Have you ever thought of a way to make your country better? Perhaps you had an experience and it made you think of something that could be done to transform the way we live. That idea is exactly what fuels the Pivot Movement. We want you and your ideas to help create a plan for the future of the Caribbean. As partners in development, we have known for some time that to … [Read more...] about Let’s Pivot Together With Your Big Ideas
The Caribbean region is one of the most exposed to the pandemic economic shock, due to its dependence on tourism and travel. Nevertheless, Caribbean countries have been largely successful in containing COVID-19 transmissions. After months of restricted movement between countries and within national borders, during this second half of 2020 countries are re-opening and … [Read more...] about How can we use innovation to transform post-pandemic tourism?
Guyana’s economy is on the verge of a historic transformation following recent oil discoveries. Financial sector development and inclusion will be crucial to maximize the benefits of faster growth and increased revenues. However, financial access and inclusion in the country are lagging, which hinders firms’ productivity and performance. A new publication from IDB economists … [Read more...] about Six Recommendations to Ensure Guyana’s Oil Wealth is More Financially Inclusive
COVID-free corridors for Caribbean tourists is just one of the options stakeholders are putting on the table to spark a revival of the tourism sector. Vincent Vandepool- Wallace of The BedfordBaker Group disclosed that talks are already underway with international health and tourism officials to create “safe zones" for tourists to visit the region. Vanderpool-Wallace who is … [Read more...] about The Caribbean and Coronavirus: Options for Businesses
Belize has been described by many as a country with one foot in Central America, and one foot in the Caribbean. This unique nation, rich in natural resources, shares several comparative advantages and development challenges with its neighbors in both regions. Since 1992, when Belize joined the IDB, we have been working in close partnership with the people of Belize to overcome … [Read more...] about As a communicator, are you passionate about development? If so, join our team in Belize