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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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Love Your Beach, Set a Trend

By Alexandre Veyrat-Pontet, Chitralekha Deopersad and Gevon Moss This year, the IDB’s Bahamas country office took a novel approach to celebrating Valentine’s Day. During one of our office meetings the idea to undertake a beach cleanup was proposed by colle...

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Three Steps to Improving Business in The Bahamas

To understand how effective countries are in fostering private sector growth and encouraging enterprise contribution, the World Bank produces the Doing Business Indicators, comprising ten measures ranging from the ease with which private companies can pay thei...

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Three ways the Caribbean can strengthen financing for private companies

Growing up in The Bahamas, I remember my grandmother’s asue. There weren’t any banks where she l...

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How the Bahamas is Addressing the Country’s Incarceration Rate

“These are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different than the mistakes I mad...

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5 Steps Towards a More Sustainable Nassau

The city of Nassau is the capital and the largest city of The Bahamas. Over the past three decades, ...

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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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Nassau: A Brand with Tons of Potential

Many cities across Latin America and the Caribbean share a common issue: the existence of central ar...

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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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Working Together to Strengthen the Rule of Law in the Bahamas

In April 2013, The Bahamas’ Attorney-General requested a grant to pilot methods to reduce the leng...