Identification of Projects in Honduras to Promote Economic Development (IADB-HO-T1340)

Countries
  • Honduras
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
Active
Bank Risk Rating
C
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
Jul 15, 2019
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Government of Honduras
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Industry and Trade
  • Law and Government
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Transport
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Grant
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.27 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.27 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Aug 22, 2019


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Project Description
<p class="tw-data-text tw-text-large tw-ta" dir="ltr" data-placeholder="Translation"><span lang="en" tabindex="0">The objective of this project is to prioritize investments in infrastructure, including, but not limited to, investments in manufacturing, tourism, water and road infrastructure. A process of consultation and background check will be carried out through a process of dialogue with private and public sector actors. Investments that generate a significant impact on employment and economic growth for the country will be prioritized. Likewise, the prioritization of current projects (for example, those previously identified by the government, international organizations and the private sector) should quantify and define the sources of potential investment (public and-or private) and develop a strategy to attract these investments to the country.<br /><br /></span><span lang="en" tabindex="0">inThe project will identify and prioritize a small number of national and foreign investments in sectors such as agribusiness, tourism, digital economy and maquila that are triggers for economic development and commercial integration of Honduras. A process of consultation and dialogue with actors from the private and public sector will be carried out to identify and prioritize projects that generate an important impact on employment and economic growth for the country. The diagnosis will also include a mapping of Honduran sectors and companies that export to the US. UU., And other main markets of destination, and that potentially can make investments in the country. In addition, US customs regimes will be evaluated. UU and other countries, taking into account possible change scenarios to attract investments to the country. Finally, prioritization should take into account an analysis of legal and regulatory gaps in these potential markets, as well as a quantification of the identified investments. A team with diverse academic and work experience will be formed, both in the public and private sectors. Specialists should have good knowledge of the country and include at least one economist, preferably with experience in microeconomics and business economics.</span><br /><br /><br /></p>
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Contact Information

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