Centro Interamericano para el Desarrollo Regional (CINDER)

Centre interaméricain pour le développement régional
Inter-American Center for Regional Development

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6 May 1976, Maracaibo (Venezuela), by agreement between Government of Venezuela and Organization of American States (OAS), a proposal to set up an inter-American body to deal with the regional planning and development having been made at 10th Inter-American Planning Congress, Sep 1974, Panama. Agreement renewed Jan 1982. Supported solely by the Government of Venezuela since 1997.


Contribute to improve the competence and development of planning institutions and the use of natural resources, the financing, management and promotion of regional and energy development; promote and facilitate the interchange of experiences, methods and other practices between institutions of regional development; carry out and promote education and research programs, applied to regional and energy development in Latin America and contribute to the development of these activities; support the interaction between operating institutions and education institutions concerning the methods, techniques and proceedings of planning and management of the regional and energy development; focus on the planning and regional development appropriate to the specific conditions of Latin America; promote the concept of planned regional development as a basic element for the socio-economic development of member countries.

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Seminars and training courses on matters related to regional and energy development; research and pilot programs; consultancy and technical assistance to corresponding institutions; disseminating information. Instrumental in setting up Latin American Association of Regional Development Corporations (ALCORDES).


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Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 35 countries
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Subjects *

  • Resources
    • Resources
    • Energy
  • Management
    • Planning
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



Last News Received

5. Feb 1999
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