Investing in the future is always a challenging decision, for example planning for retirement will often seem to be less urgent when we have pressing daily financial issues that have to be addressed now (unless you are near to retirement age of course). Not tomorrow, not in 10 years, but today. But the truth is that, in order to have a financially stable future, we … [Read more...] about Trinidad and Tobago: Who is going to pay the climate change piper?
Water is life. Water is destruction. Whatever it may be, we can’t always control it. On Christmas day, my family and I went to mass at the beautiful Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St. Lucia, an architectural gem enriched by Caribbean and African influences. Sadly, only a handful of people attended the celebration. This was not because there was a drop in … [Read more...] about Between Life and Destruction
by Michael Nelson, Natalie Bethel, Astrid Wynter and Cherran O’Brien Is national income per capita a comprehensive reflection of the development status of a country? What if it is an archipelagic nation lying in the middle of the hurricane belt with a small population, high geographic and economic concentration of production, high reliance on one market for export earnings, … [Read more...] about The IDB’s Country Strategy with the Government of The Bahamas
Welcome to Caribbean DevTrends! The Caribbean Country Department of the Inter-American Development Bank has one job: doing our part to make the Caribbean grow. We are the single largest multilateral source of financing for Government development projects, but we still haven’t figured out how to expand our lending to the private sector. We use our technical expertise to create … [Read more...] about Welcome!