Caribbean region

Since 2010, Curaçao and St. Maarten – like Aruba – have been autonomous countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba have been municipalities of the Netherlands since. At the start of the new constitutional status, the aim was to provide the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom with a healthy starting position and perspective on socio-economic development. This has only been successful to a limited extent. All islands of the Caribbean part of the Kingdom are still facing major economic, social, institutional and financial challenges. Challenges that require focus and determination from all governments in the Kingdom in the coming years.

We help identify the causes of the economic problems, develop solutions and policies and implement them. Our people have knowledge of the economies of all islands and have access to useful data and information. They know the background of the constitutional reforms and have an extensive network of business contacts in the authorities and in the business community. They know the culture and speak the language.

Work that our people have done in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom:

  • Development of online data-tool CARIBBEAN ANALYTICS and STATISTICS
  • Advice on the BES-fund
  • Benchmark (social, economic, financial, institutional) of Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten with other countries in the Caribbean region
  • Research into the economic potential of Curaçao, Aruba, Sint Maarten and the Caribbean Netherlands
  • Financial-economic stress testing
  • Interim management at the Boards of financial supervision (Colleges financieel toezicht)
  • Research into the socio-economic developments in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom between 2010-2018
  • Advice on an integrated growth strategy for Curaçao (economic growth, sustainable public finances and an efficient government administration)
  • Research into connectivity and the possibility of a public service obligation in air transport in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom
  • Evaluation of the Fondo Desaroyo Aruba (FDA)
  • Development of a macro-economic model for Aruba
  • Research into the operation of telecom markets in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
  • Research into and advice on pricing and competition policy in Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten and Bonaire
  • Advice on policy aimed at controlling food prices
  • Research into the potential of Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire to act as a hub in trade between the EU and LATAM
  • Research and advice on corporate governance at government public limited companies
  • Advice on setting up the new energy companies on Saba and St. Eustatius, making energy more sustainable and reducing energy costs

We also support (government) companies in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom with financial analyses and strategic advice.

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