By Julián Cristiá and Steven Ambrus Ask any parent in the Caribbean what they most want for their kids, and you’re very likely to hear it summed up in one word: education. Parents know that learning can bring their children satisfaction, success and prosperity, and they’ve opened their wallets, spending a higher share of their household budget on schooling than in the United … [Read more...] about When the Scientific Method Goes to School
By Gilberto Chona and Sarah Benton* Hurricanes - like Hurricane Irma - and tropical storms threaten the Caribbean with tragic frequency making it one of the most vulnerable regions on the planet. These phenomena affect lives, infrastructure and economies, and are worsening with climate change. These impacts are significant and require serious attention to strategies to … [Read more...] about Ready to face Hurricane Irma?
I was surprised when I read that Grenada is the hottest place to escape the cold! That at least is according to Kayak’s 2015 Travel Hacker Guide. The Guide rated Grenada among the Top 10 Trending Beach Destination. Their methodology defines “hottest” as destinations with the highest year-on-year increase in clicks in 2014. Now, let’s validate the hotness metric with … [Read more...] about Grenada: The Hottest Place to Escape the Cold
by Guest blogger, Mariana Leytón Developing the Caribbean, or DevCA, is a regional Open Data Conference and 24 hour code sprint that aims “to highlight the current and potential impact of open data and software innovation on addressing social challenges globally and particularly in the Caribbean”. It is held simultaneously across multiple islands and combines conference … [Read more...] about DevCa 2015: Open Data Conference and Code Sprint
Local banks are a core component of the market architecture in Latin America and the Caribbean with the potential to catalyze innovation and growth. As I return from the Americas Competitiveness Forum in Trinidad & Tobago, my third visit to the country this year, I am reminded how dynamic and innovative its business environment is and how multilaterals can better … [Read more...] about Three ways multilaterals support local banks and drive innovation in the Caribbean