Transport operators in Jamaica are feeling the pinch from social distancing measures to restrict the spread of the COVID-19. Many continue to operate by choice or to fulfill obligations to get essential workers to and from their jobs. For drivers, the reduction in demand will certainly translate into depressed incomes, from reduced hours for those employed in the formal sector … [Read more...] about How the Coronavirus could be changing public transportation in Jamaica
Latisha Bravo is one of the most recent victims of intimate partner violence to reach the front page of Jamaica's national newspapers. Her brutal murder by her boyfriend is a tragic example of the horror of intimate partner violence (IPV) that is prevalent in Jamaica. Data from the first comprehensive examination on violence against women and girls (VAWG) and intimate … [Read more...] about Block The Hand That Strikes Women
The Jamaica Women’s Health Survey that has been in the making for several years is finally here. It is a pleasure for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to be finally launching this project today. This project is particularly important to the IDB because today we are giving a voice to women and a real dimension to this problem. Violence against women can take many forms … [Read more...] about The Jamaica’s Women’s Health Survey is finally here!
By Jasneth Mullings and Rainford Wilks The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 11 focuses on making cities and communities safe and sustainable, especially against the background of rapid increases in urban populations globally. Through the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Program (ESC) the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provides technical assistance to … [Read more...] about Sustainable Cities: Gateway to Health and Development in Jamaica
By Camilo Pecha and Lynn Saghir https://soundcloud.com/bancointeramericanodesarrollo/the-social-impact-of-climate-change Interview with Camilo Pecha, microeconomist for the Caribbean at the IDB, and moderated by Lynn Saghir, Communications and Creative Director for the Caribbean at the IDB. - Designed and directed by Lynn Saghir - Photo credit: Sangoiri … [Read more...] about The Social Impact of Climate Change