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Clusters in the Caribbean: Understanding their Characteristics, Defining Policies for their Development

The aim of this report is to map Caribbean cluster cases and identify their specific characteristics, based on the existing literature and on the available empirical evidence. An empirical exercise is undertaken through a desk review of 32 cases of cluste...

Human Imagination, Innovation and Competitiveness in the Caribbean

The paper aims to identify the potential gains for the Caribbean region of investing in a competitiveness and innovation strategy that takes into account the human imagination and how it relates to business growth and economic and trade diversification. I...

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...

Innovation in Services (Spanish)

Recent research conducted by the IDB shows that innovation positively affects productivity growth in the Latin American and Caribbean region, although the evidence comes almost exclusively from the manufacturing sector. The dearth of evidence regarding in...

Innovation in Services The Hard Case for Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Recent research conducted by the IDB shows that innovation positively affects productivity growth in the Latin American and Caribbean region, although the evidence comes almost exclusively from the manufacturing sector. The dearth of evidence regarding in...

Competitiveness and Innovation In Tourism and Telecommunication Industries

This paper analyzes the trends and challenges of competitiveness and innovation in the tourism and telecommunications industries of Latin America and the Caribbean from a strategic and global perspective. This analysis aims to identify the conditions and ...

Caribbean Growth Forum discusses policies and partnerships for increased economic growth and opportunities for all

Kingston, Jamaica, June 19, 2012 - The University of the West Indies hosted this week the launch of the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF), a new regional platform for dialogue to foster higher levels of economic growth with opportunities for all in the region....

Enterprise Innovation Challenge Fund Bahamas Presentation

Through the Enterprise Innovation Challenge Fund we provide technical assistance and investment funding to support firms, clusters and value chains to develop new products and services, implement new business models, and access new markets fostering innov...