Dominican Republic

Project Name:
Support to the Fifth Americas Competitiveness Forum

The project provided 8 studies to lead panel discussion sessions at the Americas Competitiveness Forum in 2011 in the Dominican Republic. The studies were:

  • Renewable Energy: Best Practices in Promotion and Use for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strategic Analysis of Competitiveness and Innovation in the Tourism and Telecommunications Industries
  • Innovation in Services: The Hard Case for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Perspectives for Distributed Generation with Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Logistics as a Driver for Competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Logistics as a Competitiveness Factor for Small and Medium Enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Simplification of Procedures to Promote Competitiveness: One Stop Shop and Other Instruments that Improve the Business Climate in Countries
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A New Model of Development for Entrepreneurs

Project Name:
Impact Investment in the Caribbean

Impact Investing is an emerging industry which entails investors actively placing capital in businesses and funds that generate social and/or environmental goods and at least return nominal principal to the investor. This project partnered with the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) to examine the existing impact investment activities in Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago; the feasibility of increased activity in this area including the demand for and availability of such financing; and the role of government policy in creating an enabling environment for impact investment in the region.