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PPAM and PCM Training Programme 2016-2018

Informational brochure for the Bank’s new Public Policy Analysis and Management and Project Cycle Management Training Programme. Click here to access publication. Download in PDF. © Caribbean Development Bank, 2016 

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Basic Needs Trust Fund: More than 35 Years Strong

Basic Needs Trust Fund More than 35 Years Strong

Almost four decades since its inception, the Basic Needs Trust Fund has touched the lives of 2 million people in the Caribbean Region, and has become one of the Bank’s major drivers for poverty reduction. This booklet gives an inside look at BNTF and shares examples of how its work is helping transform Caribbean communities. Click here to access publication. Download in PDF. © Caribbean Development Bank, 2016 

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The Changing Nature of Poverty and Inequality in the Caribbean: New Issues, New Solutions

 The Changing Nature of Poverty and Inequality in the Caribbean: New Issues, New Solutions is intended to: (a) provide fresh thinking on the transformative shifts in policies, approaches, strategies and institutions that are required to speed up poverty reduction in the Caribbean and also to expand opportunities for the most vulnerable groups in the society; (b) propose a new framework for assessing the effectiveness of existing approaches to poverty reduction in the Caribbean; and (c) offer new and innovative solutions to address poverty and promote shared prosperity. Click here to access publication in PDF format (8.79 MB). © Caribbean Development Bank, 2016    

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Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development in the Caribbean: Towards a New Frontier

Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development in the Caribbean

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development in the Caribbean: Towards a New Frontier is focused on four areas: (a) strengths; weaknesses; opportunities; and risks facing MSMEs, and the strategic implications over the next decade; (b) the “doing business” constraints, including access to finance; (c) robustness of current policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks for MSME development and recommendations for improvement; and (d) opportunities for innovation; enhanced competitiveness; and export expansion. The Study is intended to provide practical policy and other recommendations for MSME expansion and development.  Click here to access publication in PDF format (2.59 MB). © Caribbean Development Bank, 2016  

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Discussion Paper: Strategic Solution to De-Risking

This paper focuses primarily on solutions and mitigants to the problem arising from restriction of financial services and withdrawals of correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) which is popularly known as “de-risking” or “de-banking”. It argues that there is no silver bullet; no one-size-fits all solution to this problem. Although affected regional stakeholders are facing a common threat, each country and regional financial institution is also facing unique problems that will require bespoke solutions. It proposes that as a complement to the coordinated regional approach of high-level political diplomacy, (which is supported by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)), a simplified tailored and robust “horses for courses” approach may also be pursued by stakeholders to identify their most relevant, practical, workable and preferred solutions by matching them to relevant causes and drivers. This approach assumes that it is possible to target specific countries and institutions with tailored solutions which will make it easier for stakeholders to refine their plans and implement solutions on a case-by-case (country-by-country and/or institution-by-institution) basis. Click here […]

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2015 Economic Review and 2016 Forecast

 The 2015 Economic Review and 2016 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. Click here to access publication in PDF format (6.12 MB). © Caribbean Development Bank, 2016

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Changing the Caribbean: CDB’s 2014 Projects

Changing the Caribbean lays out the projects that were approved for 2014. Once completed, these projects, will be critical interventions which will positively transform the lives of the more than 16 million men, women, girls and boys in our Borrowing Member Countries.

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Study- Making Air Transport Work Better for the Caribbean

  ‘Making Air Transport Work Better for the Caribbean’ examines the operational and financial problems faced by the Region’s airlines, identifies possible transformative opportunities, and discusses a two-speed solution. Click here to access full study in PDF format (3.57 MB). © Caribbean Development Bank, 2015

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