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MIGRATION HEALTH CARE WORKERS

The Migration of Health Care Workers in the Western Hemisphere

Issues and Impacts

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Studies and Perspectives
10 Dec 2010
Health care migration is a large and global business. Recruitment is decentralized, involves both public and private sector entrepreneurs, and is difficult to regulate. The countries of the Western Hemisphere are important players in the global health market. In the major migrant receiving Wester...
CAMBIO Y OPORTUNIDAD RESPONSAB

Cambio y oportunidad

la responsabilidad social corporativa como fuente de competitividad en pequeñas y medianas empresas en América Latina y el Caribe

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Studies and Perspectives
28 Apr 2010
Este trabajo forma parte del proyecto de OEA-CEPAL-YABT, Promoción de la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa en Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas en América Latina y el Caribe. El objetivo del proyecto es definir las áreas críticas del negocio, y diseñar una herramienta de gestión con un sistema de ind...
LAT AMER MISSING FINANCIAL CRISIS

Latin America

the Missing Financial Crisis

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Studies and Perspectives
23 Apr 2010
The current episode (2007-09) may well be the first time since Latin America gained its independence in the early 1800s that a major economic contraction and financial calamity in the industrialized world has not caused a wave of currency, sovereign debt or banking crises in the region. What expl...
EXPLORING POLICY LINKAGES BETWEEN

Exploring Policy Linkages Between Poverty, Crime and Violence

A look at Three Caribbean States

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Studies and Perspectives
8 May 2009
The impact of crime and violence on the social, economic and political development of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean is well documented. The paper begins with definitions and categorization of crime, violence and poverty including a brief discussion of some of the key challenges wit...
GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS WHAT HAPP

The Global Financial Crisis

What Happened and What's Next

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Studies and Perspectives
8 May 2009
This paper examines the events that led the global economy to the current crisis. It starts by looking at the current debate about the causes of this crisis, listing the elements most explanations have focused so far. Then it looks back at the sequence of events that contributed to create havoc i...
PROMOT CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONS

Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Caribbean

Survey Results

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Studies and Perspectives
17 Oct 2008
The survey provides specific information from the sample of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Caribbean firms for creating a detailed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) database. It captures regional corporate views and practices regarding CSR among SMEs in the sustainable development framew...
POPULATION AGEING IN THE CARIBBEAN

Population Ageing in the Caribbean

A Four Country Study

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Studies and Perspectives
13 Mar 2008
The publication contains a study of population ageing in Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago While the Caribbean is still characterized by a rather young population, a silent revolution has already begun. The study shows the classical symptoms...
NUTRITION GENDER & POVERTY CARIBBE

Nutrition, Gender and Poverty in the Caribbean Subregion

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Studies and Perspectives
2 Oct 2007
This paper explores the important link between nutrition, gender and poverty in the Caribbean Sun region. The paper illustrates the central role that women play in the nutrition of their children and the family and provides an analysis of the intervening factors.
DEBT ACCUMULATION THE CARIBBEAN

Debt Accumulation in the Caribbean

Origins, Consequences and Strategies

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Studies and Perspectives
29 Jun 2007
The aim of this document is to present an analysis of debt by using a consistent stock-flow model and to apply it to the Caribbean case. The document is divided into four sections presenting the facts, setting out a standard stock-flow model, testing the conditions to the Caribbean case and addre...
CARIBBEAN TOURISM & AGRICULTURE

Caribbean Tourism and Agriculture

Linking to Enhance Development and Competitiveness

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Studies and Perspectives
29 Jun 2007
This study examines current trends in tourism and agriculture in Caribbean countries and the strategy for linking them in order to facilitate their future development. Increased linkage between tourism and agriculture could be enhanced through the adoption of a cluster-based strategy for improvin...
CARIBBEAN ECON 2006 PRELIM OVERV

Caribbean Economies 2006

A Preliminary Overview

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Studies and Perspectives
29 Jun 2007
This document gives a general regional overview of Caribbean economies in 2006, based on preliminary data and focused on the CARICOM economies, with the exception of Haiti. It contains individual country briefs that were also published in the ECLAC Preliminary Overview of Latin America and the Ca...
SURINAME THE IMPACT OF THE MAY

Suriname

The Impact of the May 2006 Floods on Sustainable Livelihoods

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Studies and Perspectives
4 May 2007