Miami, Florida – In an effort to re-invigorate maritime trade across the Caribbean, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted a gathering of regional maritime officials for a round-table dialogue, as part of its Caribbean Strategic Agenda on Integration. The intent was to assess the results of its Caribbean projects, the critical lessons learned, and best practices from … [Read more...] about Growing Maritime trade in the Caribbean
This is the third in a series of five blogs on economic stagnation in the Caribbean. The first two can be found at: “Smallness hurts, but does it constrain growth?” and “Is there something wrong with the Caribbean?” Stay tuned for more! Sarosh: Good morning Ricardo! Hope you got some sleep. Shall we go and have coffee and talk about Caribbean’s competitiveness? I … [Read more...] about A coffee discussion on Caribbean’s competitiveness…
The Inter-American Development Bank’s Country Office in Trinidad and Tobago has now completed a series of three sessions that provided opportunities to key staff of executing units (on average 80 persons per session) with responsibility for IDB-financed projects to share experiences and knowledge with each other, other public sector stakeholders and with the IDB’s … [Read more...] about Building Leadership for Successful Project Execution
I attended a marvelous thought provoking presentation to IDB staff entitled LAC 2025, led by our president Luis Alberto Moreno. In a modern accessible format, different members of staff guided us through a snapshot of the bank's vision for Latin America in the next 10 years or so. While Caribbean voices were not totally absent (a citizen security project in CTT was … [Read more...] about An Innovation Revolution by 2025?