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Call for Cluster Projects (September 4, 2017)

Call for Cluster Projects September 4, 2017 This call for proposals aims to fund cluster initiatives that can help Caribbean firms to grow, generate employment...

Regional Policy Dialogue (Jamaica) – Presentations (August 23-24, 2017)

The low level of innovation in the Caribbean is a constraint to the region’s economic growth, and technological change represents a key factor in increasing...

Jamaican Ornamental Fish Project Building Bridges

The Jamaica Urban Ornamental Fish Cluster funded by Compete Caribbean consists of approximately 170 relatively small, mostly home-based aquaculture farms located primarily in urban communities...

The Power of Innovation in the Caribbean

Kapil Mohabir of Plympton Farms - Guyana, Ronald Hinds of Teleios - Trinidad and Tobago and Duquesne Fednard of D&E Green Enterprises - Haiti speak...

Compete Caribbean Resonates Deeply Regionally

By 2017, the Compete Caribbean Program directly created over 5000 jobs and indirectly contributed to another 6000. Of the direct employment created, approximately 80% of...

Banane D’Haiti: Fast Becoming a Reality

Haiti Originale, LLC, the company behind Banane d'Haiti, was created to encourage sustainable job creation and economic growth in Haiti. The company's success is moored...

Grenada’s Protein from Waste Project Nominated for Awards

The Grenada Project - Protein from Waste Initiative, one of the most innovative and exciting projects under the Compete Caribbean Phase One portfolio, has been...

Pomeroon: From Gold to Coconuts

Over 150 coconut farmers in the Pomeroon, Guyana have tapped into the lucrative entrepreneurial opportunity of exporting coconut water resulting in significant growth for the...

Is there a Gender Gap in the Caribbean?

Female participation in the management and ownership of Caribbean firms is relatively high, compared to international standards. Women-led businesses differ from other firms in the...

Gender, Innovation & Productivity in the Caribbean

More than 50% of firms in many Caribbean countries are owned by men. These were the findings arising out of the study Gender Gap in...