by IDB Group private sector specialists* The IDB Group applies a variety of tools while projects are being designed and implemented to ensure the beneficial social and environmental impacts of their projects with private sector clients. Nowadays, many firms are realizing that pursuing business objectives and achieving social and environmental impact are mutually … [Read more...] about What does the IDB Group do to improve the environmental and social impact of private investment?
Measuring our performance
With over 3,743 investment projects approved during the last 5 years in Latin America, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the largest and oldest multilateral lender in the region. In order to address pressing development challenges within the 26 borrowing member countries, the IDB has invested billions in project design, implementation, and evaluation. As a result … [Read more...] about UC Berkeley and IDB partner to improve impact evaluation of projects
By Ichiro Toda* The global development community is increasingly aware of the benefits of collaborating with the private sector as an equal partner in promoting inclusive and sustainable development. In November 2011, the global development community, including the IDB, agreed to the Busan Principles for Development Effectiveness, which promotes enhanced country ownership, … [Read more...] about Improving effectiveness of development co-operation and the role of private sector
At the Inter-American Development Bank we are devoted to being the best development partner for Latin America and the Caribbean. To that end we ensure that every project meets the highest quality standards in each stage of the project: design, implementation and completion. In 2014 we approved 105 loans for the public sector, for a total of US$11 billion and 63 loans for the … [Read more...] about A Constant Pursuit of Development: Lessons from the IDB to the World
Measuring and evaluating our work allows us to stay on track, but sharing what we learn increases the reach of our work toward improving lives. For years we have worked at the IDB, with varying roles and responsibilities, but always in one way or another toward advancing development effectiveness. At the IDB we seek to improve lives and toward this purpose we seek to … [Read more...] about Measuring, learning, sharing