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Uruguay

The Country Office of Uruguay supports the government's plan to achieve inclusive, sustainable growth, with an emphasis on creating quality jobs, incorporating a gender and social inclusion perspective, and considering the use of digital technologies.

Vista panorámica del Monumento a Artigas en Montevideo Uruguay. Desarrollo Social - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo - BID 
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The IDB is the main source of international financing in the country. The national authorities and the Bank have identified the following strategic areas of cooperation:

(i) public resource management;

(ii) sustainable productive development;

(iii) equity and social inclusion.

These areas will be addressed by incorporating a gender and social inclusion perspective, an environmental perspective, and considering the use of digital technologies. Opportunities for the private sector windows have been identified in the following sectors: energy and climate change, infrastructure, and financing of the export sector and SMEs (especially in the area of ​​agribusiness).

Luiz Ros Representante país Uruguay. Desarrollo Sostenible - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo - BID
Luiz Ros
Representative
BIDUruguay@iadb.org

 

Our team on the Ground

Address: Rincón 640 esq. Bartolomé Mitre, Montevideo, Uruguay

Mailing Address: Casilla de correo 5029, Montevideo, Uruguay

(T) (598-2) 915-4330

(F) (598-2) 915-4332

Country representation

Executive Director: Mario Alberto Guillen Suarez

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Viviana Andrea Garay Estepa

ELECTED BY: Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay

Total Contribution: 33,405,600

Number of votes: 172,781

of the institution's ownership

IDB Supports Improved Water and Solid Waste Management in Uruguay
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $200 million loan to support a program in Uruguay to boost water security and environmental sustainability, with a focus on circularity and mitigating and adapting to climate change. Its specific objectives are to enhance water resource...
December 04, 2023
IDB Announces First Nine Countries to Join IDB CLIMA
DUBAI – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today the first nine eligible projects that will be part of the IDB CLIMA pilot program. IDB CLIMA is an innovative financial approach that rewards borrowers for achieving nature and climate objectives. The reward is provided in the form of...
December 02, 2023
Uruguay to Prevent Homicides and Gender-Based Violence More Effectively
The executive board of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved an $8 million loan to Uruguay to implement the Comprehensive Citizen Security Program II. The program is designed to strengthen the country’s capacity to prevent homicides and gender-based violence in areas where these crimes...
October 30, 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

Frigorífico Anglo del Uruguay, Fray Bentos: gestión patrimonial con investigación y desarrollo
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Revitalización de barrios con eje inclusivo y patrimonial: Goes y el Mercado Agrícola, Montevideo
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Desarrollo con impacto: mejorando vidas en Uruguay
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Resumen Día 1: Test & Invest - Uruguay Business Summit
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Resumen Día 2: Test & Invest - Uruguay Business Summit
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Strategy and Projects

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

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 Uruguay 2021-2025
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Hidrógeno verde y potencial para Uruguay - Available only in Spanish
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Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
UR-T1319 WATER AND SANITATION Support for the Water Resources and Solid Waste Policy Reform Program 750,000 Preparation
UR-T1322 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Testing the potential of renewable energy certificate markets as incentives for small-scale generators 187,400 Implementation
UR-T1316 SUSTAINABLE TOURISM Innovation and Development of Tourism 4.0 in Uruguay Preparation
UR-T1314 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Strengthening the governance of Disaster Risk Management (GRD) and Upgrading the Early Warning System (SAT) in Uruguay. Preparation
UR-T1315 ENERGY Support for Innovation to strengthen the Second Energy Transition and Climate Action in Uruguay 300,000 Preparation
UR-T1313 AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT Support for the strengthening of Uruguay’s Agricultural Public Services Preparation
UR-T1312 OTHER Action Plan C&D 377,324 Implementation
UR-L1196 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Program to support the strengthening and sustainability of the national care system in Uruguay Preparation
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Country Office

The IDB is the main source of international financing in the country. The national authorities and the Bank have identified the following strategic areas of cooperation:

(i) public resource management;

(ii) sustainable productive development;

(iii) equity and social inclusion.

These areas will be addressed by incorporating a gender and social inclusion perspective, an environmental perspective, and considering the use of digital technologies. Opportunities for the private sector windows have been identified in the following sectors: energy and climate change, infrastructure, and financing of the export sector and SMEs (especially in the area of ​​agribusiness).

Luiz Ros Representante país Uruguay. Desarrollo Sostenible - Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo - BID
Luiz Ros
Representative
BIDUruguay@iadb.org

 

Our team on the Ground

Address: Rincón 640 esq. Bartolomé Mitre, Montevideo, Uruguay

Mailing Address: Casilla de correo 5029, Montevideo, Uruguay

(T) (598-2) 915-4330

(F) (598-2) 915-4332

Country representation

Executive Director: Mario Alberto Guillen Suarez

ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(S):

  • Viviana Andrea Garay Estepa

ELECTED BY: Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay

Total Contribution: 33,405,600

Number of votes: 172,781

of the institution's ownership

IDB Supports Improved Water and Solid Waste Management in Uruguay
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $200 million loan to support a program in Uruguay to boost water security and environmental sustainability, with a focus on circularity and mitigating and adapting to climate change. Its specific objectives are to enhance water resource...
December 04, 2023
IDB Announces First Nine Countries to Join IDB CLIMA
DUBAI – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today the first nine eligible projects that will be part of the IDB CLIMA pilot program. IDB CLIMA is an innovative financial approach that rewards borrowers for achieving nature and climate objectives. The reward is provided in the form of...
December 02, 2023
Uruguay to Prevent Homicides and Gender-Based Violence More Effectively
The executive board of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved an $8 million loan to Uruguay to implement the Comprehensive Citizen Security Program II. The program is designed to strengthen the country’s capacity to prevent homicides and gender-based violence in areas where these crimes...
October 30, 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

Frigorífico Anglo del Uruguay, Fray Bentos: gestión patrimonial con investigación y desarrollo
Learn More
Revitalización de barrios con eje inclusivo y patrimonial: Goes y el Mercado Agrícola, Montevideo
Learn More
Desarrollo con impacto: mejorando vidas en Uruguay
Learn More
Resumen Día 1: Test & Invest - Uruguay Business Summit
Learn More
Resumen Día 2: Test & Invest - Uruguay Business Summit
Learn More
Strategy and Projects

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

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 Uruguay 2021-2025
Download
hands
Hidrógeno verde y potencial para Uruguay - Available only in Spanish
Download
Project Number Sector Projects Financing Project Status Approval Date
UR-T1319 WATER AND SANITATION Support for the Water Resources and Solid Waste Policy Reform Program 750,000 Preparation
UR-T1322 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Testing the potential of renewable energy certificate markets as incentives for small-scale generators 187,400 Implementation
UR-T1316 SUSTAINABLE TOURISM Innovation and Development of Tourism 4.0 in Uruguay Preparation
UR-T1314 ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS Strengthening the governance of Disaster Risk Management (GRD) and Upgrading the Early Warning System (SAT) in Uruguay. Preparation
UR-T1315 ENERGY Support for Innovation to strengthen the Second Energy Transition and Climate Action in Uruguay 300,000 Preparation
UR-T1313 AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT Support for the strengthening of Uruguay’s Agricultural Public Services Preparation
UR-T1312 OTHER Action Plan C&D 377,324 Implementation
UR-L1196 SOCIAL INVESTMENT Program to support the strengthening and sustainability of the national care system in Uruguay Preparation
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