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    The European Investment Bank has been active in Latin America since 1993 and in the Caribbean since 1978.

    The EIB’s role in these countries is to support:

    We support a sustainable post-pandemic recovery that aims at protecting the most vulnerable people, building economic resilience and providing sustainable investments to target the climate and environmental emergency.

    Find out about EIB Climate Survey for Latin America and Caribbean 

    EIB stories and videos in the region

    We support projects that improve lives all over the world.
    Watch our videos and read our stories on how our work improves the quality of life in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Our initiatives in the region

    We work with the European Commission on a number of investment initiatives that help regions or sectors around the world.

    This facility promotes investment in local infrastructure projects, with a view to supporting economic development and growth, regional integration and poverty reduction in the Caribbean.


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    The EIB works with donors to create trust funds and provide in-depth support for projects in Latin America and the Caribbean through technical assistance, grants and loan guarantees.

    The EIB provides equity financing, primarily investing or co-investing along with funds focused on infrastructure, the environment, or small and medium-sized enterprises and mid-size corporations.

    Our experts provide advisory services and technical assistance to improve access to finance and facilitate investment for:

    • public authorities
    • financial intermediaries
    • microfinance institutions
    • final beneficiaries

    We also offer expertise and technical assistance to support the design and structuring of low-carbon infrastructure projects in cities.

    Find out more about our advisory services 

    Working with the European Union

    The EIB is the European Union’s international development bank. We promote the EU's principles, values and objectives and contribute to stable growth in countries beyond Europe’s borders.

    • Team Europe

    As part of Team Europe, the EIB has increased its development finance, especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Team Europe is a global recovery package that combines resources from the European Union, Member States and the EIB, and supports the most vulnerable countries and people most at risk around the world.

    In line with Team Europe initiatives, our projects in Americans and Caribbean countries are aimed at achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    • Global Gateway

    Global GatewayAs part of Team Europe we are supporting Global Gateway, a new European strategy to invest in sustainable, high-quality projects around the world that are good for people and the planet.

    Under Global Gateway, EIB Global is tackling some of today’s most pressing challenges, from fighting climate change to accelerating the digital transition. EIB Global is well on track to facilitate at least a third of the €300 billion of investment that Global Gateway aims to mobilise by 2027.

    This will help support projects that are focused on digitalisation, tackling climate change, clean energy, healthcare, education, as well as transport.

    The Global Gateway is the European Union’s contribution to narrowing the global investment gap. Launched in 2022, the Global Gateway covers five main themes - climate and energy, digital, education and research, health, and sustainable transport. It is implemented through a Team Europe approach, involving the EU institutions, the EU Member States and their public development banks.

    The European Investment Bank has signed 15 Global Gateway contracts in Latin America and the Caribbean for a total of €1.7 billion since 2022 and is expected to mobilise investments of around €4.6 billion in the coming years.

    Read more about Global Gateway in Latin America and the Caribbean.


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