Before joining the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), I was a journalist working in the Caribbean. The police were among the key stakeholders with whom I interacted almost daily. Even with this close ‘working relationship’ I realised that I had—until recently—very limited knowledge about the work of law enforcement. This may be true for most people who do not engage with … [Read more...] about Partnering with the police to end gender-based violence
Labour & Learning
Student performance on standardized tests is typically the main measure of school quality. Important decisions (such as school closures, the design of teacher performance pay schemes, and school accountability procedures) often rely on test-score metrics. These metrics may be simple test-score averages or more sophisticated measures of school effectiveness at improving test … [Read more...] about Do Test Scores Determine School Quality?
In a recent blog post, titled “Let’s Not Romanticize 2019”, I found an interesting reflection shedding light on how the tenets of online education can positively impact face-to-face teaching practices and how the experience of the last two years can help us improve our connection and engagement with online learners. This discussion reminded me of one I just … [Read more...] about Online teacher training for the Caribbean: Talking to Paul Blackman
What are the factors affecting the digitalization of the labor markets and the widening skills gap? One + one (1+1) is not equal to successful digital transformation. Performance and cost are two key drivers of technological development. As transistors increasingly fit into smaller spaces, processing power is increased and energy efficiency improved, all at a lower cost for … [Read more...] about Successful digital transformation: It’s not just about technology…
For yet another year, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) working with the office of the Presidency of Trinidad and Tobago, hosted the Pr.A.I.S.E for the public sector 2021. This was the fourth iteration of this prestigious award as it continues to grow in Trinidad and Tobago. The idea is to recognize innovation and service excellence in public sector organizations and … [Read more...] about Pr.A.I.S.E for the Public Sector Shines in Trinidad and Tobago