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Supporting the Incubation of Productive Projects
This operation is coherent with the Bank's Strategy with Guatemala 2004-2007, which includes among it's areas of action: (i) to reduce poverty; (i) to improve the conditions for efficient production and to incorporate sectors excluded from the production process; and (ii) to improve human capital with equality.

Project Detail

Country

Guatemala

Project Number

GU-T1070

Approval Date

June 28, 2007

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

-

Total Cost

USD 190,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 41,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 149,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/SF-10455-GU Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Fund for Special Operations Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/SF-10455-GU
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Fund for Special Operations
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2056220512-7298
Convenio - Apoyo a la Incubación de Proyectos Productivos en Comunidades del Programa Creciendo Bien.pdf
Published Jan. 12, 2021
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-231545759-72
General Procurement Notice [35237591].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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