Regional Projects

YEPEC (2012 – 2015)

The Young Entrepreneurs Program in the Eastern Caribbean (YEPEC) is a joint initiative between Youth Business International and USAID. This project was executed in 5 Caribbean countries, Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago). This program focused on 1) Optimizing the number of young people supported to become entrepreneurs, 2) Build the capacity of the Youth Business programmes and 3) Research, collate and share lessons learnt to establish best practice across the region.


The Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) is a joint initiative between the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, and Youth Business International (YBI) which provides support to low-income youth, aged 18-35 seeking to start businesses in 11 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. The YEP-Caribbean project executed by the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT), in collaboration with the Jamaica Youth Business Trust (JYBT) and Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago (YBTT), was initiated in August 2016, and will continue for a three-year period.