Korean Poverty Reduction Fund (KPR) - Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Any donor
International Finance Institutions
Geographical focus: 
Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Tourism and Culture
Social inclusion and Poverty reduction in Tourism
Intro text: 
The Korean government committed three new trust funds in the IDB, the current call of proposal will be financed by one of them: the Korean Poverty Reduction Fund (KPR). It started in 2005 with an initial contribution of $50 million.

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Geographic focus

The less developed countries and relatively less developed regions within Latin America and the Caribbean countries.

Who can apply?

Technically and financially sound proposal from researchers, individuals with relevant experience and organizations legally established in one of the IDB’s 48 member countries. Eligible proposals will be those that focus on at least 10 of the IDB’s 26 borrowing-countries as the direct and final beneficiaries.

Objectives and activities

Objective: The KPR aims to support poverty reduction and social development activities, including disaster prevention and some post-disaster technical assistance, intended to benefit the most vulnerable and economically disadvantaged groups.

Activities: Focus on Sustainable Tourism. Example: 'Support for an Indigenous Tourist Route in Argentina: Tourism with Identity.'

Type and level of funding

All proposals must be presented in accordance with the call for proposals guidelines and must be submitted through the Application Online. The amount to be funded to develop the winning proposal is up to $35,000 by the IDB-managed Korean Special Fund Poverty Reduction Program (KPR).