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
Shattering for Success: A Gender Equality Pathway to Improving Lives
On the occasion of IDB Executive Vice President Julie Katzman’s visit to Jamaica, a thought-provoking Gender Forum was held at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Though the Gender Forum was limited in time and the size of the audience, it was successful in opening up conversations about the state of gender empowerment in … [Read more...] about Shattering for Success: A Gender Equality Pathway to Improving Lives
How Modernizing Has Improved Efficiency, Transparency and Audit Security
By Franceso De Simone and Camila Mejia “Transparent practices form the basis for enhanced accountability”. Both “transparency” and “accountability”, as described in an OECD publication, are key pillars for development and essential elements for democratic governance in modern societies. The work done by a country’s primary auditing institution, usually the Office of the … [Read more...] about How Modernizing Has Improved Efficiency, Transparency and Audit Security
Brexit Effects after All? : The Case of Jamaica
The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union immediately led to anxiety in the Caribbean. Initially, critics pointed out that the Brexit vote might lead to a slowdown of the world economy, fallout of remittances and tourism, and the loss of a trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the Caribbean, potentially bringing renewed challenges to the already-weak … [Read more...] about Brexit Effects after All? : The Case of Jamaica
Can Universal Public Health Insurance improve Adult Health Status and Labor Supply?
Recent international discussion and consensuses have emerged suggesting that universal public health insurance is a policy with potential to foster health and economic benefits. This has triggered calls for its implementation especially in countries where widespread health coverage is unlikely to be achieved through the private sector alone. For instance, the Lancet Commission … [Read more...] about Can Universal Public Health Insurance improve Adult Health Status and Labor Supply?