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Culture as Livelihood: Options for Afro-Colombian Women
The main long-term objective of the project is to assist the government in providing opportunities to support the increased economic participation of Afro-Colombian women's traditional arts production in the portfolio of projects designed to accomplish two of the Bank's 2007-2010 strategies for the country: competitiveness (through increased integration of local development) and social development (through creation of optimal conditions for the poorest to participate in economic growth.)

Project Detail

Country

Colombia

Project Number

CO-T1197

Approval Date

September 15, 2009

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

SOCIAL INVESTMENT

Subsector

GENDER EQUALITY & WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

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 149,310.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 149,310.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/NI-11785-CO Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Social Inclusion Trust Fund Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/NI-11785-CO
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Social Inclusion Trust Fund
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
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