Promoting Behavioral Change in Water and Sanitation (IADB-RG-T2712)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 11, 2015
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  • Construction
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.00 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 1.00
Converted using 2015-12-11 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.20 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported USD 1,200,000
Converted using 2015-12-11 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 6, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Dec 28, 2015

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Project Description
This project is part of a larger initiative through the organization One Drop, which aims to assist in water and sanitation in countries lacking in this area. The funds will be used in 4 areas. The first is intended to fund assessments of access and cultural attitudes to water and sanitation services, construction improvements to 10 water sanitation systems, and training for water utilities. The second is intended to fund local arts groups and sanitation/hygiene education. The third is intended to fund technical assistance for financial institutions to increase capital investment in water and sanitation. The fourth is intended to fund "behavior change strategies" regarding water and sanitation.
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