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…
Un enfant souriant à côté d'un boitier Kingo

Proparco's objectives

Le couché de soleil sur un fleuve

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

Des panneauw solaires

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.
Carte interactive
Funding type


  • Agriculture et Agro-Industrie
  • Banques et Marchés Financiers
  • Climat et Energie
  • Industrie et services
  • Infrastructures
  • Microfinance
  • Multi-secteurs
  • Santé
  • Éducation

Funding type

  • Assistance technique
  • Equity participation
  • Prêts


Display local antennas


Launch search
Voir la carte de tous les projets



Intervention de PROPARCO dans les pays frontières

La carte et la liste des interventions de Proparco dans les pays frontières.

Couverture géographique du réseau de PROPARCO

La carte de la couverture géographique du réseau de Proparco en fonction de ses agences.
Jan 2017