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  • noticia - The decisive role of women in the economic development of Latin America
  • noticia - 10 successful interventions in Latin American cities  that could be replicated
  • Fine cocoa, Latin America's jewel

    Nine countries of Latin America make up the Latin American Cocoa Foundation, to strengthen the cocoa sector's competitiveness in the region, which is currently responsible for 80 percent of the prime...

  • The decisive role of women in the economi...

    If women massively incorporated to the work force, the region's GDP would increase up to 34 percent  

  • 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 business development, productive competitiveness, social inclusion and innovative entrepreneurship through specialized programs and research with the aim of replicating success stories, mobilizing international resources to countries and locations in order to strengthen production chains.

CAF’s support of the region’s youth was highlighted at the 25th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Governmentsimg - CAF’s support of the region’s youth was highlighted at the 25th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Governments29 de October de 2016

The institution participated in various activities and received honors for its support of Latin American youth inclusion at the summit celebrated in Cartagena de Indias.

How can the effectiveness and management of state-owned companies be improved?

16 de November de 2016

Making corporate reforms in Latin American State-Owned Companies (EPE, for their acronym in Spanish) is necessary to improve the management and impact of these companies that have great relevance in the region's development policies, but w...

Five Latin Americans from four countries are the winners of the 2016 Innovators of America Award

16 de September de 2016

Company and industry, science and technology, education, sustainability and ecology, and social development are the categories intended to promote a new development model for the region 

COFIDES and CAF facilitate investment of Spanish companies in Cuba

29 de July de 2016

Both institutions signed a collaboration agreement o provide training to workers from private companies with Spanish investment in Cuba 

There are fifteen Latin American finalists for the 2016 Innovators of America Award

28 de July de 2016

With the sponsorship of CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, Innovators of America announced the finalists of the second edition of the Award, who come from 6 countries of the region 

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knowledge
Innovation in Latin America
Innovation is a key player in the economic development of the region, because it expands the current economy and enables the development of new business
img -  1 out of 3 Latin Americans belongs to the middle class
1 out of 3 Latin Americans belongs to the middle class
In the past decade, Latin America has reduced poverty and strengthened the growth of the middle class, which reaches almost 200 million people. These changes promise to transform the public po...
Multilatinas: global projection in times of recession
There are over 500 multilatinas in the world, many of them with operations in China and Europe. These companies possess several factors that lead them to success, enabling them to navigate thr...
img - Women heads of household, the ones who save the most in Latin America
Women heads of household, the ones who save the most in Latin America
Women heads of households and urban men between 40 and 50 years old, with a formal employment, are the groups with the highest financial education and greater capacity to save in Latin America,...
Entrepreneurial innovation: workshops for the coordination of actors in R+D+i
CAF's entrepreneurial innovation program seeks to strengthen the capacities (R+D+i) of innovating companies, research centers, and innovation ecosystems to promote regional productivity 
events
img - WAITRO 2016 World Congress
WAITRO 2016 World Congress
The 23rd Congress of the World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO) will be held in Medellin, Colombia, between September 27th and 30th. The Congress is ...
img - Innovators of America
Innovators of America
Innovators of America is a tool for the exchange of knowledge and opportunities for multiple institutions of the academic, private, and governmental sectors, that encourages the creation of a ...
img - Workshop seminar for professionals of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Latin America
Workshop seminar for professionals of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Latin America
The workshop seminar is a space aimed at the development of professional skills, training, reflection, and the exchange of experiences among those participating in the different initiatives to...
img - Seminar: Equitable, competitive, and sustainable development
Seminar: Equitable, competitive, and sustainable development
Leaders of the agricultural and livestock sector of Colombia will analyze the social and economic conditions of the rural population, technology, productivity and efficiency of the agricultura...
img - Meso innovation meeting: governance, territories, and competitiveness
Meso innovation meeting: governance, territories, and competitiveness
The meeting intends to promote dialogue spaces and the exchange of experiences and knowledge between academics, entrepreneurs, and decision makers in Latin America regarding the subject of meso...