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Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund’s third call reaps high yields

The Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF) moves into its fourth year of implementation with projections of significant increase in its project portfolio. This, as a result of the decisions made at the recently held Third Project Technical Review Committee (PTRC) meeting where nine of the ten submitted Project Application Documents (PADs) gained favour with the Committee.

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Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund’s third call reaps high yields

The Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF) moves into its fourth year of implementation with projections of significant increase in its project portfolio. This, as a result of the decisions made at the recently held Third Project Technical Review Committee (PTRC) meeting where nine of the ten submitted Project Application Documents (PADs) gained favour with the Committee.

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CDB lauds CCRIF’s Regional Internship Programme

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), has lauded its partner, the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) for its Regional Internship Programme, as it welcomes a new intern to its Barbados headquarters.

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CDB strengthening Climate Resilience capacity in Haiti

Twenty-six Haitian government employees have benefitted from the first component of a three stage training programme on how to incorporate climate change planning and risk management in their development planning and decision making processes. This as the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved a sum of USD69,635 to finance the costs of training workshops to support the roll-out of the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaption Tool (CCORAL) in Haiti. The initial stage of the training was conducted during the week of 21st to 25th September 2015 The CCORAL system is a climate risk management tool, which assists decision-makers to understand the various climate-related risks that may affect upcoming projects and developments, identify actions that minimize and mitigate climate related loss, and build climate resilient development in their countries. It is specific to the Caribbean region. During the first stage of the programme, the 26 participants were exposed to an initial training workshop in the use of CCORAL, as well as a ‘train the trainer’ component, which provided them […]

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Projects Department

Projects Department   The Projects Department consists of six divisions/ units: Economic Infrastructure Division, Social Sector Division, Technical Cooperation Division, Procurement Policy Unit, Private Sector Development Unit, Renewable Energy/ Energy Efficiency Unit and the Environmental Sustainability Unit. Major programmes of the Bank such as Disaster Risk Management (DRM), the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) and the Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network (CTCS) are supervised by the Projects Department. The Projects Department is responsible for the identification, appraisal and supervision of all capital and Technical Assistance Projects, as well as sector loans intended for and/or included in the Bank’s portfolio. Monitoring and evaluating the Bank’s loan portfolio, preparation of sector analyses/policy papers for external training and the provision of assistance to micro and small enterprises are also within its purview.  Investments Applications Prospective clients are required to submit a business proposal to CDB including full details of the proposed project, including but not limited to: Feasibility studies including technical, engineering and market analysis studies, as well as information on […]

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Organisation

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is headed by the Board of Governors, which delegates oversight of Bank operations to the Board of Directors chaired by the President. The President is appointed by the Board of Governors and is responsible for the day-to-day business of the Bank. He is assisted by two Vice-Presidents and an advisory management team, comprising the Directors of each department. Office of the President The President is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. He conducts, under the direction of the Board of Directors, the current business of the Bank. The Internal Audit Unit, Office of Risk Management, Corporate Communications Unit and the Office of Independent Evaluation are attached to the Office of the President. Read the President’s bio here Office of the Vice-President (Corporate Services) and Bank Secretary The Vice-President (Corporate Services) and Bank Secretary is responsible for the effective planning, development and provision of advice and services relating to the Legal Department, Finance and Corporate Planning Department, […]

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Project launched to improve water supply for 3,400 households in The Bahamas

Patricia McKenzie speaking during the Water Supply Improvement Launch in The Bahamas

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas have launched a project that aims to improve the water supply systems serving communities on New Providence and six Family Islands – Andros, Cat Island, and Crooked Island, Eleuthera, Long Island, and San Salvador.

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2016 News Releases

The following are the news releases of the Caribbean Development Bank for the year 2016.

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