Apr 2019
Author(s): Ayres, João; García, Marcio; Guillen, Diogo; Kehoe, Patrick
Brazil has had a long period of high inflation. It peaked around 100 percent per year in 1964, decreased until the first oil shock (1973), but accelerated again afterward, reaching levels above 100…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Waithe, Kimberly; Lorde, Kishmar
The Barbados economy has been challenged over the last decade by elevated fiscal deficits and a rapid build-up in debt. While the country has made efforts to address this challenge through revenue…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Blenman, Shamar; Khadan, Jeetendra; Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Waithe, Kimberly; Wright, Allan; Schmid, Juan Pedro
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin looks at the year in review. 2017 has been a mixed year for the countries of the Caribbean Country Department of the IDB. While The Bahamas, Barbados and…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wenner, Mark D.; Wright, Allan; Clarke, Dillon; Waithe, Kimberly
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores constraints to private sector development in the Caribbean. With economic growth weak and dependent on only a few sectors -either tourism or…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Office of Evaluation and Oversight
OVE's Annual Report summarizes and explores key themes from 15 evaluation published in 2016. Additionally, this report includes the results of OVE's first round of validations on the…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión
El informe anual de OVE explora temas claves derivados de 15 evaluaciones publicadas en 2016 y ofrece un resumen de cada una. Además, este informe incluye los resultados de la primera ronda de…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Bureau de l’Évaluation et de la Supervision
Le rapport annuel de l'OVE présente un résumé des 15 évaluations publiées dans l'année 2016, ainsi que des thèmes transversaux qui ressortent d¿eux. En outre, ce rapport inclut les…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Escritório de Avaliação e Supervisão
O Relatório Anual do OVE resume e explora os temas-chave de 15 avaliações publicadas em 2016. Adicionalmente, este relatório inclui os resultados da primeira rodada de validação dos progressos…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Grenade, Kari; Scott-Joseph, Ankie
This study contends that Caribbean countries cannot adequately surmount their fiscal and debt challenges in the absence of binding rules that are geared toward entrenching fiscal discipline, curbing…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Cheng, Gong; Díaz Cassou, Javier; Erce, Aitor
Despite the frequency of official debt restructurings, little systematic evidence has been produced on their characteristics and implications. Using a dataset covering more than 400 Paris Club…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This represents a compendium of knowledge products generated by the IDB's Caribbean Economics Lab, Country Department Caribbean Group, during the period 2013-2016. Products comprise monographs…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.; Waithe, Kimberly; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Thomas, Chrystol; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Blenman, Shamar
A moniker often invoked to describe the Caribbean is: "high debt, low growth." It was never completely true. Today it may have become so. The tourism countries, Jamaica, Barbados, and The…
May 2016
Author(s): Schijman, Agustina; Haarsager, Ulrike; Hernández, María José; Khadr, Ali; Jansson, Maya
Financial and economic crises and natural disasters can have serious and lasting negative effects on income and poverty, and can cause irreversible losses of physical and human capital. The welfare…
May 2016
Author(s): Schijman, Agustina; Haarsager, Ulrike; Hernández, María José; Khadr, Ali; Jansson, Maya
Las crisis financieras y económicas y los desastres naturales pueden tener efectos graves y duraderos sobre el ingreso y la pobreza y pueden provocar pérdidas irreversibles de capital físico y humano…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Godinez Puig, Luisa; Sutton, Heather; O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Khadan, Jeetendra
Crime strongly affects persons in the Caribbean. In a recent survey, 40 percent of the Caribbean population identified crime and security-related issues as the main problems facing their country,…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Solera, Marco; Durán, Esteban; Prat, Jordi; Dumas, Víctor; Lafuente, Mariano; Ardanaz, Martín; Gutiérrez Juárez, Priscilla; Vargas Cullell, Jorge; Beverinotti, Javier
Social spending is a powerful tool to reduce poverty, achieve higher equality and better life conditions for the inhabitants of a country. In "Social Expenditure in Central America, Panama and…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Solera, Marco; Durán, Esteban; Prat, Jordi; Dumas, Víctor; Lafuente, Mariano; Ardanaz, Martín; Gutiérrez Juárez, Priscilla; Vargas Cullell, Jorge; Beverinotti, Javier
El gasto social es un poderoso instrumento para reducir la pobreza, lograr una mayor equidad y mejorar las condiciones de vida de los habitantes de un país. En "Una mirada al gasto social en…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Maldonado, Leonardo; Manzano, Osmel; Lagarda, Guillermo; Quijada, José Alejandro
Central America and the Dominican Republic are enjoying a favorable external environment. The U.S. economic recovery, the main trade partner of the region, and the marked fall in oil prices has made…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Maldonado, Leonardo; Manzano, Osmel; Lagarda, Guillermo; Quijada, José Alejandro
Centroamérica y la República Dominicana experimentan un contexto externo favorable. La recuperación de Estados Unidos, principal socio comercial, y la significativa reducción del precio del petróleo…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Borensztein, Eduardo; Lora, Eduardo; Panizza, Ugo
Este documento forma parte del curso La Realidad Fiscal: Una Introducción a los Problemas y Políticas Fiscales en América Latina. El presente módulo tiene por objetivos: conocer el significado de…