CDB approves USD3.7 mn for Youth Empowerment Project in Saint LuciaApplication Deadline:(10/27/2016)-The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding of USD3.7 mn to support at-risk youth in Saint Lucia. The Youth Empowered for Life Project will expand access to existing social services, as well as develop new social programmes to target young people and their families in selected communities across Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia is faced with an increasing crime rate, driven in part by inadequate social infrastructure and limited access to social services. Youth in Saint Lucia face disproportionately high levels of unemployment and underemployment, which can lead youth to turn to crime and gang violence. The Project will focus on mitigating risk factors that can lead to criminal behavior, enhance employability, and support community safety and security. “Through this Project, we hope to divert young people away from crime and violence, and enable them to make positive contributions to their households, communities and wider society. The Project was designed to meet the needs of different age groups and genders, and we are optimistic about the outcomes it […]
Green Climate Fund Accredits CDBApplication Deadline:(10/25/2016)-The Caribbean Development Bank is now an accredited partner institution of the Green Climate Fund. Accreditation provides CDB with better access to funding to support low-emission and climate-resilient programmes and projects in its Borrowing Member Countries.
CDB Approves Loan to Upgrade Water Systems in DominicaApplication Deadline:(10/21/2016)-On October 13, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved an additional loan of USD3 mn to the Government of Dominica, to support the development of a reliable potable water supply for persons within the Water Area-1 (WA-1) network in that country. WA-1 is the most important water system in Dominica, serving approximately 36 percent of the population. CDB had previously approved a loan to Dominica in 2012, to upgrade its water supply systems. This additional loan will assist in integrating climate-change resiliency in the design of the Project, drawing on lessons learnt by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika in 2015. “Tropical Storm Erika caused extensive damage to the water and sewage system in Dominica. It also led to the need to look at the existing infrastructure in that country, and reinforced the need for climate change resilience to be built into design standards and specifications. This loan supports the revisions needed to ensure that Dominica’s water supply system is less susceptible […]
Mid-Term Evaluation of CDRRF OperationsApplication Deadline: 28 October, 2016 @ 16:00-The mid-term evaluation will assess CDRRF’s progress towards results, monitoring, and adaptive management to improve outcomes, and early identification of risks to ensure sustainability; with the emphasis focusing on supporting recommendations based on findings and lessons learnt.
Evaluation OfficerApplication Deadline: 7 November, 2016 @ 23:00-The Evaluation Officer is responsible for undertaking independent and systematic evaluations of the Bank’s strategies, policies, programmes, technical assistance activities, and delivery support of functions and systems.