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Environmental Protection in Mining Areas
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Project Detail

Country

Ecuador

Project Number

TC9006249

Approval Date

November 15, 1990

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

-

Subsector

-

Lending Instrument

-

Lending Instrument Code

-

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

-

Total Cost

USD 30,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 30,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/SF-3581-EC Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Fund for Special Operations Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/SF-3581-EC
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Fund for Special Operations
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
Publications
Published 2022
From Wells to Wealth? Government Transfers and Human Capital
To study the causal impact of oil royalties on human capital, we exploit quasi-experimental variation arising from a law in Ecuador that transfers resources to municipalities regardless of their oil-producing status. We find that royalties increase the likelihood of students completing primary and secondary education. Students reaching high school are also more likely to pass and excel on the exit exam. Furthermore, schools are more likely to remain open, increase their size, and become more road-accessible. However, the likelihood of students pursuing higher education decreases as they face steeper opportunity costs when labor demand increases.
Blogs
Published 2023
Los beneficios de un enfoque “macro” en la evaluación estratégica de impactos en sistemas ambientales y sociales sensibles
El Gran Chaco Americano es la segunda región boscosa más extensa del continente, luego de la selva amazónica. Su superficie está distribuida entre Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia y una pequeña porción en Brasil. La conservación de esta zona es de vital importancia, dada su alta diversidad de flora y fauna, con varias especies amenazadas, así como
Publications
Published 2022
New Products, New Markets: Dragon Fruit in Ecuador
Expanding incomes in Asian countries and changes in fresh-fruit value chains have created an important niche for producers of dragon fruit. Ecuadorean producers have responded and taken advantage of these evolving opportunities and market dynamism. By customizing their products to the specific demands of target markets and complying with the standards imposed by modern buyers, Ecuadorian exporters of dragon fruit demonstrate how challenges related to and opportunities in agri-food markets evolution can be met. This study documents the development of the dragon fruit market in Ecuador, with a special emphasis on the analysis of its value chain. The study additionally identifies and analyzes the main drivers of the success of the production and exports of the fruit and examines the main challenges and needs for improved public policies to promote sustainable growth of the sector. Findings are complemented with interviews conducted with the principal actors in the Ecuadorian dragon fruit industry, as well as a case study that involves several relatively recently formed dragon fruit-producing companies in the Amazon region of the country.
Publications
Published 2022
Strategies to Strengthen Ecuador's High-Value Cacao Value Chain
Since the early nineteenth century, cacao has been an important export earner for Ecuador. Today the importance of this sector remains, as Ecuador is the main producer and exporter of Fine and Flavor cacao worldwide. Motivated by the main transformations of the global food systems and the increasing demand for multidimensional credence attributes, this study examines the present state of Ecuador's cacao industry, identifies areas of opportunity, and discusses how the private and public sectors can work together to meet existing and emerging challenges. Findings are supported by interviews conducted with the principal actors in the Ecuadorian cacao industry and two case studies. The first case study focuses on how associativity can help cacao farmers producing high-quality beans to differentiate themselves and succeed in modern agri-food markets. The second case study explores the success of a local chocolate firm and its links with local cacao farmers. Findings suggest that market trends have created new business opportunities for cacao producers and chocolate processors. These opportunities are most open to firms who can personalize and differentiate their products, for example, through the use of quality certifications such as organic, fair trade, reduced carbon load, etc. More importantly, market developments are driving exporters to enhance the performance of cacao value chains in the country, but the sector requires coordination to capture reputation and credence-based demands for the local cacao.
Blogs
Published 2020
Una mirada a la gestión de riesgos ambientales y sociales en proyectos del BID
La sostenibilidad de los proyectos financiados por el BID implica gestionar adecuadamente riesgos ambientales y sociales. Uno de nuestros mandatos es, en la medida de lo posible, usar los sistemas nacionales para la gestión de nuestros proyectos. Para ello, nuestro trabajo también consiste en asegurarnos de que las agencias ejecutoras estén capacitadas para encargarse de
Blogs
Published 2021
Ciudades Amazónicas del Ecuador: Desafíos y Oportunidades para un Urbanismo Sostenible
Con motivo de la celebración esta semana del Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente queremos acercarnos a uno de los mayores tesoros de América Latina y Caribe: la Amazonía. Con sus 7 millones de km2 de extensión, la Amazonía forma parte de nueve países, siendo Ecuador uno de ellos. La Amazonía ecuatoriana tiene una extensión de
Blogs
Published 2023
Seguridad Alimentaria Urbana: ¿Cómo conectar los sistemas alimentarios de nuestras ciudades?
¿Alguna vez has pensado en el recorrido que sigue la comida desde el campo hasta tu mercado? Esto es conocido como el sistema de abastecimiento y distribución de alimentos, y está compuesto por seis etapas: origen, transformación, almacenamiento/conservación, transporte-distribución, venta y consumo. Las ciudades tienen un rol protagonista en la mayor parte de ellas, por
Publications
Published 2022
Are the Berries Ripe?: Export Potential for Ecuador's Blackberry Production
Blackberry production has been common for decades in Ecuador''s inter-Andean valleys, but a fresh or processed export industry has not emerged despite export successes experienced in neighboring countries. This case study examines the potential for expansion of blackberry export market and identifies several key barriers: low volume of production for export, phytosanitary and other obstacles constraining production at scale, lack of support services from the public sector, and lack of an organizational presence for producers seeking alternative markets. While production of blackberry is relatively high, and markets and an export window exist, Ecuadors industry needs vision and leadership for a viable export industry to emerge.
Blogs
Published 2024
Cómo la seguridad de tenencia de tierras empodera a pequeñas agricultoras y aumenta la seguridad alimentaria: el caso de Ecuador
Los pequeños agricultores de los países en desarrollo de todo el mundo, se enfrentan a numerosas barreras para aumentar su productividad agrícola y escapar del ciclo de pobreza e inseguridad alimentaria. En América Latina y el Caribe, 247,8 millones de personas o el 37,4% de la población experimentan inseguridad alimentaria, lo cual implica que las
Blogs
Published 2023
Hackathon en agua y saneamiento: Prestador – Emprendedor 2023
Este Hackathon está dirigido a todos aquellos jóvenes emprendedores de Córdoba (Argentina), Quito (Ecuador) y Querétaro (México) que tengan ideas brillantes para mejorar el abastecimiento de agua y saneamiento en estos países. ¡No te lo pierdas! Escrito por Luis Roberti Pérez El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) con el objetivo de impulsar el desarrollo y
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