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s main production sectors; (b) promote innovation in companies that produce goods and services; (c) foster cooperation between the academic, production, environmental and social sectors for the generation, transfer and use of science and technology; and (d) enhance the capacity for disseminating and popularizing science and technology.

Project Detail

Country

Paraguay

Project Number

PR-T1021

Approval Date

November 24, 2004

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Subsector

R&D AND INNOVATION FUNDING

Lending Instrument

-

Lending Instrument Code

-

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

-

Total Cost

USD 11,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 11,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/SF-8964-PR Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Fund for Special Operations Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/SF-8964-PR
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Fund for Special Operations
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
Courses
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The Environmental and Social Management System: A Business Opportunity
This course serves as a guide to the implementation of environmental and social practices as part of the risk management for financial institutions, particularly for those categorized as low environmental and social risk (IF-3). The course shows the importance of integrating environmental and social aspects, not only as elements of compliance, but also as elements of value to financial institutions and their clients.
Courses
Published 2024
Environmental and Social Performance Standard 5 on Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement
The environmental and social context of the Latin American and Caribbean region has evolved since the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) safeguard policies were developed more than 15 years ago. The Environmental and Social Policy Framework modernizes many of the requirements of those safeguards policies into a comprehensive and consolidated framework that responds better to the environmental and social challenges facing our countries: social inequality, climate change, and the depletion of natural capital. In turn, the new Framework emerges as an opportunity to improve, update, and harmonize environmental and social standards within the IDB group and with other multilateral organizations, so that the borrower must always abide by similar requirements.
Courses
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Environmental and Social Performance Standard 3: Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention
The course on the Environmental and Social Performance Standard 3: Resource Efficiency Resources and Pollution Prevention (ESPS 3) offers you the opportunity to learn about the new performance standard 3. Through videos, tables, infographics, and questionnaires, you will be able to recognize the importance of studying how to improve the management of the necessary resources in development projects in a manner respectful to the environment, the project workers, and the neighboring communities. 
Publications
Published 2024
El enfoque de la valla de la calidad: una aplicación a estudios de caso en la Región Andina
A pesar del potencial de las mypes para contribuir a la productividad y al empleo de calidad, muchas de ellas permanecen en un estado intermedio, sin lograr una modernización sustancial. Están atrapadas detrás de una “valla de la calidad” (Sabel & Ghezzi, 2021) que encapsula una serie de requisitos y estándares necesarios para su integración efectiva en cadenas de valor modernas. Revisamos los resultados de una serie de estudios de caso que examinan las vallas de la calidad en varios sectores de mypes en la región andina. Estos resultados muestran que estas vallas existen no solo en sectores de bienes, como la agricultura, sino que también están presentes en los sectores de servicios, que representan la mayoría de las mypes en la región. Además, los casos demuestran que las variables que explicarían esas vallas pueden categorizarse en tres grupos principales: (a) limitaciones en habilidades y conocimientos especializados; (b) desafíos en la aglomeración y articulación necesarias para alcanzar escalas de mercado eficientes; y (c) restricciones financieras que impiden inversiones cruciales. Estos desafíos persisten debido a fallas, tanto de Estado como de mercado, que se manifiestan en una regulación ineficiente, deficiencias educativas y de infraestructura, y una insuficiente difusión de conocimientos y tecnologías. Ante estos hallazgos, sugerimos la aplicación de políticas correctivas que cumplan un papel decisivo en facilitar la modernización de las mypes. Las fallas de Estado requieren de políticas para aumentar la eficiencia del sector financiero y reducir los costos de la formalidad, así como para racionalizar los estándares a las realidades de los mercados de las mypes y mejorar la coordinación y focalización de infraestructura y formación. Las fallas de mercado también implican un rol para el Estado, que consiste en aumentar la transferencia de capacidades y tecnología, y, en particular, promover la articulación y aglomeración, lo cual se puede lograr tanto directamente (por ejemplo, con programas como los CITE de Perú) como indirectamente, subsidiando una parte a través del sector privado. Las intervenciones políticas bien diseñadas y enfocadas pueden cumplir un papel prioritario para superar las vallas de la calidad y contribuir a transformar las mypes para orientarlas hacia la modernización.
Courses
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Environmental and social performance standard 9: gender equality
The environmental and social context of the Latin American and Caribbean region has evolved since the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) safeguard policies were developed more than 15 years ago. The Environmental and Social Policy Framework modernizes many of the requirements of those safeguards policies into a comprehensive and consolidated framework that responds better to the environmental and social challenges facing our countries: social inequality, climate change, and the depletion of natural capital. In turn, the new Framework emerges as an opportunity to improve, update, and harmonize environmental and social standards within the IDB group and with other multilateral organizations, so that the borrower must always abide by similar requirements. The IDB's Environmental and Social Performance Standard 9 recognizes that gender equality has intrinsic value. Gender equality is not only an issue of justice and human rights but also a driver of sustainable development.
Courses
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Environmental and Social Performance Standard 7 (ESPS 7): Indigenous Peoples
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Courses
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Environmental and Social Performance Standard 6 (ESPS 6) on biodiversity
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Courses
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Environmental and Social Performance Standard 4. Disaster risk
Course on the Environmental and Social Performance Standard 4 (ESPS 4) on disaster risk. This brief training program will bring you closer to ESPS 4, with a focus on managing the risks caused by natural hazards and climate change, that can have a significant impact on development projects.   Through videos, charts, infographics, and questionnaires, you will be able to recognize the critical path to identify, reduce, and manage the risks of disasters caused by natural hazards and climate change to safeguard development projects during their execution and operation.  
Courses
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Environmental and social performance standard 2. Labor and working conditions
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Datasets
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IDB Social Indicators Categories
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