The Strategy for Strengthening and Use of Country Systems establishes the Bank’s principles and lines of action for strengthening its clients’ country systems, with the intent of the Bank using those systems in designing, executing, and evaluating the operations it finances. The Strategy results from the commitments taken on by the Bank under the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, and the Accra Agenda for Action, to strengthen and use client country systems as much as possible, in the recognition that success in development largely depends on governments’ capacities for implementing their policies and managing their public resources through their own institutions and systems.

The Strategy and acceptance of the country procurement systems in IDB financed projects is defined in the following documents: Strategy for Strengthening and Use of Country Systems and Guide for Acceptance of the Use of Country Procurement Systems

 

This document defines the IDB governing policies and procedures that are applicable for the procurement of goods, works and services different than consulting services for loans and technical assistance operations. The operations are ruled by the current version at the time of approval.

GN-2349-15 to be effective in January 2020

GN-2349-9 for operations approved after March 2011

GN-2349-7 for operations approved after July 2006 and before March 2011

GN-2349-6 for operations approved after February and before July 2006

GN-2349-4 for operations approved after January 2005 and before February 2006

GP-118-23 for operations approved after 1995 and before January 2005"

This document defines the IDB governing policies and procedures that are applicable for selecting and contracting consultants for loans and technical assistance operations. The operations are ruled by the policy version current at he time of their approval. See versions below.

GN-2350-15 to be effective in January 2020

GN-2350-9 for operations approved after March 2011

GN-2350-7 for operations approved after July 2006 and before March 2011

GN-2350-6 for operations approved after February and before July 2006

GN-2350-4 for operations approved after January 2005 and before February 2006

GN-2220-10 for operations approved since 1995 and before January 2005

The IDB Signs Joint Statement on Sustainable Procurement Initiatives with Multilateral Development Banks

Global public procurement amounts to nearly 15% of global GDP and can play a strategic role to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and align with the long-term national development plans of client countries.

Therefore, the Inter-American Development Bank joined other eleven Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) to release a statement on a shared commitment to integrating sustainable procurement practices into development operations. These MDBs have also pledged to collaborate with partner countries to introduce reforms at the national level, aiming to integrate sustainability into domestic procurement activities.

Sustainable public procurement integrates economic, social, environmental, and institutional objectives throughout the procurement process. It can lead to transformative changes by advancing climate goals, environmental performance, diversity, gender equality and workers’ rights.

We have established a working group on initiatives aimed at

  • Awareness building, outreach, and partnerships
  • Adopting a common approach
  • Training/Resource and Tools Development
  • Monitoring and Communicating Impact

To read the full statement, click here

This technical guideline establishes the procedures that Executing Agencies (EA) must observe in dealing with protests that arise in procurement processes carried out under the Policies for the Procurement of Goods and Works and the Policies for the Selection and Hiring of Consultants financed by the IDB.

This guideline does not affect the bidders' right to file legal actions in accordance with the provisions of national legislation.

Protest Technical Guideline

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) financial management framework for all operations financed by the IDB aims to ensure “that the proceeds of any loan made, guaranteed, or participated in by the Bank are used only for the purposes for which the loan was granted, with due attention to considerations of economy and efficiency” as stated on the establishing agreement of the IDB.

OP-273-12 Financial Management Guidelines for IDB Financed Projects

Disbursement Handbook

Audited Financial Reports and External Audit Management Handbook

Eligible auditors for the Bank