The COVID-19 outbreak could have considerable implications for Caribbean citizens and their economies. The magnitude of this impact will depend crucially on the spread of the virus, the duration of the outbreak, and measures countries in the region and elsewhere undertake to insulate themselves. It will also have much to do with country economic structures—particularly tourism … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Tourism-Based Shock Scenarios for Caribbean Countries
The IX Annual Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group-Caribbean Civil Society Meeting, held November 12, 2019 in Barbados, was convened under the theme “Citizen Engagement for Transparency”. IDB Vice President for Countries (VPC), Alexandre Meira da Rosa spoke at the event on the level of trust and transparency in Latin America and the Caribbean and its role in improving … [Read more...] about Trust and Transparency: Key Ingredients for Citizens’ Well-being
The IX Annual Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group-Caribbean Civil Society Meeting, held November 12, 2019 in Barbados, brought together experts and regional representatives to dive deep into the theme “Citizen Engagement for Transparency”. Therese Turner-Jones, General Manager for the Caribbean Country Department (CCB) in the IDB, in her discussion at the forum, called … [Read more...] about Engaging Citizens for Transparent Societies: How is the Caribbean doing?
We all know someone who has a chronic health condition, such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes. They’ve become almost a daily part of Caribbean conversation; something so common that they’re almost expected to be mentioned on greeting. We speak casually about them, and at times, jokingly. And yet at the same time, they’re something we know are both serious and deadly. As … [Read more...] about One Stop Care Team – No Laughing Matter in Trinidad and Tobago
The number of refugees is at a record high worldwide and the Caribbean is no exception. How refugees are integrated into the communities that receive them is becoming a key development issue, for the Caribbean and other regions. This blog takes the opportunity to review some key trends and issues relating to refugees in the Caribbean region and analyzes factors that impact … [Read more...] about Improving refugee integration, a Caribbean perspective