About Us

The Association of Retirees of the Inter-American Development Bank (AJ-BID) is a membership association that connects and supports the retirees of the IDB Group, creating opportunities for engagement and promoting the interests of retirees.

Who We Are

The Association of Retirees of the Inter-American Development Bank is a not-for-profit organization, created under the laws of the District of Columbia. We operate in the United States and currently have Chapters in 14 countries throughout Latin America.  Our legal status is autonomous from the IDB Group, and we are governed by our own volunteer Board of Directors.

The Association is formally recognized by the IDB Group as representative of members and other retirees.  Board members from the Association participate in the Bank’s retirement and health insurance committees, allowing us to follow up in real time on these vital issues.   

Retiree members from across the world can contact us through our website and Facebook page

What We Do

The Association exists to serve its members and promote the rights and interests of all retirees (members and nonmembers). We connect members by issuing frequent communications with relevant information and updates. We organize a variety of events throughout the year, aimed at furthering our members’ well-being and responding to our members’ diverse interests, including local hikes, visits to museums and luncheons.  We monitor the Bank’s policies and programs, liaise with senior Bank officials, and participate actively in formal Bank committees and meetings, providing feedback and safeguarding retirees’ interests. Our Board and volunteers coordinate and work on matters such as tax reimbursement, health insurance, governance, communications, and social events for the benefit of members, see list of committees below.

Benefits of Membership

  • Opportunities to build and maintain personal connections through access to our membership-only directory: catch up with good friends and make new ones!
  • Monthly newsletter (via email and online), featuring up to date information on our Board activities and any new developments impacting your retirement, health insurance and tax reimbursement programs: stay informed about your benefits
  • Original articles written by fellow members
  • Invitations to social, educational, and cultural events in the U.S. and in the region: laugh, share interests and learn together
  • Opportunities to come together and act in your community through volunteer projects: join others to give back, make a positive difference and address challenges!
  • News highlights from the Region’s “Today News” prepared by the Bank: access to multiple and timely sources will keep you in the know about developments in the Region
  • Death notices: a chance to support one another in difficult times

Get involved and join us to benefit fully in your retirement Register here. If you do not have a Chapter operating where you live, please contact us at retirees@iadb.org.  


The Association is administered by a Board of Directors, elected among its members, which is made up of six Executive Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Deputy Secretary, and Deputy Treasurer) and seven Directors. The Board meets monthly, holds an annual meeting in April, and serves during a period of two years.

Executives, Directors and Office Staff



Stay connected through our private Facebook group for Association members, where we share stories and information of interest to fellow retirees. Just please follow these simple rules: 

  • We do not allow graphic, obscene, or racist comments or posts, nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful, or intended to defame anyone or any organization. 
  • We do not allow third-party solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial, or nongovernmental agency or international organization. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial, or nongovernmental agency or international organization.
  • We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity.
  • We do not allow anonymous comments. You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided.  Please report any inappropriate comments to retirees@iadb.org


We look forward to hearing from you!