High-quality human resources are the centerpiece of state capacity. The ways in which the civil service is managed—human resource planning policies, recruitment and selection, pay, and professional development, among other factors—are critical for attracting, retaining, and motivating the right people. These are the people delivering services to us and our families every … [Read more...] about Better Governments for Better Lives: A Road Map for Enhancing Civil Service Management in Six Caribbean Countries
Central to our strategy of improving lives in the Caribbean is changing the way we share our messages with and listen to the citizens of the region. This is where storytelling matters. To help us do it right, we have recruited one of the most gifted storytellers from the Caribbean region, Golda Lee Bruce. Golda becomes the first Development Storyteller at the Inter-American … [Read more...] about The IDB Group welcomes Caribbean Storyteller Golda Lee Bruce and a new strategy for communicating with the people of the Caribbean
The use of technology will play a big role in digital financial services ecosystem development, employment generation and economic growth specifically driving key segments in the economy. By some accounts, this opportunity is so significant that estimates show successful adoption of digital finance could spark 6% (US$3.7 trillion) growth in the GDP of all emerging economies by … [Read more...] about Caribbean Smart Islands – Digital Technology as a catalyst for Economic Growth and Sustainability
Featuring Therese Turner-Jones, Caribbean Countries General Manager, interviewed by Musheer Kamau, Senior Operations Officer. … [Read more...] about The Caribbean in the next 30 years: Hope or Despair?
By Michael Donovan Consider the nation of Kiribati, an island nation with 110,000 residents spread out over 33 atolls and reef islands in the South Pacific. Within a century, the country could be underwater or “deterritorialized”. In response, Kiribati’s former President authorized in 2014 the purchase of 20 square kilometers of land on Fiji in case of a future mass … [Read more...] about Why Coastal Cities Need a Blue Urban Agenda