• Honduras
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Francisco Morazán, Cortés, Olancho, Atlántida
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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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 19, 2016
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.
Republic of Honduras
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 9, 2016

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Project Description
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The general objective is to improve the living conditions of Honduran women aged 15 and older in terms of labor force participation, sexual and reproductive health, prevention of and response to violence against women, and prevention of adolescent pregnancy. The specific objectives for the target departments are to: (i) increase the percentage of women aged 15 and older who are participating in the labor force; (ii) reduce the maternal mortality rate and the breast cancer and cervical-uterine cancer mortality rates in women aged 15 and older; (iii) reduce the prevalence of violence (physical or sexual violence committed by a partner, as well as homicides) against women aged 15 and older; (iv) reduce the pregnancy rate among adolescents aged 15 to 19; and (v) expand the coverage of specialized and integrated services for women aged 15 and older by creating and/or strengthening Ciudad Mujer Centers in the departments of Francisco Morazán, Cortés, Olancho, and Atlántida. In accordance with the Bank’s Environment and Safeguards Compliance Policy, this is classified as a category “B” operation because the potential negative impacts and social and environmental risks are localized and short-term and the mitigation measures are known and easily implemented. The most significant social and environmental risks are related to the operational phase, particularly increased demand for energy and drinking water; the quality of drinking water and sewerage systems; discharges of hospital effluents; generation of hospital solid waste; and occupational safety and health for Sexual and Reproductive Health Module employees, patients, and visitors. Social and environmental risks during construction have also been identified.
Investment Description
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The cost of the project is US$20 million in IADB financing, including US$12 million from the Bank’s Ordinary Capital and US$8 million from the Fund for Special Operations, with a disbursement period of five years.

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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at,1752.html (in English) or,1752.html (Spanish).

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