2019 Partnership Report: Financing a Sustainable Future

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May 2020
In 2019, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB Group) closed out the decade with a strong focus on partnerships as a tool for amplifying development impact and generating measurable results in Latin America and the Caribbean. Recognizing the spirit of urgency presented in the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda and doubling down on its commitment to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, the IDB Group sought to further mainstream its focus on “inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the center,” as embodied in SDG #17. In this sense, through the Office of Outreach and Partnerships (ORP), the IDB Group continued working across the many divisions housed within the IDB, its private sector entity IDB Invest, and its innovation laboratory IDB Lab to forge new alliances, strengthen existing ties, harness partner knowledge and innovation, and unlock private capital to advance the SDGs in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the pages of this report, you will learn about what the region must do to achieve the SDGs by the 2030 deadline, the regions evolving development challenges and opportunities, and the IDB Groups strategic use of partnerships to improve lives.