Guyana’s economy is on the verge of a historic transformation following recent oil discoveries. Financial sector development and inclusion will be crucial to maximize the benefits of faster growth and increased revenues. However, financial access and inclusion in the country are lagging, which hinders firms’ productivity and performance. A new publication from IDB economists … [Read more...] about Six Recommendations to Ensure Guyana’s Oil Wealth is More Financially Inclusive
On June 8, 2018, a seed was planted in the soil of our lush green economy—this seed has the potential to transform Guyana into the leading estate of South America and the Caribbean. Exponential technologies and digital transformation were prominent among the themes and the buzzwords at the IDB’s recently concluded VII Regional Civil Society Conference hosted in Guyana. … [Read more...] about Is Guyana on its way to becoming the Caribbean’s new technology hub?
Featured Image: On the left, Diether doing fieldwork in the streets of Georgetown, Guyana, July 2017, photo by Diether W. Beuermann The Guyana Labor Force Survey: A Happy Reality! By Diether Beuermann, Sharon Miller, and Clevern Liddell Imagine a Government that would like to prioritize scarce public funds for social assistance in areas with higher poverty incidence, … [Read more...] about The Guyana Labor Force Survey: A Happy Reality!
By Derise Williams SIDDIQA Shabazz, a 21-year-old school drop-out, became a single mother at the age of 17 and now has two children, ages three and two years old. Siddiqa’s main sources of income are braiding the hair of friends and neighbours and operating a trampoline on weekends. After the loss of her mother in 2016 who was her main source of support, Siddiqa found … [Read more...] about Making Cents for At-Risk Youths in Guyana
By Clevern Liddell Normally, we walk on one side of the road, left side or right side. My colleague Alejandro gave me some good advice once and told me to always walk in the direction of the oncoming traffic. Did you know that? Do you always do it? Am I safe doing this? According to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), on average, for every 100,000 individuals in … [Read more...] about Why walking in the middle of the road is safer by Clevern Liddell