Business Climate Reform Projects

Framework for Public Offerings in Trinidad and Tobago

This project is to establish a legal and institutional framework and corporate governance model to facilitate private investment in Trinidad and Tobago through a public offering program. The impact of the program would be improved governance of public enterprises and increased private sector investments in the economy. The implementation of the public offering program through …

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Support for Economic Growth, Competitiveness and Innovation in Trinidad and Tobago

This technical cooperation will provide support to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to strengthen the Economic Development Board and the Council for Competitiveness and Innovation by supporting the Technical Secretariat, and to develop recommendations for key policy reforms to advance private sector development. This project will accelerate and strengthen the institutionalization of the EDB …

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Strengthening the Financial Sector Regulatory and Supervisory Framework in Trinidad and Tobago

This project is to support the Government of Trinidad and Tobago’s efforts to reform its financial sector regulatory and supervisory framework. The technical cooperation will directly contribute to the strengthening and stabilization of TT’s financial system and reduce vulnerability to exogenous shocks by (i) assessing the current state of financial regulation and supervision; and (ii) …

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Framework for Private Sector Development in Suriname

This project is to establish a framework to coordinate the implementation of business climate reform projects and upgrade the human resource capacity on issues related to private sector development in Suriname. The project will develop a roadmap of actions/activities needed to foster private sector development and enhance the competitiveness in the country, establish a coordinated …

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Strengthening Public-Private Dialogue in Saint Lucia

This project was designed to develop a coordinated approach to enhancing competitiveness in Saint Lucia through the establishment of the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC) and its Technical Unit; and implement key reforms to improve the business climate. The project will develop a formal mechanism for consultation and consensus on national priorities and reforms …

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Investment Promotion and Economic Development Framework in Jamaica

The project is to increase Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to highly productive sectors in Jamaica. The technical cooperation will directly contribute to investment promotion by: Identifying at least three strategic sectors and developing action plans for each; Strengthening the dialogue with strategic investors by identifying and facilitating outreach to key investors and the implementation …

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Strengthening the Institutional Architecture for Investment Attraction in Belize

Status: In Execution This project is to strengthen the institutional framework and the necessary capacities of BELTRAIDE to support investment attraction. The Project seeks to increase private sector growth, led by exports and investments, focused in the sectors where Belize has competitive advantages. With the strengthening of the institutional framework of BELTRAIDE, guided by international …

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Policy and Institutional Framework for SME Development in the Bahamas

This project is to develop a comprehensive and coherent institutional framework to support Bahamian Small and Medium sized Enterprises, including those in the Family Islands. Through the new institutional framework for SME development and a particular strategy for the productive sector in the Family Islands, the Program seeks to increase productivity in the sectors that …

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Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF)

The Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF) is to facilitate the development of national and regional competiveness action strategies/plans through the PPD process. The specific objective is to facilitate the development of national and regional competiveness action strategies/plans through the PPD process. The project will directly contribute to the identification of a common set of policies for …

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Facilitating Public-Private Dialogue on Microfinance in the Caribbean

This project is to facilitate public-private dialogue on issues related to improving the incidence and feasibility of microfinance for SME development in the Caribbean. The main benefit of this project is that it facilitates the increased representation of the OECS countries at the FOROMIC. In general these countries have limited access and exposure to the …

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