Women City Project (IADB-DR-L1080)

  • Dominican Republic
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Santo Domingo and Santiago
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Gabinete de Coordinación de Políticas Sociales (GCPS)
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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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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 10, 2016

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Project Description
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The overall objective of the project is to improve the living conditions of women aged 15 years or more in Santo Domingo and Santiago in terms of labor force participation, and sexual and reproductive health, especially for adolescents; and reduce rates of Violence Against Women (VAW). The specific objectives are: (I) increase Female Labor Participation; (Ii) reduce the rate of Maternal Mortality and cervical and breast cancer; (Iii) reduce the rate of physical and sexual Violence Against Women; (Iv) reduce the rate of Teenage Pregnancy in women aged between 15 and 19 years; and (v) expand coverage of integrated services for women and girls.
Investment Description
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Funding Components: 1. Wholistic approach to employment and income generation for women (US$565.000). 2. Wholistic reproductive women's health services (US$738.500). 3. Wholistic support for prevention and response to violence against women (US$544.000). 4. Wholistic services for adolescent women (US$786.540) 5. Construction and equipping of Ciudad Mujer program (US$15.379.607) 6. Project management and other (US$1.986.353).

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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 MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).

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