Impact Consulting

Determining the Optimum Cost Structure for a Development Programme

Aim of the Project A Caribbean development programme, designed to support community development through the provision of grants for community projects, was labelled as high cost due to its relatively high Country Administration Cost to Grant Making Ratio. In other words, the administrative cost of providing the grants far exceeded the total value of the …

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Barbados

What Next for the Barbados Economy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The current state of the Barbados economy The latest review of the economy from the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) stated that real GDP in Barbados rose by 1.6% in 2016, compared to 0.9% in 2015, on the back of the tourism industry – long-stay arrivals rose by 6.3% for the year up to …

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Greening Vehicular Transport in the Caribbean

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Aim of the Project Caribbean countries are largely dependent on fossil fuels to supply most of their energy needs. In Jamaica fossil fuel imports account for 28 percent of merchandise imports, and for 27 percent in both Guyana and Cuba. One of the main consumers of energy imports in the region is the transport …

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What’s Next for the Global Economy?

Antilles Economics co-founder, Professor Winston Moore, will be hosting the Facebook discussion of the Central Bank of Barbados’ 3rd Caribbean Economic Forum under the theme What’s Next for the Global Economy? at 8:05pm EST. Join featured presenter Dr. Simon Johnson, Distinguished Visiting Fellow Professor of Entrepreneurship and Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute, in a live discussion on CBC …

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Our Co-Founder is now Professor!

Co-founder of Antilles Economics, Winston Moore, has been appointed to the rank of Professor at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus. At 37 years old, he is one of the youngest professors at the UWI, publishing more than 80 referred articles, books and book chapters. In addition to his role here at Antilles …

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Estimating the Size of the Middle Class

Aim of Project The growth of national incomes in the Caribbean and Central America suggest that poverty rates in the region should be falling and that a larger proportion of the population is moving into the middle-income and higher income classifications. As such, a larger proportion of the population within these countries should be able to …

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Forecasting – Art and Science

Why forecast? Forecasting, in its most basic form, is the practice of making predictions about future values of a variable, outcome and/or decision. The question is whether forecasting is necessary, and why. The answer to the first is a resounding yes, mainly due to the need for businesses to plan ahead and anticipate various events. For …

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AE Research Focus 2016

It’s hard to believe that we’re at the end of 2015 and preparing for 2016. This year went by so quickly, and I don’t think we’re alone in this feeling. Many of our clients and peers have said the same. But here we are. It’s December 22, 2015 and we’re about to go on a very …

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AE Research Methods

From time to time, we are asked for details about the research methods we use when uncovering insights. This is a tough question since we use so many, and the method ultimately used in a project depends on the data and the topic being investigated. Generally, we use both primary and secondary data collection methods, …

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Relationship Between Imports and Production/Sales of Poultry Products

Aim of Project The production of poultry meat is one of the largest areas of agriculture production in Barbados. In 2013, just over 13 million kilograms of chicken meat was produced, more than twice the amount of pork, beef, veal, mutton and turkey combined. The local chicken market is protected from significant competition from imported …

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