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Bolivia

The Country Office of Bolivia supports issues associated with gender equity and diversity inclusion, climate change and environmental sustainability, and institutional capacity and rule of law.

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The IDB in Bolivia has been a key development partner for more than six decades. The Country Strategy with Bolivia for the period 2022-2025 is a roadmap that will allow to continue supporting the country facing the challenges identified in the Economic and Social Development Plan 2021-2025. The Country Strategy identifies three priority pillars: Economic Reconstruction and Boosting Productivity, Productive Diversification, and Inclusive and Sustainable Social Development. These integral axes will allow to endure assisting issues of proven trajectory and impact of the IDB in Bolivia, such as employment, water and sanitation, energy, health, and transportation, among others, and to provide technical or financial support in emerging areas of priority for the country. Additionally, and as cross-cutting axes to all the priority pillars and activities of the Bank, a focus is paid on issues of Gender and Diversity, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, and Institutional Capacity and the Rule of Law.  

Julia Johannsen
Julia Johannsen
Representative
BIDBolivia@iadb.org

 

Our team on the Ground

Address: Av. 6 de Agosto 2818, entre calles Cordero y Clavijo, La Paz, Bolivia

Mailing Address: Casilla # 12954, La Paz, Bolivia

(T) (591) 2217-7700

(F) (591-2)291-3003

Country representation

Executive Director: Mario Alberto Guillen Suarez

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Viviana Andrea Garay Estepa

ELECTED BY: Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay

Total Contribution: 25,202,500

Number of votes: 129,428

of the institution's ownership

Bolivia to Enhance Energy Efficiency of Street Lighting Systems with IDB Support
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $35 million loan to Bolivia to finance a program to make the country's public lighting systems more energy efficient. The program will benefit over 800,000 people in participating municipalities by improving the quality and efficiency of public...
February 12, 2024
IDB to Launch Art Exhibit: Amazonia: A BioCreativity Hub
The exhibit, a collective call to action to protect the Amazon, will show how nature inspires artistic production in the region The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will open the Amazonia: A BioCreativity Hub art exhibition on January 23. During the inauguration, the artist Olinda Silvano, an...
January 16, 2024
Bolivia Drives Sustainable Urban Development in La Paz and El Alto, with IDB Support
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million loan to Bolivia to advance comprehensive and sustainable urban development in the cities of La Paz and El Alto by creating a system of new quality public spaces. The two cities form the La Paz-El Alto metropolitan area, the largest...
December 06, 2023
Jul 18, 2024
The Win-Win of Unbranded Generic Drugs Substitution: The Chile and Dominican Republic cases
06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
United States - Washington, D.C.
Mar 13, 2024
Launch of Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2024
06:00 AM - 07:25 AM
Mar 25, 2024
EconNet: Bureaucratic Nepotism
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
United States - Washington, D.C.

Videos available only in Spanish

Bolivia: Conoce una de las historias de desarrollo y crecimiento en la región Andina
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Mejoramos vidas en Bolivia facilitando el acceso a empleos de calidad.
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BID Conversa Agua, Riego y Saneamiento – Transformando la gestión del agua – Cristina Mecerreyes
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La vida después de la luz, proyecto de electrificación rural en Cerro San Simón, Bolivia
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BID Conversa El Futuro del Empleo – Entrevista a Daniel Nosiglia Piloto Motociclista
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Strategy and Projects

Bolivia is one of the founding member countries of the IDB. Like all the shareholders, Bolivia appoints a Governor, who represents the country on the Board of Governors. 

For day-to-day business at the Bank's Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Bolivia is represented by a chair on the Board of Executive Directors. The chair, shared with  Paaguay and Uruguay , is headed by an Executive Director, who is elected to a three-year term by the Governors of Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay. 

Country strategies remain valid for one year beyond the stated period, as they remain active throughout the preparation of the following strategy.    

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IDB Country Strategy with Bolivia (2022-2025)
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Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
BO-L1239 TRANSPORT Sustainable Territorial Connectivity Program for Bolivia I Preparation
BO-T1440 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Support to labor workforce training in Bolivia Preparation
BO-L1237 WATER AND SANITATION Comprehensive Water and Sanitation Program in urban areas of Bolivia 150,000,000 Preparation
BO-T1436 WATER AND SANITATION Support for the Preparation and Implementation of the Comprehensive Water and Sanitation Program in urban areas of Bolivia Preparation
BO-T1447 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Support Bolivia's agenda on Gender and Diversity Preparation
BO-L1240 TRANSPORT Mi Teleférico Urban Mobility and Environmental and Financial Sustainability Program Preparation
BO-O0010 FINANCIAL MARKETS Contingent Loan for Natural Disaster and Public Health Emergencies Preparation
BO-L1238 ENERGY Investment Program for the Energy Transition of the Bolivian Northern Amazon Preparation
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Country Office

The IDB in Bolivia has been a key development partner for more than six decades. The Country Strategy with Bolivia for the period 2022-2025 is a roadmap that will allow to continue supporting the country facing the challenges identified in the Economic and Social Development Plan 2021-2025. The Country Strategy identifies three priority pillars: Economic Reconstruction and Boosting Productivity, Productive Diversification, and Inclusive and Sustainable Social Development. These integral axes will allow to endure assisting issues of proven trajectory and impact of the IDB in Bolivia, such as employment, water and sanitation, energy, health, and transportation, among others, and to provide technical or financial support in emerging areas of priority for the country. Additionally, and as cross-cutting axes to all the priority pillars and activities of the Bank, a focus is paid on issues of Gender and Diversity, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, and Institutional Capacity and the Rule of Law.  

Julia Johannsen
Julia Johannsen
Representative
BIDBolivia@iadb.org

 

Our team on the Ground

Address: Av. 6 de Agosto 2818, entre calles Cordero y Clavijo, La Paz, Bolivia

Mailing Address: Casilla # 12954, La Paz, Bolivia

(T) (591) 2217-7700

(F) (591-2)291-3003

Country representation

Executive Director: Mario Alberto Guillen Suarez

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Viviana Andrea Garay Estepa

ELECTED BY: Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay

Total Contribution: 25,202,500

Number of votes: 129,428

of the institution's ownership

Bolivia to Enhance Energy Efficiency of Street Lighting Systems with IDB Support
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $35 million loan to Bolivia to finance a program to make the country's public lighting systems more energy efficient. The program will benefit over 800,000 people in participating municipalities by improving the quality and efficiency of public...
February 12, 2024
IDB to Launch Art Exhibit: Amazonia: A BioCreativity Hub
The exhibit, a collective call to action to protect the Amazon, will show how nature inspires artistic production in the region The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will open the Amazonia: A BioCreativity Hub art exhibition on January 23. During the inauguration, the artist Olinda Silvano, an...
January 16, 2024
Bolivia Drives Sustainable Urban Development in La Paz and El Alto, with IDB Support
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million loan to Bolivia to advance comprehensive and sustainable urban development in the cities of La Paz and El Alto by creating a system of new quality public spaces. The two cities form the La Paz-El Alto metropolitan area, the largest...
December 06, 2023
Jul 18, 2024
The Win-Win of Unbranded Generic Drugs Substitution: The Chile and Dominican Republic cases
06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
United States - Washington, D.C.
Mar 13, 2024
Launch of Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2024
06:00 AM - 07:25 AM
Mar 25, 2024
EconNet: Bureaucratic Nepotism
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
United States - Washington, D.C.

Videos available only in Spanish

Bolivia: Conoce una de las historias de desarrollo y crecimiento en la región Andina
Learn More
Mejoramos vidas en Bolivia facilitando el acceso a empleos de calidad.
Learn More
BID Conversa Agua, Riego y Saneamiento – Transformando la gestión del agua – Cristina Mecerreyes
Learn More
La vida después de la luz, proyecto de electrificación rural en Cerro San Simón, Bolivia
Learn More
BID Conversa El Futuro del Empleo – Entrevista a Daniel Nosiglia Piloto Motociclista
Learn More
Strategy and Projects

Bolivia is one of the founding member countries of the IDB. Like all the shareholders, Bolivia appoints a Governor, who represents the country on the Board of Governors. 

For day-to-day business at the Bank's Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Bolivia is represented by a chair on the Board of Executive Directors. The chair, shared with  Paaguay and Uruguay , is headed by an Executive Director, who is elected to a three-year term by the Governors of Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay. 

Country strategies remain valid for one year beyond the stated period, as they remain active throughout the preparation of the following strategy.    

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IDB Country Strategy with Bolivia (2022-2025)
Download
Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
BO-L1239 TRANSPORT Sustainable Territorial Connectivity Program for Bolivia I Preparation
BO-T1440 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Support to labor workforce training in Bolivia Preparation
BO-L1237 WATER AND SANITATION Comprehensive Water and Sanitation Program in urban areas of Bolivia 150,000,000 Preparation
BO-T1436 WATER AND SANITATION Support for the Preparation and Implementation of the Comprehensive Water and Sanitation Program in urban areas of Bolivia Preparation
BO-T1447 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Support Bolivia's agenda on Gender and Diversity Preparation
BO-L1240 TRANSPORT Mi Teleférico Urban Mobility and Environmental and Financial Sustainability Program Preparation
BO-O0010 FINANCIAL MARKETS Contingent Loan for Natural Disaster and Public Health Emergencies Preparation
BO-L1238 ENERGY Investment Program for the Energy Transition of the Bolivian Northern Amazon Preparation
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