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Life at the IDB

The IDB is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has offices in each of its 26 borrowing member countries. The Country Offices play an essential role in the identification and preparation of new projects as well as the execution and evaluation of ongoing initiatives. The IDB’s offices in Madrid and Tokyo work with European and Asian governments, firms, and nongovernmental organizations interested in Latin America and the Caribbean’s development.

The IDB has a staff of close to 2,000 employees. Historically, the majority of staff has been located in Washington.  However, the Bank is currently implementing a decentralization effort aimed at placing more specialists on the ground in order to facilitate closer cooperation with clients. When the process concludes, 40% of all staff will be stationed in the borrowing countries.

As an international organization, the IDB is committed to equal opportunity for all job applicants, based on their individual merits. It also promotes diversity in hiring, including gender, nationality, race, culture, education and experience.

The IDB's remuneration policy is designed to attract highly qualified professionals. We seek to be competitive with the private sector as well as with similar institutions. An extensive benefits package complements its salaries.  Helping our employees achieve a work-life balance is important to the IDB.

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