Streetside Market in Lelydorp, Suriname. Photo Author Rachel Boyce The Producer Support Estimate (PSE) study for the Caribbean Region has begun! This study, which covers the full Caribbean cohort of the Inter-American Development Bank (CCB - The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Suriname), will look at the magnitudes and structure of government policies and … [Read more...] about Agricultural Policies in the Caribbean
Emily sharing some of her produce. Photo Author Filippo Berardi Meet Emily and her husband Muacir. They have a small farm, about one acre, in the south of Guyana’s Rupununi in Region 9—a beautiful, diverse, and remote area of the country that contains both savannah and rainforest. Emily and Muacir plant a variety of crops including bananas, peppers, pumpkins and the … [Read more...] about The Rupununi Innovation Fund – helping small enterprises in Guyana’s Rupununi
It’s 4 a.m. and I’m sitting in the front seat of a Toyota Hiace passenger van, leaving Guyana’s capital of Georgetown for Lethem, a town on the Brazilian border. My ride may look like just another passenger van, of the sorts used for public transport throughout Asia and Latin America but, the off-road tires, lifted-up suspension, and extra parts … [Read more...] about A Road Through the Kingdom of the Jaguar
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, User, Jason Hise STEM, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, essentially defines the preparation of students in the proficiency in these core units while placing emphasis on modelling real world problems and simulating solutions. Whether STEM initiatives are integrated into or stand apart from regular … [Read more...] about STEM: Where the Caribbean stands?
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?