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Increasing Opportunities for the Majority through Business Plan Competitions
This Program is intended to match SME development (which generates jobs and income for the majority) with enhancement of access of the majority to goods and services essential for increasing opportunities and improving quality of life.

Project Detail

Country

Regional

Project Number

RG-M1104

Approval Date

July 25, 2007

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT

Subsector

SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE

Lending Instrument

Instrumento del Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones

Lending Instrument Code

MIF

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

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

Total Cost

USD 7,260,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 2,860,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 4,400,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/ME-10509-RG Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Multilateral Investment Fund II (MIF) - Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/ME-10509-RG
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Multilateral Investment Fund II (MIF) -
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-646
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-10509-RG [38051065].PDF
Published Sep. 11, 2013
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-625
FOMIN_ Reporte de estado del proyecto ATN_ME-10509-RG [37553017].PDF
Published Mar. 04, 2013
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-610
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-10509-RG [37413174].PDF
Published Jan. 23, 2013
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-465
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-10509-RG [36964408].PDF
Published Jul. 02, 2012
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-366
MIF_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-10509-RG [36539390].PDF
Published Nov. 22, 2011
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-287
FOMIN_ Reporte de estado del proyecto ATN_ME-10509-RG [35817190].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-285
FOMIN_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-10509-RG [35523904].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-264
FOMIN_ Project Status Report ATN_ME-10509-RG [35195787].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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Other Documents
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-643
Sustainability workshop [37904804].PPTX
Published Jul. 17, 2013
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-644
Sustainability workshop [37904809].PPTX
Published Jul. 17, 2013
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-130
Boletin General IDEA a Dic2008 Ingles [2147465].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-131
Boletin General IDEA a Dic2008 - Español [2147466].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-125
Boletin IDEA Abril_Junio 2009 Español [2147449].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-126
Boletin IDEA Enero_Marzo 2009 Ingles [2147454].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-127
Boletin IDEA Enero_Marzo 2009 Español [2147456].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-128
Boletin IDEA Abril _Junio 2009 Ingles [2147458].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2015006077-129
Boletin IDEA Sept_Dic 2008 Ingles [2147461].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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