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World Bank Set Goal To Reduce Extreme Poverty

The vagaries of COVID-19 present a massive challenge to the World Bank’s goal of reducing the global extreme poverty rate to three percent by 2030. The agency has lamented the setback the pandemic has caused to developing economies, wiping out much of the international community’s efforts. The World Bank has argued that the progress made in tackling poverty, with the […]


Tough Times Ahead For Latin America And The Caribbean

The IMF, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank have predicted tough times ahead for the Caribbean and Latin American countries this year. The IMF says the region is likely to see a 5.2% decline in growth while The World Bank says Gross Domestic Product is expected to be -4.6%. Those forecast to see the worst are Grenada and […]


Guyana’s Economy Set To Grow By 5.1%

With a per capita gross domestic product of $8,300 in 2016 and average GDP growth of 4.2% over the last decade, Guyana is one of the fastest developing countries in the Western Hemisphere. The country is expected to see an overall economic growth of 5.1 percent for this year, with further growth over the next two years. The World Bank, […]


Jamaica Moves Up In World Bank Rankings

Jamaica has moved up four places in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report Rankings. In the 2020 Report, released yesterday, Jamaica is ranked at 71 out of 190 countries, moving from its 75th position in 2019. The country received a score of 69.7%. Jamaica had fallen in the rankings for three consecutive years. The island’s best ranking is in the […]