Caribbean Development Bank


  • Type Direct (Regional)
  • Date of accreditation 14 Oct 2016

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is a regional financial institution with a mandate to support social and economic development in small island developing States in the Caribbean. The entity’s main functions are to assist its borrowing member countries (BMCs) in optimizing the use of their resources by:

  • Developing their economies and expanding production and trade;
  • Promoting private and public investment in the Caribbean region;
  • Mobilizing financial resources from both within and outside the region for development; and
  • Providing technical assistance
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Environmental and social risk category
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A
    • Intermediation 3
    • Intermediation 2
    • Intermediation 1
  • Fiduciary standards
    • Basic
    • Project management
    • Grant award
    • On-lending/blending:
    • Loan
    • Equity
    • Guarantee
    • Blending


News + Stories

Plugging the finance gap in the Caribbean

02 Dec 2023 / The Green Climate Fund announced a new co-financing platform at COP28 in Dubai, with funding of USD 1.2 million to develop the initiative.

GCF affirms partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank

09 Nov 2018 / GCF and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) signed a legal agreement to open doors for more climate finance projects in the Caribbean region.