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Guatemala

The Country Office of Guatemala seeks to contribute to the strengthening of public institutions, the closing of social gaps in vulnerable groups, as well as the promotion of the private sector to achieve greater, more inclusive, and sustainable growth. This is done under a gender and diversity perspective, addressing climate change, and embracing digital transformation.

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Country Office

The objective of the IDB Group country strategy 2021-2024 is to contribute to the reversal of the social deterioration in Guatemala, worsened by the pandemic, and to stronger economic growth based on criteria of inclusion and environmental sustainability. To support this objective, the IDB Group proposes three priority areas to be addressed through dialogue, programming, and the portfolio:

(i) institution-strengthening;

(ii) improvement of basic service delivery to the most vulnerable population; and

(iii) promotion of the private sector for stronger, more inclusive, and sustainable growth. The cross-cutting themes will be gender and diversity, digital transformation, and climate change and natural disasters. The themes of institutional capacity, rule of law, and transparency and integrity will be addressed mainly in the first pillar, and on a crosscutting basis in the other.

Ignez – Tristao Representante país Guatemala Desarrollo Sostenible - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo - BID
Ignez M. Tristao
Representative
BIDGuatemala@iadb.org

Our team on the Ground

Address: 3era Avenida 13 -78, Zona 10 Torre Citigroup - 10o. Nivel,Ciudad de Guatemala,Guatemala

Mailing Address: Apartado Postal Nº 935, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

(T) (502) 2327-4300

(F) (502) 2379-9301

Country representation

Executive Director: Eddy Roberto Carpio Sam

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Karen Cis

ELECTED BY: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua

Total Contribution: 11,700,900

Number of votes: 64,649

of the institution's ownership

Costa Rica and Panama Inaugurate Innovative Border Crossing Backed by the IDB
The presidents of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, and of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, today inaugurated the Integrated Control Center in Paso Canoas, Costa Rica, which will process the crossing of goods and people entering the country from Panama. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provided...
February 20, 2024
IDB and Its Governors for Central America and Dominican Republic Discuss Common Goals
ANTIGUA, Guatemala – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) held a high-level dialogue during the 37th meeting of governors of IDB member countries of the Central American isthmus and the Dominican Republic on February 5-6 in Antigua, Guatemala. The gathering with ministers of finance and economy...
February 06, 2024
37th Meeting of Governors of the Central American Isthmus and the Dominican Republic in Guatemala
(Speech as prepared for delivery, translated from the original Spanish)His Excellency Mr. Bernardo Arévalo, President of the Republic of Guatemala;Distinguished Governors and Heads of Delegation;  Members of participating Delegations;  Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank and...
February 05, 2024
Mar 13, 2024
Revisiting the Unsolicited Proposals mechanism and its contribution to infrastructure development: The challenge of innovation, efficiency, and international best practices.
04:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Chile - Other
Mar 14, 2024
Code4Dev: Learn to deploy the opensource tool SunScanIDB
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
United States - Washington, D.C.
Feb 29, 2024
Report presentation: Agrifood trade in Latin America and the Caribbean
05:00 AM - 06:30 AM

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Strategy and Projects

Guatemala is one of the founding member countries of the IDB. Like all the shareholders, Guatemala 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., Guatemala is represented by a chair on the Board of Executive Directors. The chair, shared with El SalvadorCosta RicaBelizeHonduras and Nicaragua, is headed by an Executive Director, who is elected to a three-year term by the Governors of Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

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 Guatemala 2021-2024
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Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
GU-L1192 ENERGY Last Mile Electricity Infrastructure Program Preparation
GU-T1354 OTHER Action Plan C&D 574,560 Implementation
GU-T1349 HEALTH Innovation and Artificial Intelligence in the Service of Mental Health and Well-Being in Guatemala 494,702 Implementation
GU-T1353 REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE Fiscal Policy for Climate Change 500,000 Preparation
GU-T1348 WATER AND SANITATION Support to the sustainability of the Water and Sanitation services built through the Water and Sanitation Program for Human Development - Phase I 500,000 Implementation
GU-G1019 HEALTH Innovation and Artificial Intelligence in the Service of Mental Health and Well-Being in Guatemala 505,298 Implementation
GU-T1346 AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT Strengthening of value chains and local enterprises in San Mateo Ixtatán 500,000 Implementation
GU-T1351 REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE Capacity Building for the Management of Non-Reimbursable International Cooperation of the SEGEPLAN of Guatemala, Phase I 50,000 Implementation
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Country Office

The objective of the IDB Group country strategy 2021-2024 is to contribute to the reversal of the social deterioration in Guatemala, worsened by the pandemic, and to stronger economic growth based on criteria of inclusion and environmental sustainability. To support this objective, the IDB Group proposes three priority areas to be addressed through dialogue, programming, and the portfolio:

(i) institution-strengthening;

(ii) improvement of basic service delivery to the most vulnerable population; and

(iii) promotion of the private sector for stronger, more inclusive, and sustainable growth. The cross-cutting themes will be gender and diversity, digital transformation, and climate change and natural disasters. The themes of institutional capacity, rule of law, and transparency and integrity will be addressed mainly in the first pillar, and on a crosscutting basis in the other.

Ignez – Tristao Representante país Guatemala Desarrollo Sostenible - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo - BID
Ignez M. Tristao
Representative
BIDGuatemala@iadb.org

Our team on the Ground

Address: 3era Avenida 13 -78, Zona 10 Torre Citigroup - 10o. Nivel,Ciudad de Guatemala,Guatemala

Mailing Address: Apartado Postal Nº 935, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

(T) (502) 2327-4300

(F) (502) 2379-9301

Country representation

Executive Director: Eddy Roberto Carpio Sam

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Karen Cis

ELECTED BY: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua

Total Contribution: 11,700,900

Number of votes: 64,649

of the institution's ownership

Costa Rica and Panama Inaugurate Innovative Border Crossing Backed by the IDB
The presidents of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, and of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, today inaugurated the Integrated Control Center in Paso Canoas, Costa Rica, which will process the crossing of goods and people entering the country from Panama. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provided...
February 20, 2024
IDB and Its Governors for Central America and Dominican Republic Discuss Common Goals
ANTIGUA, Guatemala – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) held a high-level dialogue during the 37th meeting of governors of IDB member countries of the Central American isthmus and the Dominican Republic on February 5-6 in Antigua, Guatemala. The gathering with ministers of finance and economy...
February 06, 2024
37th Meeting of Governors of the Central American Isthmus and the Dominican Republic in Guatemala
(Speech as prepared for delivery, translated from the original Spanish)His Excellency Mr. Bernardo Arévalo, President of the Republic of Guatemala;Distinguished Governors and Heads of Delegation;  Members of participating Delegations;  Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank and...
February 05, 2024
Mar 13, 2024
Revisiting the Unsolicited Proposals mechanism and its contribution to infrastructure development: The challenge of innovation, efficiency, and international best practices.
04:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Chile - Other
Mar 14, 2024
Code4Dev: Learn to deploy the opensource tool SunScanIDB
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
United States - Washington, D.C.
Feb 29, 2024
Report presentation: Agrifood trade in Latin America and the Caribbean
05:00 AM - 06:30 AM

Videos available in Spanish

Integración y gobernanza: ¿cuál será el futuro de América Latina y el Caribe en el 2030?
Learn More
¿Qué significa mejorar vidas en América Latina y el Caribe? Desarrollo de impacto con sello BID
Learn More
¿Cuáles son los ejes para una integración regional inteligente, sostenible e inclusiva?
Learn More
Strategy and Projects

Guatemala is one of the founding member countries of the IDB. Like all the shareholders, Guatemala 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., Guatemala is represented by a chair on the Board of Executive Directors. The chair, shared with El SalvadorCosta RicaBelizeHonduras and Nicaragua, is headed by an Executive Director, who is elected to a three-year term by the Governors of Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

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 Guatemala 2021-2024
Download
Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
GU-L1192 ENERGY Last Mile Electricity Infrastructure Program Preparation
GU-T1354 OTHER Action Plan C&D 574,560 Implementation
GU-T1349 HEALTH Innovation and Artificial Intelligence in the Service of Mental Health and Well-Being in Guatemala 494,702 Implementation
GU-T1353 REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE Fiscal Policy for Climate Change 500,000 Preparation
GU-T1348 WATER AND SANITATION Support to the sustainability of the Water and Sanitation services built through the Water and Sanitation Program for Human Development - Phase I 500,000 Implementation
GU-G1019 HEALTH Innovation and Artificial Intelligence in the Service of Mental Health and Well-Being in Guatemala 505,298 Implementation
GU-T1346 AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT Strengthening of value chains and local enterprises in San Mateo Ixtatán 500,000 Implementation
GU-T1351 REFORM / MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE Capacity Building for the Management of Non-Reimbursable International Cooperation of the SEGEPLAN of Guatemala, Phase I 50,000 Implementation
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