Inter-American Development Bank

The Inter-American Development Bank (I.D.B.) was established in 1959 and is one of the largest sources of development financing for developing countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The I.D.B. is governed by 48 member country shareholders, including 26 Latin American and Caribbean borrowing members.  In 2006, the I.D.B. adopted its first Operational Policy on Indigenous Peoples. This policy, as well as the other environmental and social operational policies, are now subject to review and update. The I.D.B. policy establishing the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism, its project-complaint mechanism, has been subject to various reviews.

2019 Operational Policies Review and Update Process

2013-2014 Review of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism

2009-2010 Review of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism

2004-2006 Operational Policies Review Process