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Colombia

The Country Office of Colombia supports the policy areas that contribute to achieving the long-term vision of transforming Colombia into a high-income country with social mobility, aligned with the current National Development Plan (PND), which prioritizes institution-strengthening, inclusive economic growth based on higher productivity, and poverty reduction and social development.

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Country Office

The IDB Group's Strategy with Colombia 2019-2022 is structured in three strategic pillars:

(i) increase the productivity of the economy;

(ii) improve the effectiveness of public management; 

(iii) promote social mobility and consolidate the middle class.

The strategy will support cross-cutting challenges related to immigration; gender, diversity and disability; climate change; digital economy; and economic integration. 

Representante de Colombia
Ramiro López-Ghio
Representative
BIDColombia@iadb.org

 

Our team on the Ground

Address: Carrera 7 N 71-21, Torre B Piso 19. Edificio Avenida Chile, Bogotá, Colombia

Mailing Address: Carrera 7 N 71-21, Torre B Piso 19. Edificio Avenida Chile, Bogotá, Colombia

(T) (57) 601-325-7000

Country representation

Executive Director: Roy Alejandro Barreras Cortes

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Michel Canta

ELECTED BY: Colombia and Peru

Total Contribution: 92,244,800

Number of votes: 442,130

of the institution's ownership

IDB and World Bank: No Time to Waste to Address Learning Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean
-Three in four 15-year-olds in Latin American countries are unable to demonstrate foundational math skills; more than one in two cannot meet reading skills.  -This sends a loud alarm signal on the future employment prospects of a large number of young people across the region and subsequent effects...
March 04, 2024
IDB Group Presents Projects in Chile to US Treasury Secretary
The Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Group) presented sustainable infrastructure and innovation projects in Chile’s Antofagasta Region to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen during her visit to the country to deepen bilateral economic relations between the United States and Chile.
March 02, 2024
IDB Supports Colombia in Increasing the Number of Students Who Complete Higher Education
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved an $81.5 million loan to increase the percentage of students accessing and graduating from higher education in Colombia.    The program will adopt strategies to promote the transition from secondary to higher education, strengthen student retention...
January 31, 2024
Feb 26, 2024
EconNet: Becoming Legible to the State: The Role of Identification and Collection Capacity in Tax Compliance
07:00 AM - 08:30 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
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.

Videos available in Spanish

Colombia: Conoce una de las historias de desarrollo y crecimiento en la región Andina
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Presentación de la publicación “Nuevos horizontes de transformación productiva en la Región Andina"
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Strategy and Projects

Colombia is one of the founding member countries of the IDB. Like all the shareholders, Colombia 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., Colombia is represented by a chair on the Board of Executive Directors. The chair, shared with Peru, is headed by an Executive Director, who is elected to a three-year term by the Governors of Colombia and Peru.

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IDB Group Country Strategy with Colombia 2019 – 2022
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Extension of the Transition Period of the Country Strategy with Colombia
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Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
CO-L1303 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS GAIA: Transforming waste into resources through an integrated circular economy an integral circular economy Preparation
CO-T1746 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Promotion of women's bio-economy initiatives in the Colombian Amazon 400,000 Preparation
CO-G1054 AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT Strengthening of agricultural production processes in the department of Putumayo 839,843 Preparation
CO-T1759 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Technical and logistical support for the preparation and execution of the CBD's COP16 in Colombia Preparation
CO-T1744 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Climate action at the subnational level in line with Colombia's NDC and LTS 450,000 Preparation
CO-T1736 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Caquetá Native Species Seed Bank 1,251,733 Implementation
CO-G1051 REGIONAL INTEGRATION Productive and commercial strengthening of the artisanal wool weaving process of the indigenous women of Cumbal, Nariño 270,000 Preparation
CO-L1295 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Science, Technology and Innovation for Productive Transformation Program 10,000,000 Preparation
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Country Office

The IDB Group's Strategy with Colombia 2019-2022 is structured in three strategic pillars:

(i) increase the productivity of the economy;

(ii) improve the effectiveness of public management; 

(iii) promote social mobility and consolidate the middle class.

The strategy will support cross-cutting challenges related to immigration; gender, diversity and disability; climate change; digital economy; and economic integration. 

Representante de Colombia
Ramiro López-Ghio
Representative
BIDColombia@iadb.org

 

Our team on the Ground

Address: Carrera 7 N 71-21, Torre B Piso 19. Edificio Avenida Chile, Bogotá, Colombia

Mailing Address: Carrera 7 N 71-21, Torre B Piso 19. Edificio Avenida Chile, Bogotá, Colombia

(T) (57) 601-325-7000

Country representation

Executive Director: Roy Alejandro Barreras Cortes

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Michel Canta

ELECTED BY: Colombia and Peru

Total Contribution: 92,244,800

Number of votes: 442,130

of the institution's ownership

IDB and World Bank: No Time to Waste to Address Learning Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean
-Three in four 15-year-olds in Latin American countries are unable to demonstrate foundational math skills; more than one in two cannot meet reading skills.  -This sends a loud alarm signal on the future employment prospects of a large number of young people across the region and subsequent effects...
March 04, 2024
IDB Group Presents Projects in Chile to US Treasury Secretary
The Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Group) presented sustainable infrastructure and innovation projects in Chile’s Antofagasta Region to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen during her visit to the country to deepen bilateral economic relations between the United States and Chile.
March 02, 2024
IDB Supports Colombia in Increasing the Number of Students Who Complete Higher Education
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved an $81.5 million loan to increase the percentage of students accessing and graduating from higher education in Colombia.    The program will adopt strategies to promote the transition from secondary to higher education, strengthen student retention...
January 31, 2024
Feb 26, 2024
EconNet: Becoming Legible to the State: The Role of Identification and Collection Capacity in Tax Compliance
07:00 AM - 08:30 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
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.

Videos available in Spanish

Colombia: Conoce una de las historias de desarrollo y crecimiento en la región Andina
Learn More
Presentación de la publicación “Nuevos horizontes de transformación productiva en la Región Andina"
Learn More
Strategy and Projects

Colombia is one of the founding member countries of the IDB. Like all the shareholders, Colombia 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., Colombia is represented by a chair on the Board of Executive Directors. The chair, shared with Peru, is headed by an Executive Director, who is elected to a three-year term by the Governors of Colombia and Peru.

hands
IDB Group Country Strategy with Colombia 2019 – 2022
Download
hands
Extension of the Transition Period of the Country Strategy with Colombia
Download
Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
CO-L1303 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS GAIA: Transforming waste into resources through an integrated circular economy an integral circular economy Preparation
CO-T1746 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Promotion of women's bio-economy initiatives in the Colombian Amazon 400,000 Preparation
CO-G1054 AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT Strengthening of agricultural production processes in the department of Putumayo 839,843 Preparation
CO-T1759 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Technical and logistical support for the preparation and execution of the CBD's COP16 in Colombia Preparation
CO-T1744 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Climate action at the subnational level in line with Colombia's NDC and LTS 450,000 Preparation
CO-T1736 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Caquetá Native Species Seed Bank 1,251,733 Implementation
CO-G1051 REGIONAL INTEGRATION Productive and commercial strengthening of the artisanal wool weaving process of the indigenous women of Cumbal, Nariño 270,000 Preparation
CO-L1295 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Science, Technology and Innovation for Productive Transformation Program 10,000,000 Preparation
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