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Nicaragua

The Country Office of Nicaragua focuses on initiatives to improve the Energy, Transportation, Early Childhood Development, and Health sectors paying particular attention to rural zones in which poverty is concentrated and where there is potential to develop production chains.

Vista panorámica de la ciudad colonial de granada. Nicaragua - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo - BID 
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The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is a strategic partner for vulnerable territories and populations in Nicaragua. Our active portfolio includes 7 operations totaling $464 million and 25 technical cooperation projects worth $14.4 million, focusing on improving access and quality of services in health, water and sanitation, energy, transportation, and financial markets. 

Although no Country Strategy has been in place since 2019, the IDB maintains a permanent technical dialogue with Nicaragua through the execution of projects in the portfolio. In recent years, we have achieved:

(i) expanding the paved road network by 1,800 km and constructing new bridges totaling 2,500 meters. Approximately 900 km of roads and 1,500 meters of bridges are directly related to IDB operations, benefiting 3.8 million inhabitants in rural and vulnerable areas;

(ii) building and equipping 3 main border checkpoints with modern infrastructure and a coordinated border management model;

(iii) providing access to sanitation and treatment plants for 10,000 families, and connecting over 1,000 families to the national water supply system; and

(iv) improving maternal and child care in rural communities, assisting 24,000 women with institutional childbirth, and expanding healthcare coverage through the construction of maternity homes, health centers, and regional hospitals. 

Shirley Cañete Representante país Nicaragua. Desarrollo económico e inclusión - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo - BID
Shirley Margarita Canete Romero
Representative
cofcni@iadb.org

 

Our Team on The Ground

Address: Edificio BID Boulevard Jean Paul Genie, de la Rotonda 970 mts al oeste (M/D) Managua, Nicaragua

Mailing Address: Apartado Postal Nº 2512 Managua, Nicaragua

(T) (505-2) 264-9080

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: 11,568,200

Number of votes: 64,649

of the institution's ownership

Multilateral Development Banks Announce Common Principles to Track Nature-Related Finance
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December 09, 2023
COP28: International Support Grows for Channeling IMF Special Drawing Rights Through Multilateral Development Banks
Governments of France, Japan, Spain and the UK express support for use of hybrid SDR instrument  to provide development resources to countries in need in Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean.  IMF staff confirms reserve asset status of the innovative solution by the African Development Bank and...
December 08, 2023
The IDB launches clean hydrogen certification system and sponsors decarbonization declaration for heavy industry
At the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) committed to expediting decarbonization by endorsing the "Decarbonizing LAC" (available in Spanish) declaration for heavy industry and introducing CertHiLAC, a certification system for clean and...
December 08, 2023
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

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

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 Nicaragua
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Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
NI-T1329 OTHER Action Plan C&D 771,177 Implementation
NI-T1318 EDUCATION School Committee Training in Nutrition 1,078,000 Implementation
NI-T1321 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Enhancing Nicaragua’s Climate Governance Framework 687,758 Implementation
NI-T1320 EDUCATION Differentiated instruction to close learning gaps across gender and diverse backgrounds 660,000 Implementation
NI-T1316 OTHER Multidimensional analysis of infrastructure and services with a resilient approach in vulnerable areas 450,000 Implementation
NI-T1314 HEALTH Strategy to Improve the State of Child Nutrition in the Vulnerable Population of Nicaragua. 200,000 Implementation
NI-T1315 OTHER Reducing developing gaps of migrant's communities of origins 400,000 Implementation
NI-T1317 WATER AND SANITATION Support to the Solid Waste Sector in Nicaragua 200,000 Implementation
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Country Office

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is a strategic partner for vulnerable territories and populations in Nicaragua. Our active portfolio includes 7 operations totaling $464 million and 25 technical cooperation projects worth $14.4 million, focusing on improving access and quality of services in health, water and sanitation, energy, transportation, and financial markets. 

Although no Country Strategy has been in place since 2019, the IDB maintains a permanent technical dialogue with Nicaragua through the execution of projects in the portfolio. In recent years, we have achieved:

(i) expanding the paved road network by 1,800 km and constructing new bridges totaling 2,500 meters. Approximately 900 km of roads and 1,500 meters of bridges are directly related to IDB operations, benefiting 3.8 million inhabitants in rural and vulnerable areas;

(ii) building and equipping 3 main border checkpoints with modern infrastructure and a coordinated border management model;

(iii) providing access to sanitation and treatment plants for 10,000 families, and connecting over 1,000 families to the national water supply system; and

(iv) improving maternal and child care in rural communities, assisting 24,000 women with institutional childbirth, and expanding healthcare coverage through the construction of maternity homes, health centers, and regional hospitals. 

Shirley Cañete Representante país Nicaragua. Desarrollo económico e inclusión - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo - BID
Shirley Margarita Canete Romero
Representative
cofcni@iadb.org

 

Our Team on The Ground

Address: Edificio BID Boulevard Jean Paul Genie, de la Rotonda 970 mts al oeste (M/D) Managua, Nicaragua

Mailing Address: Apartado Postal Nº 2512 Managua, Nicaragua

(T) (505-2) 264-9080

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: 11,568,200

Number of votes: 64,649

of the institution's ownership

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
COP28: International Support Grows for Channeling IMF Special Drawing Rights Through Multilateral Development Banks
Governments of France, Japan, Spain and the UK express support for use of hybrid SDR instrument  to provide development resources to countries in need in Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean.  IMF staff confirms reserve asset status of the innovative solution by the African Development Bank and...
December 08, 2023
The IDB launches clean hydrogen certification system and sponsors decarbonization declaration for heavy industry
At the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) committed to expediting decarbonization by endorsing the "Decarbonizing LAC" (available in Spanish) declaration for heavy industry and introducing CertHiLAC, a certification system for clean and...
December 08, 2023
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

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

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 Nicaragua
Download
Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
NI-T1329 OTHER Action Plan C&D 771,177 Implementation
NI-T1318 EDUCATION School Committee Training in Nutrition 1,078,000 Implementation
NI-T1321 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Enhancing Nicaragua’s Climate Governance Framework 687,758 Implementation
NI-T1320 EDUCATION Differentiated instruction to close learning gaps across gender and diverse backgrounds 660,000 Implementation
NI-T1316 OTHER Multidimensional analysis of infrastructure and services with a resilient approach in vulnerable areas 450,000 Implementation
NI-T1314 HEALTH Strategy to Improve the State of Child Nutrition in the Vulnerable Population of Nicaragua. 200,000 Implementation
NI-T1315 OTHER Reducing developing gaps of migrant's communities of origins 400,000 Implementation
NI-T1317 WATER AND SANITATION Support to the Solid Waste Sector in Nicaragua 200,000 Implementation
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