Strengthening of shared prosperity
Results achieved in the Country Partnership Framework
The World Bank Group and the Government of Ecuador resumed dialogue in 2014. The World Bank prepares analytical studies and lending operations in specific areas in the country. It also prioritizes investments in strategic sectors for development, such as education, transportation, water and sanitation. The analytical studies focus on improving social services and legal frameworks and providing evidence-based information in key areas to continue efforts to reduce poverty and inequalities.
Increased access to better quality services in education and social protection
Trust funds financed several advisory and technical assistance services in areas such as combating malnutrition, inclusion of disabled persons and improving the efficiency of the social protection system. Additionally, with a view to building the country’s capacity to produce timely, relevant data for decision-making, the World Bank, together with the National Statistics and Census Institute (INEC) and SENPLADES, prepared The Poverty Report, 2006 – 2014 and the Poverty and Consumption Inequality Map 2014.
Integration of reforms in water supply, sanitation, transportation and risk management
In 2016, the World Bank published a poverty assessment associated with water and sanitation services. To this end, it provided technical assistance to the National Statistics and Census Institute to publish water, sanitation and hygiene indicators for the first time in Ecuador.
With respect to transportation, the World Bank mobilized resources to build institutional capacities at the national and sub-national levels to compile and produce statistics on traffic accidents through the National Transit Agency.
It also supported the National Risk Management Secretariat to develop a national disaster response strategy and a methodology to create sector programs in disaster risk management that address a variety of dangers and risks.
Investment projects in Ecuador
From July 2013 to June 2015, the World Bank portfolio included three operations (USD 407.5 million) requested by the sub-national governments of Manta, Quito and Guayaquil. In 2016, the Bank approved another operation for the Ibarra government (USD 52.5 million). These operations cover the sectors of transportation, water and sanitation. The World Bank expanded its participation in the agricultural sector to improve incomes of small- and medium-holder farmers through support to the more productive, efficient use of land and water from a climate perspective. In 2016, it approved an investment operation to raise enrolment and permanence of students in public technical and technological institutes designed and implemented in collaboration with employers, and to strengthen institutional management of technical and technological tertiary education (USD 90.5 million). The World Bank also mobilized an emergency response loan (USD 150 million) to provide aid following the earthquake that affected Ecuador in April 2016. World Bank support focused on reconstruction while other multilateral development banks, such as IDB and CAF, provided support for the initial recovery and immediate response, together with United Nations agencies.
 Transport Infrastructure Project in Ibarra, Ecuador (P147280) to improve mobility of Ibarra and the use of recreational spaces around Yahuarcocha Lagoon.
 Project to Modernize Sustainable Family Agriculture in Ecuador (P151963).
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2020