Economists heads of development banks gathered in Minas Gerais to analyze new approaches in the face of economic challenges from Latin America and the Caribbean
September 22, 2019.-
The Minas Gerais Development Bank (BDMG) and the Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE) organized the “1st Meeting of Economists Heads of Development Banks of Latin America and the Caribbean: Critical aspects of development financing within the framework of the 2030 Agenda”, on September 19 and 20, sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Read More

The Latin American financial sector examined practices and trends regarding entrepreneurship and financial innovation
September 28, 2019.-
The technological disruption that various sectors of the economy are undergoing and the boom of the FinTech industry have an impact on the transformation of the processes and practices of the financial institutions and development banks. This scenario fosters, among other changes, the creation and use of new technologies, financial instruments and specialized programs, in order to guarantee the financing of endeavors and financial inclusion.Read More

ALIDE and the BID launch a new platform specialized in PPP and Development Banking
September 10, 2019.-
The Regional Group for the Development of PPPs is an initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE), driven as a result of the deliberations and the mandate granted to both institutions within the framework of the 46th General Assembly of ALIDE. Read More

ALIDE participated in a meeting on banking and sustainable development in the Caribbean region
July 31, 2019.-
As part of the representation of international organizations, the secretary general of ALIDE, Edgardo Alvarez, was invited to participate in the conference “Development Banking in the Caribbean: a regional approach for sustainable development”, organized by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Development Bank of Santa Lucia.ting on banking and sustainable development in the Caribbean region. Read More

ALIDE and AFD from France renewed their cooperation in support of the participation of Development Banking in financing and in climate change issues
August 01, 2019.-
The Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE) and the French Development Agency (FDA) signed an agreement for the conduct of activities oriented toward increasing the awareness and participation of development banks in the region in projects and initiatives on climate change and in accordance with the Paris Agreement. Read More

Latin American Development Banking strengthens its capabilities in sustainable financing through the RENAC program driven by ALIDE and the German Government
July 03, 2019.-
As a financial instrument of the governments, Development Banking exercises an important function in sustainable development and the mitigation of climate change, through the financing and co-financing of green projects, the development of financial instruments and, in general, fostering a greater participation of actors, such as the private sector, in this area of the economy. Read More

ALIDE conducts banking seminars in Guatemala, El Salvador and Peru
September 20, 2019.-
Representatives from financial institutions, supervising organizations and development banks from Latin America and the Caribbean participated in the seminars organized by ALIDE’s Training and Cooperation Program. Read More

50th General Assembly of ALIDE in Curaçao
June 02, 2019.-
Shurmel Elias, CEO of the Corporation for the Development of Curaçao (Korpodeko), presented the proposal that the headquarters be in the Caribbean country. Read More

ALIDE holds international seminars in Guatemala, El Salvador, Paraguay and Peru
June 15, 2019.-
 The topics that were addressed were information security, digital transformation, performance of branch headquarters and agencies, and credit risk loss models. Read More

ALIDE Executive Committee is received by Spanish King Felipe VI
May 21, 2019.-
 During their audience with the King, which took place in the Zarzuela Palace, the three topics addressed by the General Assembly were discussed. Read More

FIRA, Bank of the Year 2019
May 21, 2019.- 
FIRA was established in 1954 with the mission to promote the integral financing of agricultural, forestry, fishery, food and rural producers by means of specialized financial products with technical monitoring and risk mitigation.  Read More

Technological platforms and sustainable development finance projects were recognized
May 21, 2019.-
Within the framework of the 49th General Assembly, ALIDE announced the winners of the ALIDE 2019 Awards in each of the contest categories. Read More

ALIDE’s 49th General Assembly brings together European, Latin American and Caribbean Development Banks in Madrid
May 20, 2019.-
This year’s General Assembly entitled “European – Latin American and Caribbean Experiences and Financial Cooperation” focused on the analysis of strategies, mechanisms and alternatives for strengthening financial and technical cooperation between the countries. Read More

National coordinators hold meeting as part of the agenda of the 49th General Assembly
May 19, 2019.-
The meeting was chaired by Rosario Casero, Director General of Business of Spain’s Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO). Read More

Argentinian Juan Ernesto Curutchet assumes the presidency of ALIDE
May 13, 2019. 
«I express the satisfaction and joy it represents for my country, Argentina, and for the Banco Provincia, institution that I represent, the confidence that I am given to preside over this great institution,» the president said. Read More

ALIDE-FAO cooperation provides grants in rural finance program
April 12, 2019.-
 They also deepened their knowledge and acquired a global outlook on how to respond to the financial needs of rural SMEs and families. Read More

Blended Finance: Cofides presents its experience to Latin American and Caribbean development bankers
April 08, 2019.-The purpose of the seminar is to present Cofides’ experience in organizing blended finance operations –a financial instrument with a combined public and private capital contribution– for eligible projects. Read More

New technical document analyzes the state of the green bond market
February 27, 2019.-
  The document is intended to disclose the role banks are playing in promoting this financial instrument. Read More

ALIDE senior executives speak about the impact of the development banking system in several areas of financing
March 25, 2019.-Edgardo Alvarez, the association’s Secretary General, was a speaker at the Ninth Latin America China Investors Forum, organized by LatinFinance in the city of Beijing. Read More

ALIDE and Renac cooperate in boosting sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean
March 01, 2019.- 
The two institutions seek through the “Green Banking Program” to upgrade financial sector capacities in the area of sustainable development. The program was recently introduced in six of the region’s countries. Read More

Latin America and the Caribbean aim to strengthen trade and business relations and cooperation with Europe
February 12, 2019.-ALIDE’s Forty-ninth General Assembly is scheduled to take place in Madrid, Spain to support the biregional sustainable development agenda. Read More

Technological disruption applied to transparency in the public and financial sectors is discussed
January 25, 2019.-During the seminar, experts from international development banks and the United Nations Study Group on ITC discussed the application of Blockchain and DLT in the public and financial sectors. Read More

ALIDE, the Latin American development banking community, celebrates its 51st anniversary
January 25, 2019.- The association has focused its efforts in recent years on four strategic areas: technological disruption and digital transformation; sustainable development; social and environmental infrastructure; and financial inclusion. Read More

Call for contest entries for the ALIDE 2019 Prizes is extended to 18 april
January 12, 2019.-Entries will be judged by an independent jury with wide experience in the subject matter and prizes will be awarded on May 21, 2019 during the Forty-ninth ALIDE General Assembly, to be held in Madrid, Spain. Read More

Development Bank advances and opportunities are presented at international meetings
December 10, 2018.- A Develop In November and December, high-level ALIDE executives participated in international forums in China, Dominican Republic, Curacao and Cuba by presenting papers on the sector’s performance. Read More

Databank-ALIDE (ALIDE Databank), new specialized development banking knowledge platform
December 10, 2018.- As part of its modernization process, ALIDE launched the digital platform specializing in development banking, Databank-ALIDE. Read More

ALIDE publishes book of Good development banking practices
December 27, 2018.- ALIDE’s latest publication compiles and gives an in-depth description of the development finance institution programs that won the ALIDE 2018 Prizes because of their coverage, innovation and contribution to the development of their respective countries. Read More

ALIDE organizes international seminars in Mexico, Peru and Paraguay on different matters of interest to banks
December 10, 2018.- As part of its Training and Cooperation Program, ALIDE organized international seminars in Mexico, Peru and Paraguay on differing matters of interest to banks. Read More

Development bankers of Latin America work with India on strengthening trade and investment relation
October 25, 2018.- Within the framework of ALIDE’s mission to India, organized together with Export-Import Bank of India, Latin American development bankers established working relations to strengthen trade and investment between the region and the Asian country. Read More

ALIDE and Regar sign a cooperation agreement to work in benefit of Latin American SMEs
December 8, 2018.- The agreement seeks specifically to boost the use of guarantee systems in benefit of SMEs and their integration into the Latin American and Caribbean development banking system. Read More

ALIDE and The Long Term Investors Club (LTIC) strengthen links
December 20, 2018.- Alliance will promote an interchange in order to enhance development-oriented financing and investment mechanisms. Read More

Pablo García assumes ALIDE Presidency
December 14, 2018.- Pablo García is CEO of Banco de Inversión y Comercio Exterior (BICE) of Argentina. Read More

Financial sector and Peruvian government take part in launching the “Green Banking Program” promoted by the German government
November 16, 2018.- During the official launching of the program in Peru, at ALIDE headquarters, green financing was said to represent a major business opportunity for private banks and for the public development banking system. Read More

Development bankers of Latin America work with India on strengthening trade and investment relations
October 25, 2018.- Within the framework of ALIDE’s mission to India, organized together with Export-Import Bank of India, Latin American development bankers established working relations to strengthen trade and investment between the region and the Asian country. “The role played by development banks in the process of strengthening trade relations with India is remarkable and is based on the provision of a wide range of instruments”, stated the secretary general of ALIDE, Edgardo Alvarez. Read More

The current situation of the use of Project Finance and Public-Private Participation in infrastructure are analyzed in Uruguay
September 25, 2018.- The initiative was announced by the president of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Werner Hoyer, and will be taken up as a recommendation to the Argentinean Presidency of the G20. ALIDE participated as an observer in the executive committee of the Long Term Investors Club (LTIC), an organization comprised of 18 financial institutions and institutional investors, mainly from the countries that comprise the G20. Read More

Portugal hosts the XXIII Ibero-American Forum of Guarantees
September 22, 2018.- From October 25 to 26, executives from development banking, managers, public servants, entrepreneurs and experts from Ibero-America participate in the “XXIII Ibero-American Forum of Guarantee Systems and Financing for MSMEs”, organized by Sociedade de Investimento (SPGM) and the Asociación Red Iberoamericana de Garantías (Regar) in Porto, Portugal. Read More

Development Banking gathered in Argentina and committed to fostering the financing of the infrastructure
September 13, 2018.- The initiative was announced by the president of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Werner Hoyer, and will be taken up as a recommendation to the Argentinean Presidency of the G20. ALIDE participated as an observer in the executive committee of the Long Term Investors Club (LTIC), an organization comprised of 18 financial institutions and institutional investors, mainly from the countries that comprise the G20. Read More

ALIDE and Brazilian banks work to strengthen knowledge management
September 12, 2018.- Among the activities carried out by Rialide-BR in Rio de Janeiro, was the use of technological platforms and their impact on the transmission of knowledge and the transformation of the organizational culture. Read More

South-South Cooperation: Development banks of Latin America and the Caribbean will strengthen investment and commercial relations with India in ALIDE mission
August 28, 2018.- The mission is the result of the inter-institutional cooperation between ALIDE and the Export-Import Bank of India–Exim Bank, affiliated member of the association. The commercial exchange with India has experienced a significant growth in the last years, turning the Asian country into an important partner in the region. Read More

ALIDE implemented four new training activities in Peru and Salvador
August 25, 2018.- In the last two-month period, as part of its Training Program, ALIDE organized three international seminars: two in Peru and one in El Salvador, thus strengthening the competencies and abilities of executives from financial institutions from Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More

Commitment to sustainable climate action
July 27, 2018.- As part of its commitment to sustainable development, ALIDE signed a cooperation agreement with the Climate Action in Financial Institutions Initiative, which is managed by the Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE). Thus, the association committed to increase the contribution of Development Banking to the environmental sustainability and mitigation of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More

Sustainable development: EIB hosts ALIDE in meeting to strengthen cooperation with financial institutions of Latin America and Caribbean
July 5, 2018.- EIB Vice-President underlines EU bank’s important role in fostering sustainable investment around the globe. ALIDE’s Secretary General highlights cooperation ties and their potential to promote investment projects focusing on climate action. Development banks are the institutions that contribute most to mobilising resources for sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More

ALIDE presented a commemorative book for its 50th anniversary
June 5, 2018.- Within the framework of the 48th General Assembly, Hindemburgo Pereira Diniz, a member of the Advisory Council of the association, presented the book “50 Years of ALIDE: Past, Present and Future”, a publication aimed at providing the necessary tools to understand the world of Development Banking in the last 50 years and its projection towards the future. Read More

Banreservas, Bank of the Year 2018
June 2th 2018, ALIDE gave the “Bank of the Year 2018” award to the Reserve Bank of the Dominican Republic (Banreservas), within the framework of the activities of the 48th General Assembly. Read More

Development banks from Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Germany won the ALIDE 2018 Awards
June 2th 2018, Within the framework of the 48th General Assembly, ALIDE announced the winners of the ALIDE 2018 Awards in each of the contest categories. The acknowledged institutions are from Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Germany. Read More

ALIDE organized training activities in Lima and El Salvador
May 31th 2018, As part of its Training and Cooperation Program, ALIDE held two international seminars to strengthen the capacities of executives of financial institutions. Read More

ALIDE national coordinators met in Lima
May 31th 2018, In the run-up to the 48th ALIDE General Assembly, the 45th Meeting of National Coordinators was held with the attendance of 27 representatives from 15 institutions in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, as well as officials of the General Secretariat of the association. Read More

Institutions from Argentina, El Salvador and Mexico joined ALIDE
May 15th 2018, In May, three institutions from Argentina, El Salvador and Mexico joined as new ALIDE members: Banco de La Pampa of Argentina and Agricultural Development Bank (BFA, for its Spanish acronym) of El Salvador as active members, and Financiera Emprendedores of Mexico as a collaborating member. Read More

Development banks will support interregional businesses and investments for the economic integration of Latin America and the Caribbean
April 15th 2018, With a call to strengthen efforts to achieve an intraregional economic integration that allows facing the new challenges presented by trade and global economy, the Latin American Meeting on Financing and Boosting International Businesses and Investments, organized by Bancomext and ALIDE concluded. Read More

Development Banking in Latin America and the Caribbean will meet in Lima for the General Assembly of ALIDE
March 15th 2018, From May 30th to June 1st, the directors and top executives of the financial development institutions from more than 20 countries will meet at the 48th Ordinary Meeting of the General Assembly of ALIDE in Lima, Peru. Read More

The situation of foreign trade and international business financing will be analyzed in Mexico
March 13th 2018, Fostering interregional businesses and investments will be the topic of dissertation of the Latin American Meeting convened by Bancomext and ALIDE. Read More

SBD and ANDE joined the ALIDE membership
February 27 2018. The National Development Agency (ANDE) of Uruguay and the Banking System for Development (SBD) of Costa Rica recently joined the ALIDE membership. Read More

ALIDE published a new technical document on the challenges of foreign trade
February 12th 2018, As part of its production of studies and financial information, ALIDE published the technical document “Challenges of Latin American foreign trade”. Read More

ALIDE commemorated 50 years at the service of Development Banking
January 25th 2018, During the commemorative conference, the speakers highlighted the role played by Development Banking and ALIDE in the economic and social development process in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More

48th General Assembly: Challenges of the Present and Future for Development Banking
January 25th 2018, The 146th Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE) was held on January 24th at the institutional headquarters located in the city of Lima, Peru. Read More

The call for entries for the ALIDE 2018 Awards continues
January 14th 2018, The call for entries for the ALIDE Awards is still open. It is a contest that recognizes and promotes the dissemination and exchange of best practices of development banks in the region. Read More

48th General Assembly: Challenges of the Present and Future for Development Banking
December.- It is worth mentioning that this General Assembly will be the scenario for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of ALIDE and have special panelists and activities.. Read More

New book by ALIDE compiles best practices in Development Banking
December.- ALIDE’s latest publication, titled “Best Practices in Development Banking”, compiles and describes in depth the programs of the development financial institutions that were recognized with the ALIDE 2017 Awards. Read More

Banco do Nordeste do Brasil was recognized with the Agrobanco 2017 Award
December 2017.- Banco do Nordeste do Brasil (BNB) was recognized with the Agrobanco 2017 Award “Carlos Garatea Yori”, a distinction given by Banco Agropecuario (Agrobanco) of Peru and ALIDE to the development banks that promote innovation and good practices in the farming sector. Read More

ALIDE participated on the Global Symposium on Development Financial Institutions
December.- The symposium was intended to provide an avenue for various stakeholders of DFIs, which include government officials, regulators, DFIs, academia and researchers.. Read More

ALIDE organized a mission of Latin American development bankers to KFW
September.- During the mission, the bankers learned in detail about the role played by the German bank as the main financier of the energy efficiency industry in the country. Read More