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The project aims to promote the empowerment and improved access to natural and financial resources for indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorian communities within the framework of their own development. The project has the following five components: Component 1) will benefit indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorian membership organizations with the following technical assistance (TA) and training activities: (1) management capacity building; (2) strategic and local participatory development planning; (3) legal, management, and technical training; and (4) equity in gender and generations. Finally, (5) it will provide technical assistance to local governments in order to help them improve their targeting and participatory practices and increase cofinancing of investment subprojects. Component 2) will help target groups improve their human capital as well as their knowledge base and cultural assets, thus contributing to increased incomes. It will include the following activities: (i) a scholarship program for higher education; and (ii) training and technical assistance subprojects for culture-based initiatives in tourism and handicrafts among others. Component 3) will help the target population improve management of natural resources through increased access and control of land, water and other natural resources vital for their livelihood. Component 4) will finance demand-driven small-scale investment subprojects by eligible communities for: (i) investment studies; (ii) social investments; (iii) community productive investments; (iv) and environmental/natural resource management. Component 5) will increase Government of Ecuador's (GOE's) capacity to formulate intercultural policies and programs taking into consideration the concerns of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples.** 
  Last Updated  November 29 2014
Basic Information
Project StatusClosed 
Region Latin America And Caribbean 
Major Sector (Sector) (%) Agriculture, fishing, and forestry (Irrigation and drainage) (30%) 
  Water, sanitation and flood protection (Water supply) (25%) 
  Education (Primary education) (15%) 
  Agriculture, fishing, and forestry (General agriculture, fishing and forestry sector) (15%) 
  Industry and trade (Agro-industry) (15%) 
Old Major SectorN/A  
Old SectorN/A  
Env CategoryB  
Project IDP077257 
Bank Team Lead (Last Name, First)Tuchschneider, David  
Approval Date17-JUN-2004  
Closing Date30-SEP-2009  
Borrower/RecipientREPUBLIC OF ECUADOR  
Implementing AgencyCODENPE / CODAE  

Main Loan/Credit #72350  
IBRD Commitment *34 
IDA Commitment *
IBRD + IDA Commitment *34 
Grant Amount *
Total Project Cost *44.97 
Product LineIBRD/IDA 
Lending InstrumentSpecific Investment Loan 

Development Outcomes And Goals
Targeted Thematic Outcomes...Supporting this Broader Dev't Goal
Land administration and managementEnsure environmental sustainability (MDG); Environmental commons (GPG)
Participation and civic engagementEmpowerment, security & social inclusion (CAP)
Indigenous peoplesEmpowerment, security & social inclusion (CAP)
Rural marketsN/A (CAP)
Rural services and infrastructureN/A (CAP)
Available Project Documents***
For a short project overview, please consult the Project Information Document if available.
Note on Cancelled Operation (PCN), Vol.1 -06-DEC-2006 
Project Appraisal Document (PAD), Vol.1 -21-MAY-2004 
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (ISDS), Vol.1 -22-APR-2004 
Project Information Document (PID), Vol.1 -15-APR-2004 
Environmental Assessment (EA), Vol.1 -01-MAR-2004 

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