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The North American Development Bank (NADB) is charged with helping to improve the environmental conditions of the U.S.-Mexico border region in order to advance the well-being of residents in both nations. The scope of their mandate and the specific functions of each institution are defined in the agreement between the two governments (the “Charter”).

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To provide financing, as well as technical and other assistance, to support the development and implementation of infrastructure projects that help preserve, protect and enhance the environment of the border region in order to advance the well-being of the people of the United States and Mexico.

Project Certification

NADB works with border stakeholders, including federal, state, and local agencies, the private-sector and the general public, to identify, develop, certify and implement environmental infrastructure projects primarily in five key sectors:

Board of Directors

The Charter also establishes a ten-member Board of Directors to govern the institution. The bi-national Board is comprised of three representatives from each government, a representative of a border state from each country, and a representative of the general public who resides in the border region from each country.