Sep 2017
Author(s): Clarke, Dillon; Khadan, Jeetendra; Lorde, Kishmar; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Waithe, Kimberly; Wenner, Mark D.; Wright, Allan
All countries in the Caribbean face fiscal challenges. On the one hand, the countries that depend on tourism – Jamaica, Barbados, and The Bahamas – are at different stages of dealing with the…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Waithe, Kimberly; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon; Khadan, Jeetendra; Pradelli, Juan Jose
This issue of the Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores the importance of commodities for the region’s countries. While the Caribbean includes commodity producers, most members depend heavily…
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…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Wright, Allan; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Clarke, Dillon; Waithe, Kimberly
The macroeconomic performance of the countries in the Country Caribbean Department on average worsened in 2016 but is expected to improve in 2017. However, downside risks remain, including heightened…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Waithe, Kimberly; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon; Thomas, Chrystol; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Okey, Onoh-Obasi
British voters surprised the world when they voted to leave the European Union in June 2016. Markets reacted heavily to the surprise, resulting in high volatility in all major stock indices as well…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon
Chinese and Caribbean economic relations have deepened over the past decade and a half. The paper analyzes the impetus for China's foreign economic policy to reach out to developing regions such…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.; Alonso, Pablo; Fryer, Michelle; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Conroy, Hector; Scholl, Lynn; Hernández, María José; Maciel, Odette; Molina, Adriana; Vargas, María José; Sadeghi, Patricia
This document presents an evaluation by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the Country Program of the Inter-American Development Bank with Suriname over the period 2011-2015. This…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.; Alonso, Pablo; Fryer, Michelle; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Conroy, Hector; Scholl, Lynn; Hernández, María José; Maciel, Odette; Molina, Adriana; Vargas, María José; Sadeghi, Patricia
En este documento se presenta una evaluación del Programa de País del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo con Suriname en el período 2011-2015 efectuada por la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE…
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…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.; Fryer, Michelle; Alonso, Pablo; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Scholl, Lynn; Valdés Conroy, Héctor; Hernández, María José; Molina, Adriana; Maciel, Odette; Vargas, María José
As part of its 2015 annual work plan, the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) is preparing the evaluation of the Bank's country program with Suriname for the period January 2011-December…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.; Fryer, Michelle; Alonso, Pablo; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Scholl, Lynn; Valdés Conroy, Héctor; Hernández, María José; Molina, Adriana; Maciel, Odette; Vargas, María José
En el marco del plan de trabajo anual para 2015, la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE) está preparando la Evaluación del Programa de País de Suriname para el período comprendido entre enero de…
Jan 2014
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Clarke, Dillon; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Kamau, Musheer O.; Salazni, Mariana; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Dukharan, Marla
The Quarterly Bulletin analyzes recent economic developments of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The Special Country Reports consider trends in tourism, and…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Baxter, Sasha; Nugent, Stevonne; Dukharan, Marla; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Ruprah, Inder J.; Salazni, Mariana; Kamau, Musheer O.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Clarke, Dillon; Thomas, Chrystol; O'Brien, Cherran
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments and analyzes the topic of energy for the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Andrian, Leandro Gaston; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Presbitero, Andrea; Rebucci, Alessandro
High government debts, weak economic growth, vulnerability to external shocks and the design of sound fiscal consolidation strategies are among the most critical issues that some of the Caribbean…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Nugent, Stevonne; Baxter, Sasha; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Salazni, Mariana; Kamau, Musheer O.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Clarke, Dillon; Thomas, Chrystol; O'Brien, Cherran
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin provides economic conjunctural and structural information about this particular region. This issue highlights the real growth that remained weak during the…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Abuelafia, Emmanuel; Thomas, Desmond; Leon, Javier; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Kamau, Musheer O.; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin provides economic conjunctural and structural information about this particular region. This issue highlights the high debt ratios and fiscal concerns that…