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About the North American Development Bank

NADB is a binational financial institution established by the Governments of the United States and Mexico to provide financing to support the development and implementation of infrastructure projects, as well as to provide technical and other assistance for projects and actions that preserve, protect or enhance the environment in order to advance the well-being of the people of the United States and Mexico.

NADB was established in San Antonio, Texas, and began operations on November 10, 1994, with the initial capital subscriptions of the U.S. and Mexican governments. The scope of the Bank’s mandate—including the geographic jurisdiction and infrastructure sectors in which it may operate—as well as its functions and limitations, are defined in an agreement between the two governments (the Charter, Bylaws).

Capitalization

NADB is capitalized in equal parts by the governments of the United States and Mexico.

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Geographic Jurisdiction

NADB is authorized to serve communities located within 100 km (about 62 miles) north of the international boundary in the four states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California and within 300 km (about 186 miles) south of the border in the six states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora, and Baja California.

Environmental Sectors

NADB finances projects that will prevent, control or reduce environmental pollutants, improve the drinking water supply or protect flora and fauna, so as to improve human health, promote sustainable development or contribute to a higher quality of life.

Water

Drinking water supply, treatment & distribution; wastewater collection, treatment & reuse; water conservation; storm drainage & flood control.

Waste Management

Sanitary landfills, dumpsite closure, collection & disposal equipment, recycling & waste reduction, hazardous waste treatment & disposal facilities, industrial site remediation.

Air Quality

Street paving & roadway improvements; public transportation; ports of entry, reduction of industrial emissions; methane capture.

Energy

Clean and renewable energy sources: solar, wind, biogas & biofuels, hydroelectric, geothermal; Energy efficiency: equipment replacement, public lighting, building retrofits.

Basic Urban Infrastructure

These projects consist of a mix of works from various sectors, such as street paving, installation or replacement of water and sewer lines, storm drainage and public lighting.

Our Programs

NADB assists border communities address the challenges of project development and financing through a variety of programs and services. 

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Reports & Financials

NADB produces regular reports about the status of its project and financing activities. These reports are updated on a quarterly basis and are usually posted 45 days following the end of each quarter.

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Board of Directors

The NADB Board of Directors consists of five members from the United States and five from Mexico. The chairmanship of the board alternates between U.S. and Mexican representatives every year.

All powers of NADB are vested in the Board of Directors, which determines policy within the framework of the Charter, and approves all project certifications and financing proposals with NADB funds. All decisions of the Board require the assent of a majority of the directors appointed by each country.

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Management

Our team is led by a group of highly experienced professionals committed to fulfilling NADB’s mission as a leader in binational cooperation aimed at catalyzing environmental infrastructure investments and achieving sustainable development in the communities it serves. 

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Partners

To support ongoing, sustainable development in border communities, NADB works to establish partnerships and build long-term relationships with federal, state and local agencies, non-governmental and international organizations, academic and financial institutions and the private sector, among others.

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Careers & Internships

NADB seeks dedicated professionals interested in supporting its mission of improving environmental and health conditions in the U.S.-Mexico border region through development of sustainable infrastructure. Candidates must be a U.S. or Mexican citizen.

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