June Edition
Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility
When Nature Calls... (and giants pick up) Rupununi Project Benefits Conservation and Amerindian Communities
The Arapaima Fish can grow to be ten feet long and weigh up to 440 pounds. 

This massive fish and endangered species has become the super star in a new category of tourism product for Guyana!

The Arapaima fish has been dwelling in Guyana’s rivers for close to 14,000 years. Their scales are so tough that Piranha teeth cannot pierce them! 

Green Belizean Shrimp Attracts Premium Prices
We already know that shrimp are scavengers and that their preferred food source is literally a waste.

But what if shrimp changed their diet?

What if you could buy shrimp who were as serious about their health as you are?

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Aquarium Fish That Transformed a Community
A cluster of inner city youth has managed to turn an age-old local hobby of raising pet fish into a significant money making business for the community that by extension, has also positioned Jamaica to cash-in on a new export industry generating over US$300 million worldwide.

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Reducing Domestic Greenhouse Gas in Haiti
Few are aware of the dark assassin that is quietly decimating the under-privilege sect of Haiti’s population.

But there is one company that is actively seeking to make Haitian breathe easy again; and Compete Caribbean has partnered with them for the innovation.

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" Make life easier for businesses "
Predictability, transparency and the ease of doing business are key features of the economic development strategy for Belize.
Businesses that adopt quality certifications increase labour productivity by 12% and sales per employee by 8%. See how
Business Support Organisations made stronger in 2017!
In July 2017, Compete Caribbean will be expanding its technical assistance portfolio to include institutional strengthening to local business support organisations in selected islands across the region.  The grant program will provide technical assistance for increasing the capacity to develop and manage cluster operations, projects and networks.
Compete Caribbean is looking for you! 

Join Us
You've got a bit of experience under your belt and you are looking to make an impact with your skill.

You know about marketing with a strong understanding of digital communications.

Even better, you are a social media buff who knows how to captivate a Facebook audience and how to create stimulating tweets.

You are super organized and can juggle multiple projects while prioritizing deadlines (in fact you enjoy the challenge)


Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility
E:  CompeteCaribbean@iadb.org  
Compete Caribbean is a private sector development program that provides technical assistance grants and investment funding to support productive development policies, business climate reforms, clustering initiatives and Small and Medium Size Enterprise (SME) development activities in the Caribbean region. The program, jointly funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Government of Canada, supports projects in 15 Caribbean countries. Projects in the OECS countries are implemented in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank.