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Chinese Renminbi in the Caribbean: Opportunities for Trade, Aid and Investment

An analysis of the potential benefits and risks of the use of the Chinese Renminbi (RMB) in the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs). To this end, the paper will draw on insights from existing examples of the use of RMB in commercial trade between the People’s Republic of China and Suriname, a BMC that leads the Caribbean in RMB use.


SDF Annual Report 2016

This 2016 Annual Report is the final report of the eighth cycle of the SDF. The Report, therefore, examines the performance of the Fund in 2016 relative to 2015, in order to provide a sense of annualised dynamics, and also gives an account of the entire cycle juxtaposed against planned activity at the beginning of the period.


Enhancing Productivity and Growth in the Caribbean

The main objectives of this Caribbean Development Bank commissioned study are to identify a set of initiatives which can strengthen the region’s growth performance over the medium to long term and to assist the CDB and its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) in formulating productivity and growth initiatives as part of national and regional macroeconomic and development plans.


2016 Annual Report

The Annual Report of the Board of Directors to the Board of Governors reviews CDB’s operations, programmes and initiatives, human resources management, external relations and partnerships, and financial management.


Caribbean Public Private Partnership (PPP) Toolkit

The Caribbean Public Private Partnership (PPP) Toolkit includes a set of pragmatic tools to complement existing in-country capabilities. The ultimate goal of the Toolkit is to provide PPP practitioners with the basic knowledge for the effective selection and execution of PPP projects.


Development Effectiveness Review 2016

The Development Effectiveness Review tracks development progress in the Caribbean Development Bank’s Borrowing Member Countries, assesses the Bank’s development effectiveness, and identifies areas where performance needs to be strengthened. The 2016 Review is the sixth annual report on CDB’s corporate performance.


ICA Annual Report 2016

This inaugural ICA Annual Report marks a major milestone in the evolution of the internal governance architecture at the Caribbean Development Bank.


2016 Economic Review and 2017 Outlook

The 2016 Economic Review and 2017 Forecast provides a review of the Caribbean’s performance over the previous year and outlines the Bank’s projections for the performance of its Borrowing Member Countries in the current year.


Making the Switch: Energy-Efficient Street Lighting

Street lighting is a critical national service that facilitates both citizen and transportation security. Street lighting networks are largely comprised of high pressure sodium (HPS) and some mercury vapour lamps – all high energy users. Street lamps that use Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) have emerged as a smart choice with proven results. Many countries in the Caribbean have embarked on street light retrofitting projects using LEDs. This brochure provides a snapshot of how CDB can help support energy-efficient street lighting initiatives in the Caribbean. Click here to access publication. Download in PDF. © Caribbean Development Bank, 2016