Policies

The Strategy for Strengthening and Use of National Systems establishes the Bank's principles and lines of action to strengthen the national systems of its clients to use them for the design, execution, and evaluation of the operations that it finances. The Strategy results from the Bank's commitments under the Paris Declaration on Development Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Action Agenda to use country systems, recognizing that development success depends largely on the capacities of governments to implement their policies and manage public resources through their own institutions and systems.

The Strategy and Acceptance of the Use of procurement systems in projects financed by the IDB is defined in the following documents: the Strategy for the Strengthening and Use of National Systems and the Guide for the Acceptance of the Use of National Procurement Systems.

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

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