Latin America and the Caribbean

During the 2000s, Latin American countries achieved significant progress, which reduced poverty and led to the emergence of a new middle class.

Despite this progress, Latin America needs to overcome a number of barriers to its sustainable development, starting with reducing social and spatial inequalities (almost one Latin American in two lives below the poverty line), the lack of infrastructure, the low level of productivity, the conservation of the environment…
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Proparco's objectives

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Reconciling economic growth, social progress and environmental balances

In Latin American and Caribbean countries, Proparco conducts its activities in line with the mandate for emerging countries given to AFD Group by the French authorities, which aims to support “ green and inclusive growth”.

This strategy has two main objectives:

  • Help economies on the subcontinent move towards a growth model that uses fewer natural resources and emits lower levels of greenhouse gases;
  • Promote the development of the local economic base and reduce inequalities

Proparco's operations

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To this end, Proparco focuses its operations on:

  • Private sector initiatives for renewable energies and energy efficiency (solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass…);
  • Strengthening healthcare and education provision (expansion and upgrading of private hospital services and university campuses…);
  • Developing microfinance for small entrepreneurs in the formal and informal sectors; 
  • Supporting local banks, in particular to facilitate financing for agricultural and agro-industrial projects and increase the capacity of Latin American actors to meet the rise in food needs in the region.
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  • Agriculture and Agro-industry
  • Banks and Financial services
  • Industry and Services
  • Infrastructures
  • Microfinance
  • Multi-sectors
  • Renewable energies and energy efficiency

Funding type

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  • Equity investment
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance


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Key Figures

Proparco Key Figures - 2016

THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AN ESSENTIAL DRIVER OF ECONOMIC GROWTH Proparco has sustained the momentum for the fifth year in a row, growing by 21% approving financing of close to €1.5 billion for ...
Sep 2017

Geographical coverage of PROPARCO

The map and list of countries that Proparco covers.
Jan 2017
Private Sector and Development

Corporate governance: a driver for growth

Oct 2018


EXPANSION OF THE PUCMM UNIVERSITY OF SANTO DOMINGO / IMMERSION 360° PROPARCO In 2015, Proparco granted a 16 million dollar loan to the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra University (PUCMM), to be ...
Sep 2017

Cobra : the wind power challenge in Peru

PROPARCO, the French development finance institution, has raised a total of 69 million dollars to finance these projects, with a co-financing from its German and Dutch counterparts, as well as from ...
Jul 2017

The Assets of Tereos for Sustainability in the Agro-industry

This project in support of the Tereos Group is in many ways one of the most important in our Brazilian portfolio. First of all because it provides support to a ...
Jul 2017

HCor : Innovation as a tool to improve hospital care

The context of the project is the increasing demand for healthcare in Brazil, resulting from the demographic growth and ageing population, but also due to the fact that more Brazilians ...
Jul 2017