Regional Green Bonds Program for Latin America and the Caribbean (IADB-RG-T3368)

Regions
  • 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
Approved
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
Apr 23, 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
Regional
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.90 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)
$ 2.05 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 May 11, 2019


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Project Description

The objective of the proposed program is to scale-up and replicate the IDBG support for green bonds, while as well expand the experience to new issuers (governments and municipalities) and to new instruments (sustainable bonds): "Providing the necessary technical assistance to governments and NDB clients relating to issuances on more challenging sectors beyond Renewable Energy, including sustainable agriculture, multi-sector portfolios, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) thematic projects by – among others - developing methodological, knowledge and technical frameworks; Providing the necessary technical assistance to identify national and subnational budget expenditures that could be eligible for green and sustainability bonds, promoting inter-ministerial dialogues to prioritize assets, allocate proceeds and ensure bonds alignment with countries' commitments under their NDC and SDG. Providing technical support to governments and additional NDB clients regarding financial structuring aspects of the bond issuance and aggregation of portfolios, as well as regarding the use of credit enhancement features and identifying opportunities for the IDB or IDB Invest to offer financial instruments (guarantees, private placement, anchor investments and blended finance solutions for the mobilization of resources through other multilateral partners, such as EIB and KFW); Assessing international appetite for investments in LAC sustainable and green bonds issuances (including the conditions in terms of costs and framework, and potential for Green Panda Bonds issuances in China, the potential of SGD bonds and the impact of credit enhancement).

Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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