Heritage Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Recent Bank Experience

Feb 1998
The Bank is leading the involvement of development banks in financing urban heritage conservation projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is a new area of work for the Bank and emerged in response to requests from borrowing member governments for assistance in their efforts to preserve sites and monuments valued as important components of their heritage. This note provides a glimpse into this complex field of Bank intervention and lays out some of the emerging issues and questions.