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  • noticia - 10 successful interventions in Latin American cities  that could be replicated
  • noticia - How to close the infrastructure gap in Latin America
  • noticia - Opening of registration for Urban Development Contest
  • 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...

  • How to close the infrastructure gap in La...

    The countries of the region should increase investments in infrastructure up to 3 percentage points with respect to GDP to close the gap that separates them from the advanced economies 

  • Opening of registration for Urban Develop...

    The fourth edition of the contest opened the registration for urban projects that improve the quality of life in Latin American cities 

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We support cities in the creation of upgrades for the quality of the  housing conditions in marginalized urban sectors through technical assistance, financing, and institutional relations to endorse equity, improved quality of life levels and greater access to basic services.

How cities transform lives: the story of Tita in Fortaleza03 de November de 2016

Tita Tavares is a surfer and four times world surfing champion. She has gone around the world representing Brazil and her neighborhood, Titanzinho, a 'favela' (slum) transformed into a safe neighborhood with basic services. Currently Tita ...

Changing the logic: bringing public space closer to citizens

29 de September de 2016

CAF, Sciences Po and Externado University join forces to promote a new approach in urban management in an international seminar to take place in Bogota on September 30.

A dilemma for Maria and the more than 100 million Latin Americans who live in informal settlements

26 de September de 2016

Thousands of people from the countryside or other urban areas in Latin America settle wherever they can, in the center or the periphery of cities, seeking a better future for their children even if they do not have the basic living conditi...

Latin America and the Caribbean work on the definition of sustainable consumption and production indicators

09 de August de 2016

Advances in the work of CPS (for its acronym in Spanish) indicators at a global and regional level were some of the subjects addressed in the regional meeting of experts regarding Sustainable Consumption and Production Indi...

Five cities in Ecuadro already measure their carbon and hydric footprint

20 de July de 2016

Cuenca is the fifth city in Ecuador to join the "Footprint of Cities" Program through the subscription of a technical cooperation agreement to measure the carbon and water footprint. The document was signed by the Mayor of Cuenca, Marcelo ...

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knowledge
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 
Public-Private Partnerships: the key for development
These partnerships between private companies and governments enable the development of infrastructure in Latin America. PPPs improve service delivery and maintenance works efficiently
Financing infrastructure in Latin America: exclusive work of the public sector?
Seventy percent of the financing for public works in Latin America comes from State resources, but governments have not been able to satisfy the current demand for investment. How can infrastr...
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...
Are Latin American cities inclusive?
Eighty percent of the inhabitants of Latin America live in urban areas, making cities the central object of the development and inclusion agendas. Which public policies should governments adop...
events
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International Seminar on Inclusive Cities
In the framework of the new urban agenda for Habitat III, renowned ministers, mayors, leaders, experts, and academics from around the world will debate the challenges and action plans to devel...
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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Social Inclusion: Public Policies and Urban Intervention Best Practices
A unique opportunity to engage in a discussion with four distinguished Latin American mayors on public policies and practical urban interventions that have contributed to an increase in social...