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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
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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...
Guayaquil: City Planning is Key to Development
Guayaquil stands out in Latin America for being considered one of the top smart cities. Jaime Nebot, Mayor of Guayaquil explains the most important features of an inclusive, efficient, strategic ...
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...
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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...
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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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II Water Dialogues Latin America and Spain
On September 6th, leaders of the public and private sectors in Latin America and Spain will debate about the most effective actions to improve the management and infrastructure of water on both si...

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Rivers could transform transportation and communications in South America

noticia - Rivers could transform transportation and communications in South America
22 July 2016

A new regional program will boost the waterways system in South America, to promote economic, commercial, tourism, and social development 

Youths present proposals to face world problems to the Pope

noticia - Youths present proposals to face world problems to the Pope
30 May 2016

During the Intercontinental Youths Meeting, organized by the Scholas Ocurrentes Foundation with the support of CAF, global proposals were debated to face wars and terrorism, promote the protection of the planet and responsible consumption, and search for solutions to the economic crisis. 

Five advantages for Uruguay if its strengthens its waterways, according to Astori

22 July 2016

During the presentation of a study developed by CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, regarding waterways as transportations means, Enrique García, President of the Institution, stated that "beyond fluvial integration, waterw...

ICO will lend CAF 300 million to promote the internationalization of Spanish companies

21 July 2016

This is the first loan signed in the framework of the new ICO product to finance Spanish SME's with the mediation of the International Banking System. CAF will channel ICO's financing through local financial entities that collaborate with the ...

CAF Supports Fiscal Consolidation in Trinidad and Tobago

19 July 2016

The institution approved US$300 million to help consolidate the country's fiscal accounts, thus preserving productive activities and employment. 

CAF and Udelar promote training for those responsible for the design and implementation of public policies

19 July 2016

The Governance, Policy Management, and Public Management Program started. This is the first postgraduate course in the country that includes these subjects.  

USD 95 million to improve water management in Burunga and Arraiján

19 July 2016

The project includes 250 kilometers of networks and sanitary sewage collectors, the construction of a plant for the treatment of residual waters, institutional strengthening, and the management of projects and feasibility studi...

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CAF aporta 1.500 millones de dólares para la paz en Colombia

Revista Semana

Bogotá / Colombia, 15 July 2016

Oportunidades: la esencia del desarrollo

Planeta Futuro / El País

08 July 2016

Una ruta para toda la región

La Prensa / Martes Financiero

Ciudad de Panamá / Panamá, 28 June 2016

Casi nadie está preparado para el Internet de las Cosas

América Economía

Santiago / Chile, 22 June 2016

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Oportunidades: la esencia del desarrollo
La capacidad de las personas para transformar su realidad está directamente relacionada con las oportunidades que tienen o dejan de tener  
Casi nadie está preparado para el Internet de las Cosas
La interconexión digital de los objetos, también llamada Internet de las cosas, representa una gran oportunidad y a la vez una importante amenaza, especialmente para regiones en desarrollo com...
Desarrollo de la primera infancia: ¿lujo o necesidad?
La ausencia de políticas de desarrollo infantil temprano tiende a provocar altas tasas de repetición y deserción escolar, bajas tasas de finalización y baja calidad de la educación.
Panamá: de pequeños caficultores a exitosos empresarios
Un proyecto para caficultores locales de Panamá ha mejorado los ingresos, el nivel de instrucción y la calidad de vida de 90 familias campesinas.
Bankomunales, la otra microfinanza
Miembros de una misma comunidad, generalmente de escasos recursos, se juntan para crear una cooperativa en la que son los dueños del capital y asumen el negocio de darse créditos
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