The main objective of the IDB and the EU-CIF operation is to promote inclusive growth and productivity by fostering innovation in the private sector. The purpose of the programme is to jumpstart economic growth by building an ecosystem that supports dynamic entrepreneurship and innovation in MSMEs. The specific objectives are to: (i) promote innovation and productivity among established MSMEs with high growth potential; (ii) promote sustainable and inclusive growth in scalable startups; and (iii) create a sustainable pipeline of high-growth potential startups. Within these objectives, entrepreneurship and innovation activities that tackle gender and climate issues will be targeted and implemented.
Specifically, the EU-CIF grant would allow for supporting the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem with activities that are gender-responsive and that support MSMEs affected to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Dates: 21/12/2020 - 21/12/2020 | Countries: Jamaica
The programme will finance capacity building and studies for the development of renewable photovoltaic solar energy projects and energy efficiency measures in public buildings and in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The programme is structured into three components: (i) pre-investment studies and implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency in SMEs, (ii) pre-investment studies and implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects using performance based contracts through private energy service providers to the public sector and (iii) Capacity building and institutional support for the management of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and performance based contracts.
The objective of this project is to reduce Barbados’s dependency on imported fossil fuels through the increased use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in the commercial, residential and public sectors. The energy and financial savings wil...
Dates: 16/09/2020 - 16/09/2020 | Countries: Barbados
The programme will improve the water and sanitation services in three selected locations outside Guyana’s capital, and in the capital Georgetown, through infrastructure rehabilitation interventions to the water supply network and the upgrade of 1,000pit latrines into efficient septic tanks.
The Water Treatment and Supply Infrastructure Improvement Programme (WTSIIP) will contribute to increasing the portion of Guyana’s population with access to quality water and sanitation services.
Dates: 16/09/2020 - 16/09/2020 | Countries: Guyana
The project seeks to alleviate the pressure on the reference hospitals in Kingston from the large, underserved populations in three parishes of the country’s interior. It will promote the construction, remodelling, and expansion and provision of medical equipment for ten health centres in the catchment areas of the hospitals. Also, the government will develop and implement policies to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as well as to strengthen priority health care services’ networks (three hospitals and associated health centres).
The main objective of the IDB hybrid operation is to contribute to improving the health of Jamaica’s population.&nb...
Dates: 16/09/2020 - 16/09/2020 | Countries: Jamaica
This programme seeks to support the Dominican authorities at both local and national levels in their engagement in transformational actions for a more sustainable urban mobility. It will support the new transport institution, INTRANT, to implement the recently formulated National Urban Mobility Policy (NUMP), as well as the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) elaborated for the city of Santo Domingo in the framework of MobiliseYourCity (MYC) initiative. It will also measure their impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reduction and report the mitigation outcomes.
The programme will provide the necessary support through technical assistance (capaci...
Dates: 01/06/2020 - 30/06/2025 | Countries: Dominican Republic
The objective of this project is support the reconstruction of infrastructures damaged by hurricane Matthew in October 2016 and flash floods in November 2017. The project will focus in the four provinces identified by the Dominican Republic Government as the most affected by these catastrophic events, namely Monte Cristi, Puerto Plata, Espaillat and Duarte. The project will involve the restoration or new construction of social and basic infrastructures, such as roads, bridges, hydraulics, housing and urban infrastructure. The interventions will be prioritized according to their social impact and contributions to restore livelihoods, reduce vulnerability and enhance resilience to climate change-related disasters in the provinces.
The project focuses on climate change resilience and will include a substantial element of risk prevention for future natural disasters (floods, tropical storms, earthquakes), with a particular emphasis on climate risks, including areas of p...
Dates: 01/12/2018 - 31/12/2024 | Countries: Dominican Republic
The Agriculture Competitiveness Programme aims to improve animal health, plant health, food safety, agricultural research and technology transfer services. The programme is executed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries (LVV).
The main objective of this programme is to address critical activities to strengthen the capacity of the LVV in agricultural innovation and animal and plant health services. The EU supports the government of Suriname in one of the activities of the programme, that is to complete the physical infrastructure of the Cluster Laboratory of the LVV. The Cluster Laboratory will provide their research and technology transfer func...
Dates: 01/12/2018 - 30/09/2021 | Countries: Suriname
This Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP) promotes energy efficiency and conservation to free public funds through lower government bills and reduced oil imports, helping the government of Jamaica to further reduce its debt and create the fiscal space for productive spending whilst also contributing to greenhouse gas emissions’ reduction.
The specific objectives of this programme are:
- reduced electricity consumption within government facilities;
- decreased fuel consumption through improved traffic control management;
- increased institutional capacity to promote and supervise electricity planning in Jamaica.
Dates: 01/12/2017 - 31/08/2021 | Countries: Jamaica
The programme aims at mobilizing suitable and adequate resources to support geothermal energy development in the Eastern Caribbean. Ultimately, the project aims at establishing a geothermal power plant that could potentially represent up to 60 megawatts (MW) of base-load power for the Small Island Developing States.
Dates: 01/11/2017 - 21/08/2020 | Countries: - Regional / Multi-country -, Dominica, Grenada, Saint-Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia
The objective of this project is to expand and reinforce the public operator for urban water supply systems in the coastal area of Suriname. The existing water system in the urban areas of Greater Paramaribo and Moengo will be improved and shifted to sustainable resources, the service perimeter will be expanded to the whole coastal area and financial sustainability of the service will be ensured.
Dates: 01/11/2017 - 24/08/2021 | Countries: Suriname
The objective of this project is to reinforce the efficiency and technical and financial sustainability of the National Institute of Potable Water and Sewage System (INAPA) and the Santiago’s Water and Sewage Corporation (CORAASAN). This project will enhance the efficiency of the water services and reduce the discharge of wastewater into the environment.
This project contributes to the investment programmes in the water and sanitation sector made by INAPA, active in rural and peri-urban areas, and CORAASAN, active in the city and in the province of Santiago, reinforcing their efficiency and sustainability at the same time. The project includes investments in water and sanitation infrastructure, capacity building and technical support to ensure quality, efficiency, and sustainability of services.
Dates: 01/10/2015 - 31/10/2023 | Countries: Dominican Republic
The project aims to promote and finance new sustainable infrastructure projects in the Caribbean region in the sectors of energy, transport, water and sanitation and climate change mitigation. It also seeks to reinforce the national implementing agencies for the seeding and follow-up of new projects, specifically to create a pipeline of quality projects within the borrowing member countries.
Dates: 01/10/2015 - 31/12/2021 | Countries: - Regional / Multi-country -, Jamaica, Saint-Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, Suriname
The project seeks to rehabilitate the most deteriorated segment of one of Belize's main highways, the George Price Highway (GPH), up to national standards and to preserve it through adequate maintenance while improving and guaranteeing road connectivity between the Northern, Southern and Central Regions of Belize as well as enhancing physical connectivity with Central America and Mexico. The GPH is included in the International Network of Mesoamerican Roads (RICAM), which is recognized as important for physical regional integration and the progressive implementation of a Partial-Scope Agreement with Guatemala (2010) and other trade agreements being negotiated with Honduras and El Salvador.
This project aims to reduce transport costs and the road's vulnerability to flooding and other natural hazards, thereby increasing its resilience to climate change. Another objective of the project is to reduce road fatalities by increasing road user safety, ensuring adequate signaling, buil...
Dates: 01/07/2015 - 31/07/2021 | Countries: Belize
The objective of this programme is to reduce participating countries’ dependency on imported fossil fuels by displacing their use in electricity generation with economically viable investments in renewable energy (on the supply side) and energy efficiency (on the demand side). The programme will provide funding for investments for renewable energy and energy efficiency as well as technical assistance for institutional strengthening, capacity building and project support.
Dates: 01/06/2015 - 31/12/2021 | Countries: - Regional / Multi-country -, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint-Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia
The objective of this project is to contribute to the sustainability of the power sector by strengthening the National Electricity Company’s operational procedures and corporate performance, and by improving the sustainability of rural electricity supply. This intervention will reduce generation costs, review the current tariff structure, assess options for power generation using low carbon technologies and improve access to sustainable energy.
Dates: 01/06/2015 - 30/06/2022 | Countries: Suriname
The Programme for the Rehabilitation of Distribution Networks and the Reduction of Electrical Losses implemented by the CDEEE (Corporation of Dominican State Electricity Companies) seeks to progressively reduce technical and non-technical energy losses in electricity distribution companies.
The objective of this programme is to contribute to the sustainability of the power sector by strengthening the national electricity company’s operational procedures and corporate performance, and by improving the sustainability of rural electricity supply. This intervention will reduce generation costs, review the current tariff structure, assess options for power g...
Dates: 02/03/2015 - 31/10/2021 | Countries: Dominican Republic
The programme aims to improve the safety and reliability of the Guyana Power and Light, Inc. (GPL) electricity distribution system by financing infrastructure specifically focused on the reduction of electricity losses, deploying a strong Corporate Development Program (CDP) to manage GPL’s operations and implement solutions to GPL’s longstanding problems, while improving quality of service through: (a) the rehabilitation of the existing distribution network and associated equipment as part of a strategic loss reduction programme; and (b) the strengthening of GPL, in order to contribute to the enhancement of its corporate capacities, which will help to achieve a set of performance targets for GPL.
Dates: 01/07/2014 - 30/09/2021 | Countries: Guyana
The objective of this project is to support the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica’s policy for the development of geothermal resources. In particular, it will significantly increase the knowledge of the geothermal potential in Wotten Waven, allowing for a rapid start of an initial small power production aimed at the local market, preparing the concession that will exploit this reservoir and monitoring the concessionaire’s operations initial investments.
The current project is the final step towards the materialization of the potentially largest geothermal power plant in the Caribbean with an overall cost currently estimated at EUR 500 600 million. Besides its sheer size, its impact will be local, regional and global. The product will be highly beneficial to Dominica's economy as well as to the one of Guadeloupe and Martinique. It will bring major benefits in...
Dates: 01/03/2013 - 30/09/2022 | Countries: Dominica