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
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by CCB Caribbean Economics Team CCB’s Caribbean Economics Team is pleased to send the seventh Issue of the Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin. It analyzes recent economic developments of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The Special Country Reports consider trends in tourism, and policy options for the sector. For Guyana, the report … [Read more...] about Regional Report: Tourism Finally Looking South
Jamaican Olympic Champion runner, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has achieved the pinnacle of her sport through years of intense training and fine tuning her skills. What she has achieved has much in common with what development specialists seek to create with sustainable programmes. … [Read more...] about What does Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s training share with development best practices?
All too often when searching for information on development issues in the Caribbean do we arrive at the list of results, only to discover that the latest uploaded paper, blog, news article, event notification, etc. was written in 2006 or earlier. Or when researching a particular issue concerning the Caribbean, we get sucked into a long list of documents capturing all of the … [Read more...] about Ten websites with up-to-date information on Caribbean development topics
“All cassava have the same skin, but all don’t taste the same way,” is a Caribbean proverb which seeks to say people may look similar on the outside yet are all quite different on the inside. The saying, which first originated in Guyana, speaks about the individuality of people, yet it also resonates with me as a development professional when thinking about the diversity of … [Read more...] about The Caribbean Private Sector: How to expand lending