Knowledge Exchange on National Quality Systems (IADB-EC-T1522)

  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
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.
  • Law and Government
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.02 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.02 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 10, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated by the IADB, the objective of the technical cooperation is to carry out a technical visit by two officials from the MPCEIP, two INEN officials, an official from the Ecuadorian Army Metrology Center, an official from the Subsecretariat for Nuclear Control and Applications, an official from the Regulatory Agency and phytosanitary control, an official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, an official from the National Institute of Agricultural Research and an official from the Ministry of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition to Colombia to learn about the experiences and good practices of different institutions of the National Quality System of Colombia and in particular those linked to agrifood chains.

Investment Description
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Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.

No project contacts available at the time of disclosure.

Agencies involved:

Servicio Ecuatoriano de Normalizacion INEN:

Address: Baquerizo Moreno E8-29 y Diego de Almagro, Quito - Ecuador
Phone: +593-2-3825960
Ministerio de Produccion, Comercio Exterior, Inversiones, y Pesca:
Address: Plataforma Gubernamental Financiera Amazonas entre Unión Nacional de Periodistas y Alfonso Pereira, Quito - Ecuador
Phone: +593-2 394-8760

Centro de Metrologia del Ejercito Ecuatoriano:

Address: Fuerte Militar "Rumiñahui", Av. De los Pinos E7-105 y Av. 6 de Diciembre, Quito
Phone: +593 2414 432 / +593 3285 202 / +593 2411 850

Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia:

Address: Av. Amazonas y Av. Eloy Alfaro, 170516 Quito - Ecuador
Phone: +593-2 396-0100

Ministerio del Ambiente, Agua, y Transicion Ecologica:

Address: Calle Madrid 1159 y Andalucía, 170525 Quito - Ecuador
Phone: +593-2 398-7600


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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