call for Proposals (CFP) the IDB solicits proposals from the region to finance projects that promote RPGs by means of collective action. Proposals must be presented in accordance with the General Guidelines applicable to all CFPs and be submitted online before the date and time indicated in the CFP (US Eastern Standard Time).

Before submitting a proposal to the RPG Initiative, please review the following documents carefully to ensure that your proposal is eligible and that you have all the documents required for submission: