Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) like the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have long been involved in impact-style investing within the Caribbean region, although the activity has not historically been categorized as such.
To better identify gaps in the region for private sector investment, IDB engaged Momentus (formerly IFCL) to identify opportunities for impact investments with a focus on five countries: Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago. These five highly disparate nations exemplify the opportunities and challenges faced by the region.
The report was designed to generate awareness of the possibility of achieving both strong financial and social returns from prospective investments by providing information about the levels and recipients of impact investments in the Caribbean. The study is aimed at the impact investment community, as well as the local policy makers within the Caribbean region.