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Caribbean Digital Transformation Project (CARDTP)

The OECS Commission has recently signed on as the implementing agency for the regional components of the World Bank IDA Grant funded Caribbean Digital Transformation Project (CARDTP). The development objective of the project is to increase access to digital services, technologies and skills by governments, businesses and individuals in the participating Eastern Caribbean countries.  

The project is expected to contribute to increased digital connectivity, digital public services and the creation of technology-enabled businesses and jobs across the participating countries: the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The project consists of the following components:

  • Component 1: Digital Enabling Environment: This component will support the development of a positive enabling environment for the region’s digital economy that drives competition, investment and innovation while promoting trust and security of online transactions.
  • Component 2: Digital Government Infrastructure, Platforms and Services: This component will support public sector modernization, resilience and delivery of digital public services to individuals and businesses.
  • Component 3: Digital Skills and Technology Adoption: This component aims to better equip individuals and businesses across the region for the jobs and economy of the future and to spur innovation and productivity growth.

As a precursor to the project’s approval, Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) instruments have been prepared. These instruments seek to:

  • Boost protection for people and the environment; 
  • Promote capacity and institution-building, and country ownership; 
  • Make advances in transparency, accountability and public participation; 
  • Ensure greater emphasis on stakeholder engagement and meaningful consultation throughout the project cycle; and 
  • Increase responsiveness and attention to project issues during implementation through adaptive risk management and proportionality.

Below is a list of ESF instruments:


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