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  • noticia - Environment, trade, agriculture, and logistics, CAF's contributions to the Panama Canal
  • noticia - The capacity to go though life without feeling ashamed, and social isolation, are also measures of poverty
  • Environment, trade, agriculture, and logi...

    In addition to the USD 300 million in financing for the construction phase of the expansion of the Panama Canal, CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, provided knowledge and support to reduce the ...

  • The capacity to go though life without fe...

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) estimates that 1.6 billion people worldwide live in situation of multidimensional poverty; that is, with acute shortages of education, health, and mat...

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We promote a space for experimentation that contributes to the construction of innovation ecosystems, that captures and tries ideas, services, processes, and models for the development of useful and sustainable solutions for the social problems of the region

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

First International Conference of B Lawyers

12 de July de 2017

At the conference organized by Sistema B, in association with the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), attorneys from 13 countries assessed the legal identity of triple-impact corporations worldwide, aiming to promote new legal approac...

Innovation and social enterprise for economic inclusion in Latin America

07 de July de 2017

The third edition of Globalizer, whose aim is to promote economic inclusion initiatives, was held in partnership with Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Banco Estado, Hystra, and the ...

More than 4,000 families between La Paz and Oruro benefited from the project "Inclusive Double-Lane Highway"

07 de July de 2017

José Carrera, CAF Corporate Vice-President of Social Development, arrived in La Paz to present the second publication in the Pasos (Steps) series, "Inclusive Double-Lane Highway," which includes the main results of the project that is part...

Innovative entrepreneurship generates jobs, revenue and productivity in Latin America and Spain.

21 de June de 2017

Ample collaboration opportunities between entrepreneurship ecosystems in Latin America and Spain

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knowledge
Bread of Freedom: Social enterprise that transforms lives
The inmates of the Centro de Orientación Femenina de Obrajes (Female Prison Center) in La Paz consolidate a social enterprise with baking products and knits with the brand OUT, which are marke...
Malaria in the Caribbean: a double-way approach
Malaria, as other diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, does not recognice boundaries between countries. This is a bi-national project to eradicate malaria from Haiti and the Dominican Republic. ...
Bankomunales: access to credit for vulnerable populations
Access to financial services for the most vulnerable populations as a mechanism for their social inclusion is a challenge and an imperative to be resolved. 
Cacao in Ecuador: a sustainable model of social and solidarity-based economy
This initiative seeks to optimize the value chain of cacao to improve the quality of life and the capacities of a network of social and solidarity-based economy that gathers more than 74,000 p...
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...
events
img - "My bathroom, my kitchen, my pride" Award
"My bathroom, my kitchen, my pride" Award
More than 700 families participate in the 2016 edition of the Contest "My bathroom, my kitchen, my pride", an initiative that promotes the entrepreneurial spirit of women in Paraguay as a key ...
img - Launching of the Mexico and Central America Globalizer X
Launching of the Mexico and Central America Globalizer X
Meet the six social entrepreneurs that have been selected this year to participate in the Mexico and Central America Globalizer X 
img - New variables for the measurement of poverty
New variables for the measurement of poverty
"Las dimensiones faltantes en la medición de la pobreza" (The missing variables in the measurement of poverty" is a study developed jointly by Oxford University and CAF's Social Innovation ini...
img - Ethical banking in the transformation of societies
Ethical banking in the transformation of societies
In the framework of its Social Innovation initiative, CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, will lead the meeting with Joan Melé, which will take place on May 4th at the headquarters of the ...
img -  B Day Colombia boosts a new entrepreneurial DNA
B Day Colombia boosts a new entrepreneurial DNA
On Thursday, April 21st, the celebration of B Day Colombia will take place in the Gimnasio Moderno of Bogota. This is a space to learn about the new generation of companies and entrepreneurs wh...
visiones
Cómo multiplicar el impacto de los emprendimientos sociales
En América Latina cada vez hay más casos de emprendimientos que pretenden solucionar desafíos sociales a través de empresas, y no desde la filantropía.  
Un paso adelante para las empresas con sentido social
Las denominadas Empresas B (de Bienestar) son el mejor ejemplo de cómo el sector privado puede contribuir a crear sociedades más justas y consecuentes. 
Baile para integrar a jóvenes vulnerables en la sociedad
Jóvenes vulnerables de Colombia y Perú desarrollan sus capacidades laborales y socioemocionales a través del arte, al tiempo que cultivan valores de superación, logro y compromiso. &nb...
Hogares inteligentes para reducir la pobreza
Las intervenciones en los hogares vulnerables pueden convertirse en aliados muy valiosos en la lucha contra la pobreza y, al mismo tiempo, empoderar a la comunidad.
¿Medimos bien la pobreza en América Latina?
Las clasificaciones tradicionales de la pobreza deberían incluir factores socioemocionales como la inseguridad ciudadana, el bienestar psicológico o el aislamiento social para reflejar mejor l...