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CAF reaffirms its commitment to development in Brazil14 February 2019

In order to reaffirm its commitment to Brazil´s development and define opportunities for joint action, CAF´s Secretary General, Victor Rico, met with Brazil’s Minister for the Economy, Paulo Guedes. The meetng was also attended by the Ministry of Economy´s Secretary for International Economic Affairs, Erivaldo Gomes, and CAF´s director-representative in Brazil, Jaime Holguín.

brazil
Mexico to host Seminar on Impact Measurement for Development (SEMIDE) for the first time11 February 2019

Applications to participate in SEMIDE Mexico 2019 will be open from February 11 to March 13. The event will introduce public servants to the use impact assessment as a governance tool. The event is organized by CAF-development bank of Latin America- and will be held on May 15-17 in Cuernavaca.

impact evaluation for public management
Innovation, SMEs and urban transport as investment opportunities to promote development in Costa Rica11 February 2019

The executive president of CAF, Luis Carranza, met with the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada; the Minister of Finance, Rocío Aguilar Montoya; and the President of the Central Bank of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Cubero Brealey, to explore a joint agenda for the benefit of the general public.

costa rica | financial development
Street artwork in CAF Gallery 07 February 2019

Three outstanding young Venezuelans accepted the challenge of shifting their street artwork to the walls of the CAF Gallery as a way to express themselves using urban art techniques.

venezuela
Intermediate cities and development in Latin America01 February 2019

The good performance of cities between 100,000 and 1 million people is decisive in increasing the productivity and competitiveness of Latin American economies.

environment | cities | transport
Value added to fine Ecuadorian cocoa31 January 2019

CAF-development bank of Latin America- and the Provincial Government of Zamora Chinchipe agreed to implement strategies to improve crop management, marketing, and to create added value to fine aromatic cocoa as a raw material

ecuador | productive sectors
MSMEs in Ecuador receive support to promote inclusion and financial development30 January 2019

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises will be able to finance their working capital and short-term investment needs through credit unions.

ecuador
Restoration of an emblematic park in Alagoinhas will improve sustainability and water management25 January 2019

CAF signed a US$200,000 technical cooperation agreement with the municipality of Alagoinhas, Brazil, to conduct studies to improve management of water resources in the region

brazil | water | cities
CAF issued bonds for EUR 750 million to promote development in Latin America24 January 2019

With this issue, in high demand mainly by central banks, fund managers and commercial banks, CAF—development bank of Latin America—successfully kicked off its 2019 capital market campaign, after breaking a record in 2018 in international market issues, with an all-time high of US$4.9 billion.

europe | financial development
Disruptive technologies and digitization in development banks24 January 2019

New technologies are called to have a direct impact on the development of Latin American countries, and can contribute to increase productivity, improve global value chains and foster entrepreneurship.

brazil | productive sectors | telecommunications and ict
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