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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.


2017 Caribbean Economic Review and 2018 Outlook

The extreme vulnerability of the Caribbean Region was highlighted once again in 2017. Many of Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) were affected by the hurricanes that passed through the Caribbean in September.

Notwithstanding the devastating events of 2017, there was an overall uptick in economic growth to 0.6%.

Although growth returned in 2017, the Region continues to underperform in comparison with other country groups.

Looking ahead, the Region is expected to grow by 2% in 2018, benefiting from a projected increase in global economic growth, but risks are tilted on the downside.


CTCS: Supporting Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services (CTCS) Network represents the Bank’s pioneering work in providing support services to fledgling businesses that are often unable to get assistance, and lack business systems and vital know-how to manage successful enterprises and projects. For more than 35 years, the Network has strengthened the professional services offered by business support organisations and public bodies to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. The range of projects completed over the decades demonstrates a strong legacy of work in business development and entrepreneurship. Some of this work is highlighted in this booklet.


Jamaica Highway 2000 Case Study

Jamaica, Highway 2000

Highway 2000 is a bold, transformative Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project that impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of Jamaican citizens on a daily basis. At a total cost of US$1.3 billion, Highway 2000 remains the largest project ever implemented in Jamaica, and signalled that the country has the capacity to implement large, complex projects of its kind.  This case study contrasts both phases of Highway 2000, and seeks to draw lessons of experience from the radically different approaches to project origination, financing and implementation. Click here to access publication.  © Caribbean Development Bank, 2017


Partnerships and Investments for a More Climate-Resilient Caribbean

Climate resilience is a critical priority as the Caribbean Region seeks to protect development gains already achieved and to address the specific challenges and opportunities presented to improve resilience in a range of sectors; particularly, infrastructure (roads, airports, ports, coastal and river defences), tourism, agriculture and renewable energy and energy efficiency. Climate resilience is a key priority in the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) work and investments. CDB has been actively improving the resilience of its portfolio in climate-sensitive sectors such as water, agriculture and physical infrastructure. CDB mobilises and facilitates access to concessionary resources from global partners to help its BMCs finance the effective implementation of policies and investments as part of their wider sustainable development programme.


Sustainable Energy for the Eastern Caribbean

The Sustainable Energy for the Eastern Caribbean (SEEC) Programme is a multi-partner loan and grant facility which is co-financed by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), European Union-Caribbean Investment Facility (EU-CIF) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID).


Canadian Support to the Energy Sector in the Caribbean Fund

The Canadian Support to the Energy Sector in the Caribbean (CSES-C) Fund was established in 2016 to provide technical assistance over a four-year period. Grant resources of CAD5 million, provided by Government of Canada to the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), supports public and private actors in the energy sector in CDB’s Borrowing Member Countries.


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.