Development Bank of Latin America
Funding for technical cooperation in areas that include environmental sustainability and natural resources in Latin America and the Caribbean
Principal Office: International
The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) provides loans, equity investments, financial guarantees, and technical cooperation for economic development.
CAF’s strategic interests include forest conservation and management; bio-commerce; climate adaptation and mitigation; energy conservation and development; water and sanitation; waste management; and integration of environmental concerns in Latin America’s financial institutions.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Applied research and capacity building. CAF supports applied research on development problems in Latin America in order to help the Bank intervene constructively in debates on public policy, and to help focus its business strategy.
Additionally, CAF sponsors opportunities for professional training, workshops and conferences, and other knowledge-related activities that advance Latin America’s development.
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Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
CAF’s shareholder countries (in addition to Spain and Portugal) are indicated below.
Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
CAF’s website is available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.
The Bank was formerly the Andean Development Corporation (CAF in Spanish). While retaining emphasis on the Andean countries, the Bank has expanded to serve a broader regional base.
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