Innovation Digest for the Bahamas
Impact stories, useful information, country data and more
A $30 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank will help finance the government’s digital transformation programme, which will create shared e-Government infrastructure and applications, update the citizens’ portal and place government procedures online.
The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
World Bank data on social and economic indicators.
The Bahamas submitted its first Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals in 2018 to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The report tracks the progress the Bahamas has made so far towards each of the 17 SDGs and 169 targets.
After the global financial crisis, the Bahamas has been forced to re-evaluate and find innovative strategies to boost economic growth and diversity. Innovative investment strategies can be seen in energy, agriculture and the development of the Grand Bahama.
Bahamas Telecommunications and the College of the Bahamas have signed an agreement to open an innovation lab that will provide the tools and incentives for students to develop innovative software applications.
A new app that aims to link and grow small island economies in the Bahamas has been launched. The app will help expand domestic markets and grow inter-island trade by centralising the mail boat system, making inter-island travel and shipment more easily accessible.