An IDB team comprised of Mr. Hans Schulz, Vice President for the Private Sector, Mr. Stefan Wright, Lead Investment Officer, Structured & Corporate Finance Department, Mr. Wayne Beecher, MIF Senior Specialist and Mrs. Cynthia Hobbs, Education Senior Specialist visited the Marriott Courtyard Kingston project site last week Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The purpose of the visit … [Read more...] about Supporting youth empowerment through private sector investment
In 19th & 20th November, approximately 170 senior civil servants from across the region, representatives from a range of donor agencies and regional/international PPP practitioners gathered at the Barbados Hilton Resort to attend the Caribbean PPP Forum: Public Private Partnerships for Sustainable Growth. The event was co-sponsored by Caribbean Development Bank; IDB … [Read more...] about PPP’s are a hot topic… but are they the panacea for sustainable growth?
I keep getting variations of these same questions and comments about working in economic development in the Caribbean: “You work on the Caribbean? Haha…. Tough job...Take me on your next mission (work trip) and we’ll grab a 3pm piña colada on the beach” “Caribbean countries are so small and they’re already middle income countries… you should try real development work like in … [Read more...] about Top Five Reasons to Love Development Work in the Caribbean
Yesterday, Day 1 of a conference on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs, 3Ps or P3s) in the Caribbean, I heard references to these animals and creepy crawlers. As a new dog owner I took offense, as did several others. Speakers were trying to explain that a badly designed PPP turns out to be a dog, or a cockroach or a white elephant. Whichever is more palatable as a … [Read more...] about Dog, Cockroaches and White Elephants
Call For Proposals: Financing for innovative climate change programs with the private sector by Guest blogger, IDB Under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) over US$ 29 million in concessional funding have been set aside to contribute to the financing of innovative programs and projects that will engage the private sector in activities associated with reducing … [Read more...] about Climate Investment Funds: Access to Competitive Funding!