Skip to main content

Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean region

Published date 2014-10-28
Author Rodrigo Varela - Jhon Alexander Moreno - Monica Bedoya
UN symbol

GEM Caribbean is a four-year project, supported by Canada ́s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), that will establish, train, and strengthen entrepreneurship research teams in: Colombia, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados.

The research done by these teams, will measure the levels, underlying factors, and environmental constraints of entrepreneurship within each national environment and comparatively within the region by using the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) methodology. The findings can assist policymakers, educators, and researchers (both applied and theory building) in creating supportive environments that encourage job creation and inclusive economic development through growth in entrepreneurship.

The overall objective of this project is to build research capacities on entrepreneurship and to provide policymakers with a stronger empirical foundation on which to build and monitor progress in the promotion of entrepreneurship and job creation in the Caribbean.