Innovation, Firm Performance and Gender Issues in Enterprises in the Caribbean (IADB-RG-T3163)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 25, 2018
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  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.70 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 28, 2018

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Project Description

This project is part of the Complete Caribbean (2010-2017) initiative. In the first phase, the Caribbean Enterprise and Indicator survey was carried out in 2011. In 2013-2014, the Productivity, Technology, and Innovation (PROTEqIN) survey was carried out. To follow up on these surveys, this current project will implement a new survey gathering internationally comparable firm-level data on innovation, use of digital technologies, firm performce, gender and business management practices. 

The specific obectives of this project according to the bank are:

  1. To define a new sample frame that is representative of the major economic sectors in each country.
  2. To define a new methodological approach that includes the develpoment of relevant, comparable indicators, adopting international standards and guidelines for collecting statistical data.
  3. To provide statistically significant business environment indicators that are comparable across countries.
  4. To collect data on business performance, innovate activities, technology use, management practices, and gender and business climate.
  5. To harmonize, as much as possible, the data collection in Caribbean countries to the guidelines of the Oslo Manual and the data collected by the Innovation Surveys carried out in Latin America. 
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

The Inter-American Development Bank did not specify the type of financial assistance it is giving.  Funding will be coming from the Complete Caribbean Partnership Facility. At the time of writing, the Inter-American Development Bank is still in the process of finding contractors to execute this project. 

Private Actors

As of the time of writing, the private consulting firms were not selected.

Contact Information


Claudia Stevenson

Inter-American Development Bank Division: Competitiveness, Technology, and Innovation (IFD/CTI)  


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