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 carried out in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom (per theme):
- Development of online data-tool CARIBBEAN ANALYTICS and STATISTICS
- Development of a macro-economic model for Aruba
- Financial-economic stress testing
- 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
- 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 the potential of Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire to act as a hub in trade between the EU and Latin America
- Interim management and other activities at the Boards of financial supervision (Colleges financieel toezicht)
- Advice on the BES fund
- Evaluation of the Fondo Desaroyo Aruba (FDA)
- Research and advice on corporate governance at government public limited companies
- Evaluation according to the Financial Supervision Act (Rijkswet financieel toezicht)
- Evaluation of the debt relief of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, the Financial Supervision Act (Rijkswet financieel toezicht) and the Protocol Aruba-Netherlands
- Advice on policy aimed at controlling food prices
- Research into and advice on pricing and competition policy in Curaçao, Aruba, Sint Maarten and Bonaire
- Research into the introduction of a landlord subsidy in the Caribbean Netherlands
- Research into the financing of childcare in the Caribbean Netherlands
- Research into the effectiveness of measures to reduce housing costs in the Caribbean Netherlands
- The calculation of purchasing power effects of policy measures in the Caribbean Netherlands
- Support of the social minimum committee (commissie sociaal minimum) for the Caribbean Netherlands
- Research into the business climate of Aruba and Sint Maarten
- Research into social security in Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten
- Research into Aruba's subsidy policy
- Research into the labor market of Sint Maarten
- Research into connectivity and the possibility of a public service obligation in air transport in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom
- Research into the operation of telecommunication markets in Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
- Advice on setting up the new energy companies on Saba and Sint Eustatius, making energy more sustainable and reducing energy costs
- Research into the effects of vacation home rentals in Aruba
This page contains research reports on our work.
We also support (government) companies in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom with financial analyses and strategic advice.
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