Beginning in 2017 and as part of the mandate to meet their International Health Regulations (IHR) requirements, Belize, Jamaica, and Guyana have received grant funding and have partnered with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to build their capacity to prevent, protect against, control and provide timely and appropriate … [Read more...] about Disease Detectives Hardly Sleep
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
In January of this year, Minister Marsha Caddle of Barbados announced the creation of a Doing Business (DB) subcommittee with the objective of improving the country’s ranking in the World Bank’s Doing Business indicator (DBI). In announcing a specific desire to climb in the Doing Business ranking, Barbados joins countries like Jamaica, China, India and Russia. In light of the … [Read more...] about Doing Business in the Caribbean, or Not?
Here is a new feature from the IDB’s Caribbean Country Department: Improving Caribbean Lives podcasts for in-depth discussions of emerging Caribbean development ideas and trends. Listen to the series included in some of our blogs and also available on SoundCloud. A recent Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) publication entitled: “Jamaica: Financial Development, Access … [Read more...] about Podcast Series: Financial Development and Inclusion in Jamaica and the Caribbean
Imagine a community without trending conversations around the new world of work, artificial intelligence, and disruptive technology? One word – Obsolete. In an effort to spark dialogue and new perspectives, Dr. Allan Wright, the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) economist in Nassau, recently gave a presentation at The University of The Bahamas (UB) on the economic … [Read more...] about Will automation undermine or enhance human development?