On November 19, the IDB announced one of two Juscelino Kubitschek Awards to the Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Youth Entrepreneurship (CEYE) in the amount of US $100,000.00. There were more than 496 proposals submitted from 28 countries. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in i) economics and finance, and 2) social, cultural, and scientific achievement and is … [Read more...] about Barbados-based Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Youth Entrepreneurship Wins IDB Award
Suriname’s investment in ECD: A means to reap future benefits
The IDB, the Government of Suriname (GOS) and the Foundation for Human Development (FHD) signed a Technical Cooperation (TC) on 30 October 2013 to kick-start implementation of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program in Suriname. Evidence has shown that if children are exposed early to comprehensive child development support services, learning outcomes are improved. The … [Read more...] about Suriname’s investment in ECD: A means to reap future benefits
The Bahamas hosts first National Development Conference for Small Island States
On September 26th, 2013, stakeholders from all cross-sections of Bahamian society met to discuss the importance of national-level development planning, particularly as it concerns small island states. The notion of a national-level planning conference began with the signing of a technical co-operation: ‘Strengthening Intuitional Capacity of the office of the Prime Minister’ … [Read more...] about The Bahamas hosts first National Development Conference for Small Island States
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!