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Private Education in Latin America

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

December 3, 1999

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument


Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification


Total Cost

USD 200,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 50,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 150,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/SF-6786-RG Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Fund for Special Operations Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/SF-6786-RG
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Fund for Special Operations
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
Plan of Operations - Private Education in Latin America - Serving National Goals for Human Resources Development.pdf
Published Jan. 10, 2022

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