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Strengthening of Institutional Capacity to Combat Crime and Violence
The general objective of the program is to strengthen the institutional capacity of the State governments to combat violence and criminality, developing innovative experiences to prevent violence, generating and utilizing regionalized information in the fight against violence, and rehabilitating those released by the penitentiary system.

Project Detail

Country

Brazil

Project Number

BR-T1067

Approval Date

June 6, 2008

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE

Subsector

REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE

Lending Instrument

-

Lending Instrument Code

-

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

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

Total Cost

USD 1,125,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 225,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 900,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/JF-11022-BR Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Japan Special Fund Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/JF-11022-BR
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Japan Special Fund
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Preparation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-123519576-75
Fortalecimiento de las Capacidades Institucionales para Enfrentar el Crimen y la Violencia en Estados del Brasil [1482886].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-123519576-56
Fortalecimiento de las capacidades institucionales para enfrentar el crimen y la violencia en Estados de Brasil [1328458].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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Implementation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-123519576-76
Plan de Adquisiciones Programa de Fortalecimiento de las Capacidades Institucionales para Enfrentar el Crimen y l [1482898].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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