Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) was established in 1960. It is an international multilateral development financial institution whose purpose is to promote the integration and balanced economic and social development of the Central American region. The bank invests in development projects to reduce poverty and inequalities, strengthen regional integration, and ensure the competitiveness of its partner countries in the global economy, with special attention to environmental sustainability. It offers loans, mainly medium- and long-term ones, to finance investments of new and operating entities, including the refinancing of existing bonds. Central American Bank for Economic Integration is headquartered in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and has regional offices in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.