WHO WE ARE
The Special Development Fund is the Bank’s largest pool of concessionary funds, which are used to address poverty and human development challenges throughout the Caribbean Region. Contributions to the Fund come from all member countries of CDB, as well as non-members.
WHAT WE DO
Each cycle, Contributors to the Fund and the Bank agree on priority issues to be addressed. Emphasis is on poverty reduction, tackled through thematic areas that include support for Caribbean-specific SDG targets; building resilience to climate change; and promoting regional cooperation and integration. Gender equality, good governance and environmental sustainability are cross-cutting themes. All Borrowing Member Countries are grouped, based on their relative per-capita incomes, to determine terms and conditions of lending.