Webinar: The Caribbean in 2040: Let’s Jump!

General Manager for the Caribbean Countries of the IDB Group, Therese Turner-Jones, will join forces with Caribbean Economist Marla Dukharan to discuss ways to change the region for the better. According to Therese, “We need a tectonic shift in mindset”. We need to act now, embrace digital transformation, and push for changes in policies today to see these changes happen in the future. 

Our live webinar held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM EST has concluded. Watch the replay:


Click here to watch our Jump Caribbean Video!



Therese Turner-Jones


A national of The Bahamas, Ms. Therese Turner-Jones is the General Manager of the Country Department Caribbean Group (CCB), which oversees the Bank’s operations in Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, The Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago. While serving in this position, she will continue to carry out the functions of Country Representative for Jamaica. 

Ms. Turner-Jones joined the IDB in 2013 as the Country Representative in Jamaica. She has over 20 years of experience in the areas of macroeconomics and economic development, with emphasis on the Caribbean. She has held key positions in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) including, most recently, as Deputy Division Chief for the Caribbean II Division, Western Hemisphere Department, and previously as Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean. Previous to her work at the IMF, she was the Deputy Manager of the Research Department for the Central Bank of The Bahamas. 

Ms. Therese Turner-Jones is an economist who graduated from the University of Toronto and holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. She is a United World Colleges graduate (Lester Pearson College). 

Ms. Turner-Jones’ vision is that the IDB will continue to strive to improve lives in the Caribbean by creating vibrant economies where people are safe, productive, and happy. She believes in deepening client relations and sees the interactions in the countries as being the heart of the IDB’s work. She has many interests outside of work, including family, women’s development, meditation and tennis.

Marla Dukharan

Caribbean Economist Marla Dukharan is a point of reference for monitoring regional developments and country-level economic performance, and is known for leading discussions and publishing reports on the Caribbean implications of global geopolitical developments. Marla has become a key influencer in public-private sector engagement and decision making. She is a highly sought-after speaker for key industry, multilateral, and academic conferences on a regional and international scale, and she regularly advises investors and private sector Boards of Directors in the Caribbean. Because of her deep commitment to making a difference, Marla has become a leading voice in the call to reduce gender and income inequality, promote new models for growth and to attract foreign investment, and to introduce fiscal responsibility frameworks.

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