Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Center for International Development at Harvard University has announced the CAF Development Bank of Latin America as a Founding Member of The Atlas online.

The Atlas online, website of the published The Atlas of Economic Complexity: Mapping Paths to Prosperity (2013) enables users to visualize a country's total trade, track how these dynamics change over time and explore growth opportunities for more than a hundred countries worldwide.

CAF Executive President Enrique García Rodriguez visited the Harvard Kennedy School campus on February 13-14. The affiliation was finalized during a ceremony with Academic Dean Iris Bohnet and CID Faculty Director Ricardo Hausmann. Mr. Garcia also addressed Prof. Lant Pritchett's MPA/ID class and delivered a luncheon seminar. "Conversation: Role of Development Banks in Development" to HKS students.

The Atlas online helps users better understand the competitive landscape of countries around the globe. For any given country, The Atlas shows which products are produced and exported; and suggests products a country could begin manufacturing in order to fuel economic growth. As a dynamic resource, the Atlas online will help CAF identify the resource capabilities of countries and regions and determine future opportunities for sustainable development.

The ongoing development and evolution of The Atlas online is made possible by the Founding Members - a group of leading institutions that believe in the vision of The Atlas online and provide funding and support instrumental to its development and maintenance.