Empirical Analysis of Air Pollution and Climate Change Mitigation Actions in LAC (IADB-RG-T2761)

  • Chile
  • Mexico
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
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
Aug 15, 2016
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Policy-makers in LAC
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  • Climate and Environment
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.45 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)
$ 0.56 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Aug 3, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 10, 2016

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Project Description
From the IADB: "The main objective of this Technical Cooperation project is to assist decision makers in the design of climate change mitigation and air pollution policies and programs by providing information regarding: (i) the effect of distributing salient and readily-assessable air pollution information, and (ii) the valuation of health co-benefits of climate change mitigation actions. Through information collected and analyzed from two innovative randomized controlled trials, this Technical Cooperation will contribute to the decision-making process on several dimensions. First, we will be able to determine whether this type of policy is self-sustainable from a cost perspective. Second, we will be able to determine whether air pollution information programs reduce households' exposure to air pollution, and therefore, reduce the health and economic costs of air pollution to households. Third, we will be able to shed light on the optimal type of information to provide in order to induce changes in household behavior. Fourth, by estimating the change in air pollution exposure and its associated health cost, a proxy for climate change health co-benefits will be available." The project will especially affect Chile and Mexico.
Investment Description
This non-reimbursable Technical Cooperation will have a total cost of USD 562,500, of which the IADB will finance USD 450,000 with resources from its Sustainable Energy and Climate Change IDB Special Program. USD 112,500 will be funded by country counterpart financing from the Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático of Mexico (INECC).

Contact Information
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