Building Up Business: Microenterprise Demand for Credit in the Caribbean

Caribbean

Building Up Business: Microenterprise Demand for Credit in the Caribbean

The present study investigates the role that formal and informal savings and credit mechanisms play in the financial lives of microentrepreneurs in the Caribbean, partly as an attempt to explain the relatively low outreach of microcredit in the region to date. Informal financing mechanisms studied include friends and family loans, moneylenders (unregulated “loan sharks”), store credit, and rotating savings and credit associations (ROSCA s).

2015 Private Sector Development in the Caribbean: A Regional Overview

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.

2014 St. Trinidad and Tobago Private Sector Assessment Report

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.

2014 Suriname Private Sector Assessment Report

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.

2014 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Private Sector Assessment Report

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.

2014 St. Lucia Private Sector Assessment Report

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.

2014 St. Kitts and Nevis Private Sector Assessment Report

The Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR) for St. Kitts and Nevis provides a comprehensive overview of the country’s private sector. 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.

2014 Jamaica Private Sector Assessment Report

The Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR) provides a comprehensive overview of the private sector in Jamaica. It evaluates the primary components of the productive sector, the key challenges that it faces, potential emerging sectors, and finally, policy recommendations for priority areas. 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.

2014 Haiti Private Sector Assessment Report

The Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR) presents an overview of the private sector in Haiti. The basis for this report was drawn from the Final Integrated Report on a Strategy for Haiti, which was originally developed for the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF). It was intended to inform the MIF’s strategy in Haiti.

2014 Guyana Private Sector Assessment Report

The Guyana Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR) provides an overall assessment of private-sector development issues and makes recommendations regarding steps needed to accelerate private-sector investment, growth and development. 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.