• Honduras
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
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 19, 2016
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Republic of Honduras
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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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
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
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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