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Banco Internacional de Costa Rica S.A. (BICSA) TFFP
Uncommitted line under TFFP for up to US$15 million.

Project Detail

Country

Panama

Project Number

PN-X1009

Approval Date

August 28, 2012

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Loan Operation

Sector

TRADE

Subsector

TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE

Lending Instrument

BID Invest

Lending Instrument Code

IIC

Modality

TFP (Trade Finance Facilitation Guarantee)

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

-

Total Cost

USD 15,000,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 15,000,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
3923A/OC-PN Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Private Sector Financing
4013A/OC-PN Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Private Sector Financing
4013B/OC-PN Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Participant Financing
4029A/OC-PN Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Private Sector Financing
4029B/OC-PN Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Participant Financing
5467A/OC-PN Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Private Sector Financing
TFP/PN-COSRPAB Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Guarantee Financial Instrument
Operation Number 3923A/OC-PN
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Private Sector Financing
Operation Number 4013A/OC-PN
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Private Sector Financing
Operation Number 4013B/OC-PN
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Participant Financing
Operation Number 4029A/OC-PN
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Private Sector Financing
Operation Number 4029B/OC-PN
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Participant Financing
Operation Number 5467A/OC-PN
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Private Sector Financing
Operation Number TFP/PN-COSRPAB
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Guarantee Financial Instrument
Publications
Published 2024
Opportunities and Challenges for Agrifood Trade Between Central American Integration System and Caribbean Community Countries
This study responds to the proposal made by the Secretariat of the Central American Agricultural Council (SECAC) and the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA) on the need to promote spaces for integration in the area of agrifood trade between Central America and the Caribbean. It is a joint work between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in the search for possible trade solutions to the food security crisis, the need to generate greater employment opportunities, economic recovery and, in general, achieve better living conditions for the Central American and Caribbean population. The document is organized into six sections: introduction; an abbreviated analysis of agrifood trade trends at the global level and between the two subregions; market access conditions between the two regions; a section defining the coverage and methodology used for the research; identification of products with trade potential; the major limitations and challenges in taking advantage of these opportunities; and, finally, the conclusions and public policy recommendations to help overcome the challenges and contribute to the goal of greater and better food security.
Publications
Published 2023
El impacto de la ventanilla única para el registro formal de empresas en República Dominicana
Las ventanillas únicas para el registro de empresas pueden reducir significativamente los costos y mejorar el acceso a información para los negocios que entran al sector formal. En este documento se analiza el impacto de un programa a nivel nacional que comprende la implementación de una ventanilla única y la reducción de las tarifas de registro. Además de analizar su impacto en el número de empresas que se formalizan, se explora la manera en que este reconfigura el mercado laboral para mujeres y hombres. El estudio se lleva a cabo en República Dominicana, un país caracterizado por la alta informalidad empresarial y laboral, donde en 2013 el gobierno lanzó la ventanilla digital única Formalízate. Para analizar su impacto se aprovechó el despliegue secuencial del programa en diferentes provincias del país. Los resultados muestran que la introducción del programa en una provincia está asociada con la entrada de un mayor número de microempresas al mercado formal. Cabe señalar que estas empresas se concentran en sectores donde la informalidad era alta antes del despliegue de Formalízate, sobre todo en los sectores de comercio y turismo. Además, los resultados muestran que la participación de las mujeres en la fuerza laboral se ve afectada por el programa, mientras que la participación de los hombres no. De hecho, se observa que la presencia de Formalízate aumentó la participación de las mujeres en el mercado laboral como emprendedoras autoempleadas.
Publications
Published 2024
Oportunidades para promover el comercio agroalimentario intrarregional en América Latina y el Caribe
El comercio internacional es fundamental para la seguridad alimentaria global y regional porque incrementa la eficiencia en la producción y permite a los consumidores acceder a una mayor variedad de alimentos por un menor precio. Para América Latina y el Caribe el comercio agrícola intrarregional es extremadamente relevante ya querepresentaba en 2021 el 24,4% de las ventas externas totales de bienes y el 9,5% de las compras al exterior.Este trabajo analiza el comercio intrarregional de agroalimentos de la región, evalúa sus alcances y límites y formula recomendaciones para aprovechar las oportunidades de expansión.
Publications
Published 2024
Impactos indirectos de la inversión en infraestructura de transporte: una metodología para construir contrafactuales
El aporte al desarrollo de la inversión en infraestructura de transporte puede ser significativo, pero difícil de cuantificar. Los beneficios directos a los usuarios justifican inversiones en mejoras, pero no capturan la potencial contribución indirecta de estas mejoras en generar oportunidades de desarrollo económico y social derivadas del mayor intercambio comercial. La medición de estos impactos indirectos presenta importantes desafíos en la construcción de contrafactuales, pues se requiere comparar resultados a nivel agregado de sus efectos sobre el comercio, el ingreso, la población, la productividad, el atractivo del lugar y el bienestar de las personas. En años recientes la investigación académica ha venido desarrollando modelos económicos y métodos derivados de la física computacional que hacen posible medir estos efectos indirectos. El propósito de esta nota técnica es presentar estos modelos y mostrar su utilidad para evaluar el impacto indirecto de proyectos de mejoras de infraestructura de transporte. Para ilustrar la metodología presentamos una aplicación para el caso de la ampliación del Corredor del Pacífico.
Publications
Published 2023
Connexa: No. 20: Dezembro, 2023: síntese trimestral de informação e dados sobre integração e comércio
Esta edição do Connexa apresenta um resumo do desempenho do setor externo da América Latina e Caribe (ALC) ao longo de 2023, detalhando o comportamento de variáveis chave para as exportações de bens, como preços dos produtos básicos, demanda global, fretes e taxas de câmbio. Da mesma forma, o comportamento do investimento direto estrangeiro é analisado. No campo dos acordos comerciais, apresenta-se o progresso da região nas negociações intra e extra-regionais.
Blogs
Published 2023
Comercio para alimentar el mundo, una agenda estratégica para América Latina y el Caribe
América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) tiene una oportunidad única para atender el crecimiento esperado de la demanda agroalimentaria a nivel mundial.  La región representa el 14% de la producción mundial de alimentos y el 45% del comercio agroalimentario internacional neto[1]. Su importancia para sus propias economías es indiscutible: los sistemas agroalimentarios explican entre el
Publications
Published 2022
Investment Booms and Institutions: Evidence for the World and the Andean Region
This paper provides evidence of a positive effect of institutions and reforms in initiating investment booms. We constructed an unbalanced panel of 178 countries for the period 19502019 that considered institutions and reforms at different levels and dimensions. We analyzed the effects of these variables on 159 carefully estimated investment boom episodes, controlling for the standard determinants of investment and using a battery of estimation techniques and robustness checks. Overall, marketoriented and democratic institutions favor the advent of investment booms. Structural reforms present mixed effects and in some cases these are nonlinear. While trade and capital account reform have negative effects, domestic finance, product, and labor market reforms have the opposite. Beyond institutions and reforms, we find different effects regarding external, macro, and structural variables.
Publications
Published 2020
Trade and Integration Monitor 2020: The COVID-19 Shock: Building Trade Resilience for After the Pandemic
The Trade and Integration Monitor 2020 analyzes how trade has contracted during the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the reforms needed to enable the region to take part in the trade and investment flows that will emerge after the crisis. Countries in the region should make decisive moves toward an ambitious agenda of international integration policies if they are to capture new investments and take advantage of nearshoring opportunities. The pandemic has exposed challenges that point clearly to a need to make headway on the institutional strengthening of export promotion and investment attraction agencies, trade facilitation and the modernization of customs, the diversification of the services sector, and trade digitalization.
Courses
Published 2024
Gobierno Digital
La revolución digital ya está presente en muchos aspectos de nuestra vida, ¿y en nuestros gobiernos? Para seguir el ritmo de ciudadanos hiperconectados y del comercio que ahora es cada vez más digital, los gobiernos no se pueden quedar atrás. Muchos países tienen un alto nivel de interés: el 75% de gobiernos ya cuentan con una estrategia de gobierno digital. Sin embargo, estos esfuerzos no se han traducido a la práctica ya que en 2017, solo el 7% ciudadanos latinoamericanos hizo un trámite en línea.
Publications
Published 2022
Cross-Border Intra-Firm Trade and the Propagation of Idiosyncratic Shocks: A New Dataset
We study how disruptions in international production networks propagate across countries. We use comprehensive data on natural disasters around the globe over the last two decades from the EM-DAT and SHELDUS database to identify exogenous shocks to sourcing foreign inputs. We then trace out the effect of these shocks on activity of multinationals located in the United States. and their network of foreign affiliates using U.S. Bill of Lading microdata and data on domestic and international ownership linkages from Orbis. Our findings indicate that major natural disasters can have an economically significant negative impact even far from the directly affected areas. Furthermore, the strength of the propagation depends on whether the shocks led to disruptions in intra-firm or arms-length trade. This technical note provides detailed information on the construction of the novel dataset used in Alviarez et al. (2021).
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