SPECIAL REPORTS

December 21, 2020
Structural weaknesses and long-standing fiscal and external vulnerabilities already challenging The Bahamas were compounded over the last 15 months by the worst natural disaster and

August 25, 2020
This report takes a look at why T&T could be heading to default and a balance of payments crisis by end-2022. With a wide and

March 30, 2020
Read our most recent scenarios given the severe interruptions to tourism from COVID-19 and the lower oil price environment for the Caribbean's commodity dependent countries.

MONTHLY REPORT

Remittances up for DomRep (31%, 2021) and Jamaica (20%, 2020), Cayman debt/GDP only 5.2% (2020), Guyana’s O&G sector contributed 16% of GDP and 42% of

Preliminary GDP estimates for 2020: Bahamas -16.2%, Barbados -18%, Cayman -7 to -11%, Cuba -11%, DomRep -6.7%...

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WEBCAST

Institutions Are Everything: The Caribbean's Institutional crisis, and the way forward

  • May 10, 2021
Strong institutions are the backbone of a resilient economy. Find out where Caribbean institutions lag, which of our institutions excel, and how we can use
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The Pandemic's Penalty: How Women Pay a Higher Price (Again!)

  • March 8, 2021
Women have disproportionately suffered the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The IDB's recent report shows that many of the impacts will leave long-term effects
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Interview: Impacts of COVID-19 on the economies of the Caribbean

  • November 9, 2020
Marla Dukharan gives a synopsis of the impacts of COVID-19 on the economies of the Caribbean. She discusses the effect on tourism and the adaptability
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PODCASTS

Marla examines how the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the broader Caribbean economy and long-term development issues of the region as she welcomes Henry Mooney, IDB’s Research Economic Advisor and David Rosenblatt, IDB’s Regional Economic Advisor. Their discussion centers on IDB’s most recent Caribbean quarterly economic bulletin giving us a detailed look at tourism and […]

Find out the policy priorities that would help Suriname’s economy recover stability. Following 3 ratings actions in July on Suriname, Marla interviews Fitch Director, America’s Sovereign Ratings Kelli Bissett-Tom to get her views on the key areas that need to be addressed in order to strengthen investor confidence and place the economy on a more […]

Marla Dukharan speaks with St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet about the current and future plans for St Lucia as it moves forward during COVID-19. PM Chastanet outlines his progressive actions aimed at dealing with the pandemic in real time while simultaneously moving the economy and people of St. Lucia in a positive direction towards […]

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FEATURE ARTICLES

SETTING FISH POTS IN A TIME OF COVID

By Damian Edghill and Marla Dukharan...

THE EU’S DEFIANTLY DISCRIMINATORY & DISPROPORTIONATE ACTION PERSISTS

What a hectic year this has been for Europeans! On October 1st 2020, the European Union (EU) confirmed the list of jurisdictions which “pose significant threats to the financial system of the Union ...
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