“This year’s Civil Society Forum, held March 2014 in Bahia Brazil, focused on Quality of Life, Partnerships for a Positive Impact. IDB’s Office of Institutional Integrity (OII) emphasized the responsibility of Civil Society groups to serve as the “watch dog” for IDB funded projects. ConSOC is vital to country development; we have the obligation to organize ourselves to the … [Read more...] about ConSOC in The Bahamas
Earlier this month I attended “Crime and Violence in The Bahamas: Data-Driven Policies for Effective Citizen Security”, a workshop jointly hosted by the IDB and the Government of The Bahamas. The purpose of the workshop was to learn about evidence-based approaches to violence reduction that have been successful elsewhere, and consider how stakeholders in The Bahamas can … [Read more...] about Reducing Community Violence Starts at Home
A strong and well-coordinated Center of Government (CoG) is of unquestionable importance in the development of a nation. The veritable nucleus of the state, the Center of Government is the conductor that raises the melody to which all line ministries march. It masterminds the ultimate development goals and ensures that these various ministries, each with separate interests and … [Read more...] about Can a symphonic strategy make for better government?
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 … [Read more...] about Regional Report: Tourism Finally Looking South
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