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CAF reaffirms its commitment to green financing to advance Sustainable Development Goals27 September 2018

During the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, the Sustainable Development Impact Summit, the One Planet Summit with the International Development Finance Club and bilateral meetings with high level representatives in the region, the institution reaffirmed its support to low-carbon, resilient infrastructure in Latin America that promotes climate change mitigation and adaptation.

colombia | paraguay | environment | financial development | external relations
IDFC Green Finance Mapping for 201726 September 2018

The International Development Finance Club (IDFC) doubled its commitment and hit the USD 200-billion mark in funding the fight against climate change and to remain aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement.

environment | financial development
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
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
CAF posits four challenges for Latin America at its 22<sup>nd</sup> Annual Conference05 September 2018

Fiscal consolidation, productivity, strengthening democracy and human rights set the tone for the 22nd Annual CAF Conference, which also discussed the challenges to freedom of the press in the 21st century and the new trade and investment outlook between China and Latin America.

cities | financial development | equity and social inclusion | public management and institutional quality | business innovation | journalism and development | external relations | productive sectors
CAF Annual Conference: Trade, Growth, Equity, Governance and Freedom of the Press 28 August 2018

More than 1,000 leaders from different sectors will gather in Washington D.C. on September 5-6 to discuss the major challenges faced by Latin America in a global context, marked by a busy electoral agenda and U.S. trade policy, among others.

venezuela | financial development | public management and institutional quality | journalism and development | external relations | productive sectors
22nd Annual CAF Conference14 August 2018

The 22nd edition of the CAF Annual Conference will bring together over a thousand leaders from different sectors of the Americas to discuss the main challenges facing the region on the global stage, in Washington, DC, on September 5th and 6th.

financial development | journalism and development | external relations
CAF confirms its commitment towards Colombia’s sustainable development07 August 2018

The executive president of CAF, Luis Carranza, met with Colombian President-elect Iván Duque to reinforce the multilateral agency’s commitment to support major issues regarding the country’s socio-economic development. During his visit to Colombia, Carranza also announced that Bogota will host the next CAF Conference in Latin America, on November 7-8.

colombia | cities | financial development | business innovation | urban mobility | external relations | productive sectors | productive transformation | transport
USD 50-million line of credit for Santander Brazil to increase financing for SMEs led by women 03 August 2018

The goal is to reduce the gender gap in access to products in the country’s financial system and contribute to the productive transformation across the nation

brazil | financial development | gender | productive transformation
USD 400 million for the transport, energy and productive financing sectors of Argentina17 July 2018

CAF approved a three-installment loan for a total of USD 400 million to fund the Belgrano Sur Railway Renovation Project - Phase II, the Regional Power Transmission Program in the Province of Buenos Aires, and the Capital Market Development Program for Productive Financing.

argentina | financial development | energy | transport
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