The Projects Department plays a lead role in the Bank’s programmes, providing among other things technical assistance to personnel involved at the local level in the Borrowing Member Country where the relevant programme operates. A listing of approved projects can be found here.
The Bank utilises numerous programmes to serve the needs of its Borrowing Member Countries.
Special Development Fund Unified
The Special Development Fund (SDF) was established in 1970 to provide loans of high development priority. Learn more
Caribbean Technology Consultancy Services
Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services (CTCS) is a network operated by the Technical Cooperation Division of CDB in cooperation with regional and National institutions, laboratories, industrial enterprises and consultants. CTCS contributes to strengthening private sector capabilities by linking persons who have business and technical experience with businesses requiring consulting advice and assistance. Interventions are carried out under three (3) principal modes:
- Direct Technical Assistance (facilitated by consultants)
- Job Attachments
Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change
The Disaster Management Strategy and Operational Guidelines, 2009, provide a comprehensive approach to disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. Learn more
Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF)
Since its inception in 1979, the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) Programme has been contributing to poverty reduction in targeted communities by providing infrastructure and livelihood enhancement services nationally and regionally. So far, there have been seven BNTF Programme cycles, implementing over 2,000 sub-projects to directly impact the lives of more than 2.8 million people in poor communities. The Programme supports a socially inclusive development process that empowers the poor and vulnerable, and supports institutional development. Community participation is essential to every sub-project, as this facilitates local ownership of BNTF investments and enhances social capital within each community. Learn more.
UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund (UKCIF)
The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) will provide up to £300m grant financing from January 2016 to March 2020 to establish a UK Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund with CDB. The UKCIF will support eight ODA-eligible Commonwealth Countries and one ODA-eligible Overseas Territory to create critical economic infrastructure in the Caribbean to set the foundations for growth and prosperity, reducing poverty and increasing resilience to climate change. Learn more
Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF)
The Community Disaster Risk Reduction Trust Fund was established by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) with grant financing from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada and the Department for International Development, United Kingdom. The Fund finances community-based disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) initiatives at the local level across eligible borrowing member countries of the CDB. Learn more
Regional Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Support Facility
CDB, in cooperation with its development partners the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, Multilateral Investment Fund, and the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, has established a USD1.2 million Regional PPP Support Facility, based at its Barbados headquarters. With support from its multilateral development partners, CDB has launched the first phase of activities under the Facility, designed to assist its Borrowing Member Countries in the development and implementation of PPPs. These activities include: Strengthening the enabling environment, Hands-on support and a Business plan for PPP Facility. Learn more
VYBZING: CDB and Youth
CDB’s strategic focus has led to investments that directly contribute to the development of our youth. CDB’s investments include physical infrastructure for primary and secondary schools; improving access to post-secondary and skills training; student loan schemes; youth scholarship programmes; building capacity of youth organisations; micro credit; micro, small and medium-sized enterprise development; and direct dissemination of information to the youth for more informed decision-making. Learn more