28 Sep, 2017Closed.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Caribbean Development Bank are working together to implement a co-financing facility called “The Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility” (GN-2851). In turn, this Facility is a continuation of the Compete Caribbean Program, which over the period 2010-2016 funded over 100 private sector development projects in the Caribbean region, which generated nearly 12,000 jobs, an improvement in the business climate for some countries, and substantial increases in exports and revenues of supported firms.
The objective of the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility (CCPII) is to support the region in increasing productivity and Caribbean firms’ contribution to economic growth. The specific objectives are: (i) to support firms to grow, innovate and enter new sectors and markets; and (ii) to promote an environment that enables innovation and growth.
The Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility encompasses two mutually reinforcing private sector development pillars or components. Component 1 will focus on productivity and innovation at the firm level by supporting firms and groups of firms to develop innovative products, processes or services that will make them more competitive and generate sustained employment. Component 2 will focus on enhancing the business and innovation climate in the region by facilitating business climate reforms, including micro-reforms to support the private sector, and strengthening institutions that promote innovation and encourage investment into targeted sectors.
The objective of this consultancy is to provide analytical and operational support to the Bank in the design and implementation of projects under the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility.
Any queries concerning this position should be directed to IDB.