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Jamaica’s manufacturing sector is the largest goods producing contributor to the country. In this video, find out how the industry, with support from the Caribbean Development Bank, is improving manufacturing output by using funds from the Caribbean Single Market and Economy Standby Facility to test packaging materials, verify quality and advise on packaging standards.

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Guyana, through its Council for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is developing skills and manpower to engineer the growth of the country’s economy. With support from the Caribbean Development Bank, and through the Caribbean Single Market and Economy Standby Facility, the Council is upgrading the TVET curriculum to ensure greater exposure to industry-driven competencies and enhance efficiency. Find out more in this video.

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A European Union grant through the Economic Partnership Agreement Standby Facility is strengthening the capacity of business support organisations working with micro, small and medium-sized (MSMEs) enterprises in Guyana. This enhanced capacity is enabling organisations to better support MSMEs with taking advantage of trade opportunities by assisting not only with financing, but also with their standards, ensuring they meet those required by overseas markets. In this video, find out how the grant, which the Caribbean Development Bank manages, is assisting MSMEs in Guyana with getting their goods into international markets.

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Belize’s citrus industry, which produces mostly oranges and grapefruit, is the country’s second-largest industrial export category, behind petroleum. The industry contributes USD181 per person to Belize’s economy, the highest per capita value in the world. With support from the Caribbean Development Bank, the Belize Citrus Growers’ Association has strengthened its research arm, by achieving ISO 17025 accreditation, the main standard used by testing and calibration laboratories. Find out how this programme, made possible by a grant from the Economic Partnership Agreement Standby Facility, is boosting Belize’s citrus industry, and improving exports.

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To support its export sector, the government of Belize, together with the European Union, has built a new state of the art metrology laboratory. This Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Standby Facility project is critical to the implementation of Belize’s national export strategy and plan, which is intended to increase exports and build capacity for exporters by enhancing existing opportunities and opening doors to new markets for the country’s goods. The project is funded by the European Development Fund and managed by the Caribbean Development Bank.

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To increase Antigua and Barbuda’s trading opportunities with the EU and members of CARIFORUM, the twin island state has received funding through the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Standby Facility to develop a services policy, intended to inform private sector development and enhance competitiveness. The project will lead to the creation of a more coordinated and strategic approach to developing Antigua and Barbuda’s services sector, and focuses on five areas: tourism, the creative industries, education services, yachting and information technology.

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In Antigua and Barbuda, a project implemented by the Ministry of Trade, and funded through the CSME Standby Facility is assisting arts and craft, and agro processing businesses with preparing their goods and services for export throughout the Caribbean. The project is making it possible for small business owners to participate in their country’s national economic development. Find out more in this video.

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In this video, students and staff share how the CDB-funded UTech Expansion and Enhancement Project has improved life on campus and how they believe it will impact plans for the institution’s and Jamaica’s future.

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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.

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Video created in recognition of International Anti-Corruption Day observed December 9, 2017. Watch to find out more about our approach to preventing corruption within our internal systems and external operations.

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