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  • noticia - Why don't men and women mobilize equally in Latin American cities?
  • Searching for cities that are better prep...

    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.

  • 10 successful interventions in Latin Amer...

    Through the exchange of experiences among mayors and the accompaniment of CAF - Development Bank of Latin America- through the "Cities with a Future" program, several urban interventions have been c...

  • Why don't men and women mobilize equally ...

    Number of trips, accessibility, safety, and labor participation are some of the variables that explain why a greater gender approach is required for mobility in the cities. This is o...

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We promote the development of clusters, chains and companies that add value within a locality, through institutional strengthening and building consensus to improve the international position of SMEs and sustainable business partnership schemes.

Natural gas will benefit more than one thousand users from community organizations in Icaimg - Natural gas will benefit more than one thousand users from community organizations in Ica16 de May de 2017

The "Nutri Contugas" project, promoted by CAF, will help implement natural gas connections in 12 community organizations in 5 provinces of Ica 

Empowered municipal administration to better manage urban green spaces

12 de July de 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

More efficient public transportation and energy in Latin America with credit lines of up to EUR 202 million from KfW to CAF

25 de May de 2017

This initiative led by the Government of Germany (BMZ) through KfW and CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, will reduce financing costs for the promotion of projects that are low in emissions of greenhouse gasses, and...

"Robin Chase's Collaborative Economy and Peers Inc" are aligned with CAF's Comprehensive Transportation Program

04 de May de 2017

The event took place at the Aula Magna of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT), and included the participation of teachers and leaders in matters of transportation, mobility, and collaborative economy. The master conference was focused...

Better schools, better educated cities

11 de October de 2016

Guaranteeing access to education through an improvement of the educational infrastructure is decisive for the present and future of cities. This is not a minor subject, as 50 percent of schools that provide education to children in the low...

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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...
Five best practices to make your city inclusive and sustainable
The five best practices are: a public transportation that enables social cohesion, public spaces, housing and the corresponding services (such as water and sanitation), education, and finally,...
Public-Private Partnerships: the key for development
These partnerships between private companies and governments enable the development of infrastructure in Latin America. PPPs improve service delivery and maintenance works efficiently
Medellin: Urban Innovation and Social Resilience
Medellin is one of the most innovative cities in the world and Latin America. To achieve this, the city focused on two themes: innovation in urban development and social resilience. In the last...
How can we improve access to and quality of public services?
Guillermo Perry, former Minister of Finance of Colombia, and Laura Trucco, of the NYU Development Center, explain what is needed to have effective and quality services 
events
img - Results of the study on Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
Results of the study on Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
The objective of the study "Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Metropolitan Arequipa" is to identify measures for adaptation to climate change in the metropolitan area of Arequi...
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Mobility at break point : Opportunities to overcome old paradigms
The Chamber of Commerce of Bogota, CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, and the Secretaría Distrital de Movilidad of Bogotá (District Mobility Secretariat), with the support of Despacio, St...
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Prevesilab 2016
Asuncion will be the meeting place for the II Ibero-American Congress for the Prevention of Workplace Risks and Workplace Road Safety (PRESEVILAB, for its acronym in Spanish), which will be hel...
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Limápolis 2016
Limápolis is an international workshop that constitutes a space for theoretical-practical reflection on key subjects for the development of the Peruvian capital, addressed form an urban and ar...
img - International Seminar on Inclusive Cities
International Seminar on Inclusive Cities
In the framework of the new urban agenda for Habitat III, renowned ministers, mayors, leaders, experts, and academics from around the world will debate the challenges and action plans to devel...
visiones
La reconquista del espacio público
Necesitamos nuevas estrategias que devuelvan los espacios públicos a los ciudadanos y que fomenten modos de transporte más sostenibles.
Ciudades y cambio climático
Uno de los principales retos que actualmente enfrentan las ciudades es el relacionado con el cambio climático, tanto desde el ámbito de mitigación como de adaptación.
Hacia un nuevo modelo de gestión urbana en América Latina
Es imprescindible entender la ciudad como un espacio en el que se desarrollan un conjunto de actividades sociales, económicas y políticas que interactúan y se retroalimentan.
El ciudadano como centro de la agenda urbana
Las políticas públicas de desarrollo urbano deben priorizar las iniciativas que sitúen al ciudadano como verdadero protagonista de la acción
¿Qué hacen una acera, una bicicleta, un autobús y un metro por el desarrollo?
En varias ciudades latinoamericanas la inadecuada oferta de transporte se traduce en servicios de escasa calidad y en elevados costos y tiempos de desplazamiento para los usuarios.