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CDB announces USD1.5mn to build greater climate resilience through technology

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank has approved a project that aims to increase the use of technology to build greater climate resilience throughout the Region. Funded through a grant of USD1.5 million and to be executed by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) over a three-year period, the project approved on May 28 will support flight-mapping services to collect Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data for almost 10,000 square kilometres of vulnerable Caribbean coastal areas.


Guyana to upgrade water sector with funding from CDB

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of USD1.3 million (mn) to assist in upgrading the water sector in Guyana. The funds, provided to the Government of Guyana, will be used to provide consultancy services to develop a national water policy, as well as to provide designs and estimates for the construction of water treatment plants and the upgrade of related infrastructure.


CDB, UWI partner to boost Caribbean sports industry

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank has approved funding to assist the University of the West Indies (UWI) in fulfilling its mandate to further develop a modern, integrated Faculty of Sport across the UWI System.


CDB renews programme of support for IMF-operated Technical Assistance Centre

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) today announced that it will renew support for a programme designed to help countries in the Region strengthen their human and institutional capacity to design and implement policies which promote growth and reduce poverty. The Bank’s Board of Directors approved USD1 million (mn) towards the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) programme until 2022.


Anguilla to receive USD5.6 mn loan from CDB to meet debt obligations

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), has approved a loan of USD5.6 million (mn) to assist the Government of Anguilla in meeting its fiscal obligations after the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017. The funds will allow the Government to focus on its recovery priorities, without having to divert resources to meet financing needs.


In Grenada, Bootcamp kicks off for future leaders in agriculture

Thirty young people from Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are participating in a three-day bootcamp, designed to position them to be pioneers in climate-smart agriculture. The youth participants, who are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, are the newest cohort in the Caribbean Development Bank’s Vybzing Youth Outreach Programme, which is being held under the theme, “Climate Action Today = Food for Tomorrow.” It began on May 23 and will run until May 25 at the Kalinago Beach Resort in St. George’s, Grenada.


CDB, CARICOM partner to implement Human Resource Development Strategy

The Caribbean Development Bank and the CARICOM Secretariat on Monday, May 22, 2018, launched a three-day workshop designed to focus on the implementation, coordination and monitoring and evaluation of the CARICOM Human Resource Development (HRD) 2030 Strategy.

CDB, as part of its continued commitment to support HRD in its Borrowing Member Countries, financed the preparation of the Strategy.


Stay connected with CDB’s 48th Annual Meeting online

Information about the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) 48th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors is now only a click or tap away. The dedicated Annual Meeting website,, and the complementing mobile app have been launched.


CDB training launches in Belize, supports Government with Development Strategy

The Government of Belize, with support from the Caribbean Development Bank, has launched a six-week programme aimed at further strengthening its human resource capacity, and the competence of public officers at the technical, middle and senior management levels.

The Public Policy Analysis and Management (PPAM) and Project Cycle Management (PCM) programme commenced on Monday, May 14, and will support the implementation of the Government of Belize’s Capital Investment Programmes (PSIP), monitoring and evaluation and, in particular, the implementation of the Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy (GSDS).