Startling results from the IDB’s COVID-19 survey show how quickly vulnerability has increased in the Caribbean. From nearly 12,500 surveys the IDB looks at job losses, business impacts and hunger & changes in diet in the first 6 weeks of the Great Lockdown in the Caribbean. Read the survey at https://blogs.iadb.org/caribbean-dev-trends/en/covid-19-the-caribbean-crisis/ The video features Laura […]
COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis; but climate change brings us challenges that we do know how to build resilience for. Ahead of the next Atlantic Hurricane season, the IDB discusses with Marla the economics of climate change, how to minimize impacts when disasters hit, why climate-adaptive infrastructure is cheaper in the long-run, and the impacts […]
How will COVID-19 impact tourism, remittances and GDP in the Caribbean? Marla Dukharan interviews Maria Alejandra Zegarra and Henry Mooney of the IDB to gain insight into the potential economic scenarios under COVID-19. This video offers highlights of the IDB’s economic scenarios from their quarterly report, which can be downloaded at https://flagships.iadb.org/en/caribbean-region-quarterly-bulletin-2020-q1
Based on new estimates from the IMF and countries around the region, Marla walks us through global and regional GDP growth scenarios for 2020 taking into account the impacts of COVID-19. This April 2020 update to her Caribbean Economic Outlook 2020 also reviews the region’s GDP growth in 2009 during the Global Financial Crisis as […]
Marla Responds to your questions on the Caribbean that help you plan and make better decisions. This week, our audience’s questions centered on COVID-19 impacts for the Caribbean and the economic outlook for Trinidad & Tobago. #AskMarla by submitting your questions using the form here: https://marladukharan.typeform.com/to/NCdy1j
The socio-economic effects of COVID-19’s sudden-stop represent the most significant shock we have experienced in about 100 years. In this session, Marla reviews her outlook on: • What the COVID-19 crisis means for the Caribbean • Economic impacts for tourism producers vs commodity producers • Remittances, tourism & travel and energy exports Download the full […]
How the Caribbean responds to the COVID-19 crisis now will make all the difference in the future that unfolds for the region thereafter. Discussing solutions, economist and resilience expert Dr. Justin Ram outlines with Marla specific policy measures to respond to the health situation, provide adequate economic and social support, and stimulate recovery while building […]
The global pandemic and historic drop in oil prices have created a perfect storm for Trinidad & Tobago’s already struggling economy. After a decade with no growth, economists Roger Hosein, Mariano Browne, Marla Dukharan and Energy sector expert Kevin Ramnarine take a look at what this double crisis means for the country.
Marla interviews former US Ambassador to Trinidad & Tobago and the 15th Sgt Major of the United States Marine Corps, John Estrada, and regional entrepreneur and political commentator, Peter George Jr, on their thoughts on Trinidad & Tobago: How did we get here, and how do we get out?
Rising sea levels pose a long-term credit threat to a number of sovereigns, including several in the Caribbean, according to research recently published by Moody’s. Marla interviews Moody’s VP and Senior Analyst David Rogovic to see how climate change will affect sovereign ratings in the region. The full report discussed in this video can be […]