Finclusion is a combination of the words Financial Inclusion and FinTech. It is used to describe FinTech-driven financial inclusion. In this blog, we summarize the main findings of our paper on Financial Inclusion and FinTech in Suriname. What is financial inclusion? Financial inclusion means that individuals and businesses have access to financial products and services … [Read more...] about Exploring the potential of Finclusion in Suriname
In Trinidad and Tobago, digital transformation is a key priority of the government and its work with the Inter-American Development Bank. Bold steps towards advancing this agenda are underway, including the establishment of a dedicated Ministry of Digital Transformation in 2021. In this five-part series we will explore opportunities for digital transformation in T&T’s … [Read more...] about The Digital Grocery Ecosystem – Shaping the future of retail
Our latest issue of the Caribbean Quarterly Economic Bulletin highlights new IDB research suggesting that many Latin American and Caribbean countries lag behind most advanced economies in digital and telecommunications infrastructure. Closing these gaps could yield dividends in productivity, employment, and growth—particularly for the six members of the IDB’s Caribbean Country … [Read more...] about Digital Infrastructure’s Outsized Potential for the Caribbean
For yet another year, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) working with the office of the Presidency of Trinidad and Tobago, hosted the Pr.A.I.S.E for the public sector 2021. This was the fourth iteration of this prestigious award as it continues to grow in Trinidad and Tobago. The idea is to recognize innovation and service excellence in public sector organizations and … [Read more...] about Pr.A.I.S.E for the Public Sector Shines in Trinidad and Tobago
It is not often that one comes across an industry that constantly self-introspects for growth; that recognizing that it is evolving, seeks to have a clear vision of where it is going. The growth of a sector, in most cases, is seen to be the responsibility of governments. But in reality, it depends on the ecosystem in which it operates. Interesting results are obtained when a … [Read more...] about How can a human-centered approach support an industry upgrade?