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Our Impact

The North American Development Bank (NADBank) supports the development of infrastructure in the areas of potable water, wastewater treatment and solid waste, as well as projects aimed at improving air quality, conserving water, reducing energy consumption and developing renewable energy sources, among others, for communities located in the U.S.-Mexico border region.

291

Infrastructure projects
funded

18.8

Million residents benefitted along the U.S.-Mexico border

Impacts

Water

157

million gallons a day (mgd) of new or improved water treatment capacity

465

mgd of new or improved wastewater treatment capacity

513

cubic feet per second (cfs) of water saved in irrigation districts

Air

3,170

megawatts of renewable generation capacity installed in 19 solar plants, 14 wind farms and 2 biogas plants

4.5

million metric tons/year of CO2 emissions displaced, equivalent to removing 969,612 vehicles from roadways

Land

39

communities with improved waste collection and disposal services

3,365

tons of waste per day collected and disposed

Project Types

170
Water and wastewater
26
Solid waste management
24
Water conservation
20
Solar energy
15
Air quality
14
Wind energy
6
COVID-19 Recovery Program (ProRec)
4
Basic urban infrastructure (mix of sectors)
4
Storm drainage
3
Other clean energy
3
Public transportation
2
Energy storage

Project Locations

  • United States

  • Texas

    76

  • New Mexico

    12

  • Arizona

    25

  • California

    27

  • Mexico

  • Tamaulipas

    25

  • Nuevo Leon

    11

  • Coahuila

    10

  • Chihuahua

    34

  • Sonora

    33

  • Baja California

    35

  • Border-wide

    3

June 30, 2022

Infrastructure Financing

With its own resources, leveraged borrowings and grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), NADBank is helping transform border communities with sustainable infrastructure that preserves, protects and/or enhances the environment.

$3.5 billion

in loans and grants

Has Leveraged

$10.4 billion

total investment

Financing by Program

$2.70 billion

Loans

$98.5 million

Grants

$698.8 million

BEIF

BEIF - Border Environment Infrastructure Fund funded by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Funding Distribution

(US$ Billions)

(US$ Millions)

  • United States

  • Texas

    $750.2

  • New Mexico

    $43.6

  • Arizona

    $209.1

  • California

    $478.0

  • Mexico

  • Tamaulipas

    $492.5

  • Nuevo Leon

    $273.6

  • Coahuila

    $129.0

  • Chihuahua

    $192.7

  • Sonora

    $393.9

  • Baja California

    $423.1

  • Mexican Border

    $114.9

For detailed financing numbers by year, please download our annual reports.

Technical Assistance

NADBank provides grant support to help project sponsors strengthen their financial performance and ensure the long-term sustainability of their infrastructure through studies related to project planning and design, as well as for capacity building measures aimed at achieving effective and efficient operation of public services.

The following numbers are for TA projects after 2015 (post NADBank/BECC merger). For TA data prior to 2015, please visit our TA Historical Data page.

$4,863,644

NADBank funding

72

Projects

Project Development

Grant assistance is used to fund studies and develop documentation needed to help sponsors prepare projects for certification and implementation, as well as to support the long-term sustainability of the project.

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Highlights

  • Emergency technical assistance to address Sanitary Sewer Overflows in Naco, Sonora

  • Technical, Social and Financial Studies for the Improvements to the San Antonio de Los Buenos WWTP

Highlights

  • Rate studies in the operating utilities of Baja California

  • Feasibility Studies for Three Binational Natural Gas Projects, in Arizona-Sonora, New Mexico-Chihuahua and Texas-Chihuahua

Sector Studies

NADBank provides grants for sector studies intended to identify needs for environmental infrastructure, promote sound public policy or generate knowledge about a new sector or technology.

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Capacity Building

In collaboration with other entities, NADBank develops and co-sponsors training programs, workshops, webinars and other such activities aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity of local governments and utilities, as well as generating and sharing knowledge about a new sector or technology.

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Highlights

  • Watershed analysis and engineering study in the Ambos Nogales region

Results Measurement

For NADBank, it is important to know that the projects it finances are not only completed as designed, but also perform as intended to improve the environment and related health conditions for border residents. To that end, a Results Measurement System was developed to provide an objective assessment of project outcomes and performance, as well as to measure those results. It consists of two components: a closeout process conducted after the project has been in operation for a year and a more in-depth impact assessment for select projects.

25 Years of Green Investments in Communities in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Closeout Reports

The closeout process serves to document and assess the physical facilities built and their performance within a year after initiating operation. It is an effect tool for verifying whether the project was constructed as approved and has been operating as intended.

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Impact Assessments

An impact assessment is performed to ascertain the actual impact of the project on specific environmental and human health indicators in the long-term. It serves to verify whether the project is having an impact beyond its physical outputs and outcomes by providing environmental and health benefits to the intended population.

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