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Letter from the President

I am pleased to present the Annual Report for the year 2021, along with the financial statements for the years ending on December 31, 2021, and 2020, pursuant to the provisions of the agreement establishing the Inter-American Investment Corporation, whose brand is IDB Invest.

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is slowly mending from a crisis that threatens earlier efforts to set the region on a path towards greater economic and social progress. A strong, sustainable, and more inclusive recovery requires key contributions from the private sector, the main driver of economic activity and employment in the region, and higher levels of investment to trigger innovation and build up the capital needed for long-term development.

IDB Invest is in a unique position to help LAC countries meet this critical challenge through the private sector. Through our Vision 2025, a roadmap to accelerate the region's recovery and enable sustainable, inclusive growth, we are focused on five priority areas: climate action, gender and diversity, small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), the digital economy and regional integration and value chains.

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Letter from the CEO

CEO of IDB INVEST, James Scriven

Latin America and the Caribbean now face a crossroads where we must work to optimize the many opportunities to build a different and better world.

We all want a fairer, more sustainable region, more committed to nature, more inclusive, with a better balance between rural and urban areas, with respect for minorities and in which gender equality is defended. The question is how to get there.

In 2021 IDB Invest played a very active role in pursuing such goals. As a development bank, we used our capital and mobilized additional resources to invest in private sector projects to accelerate sustainable economic growth and inclusion.

In the second year of the pandemic, our institution surpassed all its operational goals, delivering our highest-ever lending volume to the region.

That’s a track record we want to build upon, but there’s more to come.

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Annual Report 2021 Stories

Discover through the stories of our 2021 Annual Report how we are generating sustainable impact together with IDB Invest clients.


A Fresh Idea for Financing Produce Farmers

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Back to Business on the Beach

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A Calling to Serve Businesses

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Innovation Everywhere You Look

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Greening a Mobility Giant

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