Programme Design

Caribbean Community Value Chains, Regional Integration and Competitiveness, IADB 2007-09

    The general objective of this 2 year project is to assist Caribbean firms, particularly SMEs, in better understanding the challenges and exploring the opportunities posed by open regionalism and globalization. The specific objectives are to: (i) provide detailed market information and analysis, as well as recommendations for improving competitiveness in a more integrated regional market, for companies operating in the Caribbean food production and distribution, housing construction, and sports and cultural tourism value chains; and (ii) facilitate networking opportunities for these companies and their interaction with relevant policymakers in the region. In line with these objectives, the project has two components: (1) Analysis of the above value chains; and (2) Stakeholder Workshops, Inter-Firm Collaboration and Networking.