Capital, contacts and conciliation are known as ‘The Three Cs’. While all entrepreneurs experience challenges in starting a business, women have these three additional obstacles to overcome. And while there are several studies that show the more women in a company, the more profit that company makes, these obstacles remain. If we want to see more women starting businesses, … [Read more...] about More female entrepreneurs please
When natural disasters strike, there are obvious immediate impacts. But long after the attention of the world shifts elsewhere, the effects of disasters like hurricanes, continue to negatively impact the growth and sustainability of Caribbean countries.One of the sectors that suffers the most is Tourism, which in many cases relies on physical attractiveness and the availability … [Read more...] about Protecting Tourism in the Caribbean through Smarter Crisis Management and Response Systems
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?
With growth rates for the World Economy of 3.8 percent in 2017 (and similar expectations for 2018), the IMF declared in 2018 that the World Economy was in a ‘cyclical upswing’ but also warned that ‘For most countries, current favorable growth rates will not last.’ That forecast has proven to be correct, even though the speed at which the World Economy has slowed has come as a … [Read more...] about A Synchronized Slowdown of the Global Economy – Is the Caribbean in Sync?