ICT in education is gaining prominence in the Caribbean with the one device per child or family concepts. But what really is ICT in education? Is it the provision of a technology device without educational content? Or is it a technology-integrated method for teaching and learning? Suriname’s government is taking the latter definition quite seriously. … [Read more...] about Rewiring primary education in Suriname
Innovation & Change
All too often when searching for information on development issues in the Caribbean do we arrive at the list of results, only to discover that the latest uploaded paper, blog, news article, event notification, etc. was written in 2006 or earlier. Or when researching a particular issue concerning the Caribbean, we get sucked into a long list of documents capturing all of the … [Read more...] about Ten websites with up-to-date information on Caribbean development topics
On November 19, the IDB announced one of two Juscelino Kubitschek Awards to the Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Youth Entrepreneurship (CEYE) in the amount of US $100,000.00. There were more than 496 proposals submitted from 28 countries. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in i) economics and finance, and 2) social, cultural, and scientific achievement and is … [Read more...] about Barbados-based Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Youth Entrepreneurship Wins IDB Award
On September 26th, 2013, stakeholders from all cross-sections of Bahamian society met to discuss the importance of national-level development planning, particularly as it concerns small island states. The notion of a national-level planning conference began with the signing of a technical co-operation: ‘Strengthening Intuitional Capacity of the office of the Prime Minister’ … [Read more...] about The Bahamas hosts first National Development Conference for Small Island States
Welcome to Caribbean DevTrends! The Caribbean Country Department of the Inter-American Development Bank has one job: doing our part to make the Caribbean grow. We are the single largest multilateral source of financing for Government development projects, but we still haven’t figured out how to expand our lending to the private sector. We use our technical expertise to create … [Read more...] about Welcome!