Dec 2019
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason
The divergence in the development of the countries that correspond to the Inter-American Development Banks Caribbean Country Department and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Christie, Jason; Gomes, Zandra ; Baboolal, Denesh; Montano, Robin
Welcome to the September 2019 Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin. Infrastructure is the lifeblood of a country. However, low, and even declining, investments, insufficient maintenance and extreme…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason
The Year 2019 and Beyond
• Following the recent strong performance of the global economy, forecasts are slightly less optimistic for the future. In addition, downside risks have increased and…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Waithe, Kimberly
The year 2017 brought mixed results for the countries of the Caribbean Country Department of the Inter-American Development Bank, and the situation remains similar in 2018. While The Bahamas,…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Alonso, Pablo; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Ávalos, Nayda; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Sadeghi, Patricia
This Country Program Evaluation (CPE) is the third independent evaluation of the Bank’s program with the country. It examines the Bank’s relationship with The Bahamas from an independent and…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Alonso, Pablo; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Ávalos, Nayda; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Sadeghi, Patricia
Esta es la tercera Evaluación del Programa de País con las Bahamas. En esta evaluación independiente se examina a fondo el diseño, la ejecución y los resultados de las operaciones aprobadas o activas…
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…
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…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Alonso, Pablo; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Ávalos, Nayda; Sadeghi, Patricia; Fajgenbaum, Jose
As part of its 2016-17 work plan, the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) is preparing the evaluation of the Inter-American Development Bank Group’s (IDBG) country program with The Bahamas for…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Alonso, Pablo; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Ávalos, Nayda; Sadeghi, Patricia; Fajgenbaum, Jose
Como parte de su plan de trabajo para el período 2016-2017, la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE) está preparando la Evaluación del Programa de País del Grupo del Banco Interamericano de…
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…
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…
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…