Source: World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Reports from 2006-2016 The graphs above show how a select number of countries in the Caribbean have been doing in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual Global Gender Gap Report from its inception in 2006 to 2016. Before we take a look at the heart of the data, three important things to know about the graphs are as … [Read more...] about The Gender Divide in the Caribbean: Mind the Gap
Most studies on women-owned or -managed firms have found that such firms perform more poorly than do men-owned or -managed firms. However, a forthcoming report by the Inter-American Development Bank has found some interesting data on Caribbean firms led by women. Indeed, unlike other regions in the world, Caribbean firms led by women have higher sales growth than firms led … [Read more...] about Caribbean Girls Run Tings: Boosting Sales Growth
Developing evidence-based policies, particularly in the developing world, can be difficult when reliable data are not available. Many crimes go unreported by the public, or unrecorded by the police. Victimization surveys are increasingly recognized as useful tools, but these surveys can be complex and costly, which can lead to cutting corners and producing low quality data. … [Read more...] about Victimization Surveys: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid
As we near the International day to End Violence Against Women, November 25th, it is important to recognize how little is actually known about the issue in the Caribbean. The impact of violence on different gender groups (men, women, boy and girls) is still understudied particularly in contexts - like those of many Caribbean countries – where high levels of urban violence have … [Read more...] about Yes, Caribbean men are dying from violence, but what about women?
Yes, it’s true. A higher percentage of girls than boys obtain passes in the regional Caribbean Secondary Education Council/CSEC Examinations (used as a secondary school leaving exam) in most subject areas. However, in key subjects such as mathematics, more than half of all Jamaican candidates failed in 2013, regardless of sex. Though boys underperform in relation to … [Read more...] about Battle of the Sexes – Who is Underachieving?