Skills for Current and Future Jobs in the Bahamas (IADB-BH-L1037)

  • Bahamas
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 2, 2016
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The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 10, 2016

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Project Description
This project will have the following specific objectives: (i) increase relevant skills and employability in productive jobs of programme beneficiaries; (ii) improve the effectiveness of the Public Employment Services; and (iii) enhance the capacity of the labour market´s intelligence systems. This will be achieved by: (i) the implementation of a pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships program and establishment of sector skills councils to identify sector skills needs and articulate with training providers; (ii) strengthening the Department of Labour through modernization of its services, capacity building, and infrastructure improvements; and (iii) supporting the country’s labour market information system and increasing the labour sector’s data collection and forecasting capacity.
Investment Description
The amount of this specific investment program is estimated in US$50 million, of which US$25 million will be financed from the resources of Ordinary Capital (OC) of the IADB and US$25 million will be financed from the local counterpart resources of the Government of the Bahamas. The programme has a six-year disbursement period.

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