We source our data from various databases to provide a Caribbean-oriented database of key development concepts. These sources and associated notes are listed as under:

  • Data have been censored to get rid of extreme values for non-Caribbean or comparable benchmark countries.
  • The country grouping "ROSE" stands for "Rest of Small Economies" and includes all countries with a population of less than 3 million as of 2011. We use this grouping as a benchmark for the Caribbean countries. For more details please see IDB's publication: "Is there a Caribbean sclerosis? Stagnating Economic Growth in the Caribbean?"
  • C6 represents the six large economies of the Caribbean region that are members of the IDB. These are: The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
  • The country grouping "Caribbean" includes the C6 as well as the OECS economies.
  • The suffices "C" and "T" attached to country group abbreviations indicate subsets of commodity exporters and tourism economies, respectively.
  • Although due care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the data and information provided, the IDB assumes no responsibility and recommends that these data not be used for policy or business decision-making without further verification. The user of this Portal agrees that the information is subject to change without notice. IDB assumes no responsibility for the consequences of the use of such information, nor for any infringement of third party intellectual property rights which may result from its use. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE IDB BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGE RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE DATA AND INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS PORTAL.
Downloadable data
  • The macrodevelopment data for the first four dashboards are available as an Excel file here.