Support for Early Childhood Development (IADB-DR-L1077)

  • Dominican Republic
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Dec 5, 2016
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Ministry of Education and INAIPI
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 9, 2016

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Project Description
The general objective is to improve child development among children under 5. The specific objectives are to support the expansion of quality early childhood services and strengthen the National Institute for Comprehensive Early Childhood Care (INAIPI)'s management capabilities.
Investment Description
The program will be financed with an investment loan that will begin execution in 2017. The disbursement period is 3.5 years and the loan amount is US$200 million, charged against the Bank’s Ordinary Capital. The borrower is the Dominican Republic. The Bank will provide funding of US$38.6 million in the first year of execution, US$66.7 million in the second year, and US$87.6 million in the third. With this program, coverage of early childhood development services is expected to increase from 18% to 30%. To promote the allocation of government resources and ensure the sustainability of the financing, the Bank’s financing mechanism will be partial and decrease over time. It was agreed with the government that the Bank will finance 90% of the INAIPI coverage expansion plan—in accordance with the agreed upon targets—in the first year, 80% in the second, and 70% in the third, 32 under an expenditure reimbursement arrangement. The government will use its own resources to finance the plan to expand infrastructure and upgrade centers over the next five years.

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