With the onset of the pandemic, the world stopped. A previously unknown threat made us drastically change our way of living. This is the first entry in a series of blogposts about the structural changes that the pandemic brought to the tourism sector in the Caribbean. Countries where the sector represented 30%, 40%, 50%, or even more of their GDP saw their tourist activity … [Read more...] about Has the region’s tourism sector already overcome the pandemic’s impact?
Please join us on a small adventure where the only thing you need to pack is your imagination… Imagine the tropical Amazonian rainforest of Suriname with dense canopies of vegetation and through the dense forest flows a beautiful river called the Suriname River. Across the rapids and through one of the many sandy banks of this river you will find the entrance to the village … [Read more...] about Reigniting Empowerment of tribal women in Suriname
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 Are you a communicator passionate about development? If so, join our team in Belize!
As countries keep struggling to overcome the effects of the pandemic, women continue to be among the most affected – both at home and at work. The barriers women face in the workplace are already well-documented, and there’s mounting evidence that this is getting worse. Many women who have held onto their jobs have found their work and parenting responsibilities all but … [Read more...] about An new industry-wide approach to promoting female employment
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world’s way of doing business for many sectors, including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The importance of being able to access and use Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) has grown exponentially and continues to be critical for remote working and person-to-person interaction. As part of our efforts to collaborate more … [Read more...] about Building the Resilience of Barbadian Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in a COVID-19 Environment