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  • noticia - The capacity to go though life without feeling ashamed, and social isolation, are also measures of poverty
  • Gran Chaco: Social Innovation to Overcome...

    The Chaco Tri-national Initiative is taking sustainable development and social innovation to one of the poorest, most environmentally sensitive areas in Latin America.

  • 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

CAF and COFIDE advance the definition of a work plan to boost development in Peru

30 de January de 2019

A joint workshop organized by CAF- Development Bank of Latin America and Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo (COFIDE), and featuring personnel of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, took place in Lima, to tackle issues such as productivity, c...

TransMiCable, the new inclusive mass transportation system to improve mobility in Bogota

19 de December de 2018

Social Innovation and Infrastructure: a novel collaboration scheme between CAF-development bank of Latin America- Ilunion Tecnología y Accesibilidad, Transmilenio S.A. and the Cable Móvil Consortium ensures accessibility for people with disabil...

“Sentí que se puede,” a competition that empowers vulnerable communities in Paraguay

18 de December de 2018

The “Sentí que se Puede” competition, promoted by CAF and the Fundación Paraguaya acknowledged the work of more than 1,400 Paraguayan families in their efforts to improve their living conditions and overcome poverty.

CAF brings Poverty Stoplight to Bolivia as a pioneering tool for social innovation

30 de November de 2018

CAF supports the launch of a new tool to measure and overcome poverty in microfinance institutions in Bolivia. This social innovation tool improves the impact of micro-finance, opens new business opportunities and empowers participating familie...

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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. 
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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Poverty Stoplight in Bolivia
CAF is inviting interested parties to the launch of the Poverty Stoplight in Bolivia, an innovative tool that measures poverty levels in families and identifies solutions.
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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...
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"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 ...
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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 
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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...