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Building Up Business: Microenterprise Demand for Credit in the Caribbean

The present study investigates the role that formal and informal savings and credit mechanisms play in the financial lives of microentrepreneurs in the Caribbean, partly as an attempt to explain the relatively low outreach of microcredit in the region to ...

Caribbean Diasporic Entrepreneurship

This study argues that tapping into the migration, diaspora and development nexus is critical to enhance economic diversification and deepen global competitiveness in the contemporary Caribbean economy. However, activating this potential requires signific...

Measuring the Competitiveness of Selected CARICOM Countries – WEF

The World Economic Forum (WEF) views competitiveness as the potential of a country to grow in a sustained way over the medium to long term and thus create prosperity for its citizens. The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), developed by Professor Xavier S...

Institutions and the Legal Framework for Business Development in the Caribbean

Research shows that long-term sustainable growth depends on the quality of a country's institutions. Without well-functioning institutions, education and training policies are less effective and factor markets cannot function efficiently. Similarly, witho...

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Model Based on Entrepreneur Development (Spanish)

This article proposes a person-centered model for entrepreneurship, rather than one based on an idea or business plan. It analyzes the characteristics of entrepreneurship development programs worldwide and presents a representative sample of best practice...

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Model Based on Entrepreneur Development (English)

This article proposes a person-centered model for entrepreneurship, rather than one based on an idea or business plan. It analyzes the characteristics of entrepreneurship development programs worldwide and presents a representative sample of best practice...

Business Climate for Competitiveness in the Americas: Simplification of Procedures to Promote Competitiveness (Spanish)

International organizations most often recommend a virtual one stop shop such as the Single Window for Foreign Trade (Spanish acronym: VUCE). This model is undoubtedly the most successful scheme available. This paper presents the general framework for tra...

Business Climate for Competitiveness in the Americas: Simplification of Procedures to Promote Competitiveness (English)

International organizations most often recommend a virtual one stop shop such as the Single Window for Foreign Trade (Spanish acronym: VUCE). This model is undoubtedly the most successful scheme available. This paper presents the general framework for tra...

Logistics as a Driver for Competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)

Logistics is becoming a critical element of competitiveness and economic performance both in itself and within the context of increasing globalization. Most Latin American and Caribbean countries are focusing on export-led growth strategies. For such stra...

Logistics as a Driver for Competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Logistics is becoming a critical element of competitiveness and economic performance both in itself and within the context of increasing globalization. Most Latin American and Caribbean countries are focusing on export-led growth strategies. For such stra...