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.

With a history dating back to 1959, today we are the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We provide loans, grants, and technical assistance; and we conduct extensive research. We maintain a strong commitment to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of increased integrity, transparency, and accountability.

The Bank’s current focus areas include three development challenges – social inclusion and inequality, productivity and innovation, and economic integration – and three cross-cutting issues – gender equality and diversity, climate change and environmental sustainability; and institutional capacity and the rule of law.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

The Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Open Data portal that showcases socio-economic indicators for the Latin American and the Caribbean Region. It is a joint partnership between seven data sources:

Agrimonitor -- A database that enables policymakers and analysts to track agricultural policies and to assess and measure the composition of the support to agriculture.

INTrade -- Comprehensive online gateway bringing together information on integration and trade in the region.

Latin Macro Watch -- Over 500 indicators consolidating data on macroeconomics, social issues, trade, capital flows, markets and governance.

Public Management -- A set of public management indicators based on methodologies developed by the IDB about the performance of Managing for Development Results (MfDR) and Civil Service in LAC region.

Social Pulse -- Full set of key indicators on living conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean population.

SIMS -- The main source of information on labor markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sociometro -- A complete dataset of social indicators providing insight into Latin America and the Caribbean’s socioeconomic conditions.


  • Data on Latin American and Caribbean countries at a granular level not available in other sources.

  • Unique indicators, such as Dollarization, Domestic Public Debt, the Poverty Wage, and Percent Participation in Pension and Social Security.
  • Social Outlook indicators carefully curated by IDB social sector specialists.
  • Interactive and animated data visualizations.
  • Quick and easy access to data for all - economists, statisticians, journalists, and development practitioners.
  • Easy to reuse and share the data.