Dec 2019
Author(s): Marzolf, Natacha C.; Pakhtigian, Emily L.; Burton, Eric; Jeuland, Marc; Pattanayak, Subhrendu K.; Phillips, Jonathan; Singer, Christine Eibs; Taylor, Hadley; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle; Cuervo, Javier; Jacome, Carlos
Global patterns in electricity access show uneven progress towards universal electrification (SDG 7). Nearly 90 percent of households lacking basic electricity access are rural. Although reaching…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Bollers, Elton; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Khadan, Jeetendra; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk; Waithe, Kimberly; Wright, Allan
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. It also includes recommendations to overcome these…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Prat, Jordi; López, Arnoldo; Manzano, Osmel; Solera, Marco; Ochoa, Elizabeth
Central America and the Dominican Republic had stable economic growth in 2017. The performance of the United States economy and low commodity prices, mainly oil, meant that the key indicators for the…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Prat, Jordi; López, Arnoldo; Manzano, Osmel; Solera, Marco; Ochoa, Elizabeth
En 2017 Centroamérica y República Dominicana tuvo un crecimiento económico estable. El desempeño de Estados Unidos y los bajos precios de las materias primas, principalmente de los hidrocarburos,…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Pinto, Diana M.; Cafagna, Gianluca; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Tolsa Caballero, Nuria
With the aim of guiding the work agenda on improving public health expenditure efficiency in the LAC region, the Inter-American Development Bank held a workshop entitled “Public Expenditure…
Feb 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…
Feb 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…