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Inclusive, productive and resilient cities: the challenge to win the fight against inequality in Latin America04 November 2017

During the first day of the CAF Cities with a Future conference, international experts, ministers and mayors from around Latin American called for cities to become the main engines of economic growth and social inclusion, by orderly planning, progress in urban resilience and improvements in providing public services.

peru | | | urban development | equity and social inclusion
Empowering the community in the planning of long-term projects is key for "Cities with a Future"04 November 2017

Experts and authorities from 24 countries agreed on the need to make the community the key player in the urban agenda, to overcome the three informal aspects of city life (employment, housing and transport) that make it difficult to close the inequality gap and promote sustainable development in Latin America. This was just one of the conclusions reached at the CAF’s Cities with a Future conference held in Lima, Peru.

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Latin American leaders called for cities to be the center of regional development.04 November 2017

During the first day of the CAF Cities with a Future conference, international experts, ministers and mayors from around Latin American called for cities to become the main engines of economic growth and social inclusion, by orderly planning, progress in urban resilience and improvements in providing public services.

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CAF Conference: Cities with a Future gathers Latin American leaders and governments30 October 2017

On November 2 and 3, in Lima, the Vice Presidents of Argentina and Peru, Ministers of Housing, State, Transportation, Environment and Planning from Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru; mayors and governors of Lima, La Paz, Mendoza, Porto Alegre and Palmas; the executive president of CAF, Luis Carranza, the executive director of UN-Habitat, Joan Clos; among other leaders and participants from 24 countries, will discuss how to build more inclusive, productive and resilient cities. This event will feature live streaming

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Cities – the cornerstone of development in Latin America15 September 2017

Informal employment, housing, and public transport in Latin American cities are restricting growth and curtailing aspirations of achieving a higher level of socioeconomic development, according to the 2017 RED

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Latin America’s position on the new hemispherical and global scenario07 September 2017

During the second day of the CAF Conference, top-level international experts such as Francis Fukuyama and Rick Waddell explored the geopolitical and commercial opportunities available to Latin America, within an international scenario marked by protectionism, technological disruption and the fight against corruption.

external relations
Latin America needs a political pact for productivity06 September 2017

Luis Carranza, Executive President of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), highlighted the advances in macroeconomic stability and equity in the region in recent years, in addition to pointing out the challenges of consolidating growth and reducing poverty, during the 21st annual CAF Conference held in Washington DC

external relations
Searching for cities that are better prepared for natural disasters14 July 2017

Latin America needs a new comprehensive approach that contributes to reducing the incalculable loss of human life and property damage caused by earthquakes, floods or hurricanes.

water | environment | | transport
Empowered municipal administration to better manage urban green spaces12 July 2017

CAF and FAO organized a forum to discuss the most effective measures to empower municipal administration and achieve a better quality of life through an improved management of green spaces

peru | environment |
First International Conference of B Lawyers12 July 2017

At the conference organized by Sistema B, in association with the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), attorneys from 13 countries assessed the legal identity of triple-impact corporations worldwide, aiming to promote new legal approaches to encourage the establishment of this type of organization in the region

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Inclusive, productive and resilient cities: the challenge to win the fight against inequality in Latin America
During the first day of the CAF Cities with a Future conference, international experts, ministers and mayors from around Latin American called for cities to become the main engines of economic grow...
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Latin America must invest at least 5 percent per year in infrastructure to take the leap toward competitiveness
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img - CAF presented the 2016 Economy and Development Report (RED)
CAF presented the 2016 Economy and Development Report (RED)
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Bankomunales: access to credit for vulnerable populations
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