Take a moment to picture the Caribbean 20 years from today. Think about the country where you live. What does it look like? Is it technologically advanced? Is it resilient? Are you safe, productive and happy? Every action that we take today creates the world we will live in tomorrow. It is with this and present challenges facing the region in mind, that the IDB and its … [Read more...] about A glimpse of what the Caribbean could be…
Als we kijken naar de economische vooruitzichten van Suriname, kunnen we stellen dat het land voor een aantal uitdagingen staat. De economie is nog niet hersteld van de recessie van 2015, welke werd gekenmerkt door een significante daling in economische groei, grote fiscale- en externe onevenwichtigheden en een snelle toename van de staatsschuld. Verder verergeren de … [Read more...] about Versterking van economische instellingen ter ondersteuning van Surinaamse overheidsfinanciën
Suriname is facing a challenging economic outlook. The country’s economy has not recovered from the 2015 recession which was characterized by a large contraction in economic growth, large fiscal and external imbalances, and a rapid increase in central government debt. The effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are worsening the macroeconomic situation and affecting … [Read more...] about Strengthening Economic Institutions to Support Suriname’s Public Finances
Tourism has been one of the sectors most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This once-in-a-century event has generated the worst demand shock in tourism’s recorded history. One year into the pandemic, demand for hotel rooms and cruise trips are yet to recover. In tourism-dependent countries like Barbados, companies are struggling to survive. The … [Read more...] about What’s next for Barbados’ tourism industry?
Financial development is crucial for economic growth, poverty reduction, reducing inequality, and a number of other important social outcomes. Caribbean countries have historically lagged in a number of related areas, and our new chapter in Economic Institutions for a Resilient Caribbean—entitled: Financial Development in the Caribbean—focuses on how countries in the region … [Read more...] about What can Caribbean countries do to accelerate financial development?