(World Bank, 2020)
Building an inclusive economic recovery in the Caribbean
22 Aug 2021
Generating data on socially excluded groups is critical for inclusive development and stronger societies. Such data is needed more than ever during the pandemic, to guide public health and economic recovery strategies. But governments and economic development institutions have done relatively little to support its collection, relying instead on studies generated by civil society, the private sector and academics.
My recent research with the organization Open For Business, with support from Virgin Atlantic, is called The Economic Case for LGBT+ Inclusion in the Caribbean, and it aims to fill part of that knowledge gap. Starting in April 2020, and through dozens of partnerships with organizations and academics, we collected and analyzed data on LGBT+ exclusion throughout 12 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean.