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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...
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
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 ...
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
¿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...
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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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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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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. 

releases
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 ...

Work in the new CAF building in Montevideo advances "according to plans"

21 July 2016

The building will be located where the old Central Market used to be, and will contribute to revitalize a strategic area of the Uruguayan capital

Independent fishermen and textile MSE´s sin Peru will benefit from socio-productive projects

20 July 2016

Initiatives enabled the improvement of the economies of fishermen and textile artisans, as well as projecting the marketing of their products to national and international markets 

Tourism between Venezuela and Colombia: an opportunity for sustainable development

20 July 2016

Colombia receives approximately 92 thousand Venezuelan tourists each year, representing 16 percent of the total number of tourists that travel to that country. At the same time, Venezuela receives 26 thousand people from Colombia 

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caf in the media
El agua en la nueva ruralidad de América Latina

América Economía

Santiago / Chile, 29 July 2016

Banco de desarrollo de América Latina apunta al agro colombiano

El Espectador

Bogotá / Colombia, 27 July 2016

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

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El agua en la nueva ruralidad de América Latina
Para que América Latina logre ofrecer servicios de agua y saneamiento eficientes y seguros a todos sus habitantes  será imprescindible redefinir el concepto de lo rural.
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.
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