In many ways we have become accustomed to analyzing, critiquing and comparing our countries’ respective levels of development as though they were all birthed into independence at the same time and under the same conditions. However, upon celebrating my birthday earlier this year, it dawned on me that my sister-isle nation of Trinidad & Tobago is merely 19 years older than … [Read more...] about A short note on “Caribbean Youth”
It is human nature to aspire. We are never satisfied with our lives: we want a better paying job, a fitter body, a good looking partner, a healthy family and more of anything we think we need, including status and its trappings. … [Read more...] about Aspiration
L'Acadco is widely regarded as Jamaica's leading contemporary dance company, and is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The IDB had the honor of hosting the dance group on September 6th, 2013. … [Read more...] about L’Acadco dance group enchants DC’s Kennedy Center
The upbeat sentiment following the signing of the Extended Fund Facility with the IMF on May 1, 2013 was short-lived. The approval by the IMF board marked the beginning of a heavy, front loaded adjustment that is being felt now. And it has not been an easy six months. … [Read more...] about Jamaica at a Crossroads
Welcome to Caribbean DevTrends! The Caribbean Country Department of the Inter-American Development Bank has one job: doing our part to make the Caribbean grow. We are the single largest multilateral source of financing for Government development projects, but we still haven’t figured out how to expand our lending to the private sector. We use our technical expertise to create … [Read more...] about Welcome!