A single stable career is an artifact and Rolodex schooling its platform. Stackable credentials where qualifications are fitted together like Lego bricks is a new frontier. The unbundling of education content into smaller components is mimicking the music industry that once released an album of songs but now disaggregates its content- streaming single tracks across portals like … [Read more...] about Stackable Credentials
Innovation levels in the Caribbean region are relatively low. On average, roughly 19 percent of Caribbean firms reported having engaged in some form of innovation in the past three years. The range varies from the lowest, at 4.8 percent of firms in Dominica, to the highest at 53 percent of firms in Guyana. A higher proportion of firms reported their intention to engage in … [Read more...] about How much do workforce skills matter for innovation in the Caribbean?
When I arrived in Malta with a delegation from the Government of The Bahamas on May 14th, I already knew that this small “Island Lab” is punching above its weight when it comes to blockchain technology. That is what brought us to Malta: to learn from its experience and to better understand how countries with similar Commonwealth histories can leverage technology to “jump up” … [Read more...] about Caribbean Resilience: Lessons from Malta and the Blockchain
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
By Julián Cristiá and Steven Ambrus Ask any parent in the Caribbean what they most want for their kids, and you’re very likely to hear it summed up in one word: education. Parents know that learning can bring their children satisfaction, success and prosperity, and they’ve opened their wallets, spending a higher share of their household budget on schooling than in the United … [Read more...] about When the Scientific Method Goes to School