Impact Consulting

We help governments, quasi-government institutions and civil society:
Understand social and economic development in the Caribbean
Anticipate how economies and societies will evolve
Influence their evolution

Research Areas

Are you working in any of the following areas?

Climate change
Green economy
Blue economy
Alternative energy

Demographic change
MSME development
Economic structural change
Private sector development

So are we.
And as experts on the Caribbean, we may be able to help you get the impact that you’re seeking in this region.

Recent Projects

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Capabilities

You have hard questions and difficult challenges. Your decisions can impact the trajectory of the Caribbean
for years to come. So we’ve trained and equipped ourselves to offer you world-class, relevant support.

Data capture and surveys

We collect data through polls and surveys online, in person and via telephone. All of our questionnaires are administered using Computer-Assisted methods, allowing faster data input and analysis.

Qualitative research

We employ a wide range of qualitative research methods, including face-to-face personal interviews, qualitative surveys, focus groups, document review and observation.

ECONOMIC AND STATISTICAL MODELLING

Most of our impact consulting projects involve some level of economic or statistical modelling. With these mathematical frameworks, we are able to observe and anticipate the complex interactions of variables

SECONDARY DATA SOURCING AND ANALYSIS

We employ a wide range of qualitative research methods, including face-to-face personal interviews, qualitative surveys, focus groups, document review and observation.

Data capture and surveys

Across our research areas, we provide consulting services to support clients in their quest to understand and influence. Our advisory services span from project conception right through to implementation and evaluation support.

GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS

Visualising data using geographic coordinates reveals insights not available through any other method. By adding a geographical or spatial aspect to data, we are able to understand how situations vary both spatially and over time.

Insights

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Exploring the Green Economy in Barbados

The Barbados Green Economy Scoping Study provides an assessment of the potential of greening various industries in Barbados (tourism, agriculture, fisheries, housing and transport) as well as outlines a roadmap for promoting the spread of this idea throughout other areas of the economy and society. Through a stakeholder consultation process, the study outlines opportunities for greening each of the above areas within the context of the key cross-cutting issues of water, land, energy and waste.

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The Impact of Climate Change on Caribbean Business

While the effects of climate change are likely to be significant for businesses located in small states like those in the Caribbean, climate change also presents tremendous business opportunities. In this article, Dr. Winston Moore explores the risks and opportunities that climate change poses for businesses operating in the Caribbean.

Financing

Small Business Financing in Barbados Are there really insufficient options?

In Barbados, there appears to be a general consensus that small businesses are vital contributors to economic growth in Barbados. There also appears to be widespread agreement that access to financing is a challenge in Barbados. This article explores the range of financing options available in Barbados and raises the possibility that the financing challenge may reflect mismatches between financiers and borrowers, and not the lack of financing.

Connect

Practice leader

WINSTON MOORE

chief economic consultant

In addition to his role as Chief Economic Consultant at Antilles Economics, Professor Winston Moore is Professor of Economics and Head of Graduate Studies of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Prior to this, he held the position of Senior Economist at the Central Bank of Barbados. His recent research has examined the issues surrounding the green economy, private sector development as well as the economic impact of climate change on tourism. Professor Moore has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and his research has appeared in the Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Policy Modelling, Annals of Tourism Research, Applied Economics, and Contemporary Economic Policy. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Surrey; a MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick; and, a BSc in economics from the University of West Indies, Cave Hill.

CONTACT: OR 246.232.3252