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Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

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.

APPLICATION: When new opportunities are available, CAF announces calls for proposals to describe eligibility, application guidelines, and other supporting information.

Link to Calls 

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.

Contact Us offers an electronic form.

February 2021