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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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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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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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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