Innovation and research laboratory in education for Latin America (IADB-RG-T2692)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
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
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 6, 2015
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Ministries of Education
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Education and Health
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.95 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.37 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Aug 8, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Feb 1, 2016

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Project Description
From the IADB: This Technical Cooperation project proposes to promote the creation of the Research Laboratory Innovation in Education for LAC that strengthens decision-making processes and information about education policies in the region by improving the quality of available information and facilitating exchanges between policy-makers and producers of knowledge on the basis of a consensual regional agenda among the Ministries of Educations of the beneficiary countries. The specific objectives of the project n are: (i) to facilitate access to critical information for decision-making in education, through the creation and communication of evidence; Ii) informing the design and implementation of evidence-based educational policies, through analysis of successful processes and practices; (Iii) to promote innovation in education, anticipating avant-garde themes and making promising practices visible; (Iv) create demand for evidence-based policy; And (v) strengthen the link between policy makers and knowledge generators by creating networks of researchers according to regional priorities.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
The total budget for this project will be US$1,370,000, of which US$950,000 will be financed by the IADB through the Regional Public Goods Initiative and an in-kind contribution from FundaciĆ³n Chile valued at US$420,000.
Contact Information
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