Central to our strategy of improving lives in the Caribbean is changing the way we share our messages with and listen to the citizens of the region. This is where storytelling matters. To help us do it right, we have recruited one of the most gifted storytellers from the Caribbean region, Golda Lee Bruce. Golda becomes the first Development Storyteller at the Inter-American … [Read more...] about The IDB Group welcomes Caribbean Storyteller Golda Lee Bruce and a new strategy for communicating with the people of the Caribbean
By Julián Cristiá and Steven Ambrus Ask any parent in the Caribbean what they most want for their kids, and you’re very likely to hear it summed up in one word: education. Parents know that learning can bring their children satisfaction, success and prosperity, and they’ve opened their wallets, spending a higher share of their household budget on schooling than in the United … [Read more...] about When the Scientific Method Goes to School
This post is adapted from remarks given by Dr. Marielle Barrow at an IDB-hosted panel on Caribbean cultural industries at CARIFESTA 2017 in Barbados. When we produce art, the act of creative expression does not make our work part of the Creative or Cultural Industries. It is the sharing, dissemination, exhibition or publication of that work that renders it accessible and … [Read more...] about There is No Barrel: 10 Take Aways from Youth Talk, Carifesta XIII
By Heather Sutton In the recent IDB publication, we set out to answer the question is crime in the Caribbean unique in some way? The answer is YES. The study, Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combating Violence with Numbers (executive summary here), uses crime victimization surveys of a representative sample of the population in five Caribbean capital cities (C5). By using … [Read more...] about Is Crime in the Caribbean Unique?
When it comes to understanding crime and violence, police records only tell us half the story (literally). But to design effective crime prevention and reduction policies we need the other half. While an important source, police statistics only capture a portion of crimes due to under-reporting and under-recording. In the case of the Caribbean, the most prevalent crimes are … [Read more...] about What is missing from police crime statistics?