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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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Study- The Youth are the Future: The Imperative of Youth Employment for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean

  ‘Youth are our Future: The Imperative of Youth Employment for Sustainable Development’ proposes a comprehensive, multi-sectoral approach to tackle chronic youth unemployment in regional territories. The study focuses on the high levels of youth unemployment in the Region and the consequences for youth and wider socio-economic development. Drawing on global best practices, the study discusses a number of policy interventions and an action plan to reduce youth unemployment and provide decent jobs by 2030. Click here to access full study in PDF format (4.12 MB). © Caribbean Development Bank, 2015

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Study- Public Private Partnerships: Building on Early Lessons

  ‘Public-Private Partnerships in the Caribbean: Building on Early Lessons’ considers cases studies and the experiences of other multilateral institutions, concentrating on design and implementation issues, as well as lessons learnt. It seeks to identify priority policy actions that should be taken by Regional governments, with the support of CDB, to improve Public-Private Partnerships usage and enhance related development outcomes. Click here to access full study in PDF format (9.55 MB). © Caribbean Development Bank, 2014

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Study- New Paradigm for Caribbean Development: Transitioning to a Green Economy

  ‘New Paradigm for Caribbean Development: Transitioning to a Green Economy,’ focuses on the exploration of options for greening Caribbean economies in a variety of sectors.  An additional goal of the study is also to contribute to knowledge about, and the understanding of the fundamental requirements for transitioning to a green economy in the Caribbean and the attendant implications for policy and institutional arrangements. Click here to access full study in PDF format (2.50 MB). © Caribbean Development Bank, 2014

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Study- Public Sector Debt in the Caribbean: An Agenda for Reduction and Sustainability

  “Public Sector Debt in the Caribbean: An Agenda for Reduction and Sustainability,” undertakes a comprehensive look at the debt issues in the Caribbean, including the root causes of rapid debt accumulation. It also takes a fairly in-depth look at some of the institutional characteristics of debt management and presents some insights. Through a robust debt decomposition exercise, the study reveals some interesting results that can add value to policy formulation within the Caribbean. Click here to access full study in PDF format (17.3 MB). ©Caribbean Development Bank, 2013

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