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…
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…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
About 29 percent of teenagers are bullied at school in the Caribbean. Victims of bullying are more lonely, sleep less, and have fewer friends than do their nonbullied peers. Although victims of…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Navarro, Lucas
This paper uses administrative data from projects for which an application was made to CORFO's (Chile's main development agency) Seed Capital Program (SCP) during the 2008-12 period. This…
May 2014
Author(s): Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Rodríguez Chamussy, Lourdes; Grafe, Fernando
Respecto a otros países en América Latina, México está rezagado en dos dimensiones: la tasa de participación laboral femenina es una de las más bajas y el alcance de los programas de desarrollo…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Nugent, Stevonne; Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaican firms are constantly plagued by a number of issues that restrict their ability to grow. The World Bank's Enterprise Survey examined the key indicators to give insight on the business…