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Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic

The Country Office of the Dominican Republic aims to help the country return to a path of robust economic growth consistent with inclusive and sustainable development with an emphasis on transparency.

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Country Office

The objective of the Bank’s country strategy with the Dominican Republic for the 2021-2024 period is to assist the country in recovering a robust pace of economic growth consistent with inclusive, resilient, and sustainable development. To that end, the IDB Group will focus its actions on three areas:

(i) improvement of public management and fiscal institutional structure;

(ii) sustainable and inclusive productive reactivation; and

(iii) strengthening of human capital. During implementation issues of gender and diversity, climate change adaptation, digitalization, institutional capacity, and rule of law with an emphasis on transparency will be addressed in crosscutting fashion. These areas provide continuity with respect to the IDB Group’s work in the previous strategy period, albeit with a greater emphasis on considerations of productivity gains, inclusiveness, and institutional strengthening.

Katharina B. Falkner-Olmedo Representante país Rep Dominicana. Desarrollo Social - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo - BID
Katharina B. Falkner-Olmedo
Representative
BIDDominicana@iadb.org

 

Our team on the Ground

Address: Calle César Nicolás Penson esquina Calle Leopoldo Navarro Sector Gascue, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, República Dominicana

(T) (1-809) 784-6400

(F) (1-809) 562-2607

Country representation

Executive Director: Mario Alejandro Gaytan Gonzalez

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Ernesto Alejandro Selman Mejia

ELECTED BY: Dominican Republic and Mexico

Total Contribution: 16,800,400

Number of votes: 86,452

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
Multilateral Development Banks Announce Common Principles to Track Nature-Related Finance
DUBAI – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) have published a set of common principles to track nature-positive finance, making it easier for MDBs to implement screening and tracking systems that quantify the volume of finance going to nature...
December 09, 2023
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

Cómo mejorar la calidad del suministro eléctrico en República Dominicana
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Infrastructura para mejorar la educación pública de República Dominicana
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Revitalización de centros históricos: peatonalizando una calle en Santiago de los Caballeros
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Strategy and Projects

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

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 Dominican Republic 2021-2024
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Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
DR-T1288 TRANSPORT Support to the Climate Resilience Program for Bridge Infrastructure in Dominican Republic Preparation
DR-T1283 AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT Diagnostic of institutional and sectorial constraints for agricultural development in DR Preparation
DR-T1286 WATER AND SANITATION Support for the preparation and execution of operation DR-L1165 Preparation
DR-T1291 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Updating the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC-2025) of the Dominican Republic Preparation
DR-O0011 FINANCIAL MARKETS Contingent Loan for Natural Disaster and Public Health Emergencies. Modification Proposal to Resolution and Contract of Loan DR-X1011 Preparation
DR-T1281 OTHER Action Plan C&D 481,946 Implementation
DR-T1279 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Opportunities for the transformation and diversification of the Dominican Republic's productive sector 100,000 Implementation
DR-L1165 WATER AND SANITATION Universal Sanitation Program in Coastal and Tourist Cities II Preparation
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Country Office

The objective of the Bank’s country strategy with the Dominican Republic for the 2021-2024 period is to assist the country in recovering a robust pace of economic growth consistent with inclusive, resilient, and sustainable development. To that end, the IDB Group will focus its actions on three areas:

(i) improvement of public management and fiscal institutional structure;

(ii) sustainable and inclusive productive reactivation; and

(iii) strengthening of human capital. During implementation issues of gender and diversity, climate change adaptation, digitalization, institutional capacity, and rule of law with an emphasis on transparency will be addressed in crosscutting fashion. These areas provide continuity with respect to the IDB Group’s work in the previous strategy period, albeit with a greater emphasis on considerations of productivity gains, inclusiveness, and institutional strengthening.

Katharina B. Falkner-Olmedo Representante país Rep Dominicana. Desarrollo Social - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo - BID
Katharina B. Falkner-Olmedo
Representative
BIDDominicana@iadb.org

 

Our team on the Ground

Address: Calle César Nicolás Penson esquina Calle Leopoldo Navarro Sector Gascue, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, República Dominicana

(T) (1-809) 784-6400

(F) (1-809) 562-2607

Country representation

Executive Director: Mario Alejandro Gaytan Gonzalez

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Ernesto Alejandro Selman Mejia

ELECTED BY: Dominican Republic and Mexico

Total Contribution: 16,800,400

Number of votes: 86,452

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
Multilateral Development Banks Announce Common Principles to Track Nature-Related Finance
DUBAI – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) have published a set of common principles to track nature-positive finance, making it easier for MDBs to implement screening and tracking systems that quantify the volume of finance going to nature...
December 09, 2023
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

Cómo mejorar la calidad del suministro eléctrico en República Dominicana
Learn More
Cómo Inapa mejoró la vida de los dominicanos invirtiendo en agua potable y saneamiento
Learn More
¿Cómo la infraestructura ayuda a mejorar la competitividad de un país?
Learn More
Infrastructura para mejorar la educación pública de República Dominicana
Learn More
Cómo aumentar el acceso al agua potable en República Dominicana
Learn More
Revitalización de centros históricos: peatonalizando una calle en Santiago de los Caballeros
Learn More
Strategy and Projects

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

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

hands
IDB Country Strategy with Dominican Republic 2021-2024
Download
Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
DR-T1288 TRANSPORT Support to the Climate Resilience Program for Bridge Infrastructure in Dominican Republic Preparation
DR-T1283 AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT Diagnostic of institutional and sectorial constraints for agricultural development in DR Preparation
DR-T1286 WATER AND SANITATION Support for the preparation and execution of operation DR-L1165 Preparation
DR-T1291 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Updating the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC-2025) of the Dominican Republic Preparation
DR-O0011 FINANCIAL MARKETS Contingent Loan for Natural Disaster and Public Health Emergencies. Modification Proposal to Resolution and Contract of Loan DR-X1011 Preparation
DR-T1281 OTHER Action Plan C&D 481,946 Implementation
DR-T1279 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Opportunities for the transformation and diversification of the Dominican Republic's productive sector 100,000 Implementation
DR-L1165 WATER AND SANITATION Universal Sanitation Program in Coastal and Tourist Cities II Preparation
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