IDB Opportunity for the Majority

Funding/Assistance For Target Group / Eligibility Programme Dates

Market-based, sustainable business models that engage private sector companies, local governments and communities in the development and delivery of quality products and services for the Base of the Pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Financially and structurally sound.
  • Innovative and with the capacity to be repeated and brought to a larger scale once proven successful.
  • Carried out by an organization based in one of the 47 member countries of the Bank.
  • Structured to engage multiple stakeholders.
  • Amounts, on average, between $5 million and $10 million per loan


Funded/Executed by:
Funded by: Inter-American Development Bank
Executed by: Inter-American Investment Corporation
Examples of Funded Projects:
Jointly with the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), OMJ created a three-year program to foster growth and development for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) serving the base of the pyramid in Brazil.
In an alliance to advance the agenda on how to address nutrition challenges in the region, OMJ, the corporate foundation of FEMSA—the leading beverage company based in Mexico—and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) conducted a regional study to identify business models, with private sector participation, to reach the base of the pyramid by increasing and accelerating access to high-quality, affordable products that address specific nutritional needs of poor communities.
Implementing Agency Contact:

Mr. Luiz Ros 1300 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20577, USA
Tel: (202) 623-1000
Fax: (202) 623-3096