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Antigua & Barbuda

Barbados

Project Name:
Alternative Dispute Resolution for Business Facilitation in Barbados
Description:

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), whereby disputing parties agree to refer an existing or future case to a third party, offers businesses an opportunity to manage any conflicts in an efficient and cost-effective manner. In addition the parties have a greater degree of control over the process and the outcome, both of which are usually confidential. Although various forms of ADR exist, Arbitration and Mediation are now widely recognised as the primary processes in use internationally and are firmly part of the civil justice systems of many countries, including the US, Canada and the UK.

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Winsun
Description:

The project will help Caribbean LED Lighting Inc. to develop and market a new renewable energy product WINSUN as an innovation in RE technology. WINSUN offers consumers the option of an off grid system for energy generation capable of reaching remote areas that are otherwise inaccessible by the current grid system.

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The Bahamas

Project Name:
Policy and Institutional Framework for SME Development in the Bahamas
Description:

The main aim of the project was to increase support to SMEs, including increasing their access to finance. The project designed a new institutional framework to support SME development, including the design of a new government agency dedicated to SME growth and draft legislation to support it. It looked specifically at the SMEs in the Family Islands and created mechanisms to facilitate enterprise development there including a new website to market these enterprises.

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Belize

Project Name:
Strengthening the Institutional Architecture for Investment Attraction in Belize
Description:

Increasing trade and investment is high on the priority list of the Belize Government. Through this project BELTRAIDE significantly increased its capacity and focus in this area. The project rationalised the work of BELTRAIDE, created a strategic plan for the organisation, and provided sector specific strategies for the medical tourism and BPO sectors. It aimed to significantly increase investment by promoting Belize using various media and marketing tools, as well as provide help to exporters.

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Project Name:
Strengthening the Economic Development Council in Belize
Description:

The Government has created the Economic Development Council as the main public-private dialogue mechanism on private sector development. The project assists the EDC technical secretariat in ensuring it’s organisational structure is appropriate for Belize, has a prioritized action plan and an M&E framework. It assists with sector specific studies, and builds the capacity of the staff of the EDC through training and study trips. The overarching objective is to increase the national dialogue on private sector development in order to better inform policy creation for growth and development.

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Project Name:
All Natural Tropical Fruit Drinks for Diabetics, Obese and Hypertensive
Description:

A diabetic can live a normal healthy life and even reverse diabetes by switching to a low energy, nutrient-rich and high fibre diet regime. A single product with this feature does not exist in our supermarkets. Pure Nature MD was designed as a refreshing and appealing drink that improves glucose metabolism and lowers blood glucose and high blood pressure by 24% in just 2 hours.

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Preparing Belize Shrimp Growers Association for ASC Shrimp Certification to improve its competitiveness
Description:

The project will help the Belize Shrimp Growers Association (8 shrimp farms) to increase competitiveness through the achievement of the ASC shrimp standard certification. This will position the entire industry to access new niche markets in Europe and the Caribbean via a label recognized for its environmental and social standards.

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Dominica

Project Name:
Support for Investment Promotion in Dominica
Description:

The project will support the investment promotion activities in Dominica and assist in market promotion around the globe in order to attract more FDI.

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Dominican Republic

Project Name:
Strengthening the Institutional Framework of the National Commission for the Defense Competition of the Dominican Republic (PROCOMPETENCIA)
Description:

In this project the National Commission for the Defense of Competition is being strengthened. Both the technical capacity and the institutional framework are supported so that PROCOMPETENCIA can successfully promote increased competition and productivity in the DR.

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Project Name:
Support to Business Climate Reforms to Strengthen Commercial Ties between Dominican Republic’s SMEs & International Markets
Description:

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce is receiving help through this project to analyse the SME environment, identify and address specific barriers to market access for SMEs into the global market and specifically the US market. These barriers include regulatory issues, logistics, distribution, commercialization, etc. The project is intended to provide technical assistance to exporters or potential exporters to the US in order to strengthen their ability to meet the required regulations.

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Project Name:
High Value-added Coconut Products Project
Description:

The project is based on the extraction of virgin coconut oil (VCO) from fresh coconut kernel. The company has 6,300 acres which are mostly planted with oranges and wants to expand to virgin coconut oil production to tap into a growing global market for this product.

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Grenada

Project Name:
Strengthening Export Competitiveness in the Grenada Agriculture Sector
Description:

The specific objective of the project is to strengthen the legal and administrative framework for agriculture in Grenada and to increase investment into the sector, specifically in the nutmeg and cocoa sub-sectors.

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Project Name:
Grenada Hotel Cluster Economic Recovery Programme
Description:

The project will help the Grenada Hotel cluster to build on an existing framework for recovery. Strategic interventions include targeting and growth of non-traditional markets, human resource development, and the adoption of sustainable tourism practices for the sector.

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The Grenada Project – Protein from Waste Initiative
Description:

This project will help this non-profit organization to produce chicken feed from local free waste products for sale to local rural poultry producers. The product will be equal to, but significantly cheaper than the currently available imported products.

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Guyana

Project Name:
Caribbean Cluster Initiative for the Establishment of the Pomeroon Export Producers Association – Guyana and Trinidad
Description:

To optimize the Virgin-Caribbean supply chain to provide for increased efficiencies, volumes, distribution, sales and exports of coconut water.

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Project Name:
Catch and Release sport fishing in the North Rupununi
Description:

The project will support the Rupununi Catch and Release sport fishing cluster to develop a viable tourism product based on catch and release sport fishing. The project will train communities, undertake a scientific stock assessment, and set out a management plan to preserve the stock over the long term.

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Project Name:
Plympton Farms
Description:

The project will help Plympton Farms to develop a commercial produce farm in Guyana that uses greenhouse and drip irrigation technology to cater to Caribbean and US Markets. The project will assist the farm to increase its output and export potential.

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Haiti

Project Name:
dloHaiti
Description:

The project is helping dloHaiti to bring safe, potable water to underserved areas in Haiti through the use of a decentralized water purification and distribution model that reduces reliance on water transport by large trucks. This model will improve water quality and services while reducing carbon emissions and local pollution.

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Project Name:
D & E Green Enterprises
Description:

The project is helping D&E Green Enterprises to bring affordable, reliable and clean energy to resource-constrained communities in Haiti through the setup and manufacture of low-cost, high-efficiency, EcoRecho Stoves.

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Project Name:
Banane d’Haiti
Description:

The project is helping Haiti Originale to create and operate an eight hectare (ha) experimental banana farm in Haiti. The purpose is to determine the viability, scalability and job creation potential of bringing commercial banana production to the country. The ultimate goal of the firm is to build a 500 ha banana operation that can be expanded to 2000 ha.

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Project Name:
Veerhouse Voda Haiti Factory
Description:

The aim is to enable Veerhouse Voda implement the Veerhouse building system – a Eurocode certified environmentally sustainable, low cost building system that is five times faster than traditional construction methods; with the intention to create thousands of permanent houses in three to five years.

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Project Name:
Re-Volt Pay-as-you-go-Solar Market Validation Phase
Description:

Re-Volt is an off-grid utility that provides a highly efficient, reliable, full direct-current (DC), pay-as-you-go solar powered energy service to Haiti’s residents at affordable prices. The project seeks to strengthen the development of the technology and concomitant product offering.

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Kreyol Essence Haiti Castor Project
Description:

The purpose of this project is to help develop Kreyol Essence’s portfolio of Castor Oil beauty products for the export market. The project has a potential to create over 400 jobs in the next three years, and export beauty products around the world.

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Jamaica

Project Name:
The Jamaica Urban Ornamental Fish Cluster
Description:

Cluster, collaborate, export and thrive: The growth of an ornamental fish industry in urban communities in Jamaica.

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Project Name:
Implementation of Business Climate Reforms in Jamaica
Description:

The project will strengthen the legislative framework to improve access to finance and streamline the business registration and bankruptcy process in Jamaica in order to improve the business climate.

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Support for the Service Sector Strategy Implementation and Expansion
Description:

This project will support the implementation of strategies for expansion of the Medical Tourism Industry in Jamaica.

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Project Name:
Investment Promotion and Economic Development Framework in Jamaica
Description:

This project financed the design and implementation of Jamaica’s Investment Forum (JIF), which included identification of sectors that were attractive for FDI and a methodology for attracting and securing investors. As a result of the JIF, allegedly over 3000 jobs have been created in Jamaica.

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Project Name:
Strengthening Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the ICT/BPO Industry through Physical and Virtual Incubation
Description:

The Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry in Jamaica is deemed as a priority industry and the Government of Jamaica has speared no effort in seeking to improve the business environment through policies and strategies, in order to maintain the competitiveness and viability of the sector.

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Project Name:
Local Economic Development in Treasure Beach
Description:

This initiative will allow Treasure Beach to capitalize on its economic potential by leveraging targeted tourism activities and associated business opportunities. The project focuses on developing the tourism potential of treasure beach and creating the linkages with other sectors necessary to elevate the economic conditions of the community and develop a unique brand of Tourism for Jamaica.

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Isocon
Description:

This project aims to establish the capacity to clean tanks used for exports meeting ISO standards.

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St Kitts & Nevis

Project Name:
Eco-friendly Handbags
Description:

The project aims to expand the market of attractive eco-friendly handbags artisanally manufactured in the island of Nevis. It also seeks to enhance the traditional weaving and modern design skills of its labor force (at-risk women and youth within the island).

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St Lucia

Project Name:
Strengthening Public-Private Dialogue in Saint Lucia
Description:

The project has assisted the government in creating the National Council for Productivity and Competitiveness. The project staffed the unit, designed the institutional structure, the M&E framework and the action plan for the short to medium terms. It is also implementing one of the identified reforms – the operationalisation of the commercial division of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in St. Lucia.

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Project Name:
Strengthening the Institutional Framework and Building Capacity for Investment Attraction in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Description:

This project aims to address the country’s decline in status as a trading nation since 1990 by proposing a strategic framework that is designed to enhance the global competitiveness of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in keeping with the themes of the National Economic Social and Development Plan (NESDP, 2010-2025). It is anticipated that the outputs of this note will contribute towards economic growth, increase export earnings, increased gross domestic product (GDP) and a reduction in the country.

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Suriname

Project Name:
Framework for the Implementation of the Secure Transactions Regime for Movable Assets in Suriname
Description:

Support a framework and implementation of Secured Transactions in Suriname including the establishment of a collateral registry.

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Project Name:
Suriname Pioneer Tourism Cluster: Suriname Rainforest Experience
Description:

This project is focused on helping the cluster to develop sustainable tourism in the Upper Suriname River region of Suriname. The project aims to develop the internal capacity and design tourism products to offer a compelling, high value and high quality tourism experience centered on the unique Maroon community and culture.

Project Name:
Framework for Private Sector Development in Suriname
Description:

Support to the office of the Vice Chancellor has facilitated the creation of the Suriname Competitiveness Unit to support the Suriname Business Forum, which has increased public-private dialogue on private sector development in the country. The staff have been hired, trained and equipped. With project assistance the Forum has agreed on a comprehensive competitiveness program for Suriname to be implemented over the medium term and has new legislation in place to support this.

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Trinidad & Tobago

Project Name:
Framework for Public Offerings in Trinidad and Tobago
Description:

Public-Private Partnerships have been tried in Trinidad and Tobago before, but this project systematises the process for the first time and pilots PPPs in health and education as a way of bringing private sector efficiencies into the delivery of public services.

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Project Name:
Support for Economic Growth, Competitiveness and Innovation in Trinidad and Tobago
Description:

The Government established the Economic Development Board and the Council for Competitiveness and Innovation in 2011. Through the project the technical unit which serves both these entities has increased its technical expertise and capacity. The unit has been able to undertake sector studies, innovation surveys and study the innovation system in the country so as to better inform the development of innovation policy.

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Project Name:
Strengthening the Financial Sector Regulatory and Supervisory Framework in Trinidad and Tobago
Description:

In order to build on the recommendations of an IMF Financial Sector Assessment Program Report for Trinidad and Tobago, the Ministry of Finance used this project to gain a better understanding of some of the challenges facing the financial system structure in T&T, particularly in light of the CLICO financial crisis. Expertise were also engaged to produce policies, regulations and legislation to support the regulation of the insurance, banking, credit union and mutual fund sectors.

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Project Name:
Teleios Systems Ltd Quik Worx Global Rollout
Description:

The project will help Teleios, a software services company, to continue the development work of Quik Worx, a proprietary software tool that enables non-technical business process owners to automate business processes. The project will support the enhancement of QW’s functionality and improve the quality assurance process to ensure international quality standards and robustness. In addition, the project will develop the marketing strategy and partners’ program for the marketing and distribution of QW, initially in Trinidad and Tobago, regionally and then globally.

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Regional Projects

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Strengthening the Caribbean’s Participation in the Americas Competitiveness Forum – 2012, 2013, 2014
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Caribbean Cluster Initiative for the Establishment of the Pomeroon Export Producers Association – Guyana and Trinidad
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Assessing the Development of the Private Sector in 14 Caribbean Countries
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Donor Coordination for Private Sector Development in 13 Caribbean Countries
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Harmonized OECS Spectrum Planning and Management
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Building Capacity in Cluster Development in the Caribbean
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Measuring Competitiveness for Private Sector Development in the Caribbean
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Broadband Diagnosis and Infrastructure Maps in the OECS
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Caribbean Cluster Initiative for Animation Outsourcing and Intellectual Property Development
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Facility to Support Phase II of the Caribbean Growth Forum
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Framework for the Establishment of the Regime for Free Circulation of Goods within the OECS
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II Roundtable on Identifying Constraints to Competitiveness in the Caribbean
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Roundtable on Private-Public Dialogue in the Caribbean
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Regional Consultation of Priorities to Foster Private Sector Development in the Caribbean
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Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF)