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Financial Integration Latin America: Realities, challenges, strategic proposals
The project's objective is to generate a strategy to promote and facilitate the development of a more efficient regional financial market tending towards harmonization of regulations and facilitating financial integration possible, initially in the three countries involved in the project.

Project Detail

Country

Regional

Project Number

RG-T2211

Approval Date

April 16, 2013

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

FINANCIAL MARKETS

Subsector

FINANCIAL REGULATION AND SUPERVISION

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 2,000,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 1,150,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 850,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/OC-13779-RG Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/OC-13779-RG
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1482844698-12
Plano de Aquisições - ATN_OC-13779-RG [40238481].XLSX
Published Apr. 12, 2016
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1482844698-11
Plano de Aquisições [38612439].XLSX
Published Feb. 20, 2014
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-2056220512-4314
Convenio - Integração Financeira na América Latina realidades, desafios e propostas estratégicas [37936195].PDF
Published Jul. 30, 2013
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1482844698-13
Documento de CT - RG-T2211 [40242120].PDF
Published Apr. 14, 2016
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