- Program Environment
- Program Area Transforming Development Finance
- Grant Amount $200,000
- Grant Period July 1, 2003–June 30, 2005
- Location Washington, DC, United States
- Geographic Focus Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America
About this grant
During the past three years, the InterAction American Council for Voluntary International Action has established a core group of civil society organizations in Washington, D.C. and Central America to effectively monitor and influence Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) projects and policies. Multiyear funding will support activities that include building the capacity of the InterAction IDB working group through a seminar series; strengthening the capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Latin America to directly influence IDB lending; improving IDB transparency, accountability and participation; and enhancing regional parliamentary oversight.Recent activities included improving the capacity of members and partners to engage in constructive dialogues with IDB officials both in the field and in Washington; focusing on IDB-financed rural development projects and those related to regional integration; initiating the formation of a Mesoamerican Coalition to monitor the IDB and its support for the Plan Pueblo Panama; and producing materials about the functioning of the IDB as well as profiles of IDB-financed projects of concern to member organizations and NGOs in the region.