Stakeholders meet to develop Regional Strategic Plan for the water sector

Water specialists from across the Region have been meeting in Barbados to continue work on the development of a regional strategic plan for the water sector. The plan will propose possible solutions for the challenges facing the industry in the Caribbean, and will be presented at the 8th World Water Forum to be held in Brasilia, Brazil in March. The development of a strategic plan for the water sector in the Caribbean Region project is being supported by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA). Despite several initiatives, many countries in the Region still struggle to provide potable water at an affordable rate, while covering operating costs. L. O’Reilly Lewis, Division Chief, Economic Infrastructure Department, CDB, said that some of the problems facing the water sector included issues posed by climate change, inadequate governance arrangements, and lack of financing and investment. “Pipes and water treatment plants alone will not solve our water challenges. The […]


2018 Annual News Conference

Video recording of the Bank’s 2018 Annual News Conference held on February 7, 2018 at the Bank’s headquarters in Barbados. The News Conference featured presentations by President, Dr. Wm. Warren Smith; Director of Economics, Dr. Justin Ram and Director of Projects, Daniel Best.


CDB unveils logo for the 48th Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors

Grenada, Logo

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has unveiled the logo for its 48th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, which is scheduled to take place in Grenada on May 30 and 31, 2018. On February 16, a visiting team from CDB shared the design with Prime Minister of Grenada and Chairman of the Bank’s Board of Governors, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, during a meeting to update him on plans for the gathering in May. The logo, selected in collaboration with officials from the host country, depicts a Grenada dove, the national bird, rendered in red, green and gold—the country’s national colours.  The design, themed “bringer of peace and hope” aligns with the buzzword for this year’s Annual Meeting agenda: Resilience.   The 2018 Annual Meeting programme includes: The William G. Demas Memorial Lecture, a signature event at which a distinguished speaker makes a presentation on a trending economic and social development topic. VYBZING, a Youth Outreach Programme, through which the Bank will engage the youth of […]


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

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, themed “Early Moments Matter – Nurturing Care in the Early Years”, takes place February 13 to 15.


Caribbean Early Childhood Development Good Practice Guide

The Caribbean Early Childhood Development Good Practice Guide is designed to assist Policymakers, planners, officers and practitioners in the field to design and deliver good quality care and learning experiences for children in their countries.