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By Kamau Joseph (@kamauj_868) In a time riddled with uncertainty, how governmen...read more The main revenue earner and driver of economic growth -the energy sector- has cr...read more To understand how effective countries are in fostering private sector growth and...read more

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Can Universal Public Health Insurance improve Adult Health Status and Labor Supply?

Recent international discussion and consensuses have emerged suggesting that universal public health insurance is a policy with potential to foster health and economic benefits. This has triggered calls for its implementation especially in countries where wide...

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Learning about Jamaica’s Forests by Hiking the Blue Mountains

Panoramic view of the Blue & John Crow Mountains, Jamaica. Xaymaca is the Taino name for Jamaica which translates into “land of wood and water” but how much wood and how much water does Jamaica have today? The Forestry Department figured out a way to...

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On scamming and marijuana: a ground-up view of a citizen security program in Jamaica

IDB´s Mariko Russell reads at the Granville All Age (Primary) School “The biggest headache is get...

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What role can the IDB Group and the private sector play in the Caribbean?

Click on the link below to hear a TED Talk by Mrs. Therese Turner-Jones, the IDB’s Representative ...

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No skills = no jobs: Building the skillsets of unemployed youth in the Caribbean

by Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen & Siobhan Pangerl  More than one-quarter of the world’s 7.3 bill...

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Crime in Paradise: Preview of Forthcoming IDB Study on Crime in the Caribbean

As in other parts of the LAC region, crime and violence have deeply negative effects on businesses a...

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“Gone With the Wind”, Although Data Are Still There

In the Caribbean, it is interesting to use the Geographic Information System (GIS) to explore and a...

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Reimagining the Waiting Room TV

When seated in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, sometimes we’re left scratching our head...

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I survived boot camp / strengthened the PPP muscle

I just wrapped up my third and last boot camp on PPPs (Public-Private Partnership) in Kingston, Jama...

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CTT Hosts First Procurement Live Event

Photo by Kerneisha Beckles   On June 24, 2015, CTT hosted its first Procurement Town Hall Meeting w...