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research for development

  • noticia - Cities – the cornerstone of development in Latin America
  • noticia - Hot spots
  • noticia - For a Safer Latin America: a New Perspective to Prevent and Control Crime
  • 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...

  • Hot spots

    Recognizing the spatial nature of crime has clear public policy implications: if certain factors that are intrinsic to geographic spaces determine the occurrence of a crime, a prevention polic...

  • MONTEVIDEO

    For a Safer Latin America: a New Perspect...

    CAF's 2014 Economy and Development Report proposes a new approach to understand insecurity and violence from the analysis of the elements that make up a criminal event (individual in special circums...

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our contribution

Applied research regarding the development problems faced by Latin America is a critical element of CAF's strategy. This research provides the Institution with the possibility of intervening constructively in the debates on public policy in the region in addition to being an instrument to focus the Bank's business strategy. Cooperation with governments in research and knowledge projects is a service that CAF also offers the countries in order to generate useful information and analysis from the policies they implement.

Women heads of household, the ones who save the most in Latin America img - Women heads of household, the ones who save the most in Latin America 04 de March de 2016

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, according to a new report 

CAF recommends boosting productivity for better development

20 de November de 2018

The Economy and Development Report (EDR 2018) presented in Peru proposes to implement an agenda of institutional reforms focused on productivity

CAF to finance projects that use data science for public policy design in Argentina

19 de October de 2018

The five initiatives selected for funding will be carried out by task forces consisting of data scientists and public officials

Challenges to improving the quality of human capital in Panama

07 de July de 2017

Greater emphasis on care and education from early childhood is paramount to leverage the process of promoting cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills among young men and women, according to the Economy and Development Report (NET ...

Working skills and life skills are key in boosting growth and equality in Argentina

28 de June de 2017

The Economy and Development Report (RED) drafted by CAF highlights the family, school, the environment and the world of work as the four areas of life that are fundamental in the human capital required by Latin America developing and acqui...

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knowledge
img - Investment opportunities to meet growing airport demand in Latin America
Investment opportunities to meet growing airport demand in Latin America
Investments needed to increase the sector’s capacity are estimated at USD 53.15 billion, according to a study conducted by CAF in order to help define a long-term strategic regional agenda to boost...
img - Uruguay's challenges regarding skills for work and life
Uruguay's challenges regarding skills for work and life
The time that parents dedicate to their children, quality of education, and the reduction of the drop-out rate, as well as youth employment, are basic pillars in the development of skills of U...
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 
¿How can we have a more effective state?
In recent years, the development debate has focused more on defining what are the best policies for growth and social inclusion and less on the capabilities of the agencies charged with implem...
img - CAF and SEGIB Boost Productive Transformation and Entrepreneurship in Latin America
CAF and SEGIB Boost Productive Transformation and Entrepreneurship in Latin America
CAF provided technical and financial support for the "Do Business in Latin America" report, which highlighted the importance of furthering innovation in a transversal manner and improving liaison b...
events
img - 2018 EDR Presentation in Chile
2018 EDR Presentation in Chile
Latin America faces the challenge of achieving significant growth in productivity to ensure the well-being enjoyed in the most developed countries. The 2018 CAF Economy and Development Report analy...
img - 2018 EDR Presentation in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
2018 EDR Presentation in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Latin America faces the challenge of achieving significant growth in productivity to ensure the well-being enjoyed in the most developed countries. The 2018 CAF Economy and Development Report analy...
img - 2018 EDR Presentation in Córdoba, Argentina
2018 EDR Presentation in Córdoba, Argentina
Latin America faces the challenge of achieving significant growth in productivity to ensure the well-being enjoyed in most developed countries. The 2018 CAF Economy and Development Report analyzes ...
img - Forum: 'Hidden' poverty and inequality.
Forum: 'Hidden' poverty and inequality.
CAF-development bank of Latin America- and the Social Debt Observatory of the Catholic University of Argentina invite you to attend the “‘Hidden’ poverty and inequality forum. Social innovation and...
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 ...