Jul 2019
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra
Many countries in the Caribbean have been grappling with persistent fiscal imbalances and rising debt levels. The average debt to GDP ratio in the Caribbean in 2017 was 76.6 percent, higher than the…
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…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica tuvo que enfrentar la crisis financiera mundial del 2008 con una economía débil y altos niveles de deuda. En esta coyuntura económica, la situación fiscal de Jamaica se hizo insostenible. A…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Araki, Satoshi; Panizza, Ugo
Esta nota reproduce todos los cuadros y gráficos del documento “El uso de indicadores de corrupción en las calificaciones soberanas”, usando datos actualizados a diciembre de 2017. La mayor parte de…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin
The concepts of economic growth, public debt, and the government’s fiscal balance are strongly intertwined. In Barbados, low growth and recurring fiscal deficits have led to rapid accumulation of…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Schwartz, Moises; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Wright, Allan; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Mooney, Henry; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk
The divergence in the development of the countries that correspond to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Caribbean Country Department and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Salazar, Lina; Fahsbender, Jossie; Kim, Namho
This paper explores the impact of a livestock transfer program, that targeted small-holder female farmers with high levels of food insecurity in Nicaragua. For this purpose, the three dimensions of…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Salazar, Lina; Fahsbender, Jossie; Kim, Namho
Este documento explora el impacto de un programa de transferencia de ganado, dirigido a pequeñas agricultoras con altos niveles de inseguridad alimentaria en Nicaragua. Para este propósito, se…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor
While countries in the Caribbean are highly diverse, several common development challenges emerge, including weak fiscal institutions, crime and violence, a sluggish private sector, weak productive…
Sep 2018
Author(s): De Salvo, Carmine Paolo; Muñoz, Gonzalo; Egas, Juan José; De los Santos, Jesús; Dutra Schmidt, Tomas
Durante las primeras dos décadas del siglo, la economía de la República Dominicana experimentó tasas de crecimiento positivas por encima del promedio alcanzado por los países de la región. Durante…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Demaestri, Edgardo C.
The availability of valid, comparable, and standardized public debt data is essential for the implementation of sound policies in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). This is why at the core of the…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Ackerman, María Noel; Buonomo, Mariela; Muñoz, Gonzalo; Cortelezzi, Ángela; Barboza, Natalia
Este estudio realizado por la Oficina de Programación y Políticas Agropecuaria (OPYPA) del Ministerio de Ganadería Agricultura y Pesca (MGAP) con apoyo del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) a…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Food security is one of the greatest challenges of our time. In 2050, the world will have 2.3 billion more people. Additionally, global demand for food will double as quality and safety demands…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
La seguridad alimentaria es uno de los desafíos más importantes de nuestro tiempo. En 2050, el mundo tendrá 2.300 millones de personas más. A su vez, la demanda global de alimentos se duplicará, y…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Hernández, Juan
Many emerging economies maintain significant positions in both external sovereign debt and foreign reserves, paying spreads of over 250 basis points on average. Arguments advanced in empirical work…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Beuermann, Diether; Waithe, Kimberly
Countries that have set themselves on a course of strengthening the quality of their institutions to provide a minimum of certainty to economic agents have been able to alter their development paths…
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…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Vitón, Roberto; García Plata, Gabriel Antonio; Soares, Yuri; Castillo, Ana; Soto Marió, Alessandra Beatriz
Esta publicación analiza las principales tendencias en AgroTech en América Latina y el Caribe, destacando emprendimientos que ofrecen innovaciones tecnológicas a los grandes desafíos de la…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Waithe, Kimberly; Blenman, Shamar
Together for Prosperity is a macro-fiscal and social overview of how OECS member countries jointly faced challenges and achieved greater welfare over the past decade. By operating as a single…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Salazar, Lina; Aramburu, Julián; González, Mario; Winters, Paul
The project's general objective is to raise the income of indigenous, native, and campesino men and women engaged in rural community-based small-scale family farming and thereby improve their…