Building Resilience While Rome Burns

The Caribbean was ravaged by back-to-back Category 5 storms in 2017, and reconstruction is ongoing. But building true resilience requires us to go beyond strengthening our infrastructure to rethinking our entire economic structure and fiscal framework to reduce vulnerabilities on all fronts. Marla takes a look at the case of Sint Maarten, which suffered hurricane-related damages in September 2017, equivalent to 250% of GDP, and what is necessary to build a more resilient economy. This presentation was made at the Governor of Sint Maarten’s Annual Symposium on June 21, 2019.

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What is behind Jamaica’s Success Story?

The LatinNews Podcast took a look at how Jamaica has turned its economy around to start enjoying strong growth, low unemployment, reductions in debt burdens and attracting investors.Richard McColl speaks to Marla Dukharan, a renowned economist and advisor on the...

2024 Caribbean Economic Outlook | Marla Dukharan

Marla unveils the challenges and opportunities that are shaping the Caribbean's future. (recorded Jan. 15, 2024) Get ready to explore the following key aspects: 1. Social Challenges 2. Crime and Homicide Rates 3. Deteriorating Healthcare Systems 4. The UN Tax...

Into The Unknown – The Hidden Truth About Poverty In The Caribbean

Marla Dukharan sits down with Lilia Burunciuc, the World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries, to shed light on a problem that has been shrouded in silence for far too long: poverty in the Caribbean. For political reasons, many countries in the region have...

Caribbean Energy REvolution

Where do we stand as a region on the road to net-zero? What progress has been made, and what obstacles prevent faster and more widespread adoption of renewable energy in the Caribbean? Marla brings updates and answers from experts in this space. Watch our live...

New Mitchell, New Mandate: Grenada’s Transformation Journey

Prime Minister Hon Dickon Mitchell of Grenada discusses with Marla Dukharan the current challenges facing Grenada and his policy agenda to create a strategic path forward for the country. Find out how the government plans to move forward with digitization, prioritize...