Many countries have used natural resources extraction to realize energy independence, as well as strong economic and social outcomes. However, for every success story there are sobering lessons for new producers, such as Guyana. Lessons premised on the principles of proactive and coherent petroleum sector governance, inclusive policy formulation, and social … [Read more...] about Bucking the trend: Why institutions matter in Guyana’s hydrocarbon sector
Innovation & Change
Government services should be efficient, cost effective and put the customer first. This is good for Jamaicans who interact with public officials or entities on everything from getting a medical appointment to paying taxes. It is also good for the economy. Less red tape spurs more investment and growth. Enter the Public Sector Transformation Programme (PSTP). The project has … [Read more...] about A project that helped re-engineer Jamaica’s government services
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted some important issues for Suriname’s private sector, such as the lack of digitalization, financial inclusion, and infrastructure. Suriname’s private sector was already challenged by an unfavorable business climate before COVID-19. There was hope that 2020 would bring some positive changes. Indeed, 2020 brought change, but not the change … [Read more...] about Suriname’s private sector is hurting. More digitalization, financial inclusion and infrastructure can help.
De COVID-19 pandemie heeft enkele belangrijke aandachtspunten voor de private sector van Suriname naar voren gebracht, aandachtspunten zoals onvoldoende digitalisering, financiële inclusie en infrastructuur. De private sector van Suriname had al te kampen met een ongunstig ondernemingsklimaat voordat COVID-19 het land trof en er was hoop dat het jaar 2020 enkele positieve … [Read more...] about De private sector van Suriname lijdt. Meer digitalisering, financiële inclusie en infrastructuur kunnen hierbij helpen.
“I am not closing anything. This is the start. This is the beginning. This is the point from which we move.” These were the words of Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator CEO Racquel Moses as she closed the curtain on the first Pivot Event. The two week-long event ended in October with the presentation of nine moonshots for the Caribbean by 2040. The Pivot Event brought … [Read more...] about When the End is just the Beginning: getting the Caribbean to think big