ALIDE celebrates 55 years of institutional existence
- The anniversary was celebrated at ALIDE headquarters, in Peru
January 24, 2023- The Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE) celebrated its fifty-fifth anniversary at its headquarters in Lima, Peru, in the presence of ALIDE staff and directors, representatives of local and international development banking institutions and diplomatic personnel from the Embassies of Mexico, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Chile.
In the course of the celebration, ALIDE Secretary General Edgardo Alvarez described the Association’s participation in regional development banking events, drew attention to the major challenges it was forced to confront over these years and shared the organization’s plans for 2023.
“During the pandemic, we adjusted our infrastructure and almost all of our services to an online modality in order not to interrupt our service to our members,” Alvarez stressed.
The Secretary General also added that ALIDE took an extremely active part at the international level in the various regional and global development banking initiatives, networks and organizations.
In this connection, the institution committed to continue participating on the international economic scene in leading the process of change and promoting financial inclusion and sustainable development in the Latin American and Caribbean production sectors.
ALIDE in 2023
ALIDE is currently engaged in organizing the 53rd General Assembly, which will take place in Honduras, and is working closely with the Banco de Comercio Exterior de Colombia (Bancoldex), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Secretariat of Finance in Common on the celebration of the 2023 Finance in Common Summit in Colombia.
It should also be stressed that ALIDE is currently heading the World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI) and has been serving on the Council of the Global Finance in Common Initiative since 2022
ALIDE is the community of financial institutions that produce banking solutions for Latin American and Caribbean development. Founded in 1968, its main purpose is to contribute to the region’s economic and social development by promoting the use of good development finance practices among its members. It is comprised of more than 80 member institutions operating in over 20 countries of Latin America and other regions of the world.