Are you a consultant, a contractor or a service provider? Join the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Caribbean Development Bank on October 6 to learn more about business and career opportunities at the Procurement Fair in Belize. Don’t miss this chance to connect with these organizations! To register … [Read more...] about Looking for business opportunities? Join us at the Procurement Fair in Belize!
Image by the Financial Gazette http://www.financialgazette.co.zw/ppps-help-reconstruction-efforts/ by David Bloomgarden and Dennis Blumenfeld The concept of public-private partnerships is in vogue in the Caribbean. Some governments mistakenly believe that PPPs allow the private sector to build and maintain infrastructure like roads, and provide public services like wastewater … [Read more...] about Boot camps to kickstart public-private partnerships in the Caribbean
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, Magnus Manske Unquestionably measures of well-being, popularized by the term happiness, are beginning to play greater roles in policy making and Caribbean countries should take heed. The Caribbean performs relatively mediocre in the recently released 2015 World Happiness Report which measures subjective well-being using data … [Read more...] about Are Happy Employees Really that More Productive?
50-what? That was my reaction when the IDB representative told me the news that Jamaica had moved up in the World Bank’s Doing Business indicator from 94 in 2014 to 58 in 2015 (the World Bank changed the methodology, so officially they moved from 85 to 58, not too bad either). We all know that Jamaica is in the process of doing a series of reforms that will positively impact … [Read more...] about Big Jump in the Doing Business Indicator Ranking, More Improvements Expected
The World Bank’s International Comparison Program (ICP) released its data recently, which uses the most thoroughly developed methodology yet to compare the income of 179 countries in 2011. This is the first time the Caribbean countries participate in the exercise. The program constructs GDP from detailed expenditure data for all countries using the so-called purchasing … [Read more...] about How Rich are the Caribbean Countries if Compared Globally?