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E-Commerce Pilot Program for Handcrafts
The general objective is to enhance the marketing of craft and specific agricultural products of small-scale grass-roots producer groups and organizations, helping to improve their competitiveness, optimizing existing commercial relationships, and diversifying their markets. The specific objectives are: (i) operation of a pilot program to introduce new commercial tools based on digital images and electronic catalogues that allow for more profitable marketing; and (ii) strengthening the beneficiaries' entrepreneurial capacity and improving the quality and presentation of the products to be marketed. The project is organized into the following two components: (i) a pilot program for introducing an e-commerce platform that will make it possible to implement modem marketing systems, and the training needed for the executing agency and participating grass-roots organizations/producer groups to use those systems effectively, and (ii) advice on business management and improvements in product quality and presentation, including technical assistance and training services for beneficiaries in the areas of production and technological innovation, business management, and product processing and packaging, among others.

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

December 22, 2000

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument

Instrumento del Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones

Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification


Total Cost

USD 585,600.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 175,680.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 409,920.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/ME-7300-EC Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Multilateral Investment Fund II (MIF) - Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/ME-7300-EC
  • 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
Donors memorandum for MIF project TC0007041 - ATN_ME-7300-EC [1802832].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999
Procurement Plan [333310].DOC
Published Dec. 31, 1999
Other Documents
Elegibility memorandum for MIF project TC0007041 - ATN_ME-7300-EC [1810347].PDF
Published Dec. 31, 1999

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