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Caribbean quarterly bulletin - 2021: 2. The fragile path to Recovery in the Caribbean

Caribbean quarterly bulletin - 2021: 2. The fragile path to Recovery in the Caribbean

For more than a year, the Caribbean economics team at the Inter -American Development Bank (IDB) has focused on the potential implications of the COVID -19 pandemic for lives and livelihoods across the region. The pandemic is still with us, but there is hope that the cycles of lockdowns and containment measures will eventually come to an end as vaccination programs progress, even if unevenly, across the region. However, the availability of vaccine supply remains a concern, and the pandemic continues to pose a constraint for the recovery of key sectors such as tourism and local services sectors. [...]