Panoramic view of the Blue & John Crow Mountains, Jamaica. Xaymaca is the Taino name for Jamaica which translates into “land of wood and water” but how much wood and how much water does Jamaica have today? … [Read more...] about Learning about Jamaica’s Forests by Hiking the Blue Mountains
IDB´s Mariko Russell reads at the Granville All Age (Primary) School “The biggest headache is getting the men to walk away from certain things,” says Adenike Stephenson, when asked what gave her the most difficulties at her job as regional coordinator for the Citizen Security and Justice Program. … [Read more...] about On scamming and marijuana: a ground-up view of a citizen security program in Jamaica
Click on the link below to hear a TED Talk by Mrs. Therese Turner-Jones, the IDB’s Representative in Jamaica. This talk coincides with the Inter-American Development Bank’s fifty-seventh Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors and the thirty first of the Inter-American Investment Corporation being held in Nassau, The Bahamas from 7 to 10 of April. Please note that Therese … [Read more...] about What role can the IDB Group and the private sector play in the Caribbean?
by Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen & Siobhan Pangerl More than one-quarter of the world’s 7.3 billion people are between the ages of 10 and 24, according to a recent UN Population Fund Report. That means there are more than 1.8 billion youth—a historic high—who are actively looking for a job or will be soon. For the most part, developing countries are on the receiving end of … [Read more...] about No skills = no jobs: Building the skillsets of unemployed youth in the Caribbean
As in other parts of the LAC region, crime and violence have deeply negative effects on businesses and individuals in the Caribbean. The IDB has supported data generation in the region using victimization surveys for individuals and businesses, the highlights of which are presented in this month’s quarterly bulletin with a special focus on crime. … [Read more...] about Crime in Paradise: Preview of Forthcoming IDB Study on Crime in the Caribbean