This is a period of some uncertainty but also enormous promise for the countries of the hemisphere.
Regional integration, social inclusion, and the need for a more competitive business climate—discussed at the XVIII Annual CAF Conference
A detailed review of hemispheric affairs in 2009
Summary of the XIV Annual CAF Conference
The Inter-American Democratic Charter is a watershed in how the region understands democracy.
A conference for Washington officials and opinion leaders on hemispheric affairs.
On September 9, 10, and 11, 2020, over 6,000 participants from around the world convened virtually for the 24th Annual CAF Conference to discuss the most pressing issues facing the Western Hemisphere.
Established in 1996 as a joint initiative of CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the Organization of American States, the Annual CAF Conference brings together more than 1,000 world leaders to debate and discuss the most pressing developments facing the Americas.
Uncertain Times for the Americas: Perspectives on a Way Forward is the report of the 21st Annual CAF Conference.
The 23rd CAF Conference was held over September 4 and 5, 2019 at the Willard InterContinental in Washington, DC. Discussions focused on trade in the region, the relationship between China and Latin America, social media and disinformation campaigns, the crisis in Venezuela, and the political trends and elections across the hemisphere.
The 22nd CAF Conference was held over September 5 and 6, 2018 at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Discussions focused on removing barriers to a free press in the region; realizing the promise of Chinese trade and investment; raising productivity and growth through technological innovation and structural reforms; ensuring that economic growth is environmentally sustainable; and analyzing political trends and elections across the hemisphere.