Pension systems in the Caribbean countries have room for improvement. In our chapter, Pension Systems in the Caribbean: The Challenges Ahead, published in Economic Institutions for a Resilient Caribbean, we assess some pressing issues that will require attention to ensure the functionality and financial sustainability of pension systems in six Caribbean countries (The Bahamas, … [Read more...] about Seven considerations in reforming pension systems in the Caribbean
Thanks to the implementation of new policies and processes, residents of Barbados are enjoying the direct benefits of significant institutional reform. For example, routine tasks such as renewing a drivers’ license, filing tax returns and paying taxes, or obtaining a police certificate of character are done more easily. The institutional reforms gained renewed strength with the … [Read more...] about Barbados’ Journey to Stronger Economic Institutions
Countries around the world have endured over a year of extreme uncertainty in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, and economies in the Caribbean have suffered more than most. But with the increasing availability of vaccines and prospects for a resumption of international travel, light is emerging at the end of the Pandemic tunnel. With this in mind, The Inter-American … [Read more...] about Imagining a Post-COVID Tourism Recovery
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…
Caribbean countries have long been among the most indebted on earth, and related vulnerabilities have slowed growth and poverty reduction across the region. Our chapter in Economic Institutions for a Resilient Caribbean—entitled: Debt Management and Institutions in the Caribbean: Best Practices and Priorities for Reform—focuses on debt-related vulnerabilities affecting … [Read more...] about Why have Caribbean countries been so indebted, and what can they do to improve outcomes?