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  • Photo of Laying the Foundation for Better Results Through Monitoring and Evaluation: The Caribbean Community Secretariat and the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank Announce Partnership to Collaborate Around Better Policy Results

    Laying the Foundation for Better Results Through Monitoring and Evaluation: The Caribbean Community Secretariat and the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank Announce Partnership to Collaborate Around Better Policy Results

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank Group have agreed to work together towards advancing the Caribbean Community’s Results-based Management (RBM) System. The new partnership aims to contribute to the promotion of a results-oriented culture in the region by supporting the establishment and institutionalization of RBM policies and practices – initially in…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General meets with World Bank Regional Director

    CARICOM Secretary-General meets with World Bank Regional Director

    On Thursday 17 May 2018, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met with Ms. Tasheen Sayed, the World Bank's Regional Director for the Caribbean. Ms. Sayed was accompanied by Mr. Zafer Mustafaoglu, Practice Manager, Finance and Competitiveness for the Caribbean Region. Accompanying SG LaRocque from the CARICOM Secretariat were: (from 3rd left) Chef de Cabinet, Office of the Secretary-General, Ms. Charmaine…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair begins discussions in Washington

    CARICOM Chair begins discussions in Washington

    Prime Minister Keith Mitchell at a meeting with World Bank team members responsible for the Caribbean Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and Grenada Prime Minister, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, is currently in Washington DC. for the Small States Forum which he also chairs. He will also have talks with the International Financial Institutions. This morning, he met with…

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  • Photo of World Bank and Caribbean Export Partner to Strengthen Early-Stage Investment in the Caribbean

    World Bank and Caribbean Export Partner to Strengthen Early-Stage Investment in the Caribbean

    According to Ganesh Rasagam, practice manager for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice at the World Bank Group, “This program will serve as a valuable initiative to promising Caribbean start-ups and growth entrepreneurs. It will help unlock much-needed private capital, particularly from business angels and other early-stage investors through investment facilitation grants and related activities such as the…

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  • Photo of An Online Ticket Machine: The Early Stages Of Digital employment In Haiti

    An Online Ticket Machine: The Early Stages Of Digital employment In Haiti

    What if you could book your bus ticket in Haiti in under two minutes instead of four hours? Translokal, the start-up that is getting ready to launch Haiti’s first online ticket booking agency, will give close to 500,000 travelers each year the option to buy their tickets using a credit card or a cash service on their smartphone. This is…

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  • Photo of Caribbean successfully conducts Ebola simulation exercise

    Caribbean successfully conducts Ebola simulation exercise

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago –  As part of preparation efforts to prevent and manage potential Ebola cases, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in collaboration with the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) hosted an Ebola simulation exercise, Exercise Hummingbird. This table top exercise took place from 13 – 14 July, within 13 CARPHA Member States.  Chief…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Development Bank Partners with the World Bank Group to Build Public Procurement Capacity in the Region

    Caribbean Development Bank Partners with the World Bank Group to Build Public Procurement Capacity in the Region

    Bridgetown, Barbados – July 9, 2015 – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced the creation of a Regional Procurement Centre that aims to improve the efficiency and transparency of public spending across its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs).   The Centre will provide high-quality, relevant, accredited education for procurement professionals in the Caribbean, which is tailored to the specific needs…

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  • Photo of World Bank proposes new directions to boost trade in the region

    World Bank proposes new directions to boost trade in the region

    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Wednesday June 17, 2015 – A new World Bank report says there is considerable potential for boosting trade and accelerating growth in the region. The report, ‘Trade matters: New opportunities for the Caribbean’ which was released yesterday at the Third Regional Caribbean Growth Forum, highlights that trade plays an important role in job creation. “Continued efforts to…

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  • Photo of The World Bank is driving the process to link the entire Caribbean by ferries

    The World Bank is driving the process to link the entire Caribbean by ferries

    The World Bank is driving the process to link the entire Caribbean by ferries with the results of an initial assessment being described as promising. The Bank’s Country Director for the Caribbean Sophie Sirtaine says the findings are worth further consideration so a feasibility study will be done. She warns however that establishing a regional ferry service will initially require…

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  • Photo of World Bank says growth in remittances to Caribbean will slow down in 2015

    World Bank says growth in remittances to Caribbean will slow down in 2015

    WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Friday April 17, 2015, CMC – The World Bank says remittances growth in the Caribbean is expected to slow in 2015. The Washington-based international financial institution said in its latest issue of its Migration and Development Brief that growth in global remittances, including those to developing countries, such as the Caribbean, will slow sharply this year due…

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