Since its launch in August 2018, the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator has been searching for a leader. Now, after a thorough recruitment process, respected Caribbean business leader, Racquel Moses has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. She is impressively qualified and experienced, but most importantly she’s fueled by our hope for a new Climate-Smart Caribbean. … [Read more...] about Accelerating the Accelerator
An election year is always a very active period for the Inter-American Development Bank. Even when an incumbent administration is returned to office, this period signals that it is time for a new Country Strategy to be prepared, with new areas of intervention, goals and expected results. In Barbados, the general election on May 24th , 2018 was no ordinary change in government … [Read more...] about A friend in need is a friend indeed: IDB support for Barbados moves into high gear
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
Many people in the Caribbean feel that times have become more difficult. The data actually corroborates the perception. An important problem is the weak growth performance since the world financial crisis. While other countries and regions have been recovering, most countries in CCB are today poorer than they were in 2007 as shown in Figure 1, which presents GDP per capita in … [Read more...] about Development Challenges: Is the Caribbean losing out?
In part 1 of this blog we discussed how automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other technologies are transforming the workplace and shifting the demand for skills around the world. In part 2 we will zone in on the Caribbean situation and look at how countries in the region are responding to the global demand for a new type of labor. Jamaica leading the … [Read more...] about If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it: ensuring quality education and training to ride the digital wave (Part 2)