Support to Strategies to Reduce Chronic Malnutrition and Promote Early Childhood Development in Ecuador (IADB-EC-T1489)

  • Ecuador
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Government of Ecuador
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Education and Health
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.50 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.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 1.50 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.
Bank Documents
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Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 13, 2022

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Project Description
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The objective of this Technical Cooperation (TC) is to support the Government of Ecuador in the design, implementation and/or monitoring of strategies aimed at improving the nutritional status and early childhood development (ECD) outcomes of children under 5 years-of-age in the country, thus improving their wellbeing. In doing so, this TC will fund activities to (i) support the intersectoral coordination role of the Technical Secretariat Ecuador Grows without Chronic Malnutrition (Secretaria Tecnica Ecuador Crece Sin Desnutricion, or Technical Secretariat hereafter); (ii) develop a comprehensive behavioral change strategy that promotes best infant and young children feeding practices among vulnerable populations served by the Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud Publica, MSP) and the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion (Ministerio de Inclusion Economica y Social, MIES) and monitor its progress; and (iii) design and implement a module to collect ECD outcomes as part of the 2022 National Survey of Child Malnutrition (Encuesta Nacional de Desnutricion Infantil, ENDI), collected by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas y Censos, INEC) and institutionalize the collection of developmental data alongside that of data on children's health and nutritional status since all three are essential and integral components of children's wellbeing.

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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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