Feb 2014
Author(s): Umaña, Mario; Vasco, Oscar; Shearer, Matthew; Martínez, Gonzalo; Lucenti, Krista; Fernández, Ernesto; Corcuera-Santamaría, Sandra; Almeida, Juliana; Opertti, Fabrizio
This Technical Note provides an assessment of Belize's trade sector and offers some policy options. Major constraints are related to a limited export basket and concentrated destination markets…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Harris, Jeremy; Shearer, Matthew; Lopez-Monti, Rafael
This document inaugurates a series of annual reports that will periodically monitor the state of the region's integration in the global economy. These reports will build on an extensive body of…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Shearer, Matthew; Wollrad, Kea; Pascual, Ramiro
The IDB took advantage of the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness that was held in Busan, Korea, to disseminate the results of the its Regional Public Goods Initiative. This document…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Shearer, Matthew; Wollrad, Kea; Pascual, Ramiro
El BID se aprovechó el Cuarto Foro de alto nivel sobre la eficacia de la ayuda, que se celebró en Busan, Corea, para difundir los resultados de su Iniciativa de Bienes Públicos Regionales. Este…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Shearer, Matthew; Suominen, Kati; Estevadeordal, Antoni
The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent of liberalisation in RTAs in the Americas in comparison to agreements in other world regions, and to put forth policy recommendations for…
Apr 2009
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni; Shearer, Matthew; Suominen, Kati
Regional trade agreements (RTAs) have proliferated over the past decade around the world to cover nearly half of global trade. The number of RTAs notified to the WTO is approaching 200, while the…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni; Suominen, Kati; Harris, Jeremy; Shearer, Matthew
This book assesses the impact and design of optimal strategies to implement existing agreements. It deals with issues such as removing the remaining barriers to trade, improving the institutional,…
Nov 2006
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Shearer, Matthew
The purpose of this document is to inform Bank staff and other interested parties about recent developments in integration and trade among the countries of the Western Hemisphere and between these…
Nov 2006
Author(s): Shearer, Matthew; Cornejo, Rafael; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
Las estimaciones preliminares elaboradas por la División de Integración, Comercio y Asuntos Hemisféricos del BID indican que el crecimiento de las exportaciones latinoamericanas de 21 por ciento en…
Mar 2006
Author(s): Crawley, Andrew; Vodusek, Ziga; Giordano, Paolo; Sobral de Elía, Mariana; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Shearer, Matthew; Vignoles, Christopher; Suominen, Kati
This report ( a special issue of the Periodic Note on Integration and Trade in the Americas) devotes great attention to particular challenges that confront the EU and LAC, as well as the…
Mar 2006
Author(s): Crawley, Andrew; Vodusek, Ziga; Giordano, Paolo; Sobral de Elía, Mariana; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Shearer, Matthew; Vignoles, Christopher; Suominen, Kati
En el presente informe (número especial de la Nota Periódica sobre Integración y Comercio en las Américas) el interés se ha centrado en los desafíos específicos que enfrentan la Unión Europea y…
Jun 2005
Author(s): Gómez Sabaini, Juan C.; Barreix, Alberto Daniel; Agosin, Manuel R.; Machado, Roberto
Este documento fue comisionado por la Red de Integración y Comercio del Diálogo Regional de Política para la Reunión Subregional de Centroamérica celebrada los días 13 y 14 de junio de 2005 en San…
Nov 2004
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Shearer, Matthew; Cornejo, Rafael; Harris, Jeremy; Winter, Lucas; Covarrubias, María de la Paz
Preliminary estimates by the IDB indicate that the growth of Latin American exports in 2004 will be the highest in the last two decades, reaching 23 percent.
Nov 2004
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Shearer, Matthew; Cornejo, Rafael; Harris, Jeremy; Winter, Lucas; Covarrubias, María de la Paz
Datos preliminares del BID sobre comercio exterior en el 2004 indican que las exportaciones latinoamericanas alcanzarán la tasa de crecimiento más alta de las últimas dos décadas al superar los US$…
Nov 2003
Author(s): Cornejo, Rafael; Jessen, Anneke; Shearer, Matthew; Vignoles, Christopher; Covarrubias, María de la Paz
Total Western Hemisphere exports to the world increased by 5 percent in 2003, according to preliminary estimates by the IDB's Integration, Trade and Hemispheric Issues Division. This marks a…
Sep 2001
Author(s): Kapsoli, Javier; Galindo, Arturo; Márquez, Gustavo; Daude, Christian; Melo, Alberto; Miller, Margaret; Jansson, Tor; Pagés, Carmen; Micco, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Székely, Miguel; Millán, Jaime; Lora, Eduardo; Stein, Ernesto H.; Pérez, Natalia
Participar en la economía mundial no lleva necesariamente a elevar la productividad de una nación ni a reestructurar su economía. Estos cambios requieren movilizar capital, empleo, tecnología y…
Sep 2001
Author(s): Kapsoli, Javier; Galindo, Arturo; Márquez, Gustavo; Daude, Christian; Melo, Alberto; Miller, Margaret; Jansson, Tor; Pagés, Carmen; Micco, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Székely, Miguel; Millán, Jaime; Lora, Eduardo; Stein, Ernesto H.; Pérez, Natalia
Competing in the world economy does not automatically boost a nation's productivity and restructure its economy. Such progress requires mobilizing capital, employment, technology and knowledge.…