Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.
Economic diversification is an incessant theme threading policy discussion in Trinidad and Tobago, although with an ebb and flow over time. This topic is once again at the forefront of policy…
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…
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…
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…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander
In this policy brief, we focus on the debates surrounding what has been called the "silent debt crisis" of the Caribbean. We discuss the level of debt at which the relation with economic…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Armendáriz, Edna; Schaeffer, María José
Este documento evalúa la sostenibilidad de la deuda pública en Guatemala mediante la aplicación de metodologías tradicionales. De acuerdo con el enfoque estándar, se requiere un superávit primario…
Feb 2011
Author(s): Armendáriz, Edna; Zegarra, Luis Felipe; Jaramillo, Fidel
El presente estudio identifica los principales obstáculos que están impidiendo a Junín alcanzar mayores tasas de crecimiento económico y converger a los niveles de ingreso de regiones más avanzadas…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Marcano, Luis; Ruprah, Inder J.
Many public programs and operations by multilateral organisations include technical assistance to the direct beneficiaries of the program in addition to pure financing. However, there is no…
Oct 2008
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
This working paper discusses "Safer Commune" - a neighbourhood crime prevention program in Chile that has come under criticism via evidence of rising crime rates and fear of crime in…