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ICO grants USD130 million loan to CAF to promote infrastructure projects in Latin America17 September 2018

This is the second agreement signed by ICO and CAF in the framework of the ICO Canal Internacional credit line. The first was signed in 2016 for USD 300 million.

europe | financial development
Fortaleza: The face of urban transformation 14 September 2018

The city is experiencing structural improvements in the areas of urban infrastructure, public safety, creation of jobs and sources of income, while strengthening the tourism sector.

brazil | cities
CAF offers 35 scholarships for Seminar on Impact Measurement for Development, to be held on November 28-30 in Cuenca13 September 2018

The event is organized by CAF-development bank of Latin America- and aims to train Ecuadorian officials in techniques and best practices on the use of impact assessment as a governance tool.

ecuador | impact evaluation for public management
CAF strengthens its presence in Chile to promote integration and sustainable urban development13 September 2018

The Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications agreed to work with CAF on the implementation of the “Regional Infrastructure Pre-investment Program” in Chile. The institution will also hold a national workshop on housing policies in Chile together with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning.

chile | cities | financial development | energy | public management and institutional quality | external relations | transport
Venezuelan companies strengthen their innovation capabilities13 September 2018

CAF-development bank of Latin America- and the Ideas Foundation through the Avanza Program held Innovation Day, with the participation of 35 Venezuelan companies. The agenda focused on the generation of innovative ideas centered on staff creativity.

venezuela | business innovation
Footprint of Cities among the 5 best urban initiatives worldwide11 September 2018

Cities Alliance gave awards to the five best practices worldwide in the area of urban sustainability, which includes the Footprint of Cities project, financed by CAF.

environment | cities
CAF reinforces commitment to financing renewable energy in Argentina11 September 2018

CAF Director of Energy Projects, Claudia Flores, participated in the Third Meeting of Development Banks in Buenos Aires, where she explained the importance of issuing green bonds to support greener, more sustainable energy matrices in the region. 

argentina | energy
CAF and 100 Resilient Cities sign MoU to boost sustainability of Latin American cities10 September 2018

The strengthening of technical capacities on urban resilience at the national, state and municipal levels, including inter-municipal approaches (metropolitan level) will be one of the issues to be addressed by both entities to promote sustainable development in the region.

argentina | barbados | bolivia | brazil | chile | colombia | costa rica | ecuador | europe | jamaica | mexico | panama | paraguay | peru | dominican republic | trinidad and tobago | uruguay | venezuela | cities
Innovation: key tool for promoting entrepreneurship and competitiveness07 September 2018

Innovation is the key anchor for countries to raise their productivity rates and achieve structural and sustained growth from there on 

bolivia | productive transformation
Increased productivity and fiscal stability, the major unresolved issues in Latin America06 September 2018

On the second day of the CAF Conference, the most effective measures for Latin America to increase its productivity levels were discussed, along with the most suitable policies to balance fiscal accounts and achieve macroeconomic stability in the medium and long term.

public management and institutional quality | social innovation | technological innovation | external relations | productive transformation
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knowledge
img - Confidence in government institutions, the key to growth in Latin America
Confidence in government institutions, the key to growth in Latin America
Restoring public confidence in government institutions is essential to steer back onto the road toward inclusive growth and greater well-being for all in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Climate Change Affects Road Network in Mexico
A study carried out by CAF - development bank of Latin America - and the Centro Mario Molina, showed that there are 105,000 sites in Mexico in danger of flooding. The study puts forward strategies ...
img - How Efficient is the Supply of Water in Latin America?
How Efficient is the Supply of Water in Latin America?
CAF - development bank of Latin America - carried out a study on water safety in 26 cities in the region, and came up with evidence that showed that there was a loss of more than 60% in the supply ...
img - Investment opportunities to meet growing airport demand in Latin America
Investment opportunities to meet growing airport demand in Latin America
Investments needed to increase the sector’s capacity are estimated at USD 53.15 billion, according to a study conducted by CAF in order to help define a long-term strategic regional agenda to boost...
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Innovation Policies for Productivity
Productivity depends on several factors, including both macroeconomic and microeconomic, linked to the behavior of production facilities.
events
img - India-Latin America and the Caribbean Conclave
India-Latin America and the Caribbean Conclave
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will organize the eighth edition of its premier event, titled “India, Latin America and the Caribbean Conclave”, on October 1 and 2, 2018, in Santiago, Ch...
img - CAF Conference: Productivity and Innovation for Development
CAF Conference: Productivity and Innovation for Development
More than 50 local and international experts will discuss the challenges and actions necessary to advance the design of a comprehensive agenda that will allow Latin America to become a more product...
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Chatham House Conference Latin America 2018
The Chatham House Conference Latin America 2018 will bring together leaders from the government, private sector and civil society to discuss the current political, economic and social dynamics in L...
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2018 Latin American Cities Conference
CAF will participate in the Latin American Cities Conference to be held in Santiago on August 9, 2018. Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/CoA) is organizing a round of “Latin American Cit...