North American Development Bank (NADB) is a binational financial institution capitalized and governed equally by the United States and Mexico. NADB was established in 1994 for financing environmental projects certified by the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC).
The mission of NADB is to serve as a binational partner and catalyst in communities along the U.S.-Mexico border in order to enhance the affordability, financing, long-term development and effective operation of infrastructure that promotes a clean, healthy environment for the citizens of the region. NADB and BECC work together to accomplish this mission. Within this partnership, BECC verifies the technical feasibility and environmental integrity of the projects seeking financing from the NADB, as well as ensures community support for the project.
The NADB provides financial assistance to public and private entities involved in developing environmental infrastructure projects in the border region. Potable water supply, wastewater treatment and municipal solid waste management form the core sectors of the Bank’s activities and are its primary focus. NADB also provides assistance to projects for air quality, clean energy and hazardous waste.