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Inter-American Development Bank Believes Jamaica’s Proposed Transformation To A Fully Digital Economy Will Enhance Public Service Delivery

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Caribbean Country Manager, Therese Turner-Jones, believes Jamaica’s proposed transformation to a fully digital economy will enhance public service delivery and, by extension, the lives of persons accessing attendant provisions. Among the potential benefits to be derived, she says, are the streamlining of benefits, so that they get to where they ought […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review

Jamaica GSS Project To Assist Local Firms To Digitise Operations And Embrace Growing Trends In The Sector.

A US$480,000 project aimed at strengthening the local outsourcing industry by enabling small operations to move up the value chain is being endorsed by the Government. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., said that the Jamaica Global Services Sector (GSS) – Moving Firms up […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review

Women Head 57 Per Cent Of Households In Barbados – IDB Study

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Project Leader Diether Beuermann Mendoza is reporting that a recent study has revealed that women head 57 per cent of households in Barbados, and account for a significant percentage of the island’s poor when compared to men, revealing a significant gender gap.The study also revealed that the rich households have smaller […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review

Macroeconomic Outlook For Trinidad & Tobago, Assuming No Significant Changes In Policies, Looks Pretty Grim – Khadan

Inter-American Development Bank economist Jeetendra Khadan has indicated that the macroeconomic outlook for Trinidad & Tobago, assuming no significant changes in policies, looks pretty grim. Commenting further, he said that the role government has played in the economy in the last decade or so, in terms of providing job opportunities, providing subsidies and social programmes […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review

MOU Renews Commitment To Collaborate On Programmes And Projects That Contribute To Sustainable Economic Development In The Region

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen their ongoing partnership in addressing the Caribbean’s development priorities. Through the MOU, both institutions renewed their commitment to collaborating on programmes and projects that contribute to sustainable economic development in the region. The agreement formalizes […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review

Are Oil and Gas Smothering the Private Sector in Trinidad and Tobago?

Inter-American Development Bank economist Jeetandra Khadan in a 165-page report released last month by the Washington-based lender, has noted that firm-level performance indicators suggest that the majority of firms in Trinidad and Tobago are either stagnant or declining. In addition, total factor productivity measured at the firm level is relatively lower in Trinidad and Tobago […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review

Prospect For Growth In The Jamaican Economy Is Better Than It Has Ever Been

The prospect for growth in the Jamaican economy is better than it has ever been according to General Manager of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Caribbean Country Department, Therese Turner-Jones. Any country that is able to have a seven per cent surplus for three and a half years in a row, that is a lot […]

Barbados 2018-2020 Economic Review