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…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo; Goncalves Cavalcanti, Vitor; Garberi, Pedro M.; Marcano, Luis; Montilla, Abraham R.
The stock of IDB-supported projects with extensions longer than 24 months is increasing. This is creating concerns about mounting costs for both the Bank and the borrower country as well as…
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…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés; Volpe, Federica
En este documento se presenta una panorámica de la tenencia de vivienda en América Latina y el Caribe, con enfoque en el área urbana. Se destaca el perfil de quién arrienda, qué tipo de vivienda…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés; Fretes Cibils, Vicente; Muñoz Miranda, Andrés; Gilbert, Alan; Webb, Steven; Reese, Eduardo; Almansi, Florencia; del Valle, Julieta; Pasternak, Suzana; Brain, Isabel; Mora, Pía; Sabatini, Francisco; Torres Ramírez, Jorge Enrique; Vance, Irene; McHardy, Pauline; Salazar, Clara; Puebla, Claudia; Ponce, Gabriela; Flores, René; Calderón Cockburn, Julio; Chiavone, Irene; Macellaro, Miguel; Silvera, Adriana; Kim, Jeongseob
Esta investigación muestra la importancia del alquiler y su potencial en la solución de los principales problemas habitacionales. En la actualidad, 1 de cada 5 hogares de la región alquila su…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés; Fretes Cibils, Vicente; Muñoz Miranda, Andrés; Gilbert, Alan; Webb, Steven; Reese, Eduardo; Almansi, Florencia; del Valle, Julieta; Pasternak, Suzana; Brain, Isabel; Mora, Pía; Sabatini, Francisco; Torres Ramírez, Jorge Enrique; Vance, Irene; McHardy, Pauline; Salazar, Clara; Puebla, Claudia; Ponce, Gabriela; Flores, René; Calderón Cockburn, Julio; Chiavone, Irene; Macellaro, Miguel; Silvera, Adriana; Kim, Jeongseob
This book highlights the importance of renting and its potential to help solve the most pressing housing problems in Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently, 1 in 5 households in the region rent…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
This policy brief answers three main questions for the Jamaican economy: (a) Do remittances act as a safety net during negative health shocks? (b) Are remittances subject to moral hazard by receivers…
Jun 2014
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Kamau, Musheer O.; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Khadan, Jeetendra; Salazni, Mariana; Elías, Carlos; Dukharan, Marla; Beuermann, Diether; Sierra, Ricardo
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin analyzes recent economic developments of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. This issue's Special Country Reports…
May 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
We identify whether remittances facilitate consumption smoothing during health shocks in Jamaica. In addition, we investigate whether remittances are subject to moral hazard by receivers, how the…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés; Fretes Cibils, Vicente; Muñoz Miranda, Andrés
Esta investigación demuestra la importancia del alquiler y su potencial en lasolución de los principales problemas habitacionales como los déficits cuantitativos y cualitativos, la limitada…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés; Fretes Cibils, Vicente; Muñoz Miranda, Andrés
This study emphasizes the importance of the rental housing market and its potential as a tool for solving the main housing problems in the Latin American and Caribbean region, such as quantitative…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés; Fretes Cibils, Vicente; Muñoz Miranda, Andrés
Esta pesquisa demonstra a importância da locação de imóveis e de seu potencial para resolver os principais problemas habitacionais na região da América Latina e Caribe, como os déficits quantitativos…
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.…