Sub-National Doing Business - Central America and Dominican Republic (IFC-599726)

Countries
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Completed
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
Dec 27, 2013
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Sectors
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.60 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.60 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 16, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Feb 27, 2014


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Project Description
From the IFC: The regional and subnational Doing Business project in Central America and the Dominican Republic will produce baseline data on four Doing Business areas that are actionable at the national and local level and where subnational differences are more likely to occur: Starting a Business, Dealing with Construction Permits, Registering Property and Trading Across Borders. The first three will be analyzed in 22 locations (7 capitals and 15 subnational cities -3 per country) in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The trading across borders indicator will cover main and secondary maritime ports and include an analysis on documents required for intra-regional trade. The project will also incorporate a gender component based on data from the 'Women, Business and the Law 2014 (WBL)' study addressing the gender gap in policy variables using quantitative and objective data collected in the region. The regional and subnational Doing Business project in Central America and the Dominican Republic aims to motivate policy reforms through fostering competition and collaboration across and within countries in the region. This will be achieved by creating new baseline data on business regulations at subnational level and producing a Subnational Doing Business report that: (i) compares locations across 7 countries in the region with each other and with 189 economies around the world; (ii) identifies regulatory constraints and highlighting the good practices; (iii) provides in depth analysis and detailed policy recommendations on how to improve the areas measured; and (iv) promotes peer to peer learning through the sharing of good practices.
Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
The total project budget, funded by the IFC, is US$604,750.
Contact Information
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