Following January visits to Barbados and Guyana, members of the Compete Caribbean team traveled across the region to carry out national consultations, workshops, and cluster capacity building activities across the region.
Find more information on each capacity building event:
COMPETE CARIBBEAN SEEKS EXPERTS TO FURTHER CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT
Compete Caribbean is seeking to hire consultants with extensive experience in cluster development. They will support the design of Cluster Competitiveness Improvement Plans for cluster projects selected for CCPF financing, by an independent Investment Panel in January 2018.
Please check these two websites for details to be posted in the following days.
Enhancing Productivity and Growth in The Caribbean
This study examines new strategies for enhancing productivity and economic growth in the Caribbean.
It explores ways of enhancing productivity and economic growth by focusing on foreign direct investment (FDI), information and communications technology (ICT), "industrial" clustering, research and development (R&D), innovation and technological adoption.
Commissioned by the Internet Society, this study identifies solutions that promote continued development of the Internet in the Caribbean, specifically with respect to infrastructure and access services, and provides recommendations to help address the region's unique challenges.
The study focuses on 11 countries and territories chosen as a sample of the diversity of the region: The Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Maarten, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
he BRIDGE Program was launched in May 2014 and concluded in June 2017. The program focused on the development of human capital, while encouraging gender equality in the sustainable energy (SE) and ICT sectors.
This publication provides an overview of the program's activities and achievements, and identifies remaining needs for future projects and initiatives.
CDB and Caribbean Export partner to provide greater access to finance for Women-Owned Businesses
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 CDB have joined forces to tackle this challenge, sourcing funds could become easier for women-owned businesses in the Region. Learn more
IDB launches 2018 Call for Proposals to receive financing for regional projects in LAC
The IDB launched the
2018 call for proposals for the Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in LAC.
The RPG Initiative provides technical grants to finance solutions that resolve shared challenges through regional cooperation. The proposals must involve a collective solution produced by at least three IDB borrowing member countries. Learn more
IDB, CDB partner to support recovery efforts in hurricane-hit islands
The IDB and the CDB have signed an agreement to provide grants of US$200,000 each to two member countries of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) that were severely affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Learn more