Finalists in a celebratory mood at the Pr.A.I.S.E. for the Public Sector ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad on December 7, 2022. Public institutions and the public sector play a critical role in improving the lives of a country’s citizens. In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a need to enhance the efficient delivery of public services – one of several priorities of the … [Read more...] about Pr.A.I.S.E. for raising the bar in the Trinidad & Tobago public sector
Innovation and change
IDB’s US$1billion commitment to climate-smart investments The President of the Inter-American Development Bank Luis Alberto Moreno and Founder of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson hosted the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator launch, on August 9 at 12PM EST at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus Assembly Hall Kingston, Jamaica. The Most Honourable Andrew … [Read more...] about The IDB partners with the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator to build the first climate-smart zone
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?
Making it easier to get jobs and start a business In July of 2018, the Ministry of Labour in The Bahamas issued an exciting announcement: The first ever group of students in the Latin America-Caribbean region received their graduation certificates on the blockchain. The lucky graduating class was the first cohort to pass through the National Training Agency’s (NTA) Workforce … [Read more...] about The Bahamas Pioneers Blockcerts for Development
Featured image: design composition by Lynn Saghir, Communications and Creative Director, Inter-American Development Bank - Composition made from Shutterstock photos Disrupting the present to write and right the future of the Caribbean The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)’s video ‘Jump Caribbean’ presents a vision of what the Caribbean can look like in 2040. A … [Read more...] about UWI, IDB partnering to promote innovation and job creation in the Caribbean