In collaboration with the College of The Bahamas, the Caribbean Economics Team of the Inter-American Development Bank organized a presentation on the macro-report, ‘Is there a Caribbean Sclerosis?’ which took place on June 26th, 2014. The report ‘comprehensively addresses the issue of poor economic growth in the Caribbean, is structured around the following key questions: Does … [Read more...] about Is the Bahamas Affected by the “Caribbean Sclerosis?”
We need to reconsider the way we move! A recent blog by the Caribbean Economics Team mentions that “the global landscape for the sector has become more competitive and traditional source markets for the Caribbean are less dynamic”, referring to the recently published Caribbean Quarterly Economic Bulletin’s special report on tourism. When I read of the need to diversify our … [Read more...] about Rethinking Logistics and Connectivity
A strong and well-coordinated Center of Government (CoG) is of unquestionable importance in the development of a nation. The veritable nucleus of the state, the Center of Government is the conductor that raises the melody to which all line ministries march. It masterminds the ultimate development goals and ensures that these various ministries, each with separate interests and … [Read more...] about Can a symphonic strategy make for better government?
by Michael Nelson, Natalie Bethel, Astrid Wynter and Cherran O’Brien Is national income per capita a comprehensive reflection of the development status of a country? What if it is an archipelagic nation lying in the middle of the hurricane belt with a small population, high geographic and economic concentration of production, high reliance on one market for export earnings, … [Read more...] about The IDB’s Country Strategy with the Government of The Bahamas
On September 26th, 2013, stakeholders from all cross-sections of Bahamian society met to discuss the importance of national-level development planning, particularly as it concerns small island states. The notion of a national-level planning conference began with the signing of a technical co-operation: ‘Strengthening Intuitional Capacity of the office of the Prime Minister’ … [Read more...] about The Bahamas hosts first National Development Conference for Small Island States