Photo author Nicola Karcher by Nicola Karcher and Sasha Baxter On March 11th-12th the Competitiveness Unit of Suriname (CUS) held the 2nd Competitiveness Forum, “Building Together a Strategic Economic Plan for Suriname” organized by CUS with collaboration from Compete Caribbean, the IDB Country Office in Suriname and other regional stakeholders. Discussions for the two day … [Read more...] about Made In Suriname: Conversations On Enhancing Competitiveness In Suriname
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, User Barry Haynes The Caribbean has long been plagued by low growth, high unemployment, burdensome fiscal deficits, debt, and a high susceptibility to global shocks. Notwithstanding an economic history that is characterized by interventions by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) that many historians and … [Read more...] about Devaluation: An option for the Caribbean?
This is the third in a series of five blogs on economic stagnation in the Caribbean. The first two can be found at: “Smallness hurts, but does it constrain growth?” and “Is there something wrong with the Caribbean?” Stay tuned for more! Sarosh: Good morning Ricardo! Hope you got some sleep. Shall we go and have coffee and talk about Caribbean’s competitiveness? I … [Read more...] about A coffee discussion on Caribbean’s competitiveness…
The Jamaica Customs Department recently launched its Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program, a certification issued by customs authorities that can give companies a competitive edge, enhanced security, and reduced delivery times. Jamaica is the first English speaking Caribbean country to achieve this milestone. … [Read more...] about Jamaica Launches Authorized Economic Operator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-RwzM0e-A In the 2013-2014 World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report, out of the English-speaking Caribbean, the three countries with the highest global competitiveness rankings included Barbados (47), Trinidad and Tobago (92) and Jamaica (94). Interestingly enough, when it came to placing countries into different stages of … [Read more...] about Unlocking Human Imagination: Who Drives Innovation?