Have you ever thought of a way to make your country better? Perhaps you had an experience and it made you think of something that could be done to transform the way we live. That idea is exactly what fuels the Pivot Movement. We want you and your ideas to help create a plan for the future of the Caribbean. As partners in development, we have known for some time that to … [Read more...] about Let’s Pivot Together With Your Big Ideas
Innovation & Change
With climate change wreaking havoc across the world, and some countries experiencing prolonged drought as a result, there is increased pressure for potable water especially for growing populations. Making sure people have regular access to the precious, lifesaving commodity is a high priority. This is even more critical given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has underscored … [Read more...] about Every Drop Counts! Jamaica’s Non-Revenue Water Program cops Global Award
The Caribbean region is one of the most exposed to the pandemic economic shock, due to its dependence on tourism and travel. Nevertheless, Caribbean countries have been largely successful in containing COVID-19 transmissions. After months of restricted movement between countries and within national borders, during this second half of 2020 countries are re-opening and … [Read more...] about How can we use innovation to transform post-pandemic tourism?
COVID-19 has generated a previously unimaginable shock to economic activity in some sectors for counties across the world—an ‘extreme outlier’ event in statistical terms. For many countries, shocks of this magnitude have not been experienced except during periods of armed conflict or extreme natural disasters. A recent publication from Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) … [Read more...] about Extreme Outlier: The Pandemic’s Unprecedented Shock to Tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Caribbean Department has published a special edition of its Caribbean Quarterly Bulletin—also detailed on our new dedicated website—focused on the evolving economic and human consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak for the region. Our team of economists from across the region has been advising IDB senior management and member-country … [Read more...] about Caribbean Economies in the Time of Coronavirus