Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley believes the Caribbean can be a global leader in technology and innovation. In an inspiring message at the launch of the first Pivot Event, Prime Minister Mottley called on Caribbean people to shed their lack of cultural confidence for the region to take its place as a global leader. “We must have the cultural confidence to develop … [Read more...] about Time to Pivot: The Caribbean as a World Leader
COVID-19 has brought the urgent need for regional integration to the forefront of the political discourse. This is particularly important in the Caribbean region, where countries depend on trade. However, between 2000 and 2015, the share of intraregional trade in the Caribbean fell from 13 percent to 10 percent of total trade. Costs, particularly those linked to non-trade … [Read more...] about Could Distributed Ledger Technology improve Caribbean trade?
“This as an opportunity to rethink tourism and rethink the economies that are based on tourism,” urges Graham Watkins, Chief of the IDB’s Climate Change and Sustainability Division, during the third instalment of the Tourism in the Caribbean: Stories from the field during COVID-19 podcast. Despite its devastating impact on the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in … [Read more...] about 5 ideas to create a sustainable tourism sector from Barbados to the Galápagos
At a time when news headlines related to the COVID-19 pandemic have been dire, Barbados captured imaginations around the world with the announcement of its 12-month Welcome Stamp program. The initiative invites foreign nationals who meet certain criteria to make the Caribbean island their base for remote work. This as residents of some of the island’s major tourism source … [Read more...] about Stories from the Field: Reopening and repositioning Caribbean tourism
Have you ever thought of a way to make your country better? Perhaps you had an experience and it made you think of something that could be done to transform the way we live. That idea is exactly what fuels the Pivot Movement. We want you and your ideas to help create a plan for the future of the Caribbean. As partners in development, we have known for some time that to … [Read more...] about Let’s Pivot Together With Your Big Ideas