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Water : support from the Inter-American Development Bank Group 1990-2005

This account of the activities of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) between 1990 and 2005 illustrates the contribution of the IDB Group to the efficient use of water resources in the region. It analyzes the IDB water projects approved between 1990 and 2005 to draw conclusions about the order of magnitude and effectiveness of Bank financing for water resources, and recognize shortcomings and trends for its future involvement in the water sector. The report surveys 432 water-related projects totaling US$13.2 billion. Eighty nine percent of the funding for these activities stemmed from the Bank’s Ordinary Capital accounts, while the remainder came from the Fund for Special Operations and several of the trust funds administered by the Bank. During this period, IDB financing represented thirty seven percent of the total amount of the water projects financed by the Bank in the region (US$35.5 billion). The IDB financed water-related projects in five sub-sectors: flood management, energy-hydropower, irrigation and drainage, water management, and water supply and sanitation, and five categories: infrastructure, modernization, planning, watershed management, and urban drainage. Public sector financing represented ninety six percent of the total water-related investments of the Bank. This analysis led to the identification of trends that may influence the Bank’s future portfolio in the sector.

TitleWater : support from the Inter-American Development Bank Group 1990-2005
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsGarcia, LE, Ortiz, S
Pagination54 p. + 121 p. appendixes : 4 boxes, 17 fig., 6 tab.
Date Published2006-12-01
PublisherInter-American Development Bank
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordscaribbean, financing, funding agencies, latin america, policies, sdilac, sdipol, water quality, water resources development, water supply
Abstract

This account of the activities of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) between 1990 and 2005 illustrates the contribution of the IDB Group to the efficient use of water resources in the region. It analyzes the IDB water projects approved between 1990 and 2005 to draw conclusions about the order of magnitude and effectiveness of Bank financing for water resources, and recognize shortcomings and trends for its future involvement in the water sector. The report surveys 432 water-related projects totaling US$13.2 billion. Eighty nine percent of the funding for these activities stemmed from the Bank’s Ordinary Capital accounts, while the remainder came from the Fund for Special Operations and several of the trust funds administered by the Bank. During this period, IDB financing represented thirty seven percent of the total amount of the water projects financed by the Bank in the region (US$35.5 billion). The IDB financed water-related projects in five sub-sectors: flood management, energy-hydropower, irrigation and drainage, water management, and water supply and sanitation, and five categories: infrastructure, modernization, planning, watershed management, and urban drainage. Public sector financing represented ninety six percent of the total water-related investments of the Bank. This analysis led to the identification of trends that may influence the Bank’s future portfolio in the sector.

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