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Paragraphs Related to the Theme Paragraphs VII Summit
Date:  4/17/2017 
Seguimiento 2017 - MIPYMES
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Date:  6/8/2016 
ICT Program

The CAF Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Program supports the expansion of the digital ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean through the development of broadband communications infrastructure. This program focuses on both the deployment of ICT infrastructure and the strengthening of regulatory frameworks in the region. During the 2015-2016 period studies are being conducted to provide effective solutions aimed at overcoming the main barriers to the deployment of broadband networks; to make recommendations to address the deployment of IPv6 in the region; and to design an ICT observatory for analyzing infrastructure, institutional frameworks, human capital, the digital economy and digital public services in the countries of the region.

Access to Financial Services

CAF promotes financial development in Latin America by incorporating its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) into the financial system, as well as other segments of the economy that have traditionally been excluded. To do this, it runs an ambitious program that seeks to provide access to financial products and services under suitable conditions using efficient, modern and reliable instruments - both through the intermediary financial system as well as through capital markets - which contribute to the growth of MSMEs, in order to promote economic and social development in the region.

In this regard, actions to promote access to financial services, investment financing and improved risk management through the promotion of microfinance, the creation of special mechanisms, micro-insurance and micro-savings products are being carried out; providing support for the development of securities markets, small payment systems, network interoperability and the improvement of market integration regulation; the consolidation of monitoring schemes; the strengthening of financial consumer protection and financial education programs for MSMEs; and the dissemination of knowledge generated through publications and events on lessons learned and the exchange of best practices.
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