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We finance sustainable and inclusive energy systems in Latin America. We encourage public and private initiatives that promote energy efficiency, the development of renewable energies and innovate technology in the energy sector. Furthermore, we promote regional cooperation in energy matters by involving institutional networks to encourage physical integration of the region's energy infrastructure.

Infrastructure, education, and innovation, CAF priorities to support the development of Paraguay img - Infrastructure, education, and innovation, CAF priorities to support the development of Paraguay 31 de May de 2017

Luis Carranza, Executive President of CAF, met with Horacio Cartes, President of the Republic of Paraguay, and reiterated the Institution' commitment with the development of the country

Lessons learned from the incorporation of renewable sources of energy

11 de July de 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...

CAF approves loans to Argentina totaling USD 220 million

04 de July de 2017

The first loan of USD 120 million will be used to prevent and mitigate the effects of flooding in the area of influence of the River Lujan in Buenos Aires province, while the second, amounting to USD 100 million, will contribute to institu...

USD 150 million to expand the energy sector in Ecuador

04 de July de 2017

This funding will be used to improve the reliability and extend coverage of the electricity grid, contributing to sustainable development in the country and the well-being of its inhabitants.

Boosting electricity connections between Chile and Argentina

29 de June de 2017

CAF and the Chilean Department of Energy signed a declaration of intent to advance development of electricity connections between Argentina and Chile by carrying out an investment and viability study on electricity integration

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knowledge
Clean energies innovation in Latin America
In this video, made by CAF, Development Bank of Latin America jointly with the Inter-American Dialogue, experts discuss the advances in the development of technologies for clean energy, barrie...
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...
Are we innovative in Latin America?
The innovation of products, processes, markets, and organizations need also technological innovation, which may be patentable and exportable outside Latin America. The region lags behind devel...
The challenge for Latin America is technological innovation
New technologies, patentable and exportable, that can penetrate new markets, are the key for the entry of foreign currencies to the countries of the region 
Are we innovators in Latin America?
The innovation of products, processes, markets, and organizations also needs technological innovation, which may be patentable and exportable outside of Latin America. The region is lagging wh...
events
img - 2017 Latin American Infrastructure Forum
2017 Latin American Infrastructure Forum
The 2017 Latin American Infrastructure Forum recommends to study the current situation of the key markets in Latin America, mainly regarding infrastructure, offering business opportunities for ...
img - Second Regional Conference of District Cooling Technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean
Second Regional Conference of District Cooling Technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean
Experts from the region will discuss various techniques to identify and introduce projects on technologies for cooling deep ocean waters (SWAC), ocean thermal energy conversion systems (OTEC) ...
Infrastructure in the Development of Latin America Conference
This event is organized by CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, and Nacional Financiera S.N.C., I.B.D. -NAFIN-, with the support of the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico.&n...
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World Water Week
The World Water Week is a global conference focused in the main topics and practical soulutions. It gathers experts, opinión leaders and decision makers from all corners around the world.
img - The link between water and energy in Latin America
The link between water and energy in Latin America
The seminar to be held during the World Water Week in Stockholm, is focused on the importance of the management of water and energy resources in a complementary and sustainable manner