Caribbean countries have long been among the most indebted on earth, and related vulnerabilities have slowed growth and poverty reduction across the region. Our chapter in Economic Institutions for a Resilient Caribbean—entitled: Debt Management and Institutions in the Caribbean: Best Practices and Priorities for Reform—focuses on debt-related vulnerabilities affecting … [Read more...] about Why have Caribbean countries been so indebted, and what can they do to improve outcomes?
Ask a passer-by on the streets of Trinidad and Tobago if they think the public sector is innovative and you are likely to be met with a laugh or a look of disdain. We seem to all have horror stories of unimaginable waiting time or an inability to easily access a public service. All it takes is that one incident to forever cast a shadow of doubt that stretches on for … [Read more...] about Stories of Change from Trinidad and Tobago’s Public Sector
A picture of the socioeconomic trends surrounding COVID-19 in the Caribbean with a gender lens Since recording the first cases of COVID-19 in March 2020, the pandemic has posed a heavy burden on health systems, the economy and the livelihoods of people in the region. The pandemic also has the potential of reinforcing and even worsening pre-existing inequalities within … [Read more...] about Are women worse off after 2020?
News of effective vaccines give us hope that soon, the pandemic will be behind us. Global leaders are now asking: how can we prepare for a better future? The pandemic and the climate crisis: rooted in the same social vulnerabilities, leading to similar social impacts A better future cannot simply mimic the pre-COVID world. This crisis has revealed how socioeconomic … [Read more...] about How climate-friendly strategies can help create good jobs in a carbon-free recovery
With almost 95% of its territory covered by tropical green forest, Suriname is considered as one of the greenest countries in the world. But this title comes with the responsibility to care for the environment. The sustainable management of resources and waste is fundamental to protect and preserve the forests and landscapes of Suriname. However, waste management in the country … [Read more...] about Run Out of Waste Day in Suriname