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Donor Matrix – OECS (2013)
Description:

The current activities by Compete Caribbean as an approach to improve donor coordination and the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF) initiative are two examples that other donor agencies not currently participating would do well to emulate. In areas of congruence, such initiatives should be utilised to achieve overall development goals, while unilateral targets could still be met via the donor’s independent activities.

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Donor Matrix – Saint Kitts and Nevis (2013)
Description:

In relation to the nature of projects funded, the majority of active projects are focussed on the Business Support, Finance (access to finance), the Business Environment in general or a combination of these objectives. For projects focussed on these objectives, there are 35 active or recently completed donor funded projects in St. Kitts and Nevis specifically, and 12 operating at the OECS level.

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Donor Matrix – Saint Lucia (2013)
Description:

Like most developing economies, particularly Small Island Developing States, St. Lucia requires developmental assistance from donors and international entities. Key donors and international entities include the Caribbean Development Bank, Compete Caribbean, the Canadian International Development Agency, the European Union, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development- the World Bank and bilateral arrangements with Taiwan – China.

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Donor Matrix – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (2013)
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Main donors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines include: The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), The European Union’s European Development Funding (EDF) program, The Department for International Development (DFID), The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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Innovation, Productivity, and Growth in Costa Rica: Challenges and Opportunities
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This technical note presents a detailed review of Costa Rica’s recent innovation policy. It discusses how far Costa Rica is from having innovation ecosystems (human networks that generate extraordinary creativity and output on a sustainable basis), and shows that the low innovative capacity ofCosta Rican firms explains their low productivity, which in turn determines the moderate level of economic growth in the country.

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2015 Private Sector Development in the Caribbean: A Regional Overview
Description:

This report explores private sector development in the Caribbean region. The report is largely based on the analysis in the Private Sector Assessment Reports (PSARs) on 14 Caribbean countries. Reforms to stimulate sustainable growth led by the private sector are more important than ever. Although the details vary from country to country, structural reform is needed in most Caribbean countries. Economic diversification is essential for tourism dependent economies.

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2014 St. Trinidad and Tobago Private Sector Assessment Report
Description:

The Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR) presents an overall assessment of private-sector development (PSD) issues and makes recommendations for facilitating and accelerating private investment and economic growth in Trinidad and Tobago. It draws on both primary and secondary data sources. Primary data analyses were derived from interviews with key stakeholders from the domestic private and public sectors as well as interviews with regional and international agencies.

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2014 Suriname Private Sector Assessment Report
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The common thread of this report and its recommendations, and the overarching Private Sector Development (PSD) goal in Suriname as presented in this report, is to gradually open space for the expansion of private sector activities. The Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR) provides a comprehensive overview of the private sector in Suriname. It draws on both primary and secondary data sources. Primary data analyses were derived from interviews with key stakeholders from the domestic private and public sectors as well as interviews with regional and international agencies.

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2014 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Private Sector Assessment Report
Description:

The Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR) for St. Vincent and the Grenadines presents an overall assessment of private-sector development and policy recommendations for facilitating and accelerating private-sector investment and growth. It draws on both primary and secondary data sources. Primary data analyses were derived from interviews with key stakeholders from the domestic private and public sectors as well as interviews with regional and international agencies.

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2014 St. Lucia Private Sector Assessment Report
Description:

The Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR) provides a comprehensive overview of the private sector in St. Lucia. It draws on both primary and secondary data sources. Primary data analyses were derived from interviews with key stakeholders from the domestic private and public sectors as well as interviews with regional and international agencies.