10th European Development Fund (EDF) Caribbean Regional Indicative Programme (CRIP)

The 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Caribbean Regional Indicative Programme (CRIP) provides support to the Region to aid in the implementation of the CARIFORUM-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

Component One

There are two subcomponents in component one which is designed to enhance revenue mobilization, and strengthen public finance management in CARICOM States and in the Dominican Republic. The subcomponent for the CARICOM states is administered by The Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) and the Dominican Republic subcomponent is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Component Two

Component two is designed to improve timelines, quality and coverage of published statistical data in the Dominican Republic and falls under the management of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Component Three

The third component is designed to increase production and trade in agriculture and fisheries which meet the international standards while protecting plant, animal and human health and life and the environment. This component is managed by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).

Component Four

Component four will increase the use of services of internationally recognised Regional Quality Infrastructure Institutions in the CARIFORUM States. This component is being administered by The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) of Germany, the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality and The Dominican Institute for Quality (INDOCAL).

Component Five

The fifth component has several objectives. These are to develop policies, strategies and regulatory frameworks to support the CARIFORUM services sector; to provide assistance to Coalitions of Service Industries/providers; and to improve the collection and dissemination of data/statistics for planning and marketing analyses for CARIFORUM services sector. This component is managed by the following organisations: The Caribbean Export Development Agency, CARICOM, and the Ministry of Industry of Commerce of the Dominican Republic.

Component Six

Component six is being managed by The West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association Inc. (WIRSPA). The objectives of this component are:

  • to increase awareness of the Authentic Caribbean Rum (ACR) Marque as a sustainable symbol of quality, authenticity, and provenance for the Caribbean rum category and brands
  • to provide producers with the knowledge required to access distributors and trade customers in individual markets to build long-term sustainable business
  • to strengthen the credibility of the ACR Marque and increase the scale of operation to generate a future income stream and underwrite long term sustainability
  • to increase collaboration between producers to expose new production and waste management techniques and technologies and,
  • to improve skills levels within producers and promote improved environmental practices.

Component Seven

There are four subcomponents to component seven of the Caribbean Regional Indicative Programme.

  • The first subcomponent is designed to put an efficient mechanism in place to provide funding for projects that foster capacity building measures for CARIFORUM to implement the CARIFORUM-EU EPA at the national level; build capacity for projects that target EPA implementation at the national level; and to enhance the capacity of CARIFORUM states to implement EPA related activities is enhanced. This subcomponent is managed by the Caribbean Development Bank and is the subject of this webpage.
  • Subcomponents two and three provide institutional support to the CARIFORUM Directorate and facilitate effective CARIFORUM participation in joint CARIFORUM/EU EPA institutions.
  • Subcomponent four provides EPA-support training programmes in the area of Competition, Public Procurement and Customs and Trade Facilitation.

Subcomponents two, three, and four are managed by CARICOM.