On 19th & 20th November, approximately 170 senior civil servants from across the region, representatives from a range of donor agencies and regional/international PPP practitioners gathered at the Barbados Hilton Resort to attend the Caribbean PPP Forum: Public Private Partnerships for Sustainable Growth. The event was co-sponsored by Caribbean Development Bank; IDB … [Read more...] about Everything that you ever wanted to know about PPPs but were afraid to ask
Will Trinidad & Tobago’s energy services suppliers outlast the country’s energy supply? This was one of the questions posed to the participants of the Joint Dialogue on the Trinidad & Tobago Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR) by Dr. Carlos Elias, author of the PSAR, in Port of Spain, February 19. The Joint Dialogue was hosted by the Ministry of Planning … [Read more...] about Will Trinidad & Tobago’s energy services suppliers outlast the country’s energy supply?
“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
by Michael Nelson, Natalie Bethel, Astrid Wynter and Cherran O’Brien Is national income per capita a comprehensive reflection of the development status of a country? What if it is an archipelagic nation lying in the middle of the hurricane belt with a small population, high geographic and economic concentration of production, high reliance on one market for export earnings, … [Read more...] about The IDB’s Country Strategy with the Government of The Bahamas
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