Apr 2019
Author(s): Abuelafia, Emmanuel; Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Barrios, Juan José; Coj-Sam, Jorge; Del Carmen, Giselle; Díaz, Ana Karen; Escobar, Julia; Filippo, Agustín; Garcimartín, Carlos; Lagarda, Guillermo; Linares, Jennifer; López, Arnoldo; Martínez, André; Mejía, Alejandra; Prat, Jordi; Solorzano, José; Torrentes-García, Laura; Vargas, Fanny; Zentner, Joaquín
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. It also…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Feal-Zubimendi, Soledad; Quijada, José Alejandro; Sánchez, Gabriel; Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia; Miller, Sebastián J.; Massia, Santiago; Pietrafesa, Florencia
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. It also includes recommendations to overcome these challenges, along with an…
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…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Nugent, Stevonne; Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica is projected to exit a prolonged recession that has left deep scars in the socioeconomic conditions of the country. Besides increasing macroeconomic vulnerabilities and halting economic…
Jun 2002
Author(s): Freije, Samuel
The expansion of the informal sector in the last decades has been accompanied by a lack of almost every form of social protection and low-productivity/low-wage employment. This report summarizes the…