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  • Cities – the cornerstone of development i...

    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 20...

  • 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...

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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.

CAF Conference: Cities with a Future gathers Latin American leaders and governmentsimg - CAF Conference: Cities with a Future gathers Latin American leaders and governments30 de October de 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 Alegr...

Cities to be Leading Voices at G20 Summit in Buenos Aires

13 de December de 2017

C40 Cities launches Urban20 (U20) to raise the profile of urban issues and enhance the role of cities in the G20 agenda. Mayors of Buenos Aires & Paris announce inaugural U20 Mayors Summit to be held in October 2018

Empowering the community in the planning of long-term projects is key for "Cities with a Future"

04 de November de 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 i...

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

04 de November de 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, p...

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

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knowledge
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...
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...
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 
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
events
img - Report on Economic Development (RED) 2017 presentation in Europe
Report on Economic Development (RED) 2017 presentation in Europe
CAF –development bank of Latin America- will present its 2017 Report on Economic Development (RED), “Urban Growth and Access to Opportunities: a challenge for Latin America” in Europe, at Sciences ...
img - CAF Conference: Cities with a Future
CAF Conference: Cities with a Future
More than 300 participants, including national and local government authorities, scholars and press members, representatives from international organizations and the private sector will meet i...
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...
img - Mobility at break point : Opportunities to overcome old paradigms
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...
img - Prevesilab 2016
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...