Brussels, 18 June 2019, At the European Development Days (EDD), the Latin America and Caribbean blending facilities (LAIF and CIF respectively) held a session called Unlocking investment to tackle inequalities in Latin America with its main financial partners the European Investment Bank (EIB), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Spanish Development Agency (AECID), the German Development Bank (KfW) and the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB).
Next 18-19 June, the European Union Latin America Investment Facility (LAIF) and the Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF) will take part in the European Development Days (EDD) 2019, showing how increased public and private financial flows can help the world’s most vulnerable countries and communities at risk of being left behind.
LAIF and CIF are EU regional blending facilities that mobilise and leverage sustainable public and private investments to improve economic, social and environmental development in Latin America.
The Latin America Investment Facility (LAIF) and the Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF) are having an interactive session at the European Development Days (EDD) 2019 to show — together with its financial partners (AECID, EIB, KfW, AFD, IDB, among others) — how increased public and private financial flows can help the world’s most vulnerable countries and communities at risk of being left behind.
At Europe’s leading forum on development, LAIF & CIF representatives and partners will share their long experience implementing projects which address inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean: “building a world which leaves no one behind".
Gisela Campillo, LAIF Program Manager, second to the left.
On May 20 through 22, in Madrid, Spain, European Union delegates of the Latin American Investment Facility (LAIF) participated in the 49th Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE) General Assembly with the objective to strengthen financial and business cooperation between various regions.
Gisela Campillo, LAIF Program Manager, engaged in the discussion panel ‘Blended Finance: Grants and other resources to mobilize private capital flows to emerging markets’, along with lnter-American Development Bank (BID), the Development Bank of Latin America - CAF, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the International Venture Philanthropy Center (IVPC), and COFIDES representatives.