Support to the Ministry of Environment (IADB-UR-T1253)

  • Uruguay
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Whenever identified, the area within countries where the impacts of the investment may be experienced. Exact locations of projects may not be identified fully or at all in project documents. Please review updated project documents and community-led assessments.
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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 9, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Goverment of Uruguay
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Climate and Environment
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.40 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.40 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS May 6, 2022

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

Apoyo en la creacion del Ministerio de Ambiente de Uruguay (MA) a traves del establecimiento de una vision coherente y articulada entre las diferentes direcciones y unidades del ministerio.
Especificamente, esta CT proveera asesoria tecnica y financiera al MA, creado el 9 de julio de 2020, mediante el articulo 291 de la ley de urgente consideracion Ndeg19.889 (LUC). En noviembre de 2020, la representacion pais del BID organizo un taller junto al ministro de Ambiente de Uruguay, en el cual se intercambiaron experiencias y visiones con cinco ministros y ex ministros de ambiente de la region, de modo a identificar modelos interesantes para el funcionamiento del ministerio y para alcanzar objetivos especificos de politica.
A nivel institucional, un desafio para el nuevo ministerio consiste en articular unidades y direcciones que venian trabajando desde sus mandatos respectivos, y que ahora se encuentran bajo un unico paraguas. Para esto, se apoyara tanto la vision estrategica del ministerio como las direcciones pertinentes, de modo a garantizar una vision coherente de intervencion, que fortalezca el funcionamiento del ministerio como entidad unica. Esta CT se enfocara en ofrecer una vision unica del ministerio que priorice tanto las acciones de adaptacion como de mitigacion al cambio climatico bajo los compromisos del pais en su contribucion Determinada a nivel Nacional (o NDC, por sus siglas en ingles).

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.


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).

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