Bonaire is the region’s growth gem

The economy of Bonaire is undergoing an impressive development, describes Koert van Buiren (Amsterdam Bureau for Economics) in the Bon Bini Bonaire magazine. At the same time, there are large parts of the population that do not or that hardly benefit from these developments. For further and, above all, inclusive growth, it is key that Bonaire develops its own earning capacity, especially in the market sector, and that poverty is combated.

Curaçao facilities under increasing pressure

n an article in Antilliaans Dagblad, Martijn Mak and Koert van Buiren of Amsterdam Bureau for Economics show how the population is developing more unfavorably than previously assumed. Because the shrinking population and increasing aging are putting pressure on the affordability of vital facilities, the negative spiral of economic decline and emigration must be broken.

Aruba Social Security and Labor Market Reform

In collaboration with De Beleidsonderzoekers, Amsterdam Bureau for Economics (EBA) conducted research into Aruba’s social security system. Several concrete proposals have been made to modernize Aruba’s social security system. After the study, De Beleidsonderzoekers and EBA drew up an integral program of reforms in the field of social security and the labor market at the request of the clients.

Aruban subsidy system is due for a reform

There are significant bottlenecks in Aruba’s subsidy system, according to research by the Amsterdam Bureau for Economics (EBA). Aruba is recommended to set up a new subsidy system in which subsidy provision is better considered, institutions are given more freedom in the spending of subsidies, and effectiveness and efficiency are evaluated. EBA has also made proposals for how this can be successfully implemented.