In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, flooding coasts, destroying crops, killing livestock, washing away roads and bridges, and destroying around 200,000 homes. International organizations, including the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank, rushed to supply immediate assistance. However, long-term recovery in the most affected regions … [Read more...] about When Big Data and Machine Learning Spur Development Efforts
Jennifer Linares is a Country Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she is responsible for the macroeconomic monitoring of Haiti and the management of all knowledge products related to this country. Over the past five years, she has worked at the IDB in several roles, including Economics Consultant for the Department of Central America, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, and the Dominican Republic (CID) and Economics Consultant at the IDB country office in Panama. Prior to joining the IDB, Jennifer worked as an Economist and Research Analyst at Florida TaxWatch Research Institute where she was in charge of research related to state competitiveness and the effectiveness of several state programs. Jennifer holds a Master's in Economics from Florida State University.