November 15, 2019

Caribbean Export and the Caribbean Development Bank partner to provide greater access to finance for women-owned businesses

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, February 20, 2018. Accessing finance to fund business ventures has long been an issue across the Caribbean, especially for women. Now that the Caribbean Export Development Agency and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have joined forces to tackle this challenge, sourcing funds could become easier for women-owned businesses in the Region. The two […]

CDB, UNICEF partner to improve quality of early childhood education in the Caribbean

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From CARICOM Today February 15, 2018, ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda– International and Regional academicians, researchers and practitioners have convened in Antigua and Barbuda to discuss opportunities and plans for improving the quality of and access to early childhood education for Caribbean children ages zero to five. The three-day Early Childhood Development Regional Research Conference, […]

Turks & Caicos economy tops the Caribbean

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By Hayden Boyce, From Turks & Caicos Sun The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) economy recorded the second best performance in the Caribbean region in 2017 and is expected to have “strong growth” in 2018, despite being hit by back-to-back hurricanes last September and experiencing sluggish tourism numbers in recent months. According to a top […]

CDB predicts 2% economic growth for the C’bean in 2018

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean economies are expected to register an average two per cent growth this year following overall growth of less than one per cent in 2017, the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) reported Wednesday. CDB director of Economics, Dr Justin Ram, told the bank’s annual news conference that the […]

Water Sector Strategic Development Plan – Dominica

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GOVERNMENT OF COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA THE DOMINICA WATER AND SEWERAGE COMPANY CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR A WATER SECTOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR DOMINICA REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST The Government of Commonwealth of Dominica (GOCD) has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) utilising resources provided through the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund […]

CDB approves funding to support climate-smart agriculture in Grenada

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From Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank has approved a US$5 million loan to support climate-smart agriculture and enterprise business development in Grenada. The project will assist the government of Grenada in its efforts to increase productivity and the contribution of the agricultural sector to economic growth, rural poverty reduction and […]

St. Kitts and Nevis pursues strategy towards poverty eradication

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OECS Media Release Thursday, December 21, 2017 — The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis launched their Enhanced Country Poverty Assessment (CPA), under the theme Assessing the level of progress made towards reducing poverty, and charting the course for promoting equitable growth”; and tagline “It takes you and me to Eradicate Poverty”. The launch was […]

CDB approves funding to modernise procurement systems in the OECS

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From CDB In the Caribbean, procurement challenges are a key contributing factor to late project start-up, slow disbursements and extended project implementation, which result in delayed project outcomes. The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a USD700,000 grant to assist with the establishment of modern procurement systems in the Organisation […]

EIB, CDB commit $24 million to post-disaster Caribbean reconstruction

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer Bonn, Germany – The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have set up an emergency post-disaster reconstruction financing initiative to help the region recover from recent hurricane events. The arrangement will support investments for infrastructure reconstruction projects in the Caribbean in the wake of the […]

CDB, Adaptation Fund to invest more in regional climate resilience programmes

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As super storms and adverse weather conditions pose increasing threats to the Region, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has pledged its continued commitment to work with key stakeholders, such as the Adaptation Fund (AF), to build climate resilience within its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs). Some of the Bank’s measures include mobilising grant and concessionary financing […]