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…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Stone, Leslie F.; Maciel, Odette; Quintanilla, Oscar; Sadeghi, Patricia; Bouillon, César P.
This evaluation presents a comparative analysis of the support provided by the Inter-American Development Bank to housing and neighborhood upgrading programs in four countries: Barbados, Guyana,…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Stone, Leslie F.; Maciel, Odette; Quintanilla, Oscar; Sadeghi, Patricia; Bouillon, César P.
Esta evaluación contiene un análisis comparativo del apoyo que ha proporcionado el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo a los programas de vivienda y mejoramiento de barrios de cuatro países: Barbados…
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…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Puerta, Juan Manuel
The Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI), launched in 2012, is the Bank's most recent response to the urban development needs in the region. Through ESCI the Inter-American…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Puerta, Juan Manuel
La Iniciativa Ciudades Emergentes y Sostenibles (ICES), que se puso en marcha en 2012, es la respuesta más reciente del Banco a las necesidades de desarrollo urbano en la región. A través de la ICES…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Fundación Ecología y Desarrollo; Multilateral Investment Fund
This report sets out to present some of the highlights from a more in depth study carried out on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in Mexico, presenting the case study of Echale a tu…
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…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Puerta, Juan Manuel; Corrales, Maria Elena; Stone, Leslie F.; Biau, Julie; Quintanilla, Oscar; Rivera, Johanan
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has historically been very active in engaging in the region in urban projects, particularly urban improvement programs. This document presents OVE's…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Puerta, Juan Manuel; Corrales, Maria Elena; Stone, Leslie F.; Biau, Julie; Quintanilla, Oscar; Rivera, Johanan
El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) ha desempeñado un papel muy activo desde un punto de vista histórico para participar en la región en proyectos urbanos, en particular en programas de…
May 2016
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Bouillon, César P.; Stone, Leslie F.; Maciel, Odette; Quintanilla, Oscar
During 2016, the Office of Evaluation and Oversight will conduct a comparative analysis of IDB's support to housing programs in four Caribbean countries: Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana…