Quick Facts

Countries:
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Ecuador
Location: Quito
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Banks:
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)
Status: U
Bank Risk Rating: B
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.
Board Decision Date: 2016-11-30
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 or Client: Universidad de las Américas “UDLA”
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors:
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Education and Health
Investment Type(s): Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD): $ 18.00 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): $ 30.20 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

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Original disclosure @ IIC website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-30
Disclosure Date: 2016-10-28
Universidad de las Americas
IIC-11949-07

Project Description
UDLA is one of the leading private universities in Ecuador. It was founded in 1994 and to date it has approximately 15,000 students enrolled in its programs. UDLA offers bachelor's and graduate degrees in fields including architecture, business, law, and engineering.The funds will be used to build, equip, and operate the new UDLA campus outside Quito. The total estimated cost of the project is US$30.2 million. The IIC will play an important role by providing the kind of long-term resources not currently available in Ecuador.
Investment Description
Contact Information
For inquiries about this project, contact divulgacionpublica@iadb.org ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IIC 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 MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).