Regional Caribbean Conference on Keeping Boys Out of Risk brochure
is an important input to economic development. It analyzes the root causes of risky behaviors and proposes strategies for implementation of a youth portfolio in a budget constrained environment, presenting a menu of evidence-based policy options.
For the Caribbean region, the World Bank’s priority areas include Human Development, with the aim to expand individual’s ability to fully participate in society with access to equal opportunities, and Reducing Crime and Violence, focusing on both prevention and response instruments.
In 2007 the World Bank and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) published the report Crime, Violence, and Development: Trends, Costs, and Policy Options in the Caribbean. The report studies the high rates of crime and violence in the Caribbean as factors undermining growth, threatening human welfare, and impeding social development.