Video directed by Lynn Saghir, Caribbean Country Department, IDB Jason wants to attend university, but he doesn’t have enough to fund it out of pocket. As someone who has left school at a young age, he doesn’t have enough savings and his parents can’t afford the tuition. So, what does he do? He borrows money to finance his tuition fees. He has put himself in debt to … [Read more...] about Living Beyond Means
Early Childhood Development
By Camilo Pecha and Lynn Saghir https://soundcloud.com/bancointeramericanodesarrollo/the-social-impact-of-climate-change Interview with Camilo Pecha, microeconomist for the Caribbean at the IDB, and moderated by Lynn Saghir, Communications and Creative Director for the Caribbean at the IDB. - Designed and directed by Lynn Saghir - Photo credit: Sangoiri … [Read more...] about The Social Impact of Climate Change
For young adolescents, violence now means violence later. What can we do about it? In matters of crime and violence, age matters. Our recent study on Crime in the Caribbean found that youth are both more frequently victims and perpetrators - including homicides, assaults and threats, gang and school violence, and bullying. The study, Restoring Paradise in the … [Read more...] about How much is adolescent violence impacted by early exposure?
The increase in sea water temperatures and levels will potentially cause worse tropical storms in the future and has become the most important long-term threat to economic development in the Caribbean. Predictions by the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, a research laboratory at the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, are that the intensity of tropical … [Read more...] about The Effects of Tropical Storms on Early Childhood Development and Labor Market Dynamics