Inter-American Development Bank

Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment.At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills but also are passionate about improving lives.

Washington, DC
International Trade and Development
1001-5000 employees
Founded 1959

At the Inter-American Development Bank we work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.


To improve the lives of our people in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Diversity & Inclusion

We have earned the EDGE certification for the third time, which is a prestigious business distinction that recognizes our efforts to be an equitable workplace. EDGE has evaluated our organization on equal pay for equivalent work, recruitment and promotion, leadership development, training, mentoring; flexible working arrangements; and company culture.

As the first Development Bank in the Americas and second worldwide to earn the second level of this distinction: EDGE Move, we want to lead by example as we put equity at the center of our operations and talent management practices.



  • Relocation
  • Home Country Travel
  • Dependency Allowance
  • Health Services Center
  • Education Allowance
  • Paid Leave
  • Retirement
  • Medical Insurance
  • Life Insurance


  • Mentoring
  • Mobility Program
  • Language Program
  • Professional Training
  • Career Services
  • Emerging Women Leaders Program


  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Teleworking
  • Fitness Center
  • Quiet Room
  • Working Mama and Papa Programs
  • Daycare
  • Lactation Room


We promote a culture that is:

  • Collaborative.
  • Analytical.
  • Solutions-minded.
  • Results-oriented.
  • Innovative.
  • Diverse.

We constantly balance innovative and diverse thinking with the realities of getting things done across 26 unique countries in the region. We need people who are creative, adaptive and realistic. We need people with a sense of urgency, and with the resilience to keep moving things forward, despite challenges that may arise.

The diverse makeup of our team gives us the unique ability to address development challenges with fresh and relevant ideas.

Current and future leaders at the IDB are offered mentorship and development opportunities to help accomplish their own professional goals – and to help us all work together more effectively toward improving lives.

We don’t just talk about a work/life balance. We offer ways toward achieving it through flexible work schedules, parental leave, and other benefits that help shape a reasonable fit between life at home and at work.

Opportunities at Inter-American Development Bank