Jan 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura
This paper presents an assessment of financial market development, access, and inclusion for Barbados. Based on a review of indicators, survey data, and other metrics, our analysis suggests that…
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…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Bollers, Elton; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Khadan, Jeetendra; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk; Waithe, Kimberly; Wright, Allan
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. It also includes recommendations to overcome these…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Wright, Allan; Grenade, Kari
Fiscal councils are among the most recent innovations in terms of the architecture of fiscal institutions. This paper provides an overview of the history and evolution of these institutions, research…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry
Despite tremendous strides in recent years toward economic stabilization, debt reduction, and structural reform, financial sector development and access in Jamaica lag behind peers. Development-…
May 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Schmid, Juan Pedro
This policy brief presents a summary of the development challenges facing the country.
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…