CABEI - Central American Bank for Economic Integration

Program’s General Objective

Finance municipal or community interest works to help improve the living conditions of the Central American population.

Beneficiary Countries

Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua y Costa Rica.

Participating Financial Institutions

Intermediary Financial Institutions (IFIs) that comply with the eligibility requirements established by CABEI, pursuant to current norms.

Benefits for Financial Institutions

The IFI will have the capacity to meet the financial needs of the public-private sector regarding the development of municipal infrastructure and community interest works.

Participating Entities

• Municipal City Halls and Municipalities.
• Municipal service providing companies.
• Concessionaires of municipal services.
• Associations providing basic services.
• Civil Associations organized for municipal benefit.
• Public-private associations for works and municipal services.

    Benefits for Participating Entities

    Entities will strengthen their financial capacity and autonomy by promoting local development through the financing of such works as provision of public services, electrification and improvement of roads, among other projects. This will be carried out by using mechanisms that optimize resource use and involve the population as a user and complementary source of payment.

    Resource Source

    The Program has financial support from CABEI and the German government through its KfW Development Bank.


    In order to access financing from CABEI’s special programs, an IFI may request the opening of a Global Credit Line (GCL) with CABEI.

    Discover the Benefits of a GCL:

    • Be part of Central America’s largest and most renowned intermediary base, which channels resources to different areas of development.
    • Pursuant to your growth and performance, request future extensions to your GCL amount.
    • Use the resources of the approved GCL, in dollars or local currency, pursuant to your financing needs.
    • Preferentially opt to technical assistance resources for expansion and strengthening.
    • Choose different CABEI programs and products, which have been established with the Bank’s own resources and resources from international cooperation organizations.
    • Benefit from the different products and services developed by CABEI to strengthen the financial sector, which attends different areas of the region.