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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 | cities | 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 | cities
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

peru | social innovation
CAF issues bonds totaling USD 1.250 million 11 July 2017

High demand from investors allowed CAF to increase the amount originally proposed. Central banks and public institutions were responsible for more than half of the orders 

financial development
CAF issued bonds totaling USD 1.250 million11 July 2017

High demand by investors allowed CAF to increase the original amount. Central banks and public institutions originated more than half of these orders

financial development
Bringing Internet into the classroom is key in improving education systems11 July 2017

Improving and expanding the use of technology and accessing broadband connectivity is essential in improving education systems in Latin America

education
Lessons learned from the incorporation of renewable sources of energy11 July 2017

Leading international experts discussed the lessons learned from the introduction of renewable forms of energy in Latin American countries, and agreed that the portfolio of hydroelectric projects is essential in complementing the supply of renewable energy in the region.

energy
Training for senior government officials in Latin America07 July 2017

A week-long workshop gave officials from eight countries in the region the opportunity to learn first-hand about urban infrastructure experiences developed by French institutions.

europe | public management and institutional quality
Innovation and social enterprise for economic inclusion in Latin America07 July 2017

The third edition of Globalizer, whose aim is to promote economic inclusion initiatives, was held in partnership with Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Banco Estado, Hystra, and the Siemens Foundation.

chile | social innovation
Challenges to improving the quality of human capital in Panama07 July 2017

Greater emphasis on care and education from early childhood is paramount to leverage the process of promoting cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills among young men and women, according to the Economy and Development Report (NET 2016) "More skills for work and life: The contributions of family, school, environment and the labor world," drafted by the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF).

panama | education | research
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img - Latin America must invest at least 5 percent per year in infrastructure to take the leap toward competitiveness
Latin America must invest at least 5 percent per year in infrastructure to take the leap toward competitiveness
In the region, the average investment in infrastructure as a percentage of GDP was 2.8 percent between 2008 and 2015, according to the figures in www.infralatam.info, A CAF, IDB, and ECLAC ini...
Bankomunales: access to credit for vulnerable populations
Access to financial services for the most vulnerable populations as a mechanism for their social inclusion is a challenge and an imperative to be resolved. 
img - CAF presented the 2016 Economy and Development Report (RED)
CAF presented the 2016 Economy and Development Report (RED)
This year's report highlights family, school, environment and the world of work as the four life contexts that are fundamental to developing and accumulating the various skills that make up the...
II Water Dialogues: Challenges for water security
The II Water Dialogues promoted a debate on water security in Latin America and Spain, emphasizing the challenges that must be faced from a perspective of cooperation between the regions 
img - Uruguay's challenges regarding skills for work and life
Uruguay's challenges regarding skills for work and life
The time that parents dedicate to their children, quality of education, and the reduction of the drop-out rate, as well as youth employment, are basic pillars in the development of skills of U...
events
img - XXI Annual CAF Conference
XXI Annual CAF Conference
The XXI edition of the CAF Annual Conference will meet in Washington, D.C. To more than 1,000 leaders from different sectors of the Americas to discuss the main challenges facing the region on ...
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World Water Week
CAF will act as Key Collaborating Partner at the most important annual event on water issues globally: The World Water Week.