BRDE Urban, Rural and Social Infrastructure Program to achieve the SDGs (NDB-brdeurbanruralandsoci)

  • Brazil
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
South Region
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Financial Institutions
  • New Development Bank (NDB)
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
Dec 15, 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.
Banco Regional de Desenvolvimento do Extremo Sul (BRDE)
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure
  • Law and Government
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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)
$ 164.26 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 Up to EUR 134.64 million
Converted using 2020-12-18 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 164.26 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 EUR 134.64 million
Converted using 2020-12-18 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ NDB website

Updated in EWS Dec 18, 2020

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Project Description
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Project Context
The Southern Region of Brazil comprises the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and Paraná, with a total population of 29.6 million, accounting for about 14% of the country’s population and its GDP representing 20% of the country’s GDP. The Region has very few large cities and about two-thirds of its population lives in small- to medium-sized cities. In the backdrop of economic crisis Brazil is experiencing, small and medium municipalities have constrained fiscal capacity to invest and have very limited access to financing from Brazil’s private banking sector. BRDE has been an important financier with a strong reach to channel financial resources to smaller municipalities in the Southern Region of the country.
Project Objective
The Project will contribute to addressing scarcity and bottlenecks of infrastructure in key sectors in the Southern Region of Brazil, by filling the gap of infrastructure financing needs, particularly for sub-national governments with limited access to infrastructure financing.
Project Description
NDB will provide a sovereign guaranteed loan to BRDE for on-lending to sustainable infrastructure projects to sub-borrowers in the Southern Region of Brazil. The sub-projects shall be selected by BRDE based on the following criteria:

(i) the municipalities with a population preferably of less than 100,000 inhabitants that currently cannot directly access international financing due to regulatory restrictions; and
(ii) state-owned enterprises and private sector companies, including their participation in concessions, public-private partnerships and other similar arrangements.

Investment Description
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Contacts NDB Borrower and Implementing Agency
Project Team Leaders:

Alexandre Takahashi

Thadeu Abicalil

Fernando Lopes Laurent

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