Comprehensive Citizen Security Program (IADB-UR-L1112)

  • Uruguay
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Montevideo; Marconi and Casavalle
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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
Nov 2, 2016
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Government of Uruguay
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 6.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 8.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Aug 30, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jul 15, 2016

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Project Description
The overall objective of the program is to reduce the amount of violent crimes against property (particularly robberies) and against persons (particularly domestic and youth violence) in Uruguay. Specific objectives are: (i) reduce the rate of robberies in Montevideo; and (ii) reduce the rate of domestic violence (partner) and youth (for and against youth) in two pilots in highly vulnerable neighborhoods in Montevideo (Marconi and Casavalle). The program will have three components. Component 1: Targeted policing strategies for crime prevention. Component 2: Comprehensive crime prevention in highly vulnerable neighborhoods. Component 3: Promotion of the use of scientific evidence in policy-making. No adverse environmental or social impacts are expected by the IADB. In accordance with the Environment and Safeguards Compliance Policy, the program has been classified as a category “C” operation.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
This specific investment program will have a total cost of US$8 million and will be financed with an investment loan of US$6 million (75%) from the Bank’s Ordinary Capital and a local cash contribution of US$2 million (25%). The disbursement period will be five years.
Contact Information
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at,1752.html (in English) or,1752.html (Spanish).