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Renewable Energy: Best Practises in Promotion and Use for Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)
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This paper aims to present a snapshot of some of the best practices in the promotion and use of renewable energy, and provide practical examples of the development of renewable energy markets that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean can replicate. This brief study provides an overview of some of the most widely used renewable energy technologies. It also examines current and potential renewable energy markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, economic development benefits of expanding renewable energy markets, policy tools and mechanisms that have been used to build and promote renewable energy in the United States, and the role governments and the private sector can play. This paper was presented at the Fifth Americas Competiveness Forum for the Inter-American Development Bank and Compete Caribbean Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, October 5-7, 2011.

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Guidelines for the Donor Matrix, February 2012
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This report presents the guidelines for the preparation of Donor Matrices for CARIFORUM countries. The Donor Matrix is designed to capture all private sector development programs and projects in a country, including, among other, business climate reforms, macroeconomic support to governments, direct support to the private sector, and women in business initiatives and related gender mainstreaming efforts.

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Guide to Private Sector Assessment Reports Completed V1.2
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This document presents a guide to perform a Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR), designed specifically for the beneficiary countries of the Compete Caribbean program: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

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Grant Funding Opportunities for Bahamian Companies
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This week the Compete Caribbean Program presented opportunities for Bahamanian companies to receive grants to help grow their businesses. Presentations were made to companies on Tuesday at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort and today at the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce.

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Guide for Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR) in the Caribbean Countries
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This document presents a guide to perform a Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR), designed specifically for the beneficiary countries of the Compete Caribbean program: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

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Caribbean Development Bank, the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank Announce Collaboration to Promote the Caribbean Growth Forum
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During the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) forty second annual meeting held in Grand Cayman from May 23-24, 2012, CDB, The World Bank (WB) and Inter-American Bank (IDB) formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly support the work of the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF). CGF aims to provide a platform for dialogue around the growth challenge with a view to identifying solutions that inspire action. The CGF will be guided strategically by a Steering Committee comprised of the Secretary General of CARICOM, President of the CDB, and the Vice Chancellor of UWI.

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Caribbean Growth Forum discusses policies and partnerships for increased economic growth and opportunities for all
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Kingston, Jamaica, June 19, 2012 – The University of the West Indies hosted this week the launch of the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF), a new regional platform for dialogue to foster higher levels of economic growth with opportunities for all in the region. More than 150 participants from the public and private sectors, academia, youth, and civil society joined the conference to discuss the key factors that have the greatest potential to contribute to increased growth in the region.

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Compete Caribbean Supports SME Development in The Bahamas
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Compete Caribbean, the private sector development program jointly funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the United Kingdom Department of International Development (DFID), today signed an agreement with the Government of The Bahamas to develop a comprehensive program to support Bahamian Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), including those in the Family Islands.

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Enterprise Innovation Challenge Fund Bahamas Presentation
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Through the Enterprise Innovation Challenge Fund we provide technical assistance and investment funding to support firms, clusters and value chains to develop new products and services, implement new business models, and access new markets fostering innovation and competitiveness.