This year marks Jamaica’s 57th Anniversary of Independence. It will also mark a half-century of IDB support for the government and people of Jamaica as the country’s foremost multilateral partner. Few, if any countries, at any level of income or development have accomplished as much, as quickly as Jamaica, and in keeping with our mandate to improve lives, the IDB is proud of … [Read more...] about IDB celebrates Jamaica’s independence and 50 years of partnership
The Caribbean continues to be be generally perceived as a region of predominantly young people, but, just like in the rest of the Americas, it is rapidly aging. Due to demographic changes, adults aged 65 and over will comprise one fifth of the Caribbean region's population by the year 2050. This transition will take place in a very short period, as shown in the following graph. … [Read more...] about Are Caribbean Countries prepared to address their need for pension systems reform?
Why math? Algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry. These words have the power to evoke fear in the hearts of some. But educators, mathematicians and scientists agree that a solid foundation in mathematics is necessary for complex problem solving and logical thinking, skills needed to work in the 21st century. So how do we teach math, demystify it and replace fear with fun? … [Read more...] about Making Mathematics Fun: Learning for the 21st Century
Ask my five siblings to pinpoint the number one need that we faced growing up and you may quite likely hear very different answers from each of them. One may say financial provision, others may say it was the availability of more dynamic educational opportunities, and still another may describe regret for not having the kind of mentorship that encouraged a greater sense of … [Read more...] about Towards Better Times Together in the Caribbean
Each year the IDB group gathers international thought leaders and high-level policy-makers from the Caribbean region. The Annual Consultation of Caribbean Governors, as it is called, is an opportunity for 6 Ministers of Finance and Planning from the region and 1 representative from the Caribbean Development Bank to engage influential leaders on the cutting edge of technology … [Read more...] about The Influential Seven: More than a Talk Shop