Urapi SLU (IDBI-12951-01)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Oct 2, 2020
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Urapi Sustainable Land Use ("URAPI SLU")
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Oct 2, 2020

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Project Description
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The transaction consists of a guarantee of up to US$5 million to support the second closure of Urapi SLU (the "Fund") until it reaches its target capitalization of US$50 million. The guarantee will be issued for a term of up to 15 years, matching the Fund's time horizon. The Fund has a regional mandate, with a focus on agroforestry projects.

The Fund was established to invest in projects to restore degraded lands. The Fund's investments are formalized through special-purpose vehicles created for each project in the different countries where it invests. The special purpose vehicles, which are 100% funded by Urapi SLU, offer (i) equity investments in infrastructure for processing raw materials; (ii) investments in carbon credit sale and issue infrastructure; and (iii) financing for small producers to invest in their farms, improve land-use, and increase productivity. IDB Invest's guarantee will partially cover the risk of nonpayment of this financing for the small producers.

Investment Description
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Financial Intermediary
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