IFC has four offices in the Caribbean - Trinidad, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic - serving 14 countries. Our strategy in the Caribbean focuses on promoting job creation and inclusive growth; helping the private sector recover from the global financial crisis; supporting innovation, competitiveness and regional integration; and providing investments that help companies adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Since Trinidad and Tobago became a member of IFC in 1971, IFC has invested $598.7 million in the country’s private sector, including $250 million in mobilization.
Because Trinidad and Tobago’s economy is energy dependent, IFC focuses on helping to diversify the economy and strengthen competitiveness as a means of stimulating growth and creating jobs. We also help supporting regional integration and competitiveness by helping strong, export-competitive companies expand outside of Trinidad and Tobago.
Through our Advisory Services, IFC is helping to increase private participation in the economy via public-private partnerships and helping to improve the investment climate in Trinidad and Tobago by providing advice and technical assistance to the government to implement reforms that improve the business climate.
Senior Manager for Central America and the Caribbean