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
There is No Barrel: 10 Take Aways from Youth Talk, Carifesta XIII
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
Is Crime in the Caribbean Unique?
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 … [Read more...] about Is Crime in the Caribbean Unique?
What is missing from police crime statistics?
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?
Transform a Woman…Transform a Community
By Janette Archer-Headley and Michelle Daniel The use of gender mainstreaming to promote equality and empowerment is one of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Barbados Country Office’s cross-cutting themes in its 2015-2018 strategy. This requires a certain focus be given to gender perspectives across all activities, not only at the country level, but at an … [Read more...] about Transform a Woman…Transform a Community