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Pensions At A Glance: Latin America And The Caribbean

The biggest pension policy challenge faced by most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) today is low coverage of formal pension systems, both in terms of the proportion of workers participating in pension schemes and the proportion of the elderly receiving some kind of pension income.

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Monday, December 1, 2014
Weathering The Storm: Lessons In Risk Reduction From Cuba

Cuba’s achievements in risk reduction come from an impressive multi-dimensional process. Its foundation is a socio-economic model that reduces vulnerability and invests in social capital through universal access to government services and promotion of social equity. The resulting high levels of literacy, developed infrastructure in rural areas and access to reliable health care and other created capital function as “multiplier effects” for national efforts in disaster mitigation, preparation and response.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
The New Digital Revolution : From The Consumer Internet To The Industrial Internet

After more than a decade of policies to encourage greater access to and use of these technologies, the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have made significant progress in terms of access to telecommunications services and the use of applications and social networks, as well as the implementation of policies and programmes for e-education, e-health and e-government and the adoption of the relevant regulatory frameworks.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Latin America And The Caribbean And China

The timing is right for Latin America and the Caribbean to take a qualitative leap in its relations with China. The Cooperation Plan 2015-2019 is a necessary and important first step in this direction, as it defines an institutional framework and general groundlines. Now the Plan needs to be endowed with specific content, which in turn means agreeing upon a regional agenda of priorities, affording a prime role to multi-country initiatives.

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Monday, May 25, 2015
Regionale Migratie En Integratie Op Curaçao

In het Caribisch gebied en ook op Curaçao leven mensen met veel verschillende achtergronden met roots in (ei)landen dichtbij of ver weg en met verschillende culturele achtergronden. Op Curaçao heeft de multiculturele samenstelling van de bevolking haar oorsprong in het verleden maar in toenemende mate ook in het heden.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Strategy Implementation In A Small Island Context

The research in this dissertation is focused on the implementation of strategic plans within organisations and the reasons for success or failure.
This thesis originated from a fascination of strategy and policy implementation in the colorful setting of the small Caribbean island Curaçao,...

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Friday, May 9, 2008
Regional Economic Outlook -Western Hemisphere: Rising Challenges, April 2014

On balance, regional growth is projected at 2½ percent in 2014, down from 2¾ percent in 2013 and well below the relatively high growth rates of 2010–12. A modest pickup, to 3 percent, is projected for 2015.
Global economic activity strengthened in the second half of 2013 and is expected to...

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin -January 2014

All countries except Barbados are showing signs of recovery. Persistent fiscal deficits have led to the adoption of further tax revenue measures and expenditure cuts in The Bahamas, Barbados, and Jamaica. In Suriname, authorities remain on course to reduce the fiscal deficit over the medium term...

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Caribbean Community Regional Aid For Trade Strategy 2013–2015

The ever evolving, intensely competitive and crisis-ridden global economy has compelled the Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to take a hard look at how they can achieve a safe, viable, prosperous and above all sustainable and resilient path to development.
The Caribbean...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Cuba: U.S. Restrictions On Travel And Remittances

Restrictions on travel to Cuba have been a key and often contentious component in U.S. efforts to isolate Cuba’s communist government since the early 1960s.
Under the George W. Bush Administration, restrictions on travel and on private remittances to Cuba were tightened. In March 2003, the...

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Friday, November 1, 2013

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