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Our Impact

The North American Development Bank (NADB) 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.

257

Infrastructure projects
certified and funded

17

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

Impacts

Water

363

million gallons a day (MGD) of new or improved wastewater treatment capacity

468

MGD of new or improved wastewater treatment capacity

404

MGD of new or improved wastewater treatment capacity

Air

4.47

million metric tons/yr. of CO2 emissions displaced, equivalent to eliminate 949,888 vehicles from the roads

703

low-emission buses in circulation in 8 communities

Land

38

communities with improved waste collection and disposal services

2,000

tons of waste per day collected and disposed

Project Types

148
Water and wastewater
25
Solid waste management
24
Water conservation
18
Solar energy
15
Air Quality
14
Wind energy
4
Basic urban infrastructure (mix of sectors)
3
Storm drainage
3
Biogas/biofuel facilities
2
Public Transportation
1
Energy efficiency

Project Locations

  • United States

  • Texas

    62

  • New Mexico

    11

  • Arizona

    22

  • California

    25

  • Border-wide

    1

  • Mexico

  • Tamaulipas

    23

  • Nuevo Leon

    11

  • Coahuila

    9

  • Chihuahua

    31

  • Sonora

    29

  • Baja California

    31

  • Border-wide

    2

Infrastructure Financing

With its own resources, leveraged borrowings and grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), NADB is transforming border communities with sustainable infrastructure, benefiting 17 million residents in the border region.

$3.12 Billion

in Loans and Grants

Has Leveraged

$9.77 Billion

Total Investment

Financing by Program

$2.36 Billion

Loans

$95 million

Grants

$663 million

BEIF

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

Cumulative Financing Contracted (2011-2018)

Funding Distribution

(US$ Billions)

(US$ Millions)

  • United States

  • Texas

    $605.39

  • New Mexico

    $41.21

  • Arizona

    $205.24

  • California

    $412.86

  • U.S. Border

    $25.00

  • Mexico

  • Tamaulipas

    $485.72

  • Nuevo Leon

    $273.12

  • Coahuila

    $128.62

  • Chihuahua

    $181.19

  • Sonora

    $278.89

  • Baja California

    $413.57

  • Mexican Border

    $68.50

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

Technical Assistance

NADB provides 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 NADB/BECC merger). For TA data prior to 2015, please visit our TA Historical Data page.

$4,975,206

NADB 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

NADB 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, NADB 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 NADB, 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.

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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