Apr 2010
Author(s): Durante, Juan José; Focke, Kurt S.; Collich, Guillermo J.; Marcel, Mario; Andersen, Torben
The Latin American and Caribbean region is highly exposed to natural disasters. The social and economic impact of these events has been historically very significant and it is showing an increasingly…
Feb 2010
Author(s): Antón-Sarabia, Arturo; Hernández, Fausto
Mexican public finances are weak; national tax collection as a percentage of GDP is among the lowest in the world. On the other hand, expenditure needs are enormous. There have been several attempts…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Jorratt, Michael; Villela, Luiz Arruda; Lembruger Viol, Andrea
Tax expenditures are generally defined as those government expenditures carried out through tax legislation, regulations, and practices that reduce or defer taxes for some taxpayers. There is a…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Jorratt, Michael; Villela, Luiz Arruda; Lembruger Viol, Andrea
Los gastos tributarios son generalmente definidos como aquellos gastos del gobierno realizados por medio de disposiciones de la legislación tributaria, reglamentos y práctica que reducen o postergan…
Feb 2004
Author(s): Reis, José Guilherme A.; Valadares, Sílvia M.
Este trabalho analisa alguns dos principais obstáculos ao desenvolvimento do sistema financeiro brasileiro, ressaltando as medidas implementadas recentemente e indicando propostas para dar…
Nov 2001
Author(s): Andersen, Torben
The report makes a general assessment of the need for catastrophe risk transfer in Latin America and the Caribbean. It analyzes different ways in which risk transfer can take place in the form of…