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Unleashing the Potential of Diaspora Direct Investment in Central America
Through a Regional Marketplace for Diaspora Direct Investment (¿the Marketplace¿), migrant businessmen and women interested in investing in their country of origin, or starting a new business there or multi-nationally, can present their ideas and connect with other investors and stakeholders, both public and private. The Marketplace will function as a platform to: (i) create a community of registered regional and Diaspora businessmen and women; (ii) collect a variety of potential business and investment ideas and initiatives presented by the Diaspora and to the Diaspora; (iii) give visibility to these initiatives both at a regional and global level and facilitate matchmaking of business partners and investors in public initiatives; (iv) provide an efficient and market-based platform for government and non-governmental institutions to provide incentives to participate, such as matching grants through a competitive process; (iv) be scalable and continue functioning in the long term, through regional agreement on a sustainable governance and funding structure; and (v) enable quantification of the successful connections between entrepreneurs and their partners in business and government, and evaluation of the barriers to Diaspora collaboration and investment.

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

November 27, 2012

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument


Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification

Likely to cause minimal or no negative environmental and associated social impacts

Total Cost

USD 1,070,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 320,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 750,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/OC-13524-RG Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/OC-13524-RG
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
Approved TC document
Unleashing the Potential of Diaspora Direct Investment in Central America [37392348].PDF
Feb. 14, 2013

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