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International donor community offers support for Colombia peace process

The international community expressed its strong political, financial and humanitarian support for the initiatives presented by the Government of Colombia at the first meeting of the Support Group for the Peace Process in Colombia, held in Madrid under the auspices of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Spanish government. Participants in the meeting included European Union and other European countries, Latin American countries, the United States, Canada, Japan, a number of international institutions, and prominent NGOs.

IDB approves US$23 million loan to Colombia to strengthen fiscal control

The Inter-American Development Bank today announced the approval of a $23 million loan to Colombia to strengthen the country’s national system of fiscal control, with focus on its principal agency, the Office of the Comptroller General.*.

IDB approves $1.5 million for prefeasibility study of geothermal power development in Colombia

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of a $1.5 million grant for prefeasibility studies for geothermal electricity development in Colombia.

A future for shamans

An unusual gathering took place last June in the village of Yurayaco, in the foothills of the Colombian Amazon. For the first time, the shamans of traditionally rival communities set aside their...

IDB approves $133.7 million in reformulated loans to assist recovery from earthquake of Colombia's coffee producing area

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the authorization to redirect $133.7 million in loans previously approved for Colombia into an emergency reconstruction and development program to assist the recovery of the country’s coffee-producing region from the earthquake of January 25 of this year.

IDB approves $300 million for Colombia to assist financial reform

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of a $300 million rapid disbursement loan to Colombia to assist with a series of reforms to improve the government’s capacity to deal with the most pressing problems in the financial sector and improve its efficiency.

Multilateral express confidence in Colombia by agreeing to provide US$4.2 billion

The Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, in joint effort with the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) and the Latin American Reserve Fund (FLAR) have agreed to support the program agreed between the Government of Colombia and the IMF.

IDB approves $36 million to reform education in Colombia

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of a $36 million loan to Colombia to initiate an educational reform process that will strengthen decentralized, autonomous management of schools, improve efficiency and social equity in the allocation of resources, and improve quality of educational services.

IDB approves $38.6 million to improve water and sanitation in Pereira, Colombia

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of a $38.6 million loan to Empresa de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Pereira, S.A. E.S.P. Colombia – also known as Aguas y Aguas de Pereira – to support the municipal water company’s objectives to become operationally efficient, financially self-sustaining, and improve the water distribution and sanitation services of the Metropolitan area of Pereira.

IDB approves $6 million to strengthen Colombia's National Congress

The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of a $6 million loan to Colombia to strengthen the institutional capabilities and structure of the national Congress.

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