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Innovation in Latin America
Innovation is a key player in the economic development of the region, because it expands the current economy and enables the development of new business
Public-Private Partnerships: the key for development
These partnerships between private companies and governments enable the development of infrastructure in Latin America. PPPs improve service delivery and maintenance works efficiently
Medellin: Urban Innovation and Social Resilience
Medellin is one of the most innovative cities in the world and Latin America. To achieve this, the city focused on two themes: innovation in urban development and social resilience. In the last...
¿How can we have a more effective state?
In recent years, the development debate has focused more on defining what are the best policies for growth and social inclusion and less on the capabilities of the agencies charged with implem...
Why is it so difficult to measure public policies?
The main obstacles that those in charge of implementing public policies face, lies in the institutional framework that does not believe in impact evaluations for public programs, lack of resources...
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WAITRO 2016 World Congress
The 23rd Congress of the World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO) will be held in Medellin, Colombia, between September 27th and 30th. The Congress is ...
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CAF-Oxford Conference: The challenges of informality in Latin America
CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, and Oxford University, invite to the Conference "The Challenges of Informality in Latin America: political, economic, and social dimensions", which will tak...
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At the UN, CAF promotes the fight against climate change with innovative financial instruments

noticia - At the UN, CAF promotes the fight against climate change with innovative financial instruments
23 September 2016

CAF's Executive President, Enrique Garcia, spoke during the 71st United Nations General Assembly regarding the financial obstacles faced by cities in Latin America with respect to fighting climate change. During the meeting held in New York from September 19 to 23, he also met with other key actors of the region, and signed a cooperation agreement with UNDP.

More investment for Latin America after bonds issued by CAF for USD 1 billion

noticia - More investment for Latin America after bonds issued by CAF for USD 1 billion
20 September 2016

With this issue, CAF accumulates a historic amount of close to USD 4 billion in placements this year through 21 transactions in eight different currencies.

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A dilemma for Maria and the more than 100 million Latin Americans who live in informal settlements

26 September 2016

Thousands of people from the countryside or other urban areas in Latin America settle wherever they can, in the center or the periphery of cities, seeking a better future for their children even if they do not have the basic living conditions....

CAF and UNDP deepen their alliance to promote the Global Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean

22 September 2016

The Memorandum of Understanding signed in New York with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) seeks to drive and work in conjunction with initiatives that contribute to the region's achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal...

Is it worth it to think about the idea of a regional journalism?

14 September 2016

Latin America is an increasingly important audience for journalism, but it faces a test as a market, and a challenge when telling its stories. 

CAF and New Development Bank Sign Cooperation Agreement

09 September 2016

The Memorandum of Understanding signed in Washington formalizes the interest of both financial institutions in working together and exchanging knowledge and resources to support infrastructure and sustainable development.

CAF signs cooperation agreement with the International Investment Bank (IIB)

09 September 2016

The agreement is aimed at exploring joint work opportunities in different areas, including access to financing and the exchange of practices and experiences. Both entities have already expressed an interest in working together to provide t...

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Latinoamérica necesita más innovación empresarial
La escasez de innovación en Latinoamérica se traduce en que las empresas no crecen tanto como sus pares en regiones más avanzadas, y tampoco producen tanto.
¿Qué hacen una acera, una bicicleta, un autobús y un metro por el desarrollo?
En varias ciudades latinoamericanas la inadecuada oferta de transporte se traduce en servicios de escasa calidad y en elevados costos y tiempos de desplazamiento para los usuarios.
Aprendiendo de las políticas públicas: beneficios y costos
Los gobiernos se enfrentan en todo momento a decisiones sobre cómo utilizar los recursos públicos: ¿cuánto dinero gastar en educación y de qué forma hacerlo? ¿Más profesores o profesores mejor...
El Triángulo de las Bermudas de la gestión local
Muchas de las políticas públicas no tienen éxito a causa del triángulo caracterizado por competencias difusas; una nueva agenda urbana; y capacidades estatales locales deficitarias.
Necesitamos más mujeres líderes
Las mujeres deben tener un papel más prominente en la toma de decisiones para lograr una igualdad de género real y así garantizar sus derechos
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