HATCH ASSOCIATES LIMITED (FMO-56131)

Countries
  • Paraguay
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
U
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."
Borrower
Government of Paraguay
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.08 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.08 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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 0.07
Converted using 2019-07-16 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Apr 2, 2020


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Project Description
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The Paraguay Banking Sector. Since 2012, FMO has been working with its client banks, non-FMO clients and other stakeholders on a Sector Initiative to collaboratively introduce higher environmental and social standards for the banking sector. FMO has focused primarily on managing the risks associated with natural habitat loss aspects of banka€™s lending in agricultural and cattle sectors due to legal and illegal deforestation.

FUNDING OBJECTIVE

For learning and accountability purposes, FMO is planning to outsource an evaluation on the Sector Initiative in Paraguay. The evaluation has two primary purposes: (i) to provide evidence of results to meet accountability requirements, and (ii) to promote operational improvement, learning and knowledge sharing through results and lessons learned. These lessons learned are deemed important for the continuation of this Initiative as well as any future Sector Initiatives to be supported by FMO.

WHY WE FUND THIS PROJECT

As a DFI, FMO has a role to play to support the banking sectors in the countries in which it operates, to improve environmental and social standards. This is timely in Paraguay where FMO has performed a sector initiative since 2012. It is crucial to assess the effectiveness of this sector initiative before its continuation.

Investment Description
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Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO

Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism

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