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CDB study explores the blue economy as a regional economic driver

June 3, 2018. ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The ocean plays a role in the livelihood of approximately 40 percent of the world’s population that lives in coastal areas, and makes a significant contribution to economic growth. However, most countries in the Caribbean region are yet to fully leverage the blue economy as a driver or growth, showed a new study released last week by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).