Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
The performance of the private sector is crucial for a country's economic growth. Thus, this report revisits the theme of low Caribbean growth, viewed through a macroeconomic lens in the…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.
This report estimates the direct and indirect macroeconomic impact of the Brexit leave vote on the Caribbean during 2016 and 2017 in terms of economic growth, exports, tourism, and remittances. We…
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…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Khan, Sarosh R.; Ruprah, Inder J.
Given that the Caribbean region remains open to external vulnerabilities, fiscal policy is a critical tool in managing debt sustainability. But since fiscal outcomes have been persistently poor in…
Apr 2014
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Kamau, Musheer O.; Dukharan, Marla; Khan, Sarosh R.; Ruprah, Inder J.; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments and analyzes the topic of external sustainability in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo; Soriano, Alejandro; Rose, Jonathan; Fryer, Michelle; Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Soldano, Miguel; Schijman, Agustina; Morales, Carlos; Tetreault, Alayna; Vellani, Saleema; Quijano, Ursula; Ruiz, Mayra; Soares, Tatiana Fontes; Puch, Renato; Bobb, Euric Allan
The Realignment defined four key goals to respond to a perceived loss of Bank relevance and presence in LAC: sharpening sector focus and expertise, sharpening country focus, strengthening risk- and…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo; Soriano, Alejandro; Rose, Jonathan; Fryer, Michelle; Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Soldano, Miguel; Schijman, Agustina; Morales, Carlos; Tetreault, Alayna; Vellani, Saleema; Quijano, Ursula; Ruiz, Mayra; Soares, Tatiana Fontes; Puch, Renato; Bobb, Euric Allan
La Realineación definió cuatro objetivos clave para responder a una percepción de una pérdida de pertinencia y presencia del Banco en América Latina y el Caribe (la Región): profundizar el…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; Sierra, Ricardo
This report addresses several critical questions regarding Caribbean nations. Does size matter for economic growth and volatility? To what degree has Caribbean economic growth been inferior to that…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
In this policy brief, we review the laments of Caribbean businesspersons. We find that subjective perceptions are rooted in an objective reality. Businesspersons do not complain gratuitously.…
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…
Jan 2011
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
This evaluation examines the IDB's Country Program with Suriname for the 2007-2010 period. During this period, Suriname has been characterized by good economic performance largely due to prudent…
Jan 2011
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
Esta evaluación examina el Programa de País del BID con Suriname durante el periodo 2007-2010. Durante este periodo, Suriname ha registrado un desempeño económico favorable, propiciado en gran parte…