The CIIF list


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank’s Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) has released The CIIF List, a series of Creative Industry (CI) Profiles covering ten of the Bank’s Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs).

The CIIF List was developed through a research consultancy in 2020 and provides valuable information on the resources available in the BMCs which are relevant to building a robust and globally competitive CI sector.

The countries profiled are:

  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago

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The profiles can be viewed and downloaded from or from CDB’s issuu page at

The profiles are useful reading for professionals, academics and practitioners working in or connected to the creative industry.

Information for the profiles was sourced from publicly available documents and data sets including the UNESCO Quadrennial Report, national budgets, national cultural policy plans, local media sources and others.

Additional information was obtained via surveys of regional cultural industry practitioners and stakeholders, which were conducted for this project.

Further information was sourced from research conducted for the CARICOM Secretariat in relation to the consultancy to prepare the Regional Strategic Plan for Cultural and Entertainment Services/Cultural Industries in CARIFORUM States (2016-2018), with financing from the European Union 10th European Development Fund, provided courtesy of CARICOM.


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