About the North American Development Bank

NADBank 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.

NADBank 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).


NADBank is capitalized by the governments of the United States and Mexico.

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Geographic Jurisdiction

NADBank 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

NADBank 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.


Projects that protect water resources and improve water and sanitation services, including drinking water production, treatment and distribution; wastewater collection, treatment and reuse; water conservation; and stormwater management

Solid Waste

Projects that support the adequate management of solid waste, including municipal solid waste collection and disposal, solid waste recycling and reduction, and industrial and hazardous waste management

Air Quality

Projects that improve air quality by preventing or reducing air pollution, such as street paving, international border crossings, industrial emission controls and mobility projects that promote the clean and efficient movement of people and cargo through transportation systems with low- or zero-emissions

Sustainable Energy

Renewable energy generation, energy efficiency projects that reduce the carbon footprint of existing infrastructure or operations, and energy storage that reduce the intermittency of renewable energy generating assets or enhance grid stability, resiliency, and reliability

Urban Development

Projects that promote sustainable urban planning, design, and development, such as low-impact and green infrastructure; sustainable land development (mixed-use, re-densification, transport-oriented development) and “smart city” elements to improve sustainability

Sustainable Buildings & Industrial Parks

Construction or retrofitting of industrial parks and residential, institutional, commercial or industrial buildings with more efficient technologies that reduce energy or water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions or waste generation

Green Manufacturing and Products

Investments in facilities and equipment that reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing processes by increasing energy efficiency, conserving or reusing water, reducing or recycling waste and minimizing pollution. Manufacture of green products that use fewer natural resources or produce less pollution during their life cycle, when compared to conventional products

Sustainable Food Value Chains

Investments in agricultural practices or equipment that reduce the use of water, energy, fertilizers or pesticides; investments in agricultural practices or equipment that reduce erosion, runoff, greenhouse gas emissions and/or other forms of pollution or environmental degradation; and investments to reduce the use of resources or the generation of waste during food processing, packaging, storage, transportation, distribution and commercialization

Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

Investments in low-impact, green or gray infrastructure designed to diversify and/or drought-proof water supplies, increase flood protection and/or adapt to more severe heat waves, as well as retrofits of existing infrastructure to operate in extreme weather conditions

Our Programs

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

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Reports & Financials

NADBank 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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Basic Documents

All policies and program guidelines are approved by the Board of Directors within the framework of the Charter.

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Board of Directors

The NADBank 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 NADBank 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 NADBank funds. All decisions of the Board require the assent of a majority of the directors appointed by each country.

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Our team is led by a group of highly experienced professionals committed to fulfilling NADBank’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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To support ongoing, sustainable development in border communities, NADBank 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

NADBank 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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