In 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 PPP’s are a hot topic… but are they the panacea for sustainable growth?
When I tell people I work as an environmental specialist on projects in Haiti, I get some confused reactions. Surely – I am asked – a country that it is focused on rebuilding houses and schools, tackling the challenges of health and education, and creating new economic opportunities and jobs, is not thinking about protecting mangrove forests and coral reefs. Photo by Natasha … [Read more...] about Haiti’s Hidden Treasures
What happened when a group of some 40 persons from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) took a trek to the mountains and camped out for half a day? 700 trees got planted!!! This is exactly what happened on May 3, 2014 when the IDB Country Office Jamaica, in association with the IDB Jamaica Family Association, IDB Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility Program … [Read more...] about IDB Adopts Mount Prospect Hillside
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), celebrated each year on 17 May, marks the anniversary of the signature of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865, which led to the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). This year, WTISD-2014 will focus on the theme: “Broadband for Sustainable Development”. Broadband is a … [Read more...] about Broadband 4 all: Caribbean is catching up
by Christopher Barton, EXR Kurt Kisto, the IDB’s executive director for the Caribbean, delivered opening remarks at a recent Barbados conference on Caribbean Public/Private Partnerships (PPPs) for Sustainable Growth. Director Kisto’s remarks were later published as an op-ed in Trinidad’s Business Guardian. … [Read more...] about Kurt Kisto: Public Private Partnerships Can Add Sustainable Value to Caribbean Development