A stimulation intervention for young, malnourished children leads to adults who are better educated and have significantly higher earnings.

Markus Goldstein |

Natural hazards are gender neutral; however, they do not affect all members of society equally. For instance, women are more vulnerable to the adverse economic effects of natural hazards, due to…

Karen Sirker |

This year, newly released data for the Caribbean have confirmed our fears: nearly half of Caribbean women surveyed in 5 countries face at least one form of violence: physical, sexual, economic, or…

Tahseen Sayed, Emily Bartels Bland |

Tourism is a valuable source of employment, government revenue, and foreign exchange earnings in Jamaica. Since the global pandemic hit, services industries in Jamaica, like hotels and restaurants…

Maria Emilia Cucagna, Suzette Johnson |

Caribbean nations offer valuable lessons on how to mitigate the effects of shocks, like natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, through more resilient public financial management (PFM)…

Tracey Marie Lane, Ruxandra Burdescu, Leah April |

Effective management of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) can offer countries a layer of defense for fiscal resilience and sustainability when resources become scarce due to natural disasters.

Ruxandra Burdescu, Jana Kunicova, Joy ten Berge |

Globally, unemployment is hitting young people the hardest. The ILO estimates that youth unemployment rates are 300 percent higher than unemployment rates for adults over 25 years old, and higher…

Sonia Madhvani, Timothy Clay |

Hundreds of thousands of tons of plastic remain uncollected on Caribbean islands each year and voluminous waves of plastic waste wash up on the shores, especially after severe storms.

Karin Kemper, Tahseen Sayed |

  Esmilda Woolery receiving her first birth certificate - Photo: Jamaica Social Investment Fund Sixty five years old Esmilda Woolery clutched her birth certificate tightly to her chest and beamed…

Mona J. Sue-Ho |