Mar 2020
Author(s): Deyal, Zubin; Smets, Lodewijk
Over the past three decades, fiscal rules have increasingly been used as a tool to promote fiscal responsibility and macroeconomic stability. In principle, fiscal rules have numerous benefits,…
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)…
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…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Schwartz, Moises; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Wright, Allan; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Mooney, Henry; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk
The divergence in the development of the countries that correspond to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Caribbean Country Department and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor
While countries in the Caribbean are highly diverse, several common development challenges emerge, including weak fiscal institutions, crime and violence, a sluggish private sector, weak productive…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Schwartz, Moises; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Dippel, Christian; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Khadan, Jeetendra; Pecha, Camilo; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Loser, Claudio; Wright, Allan; Waithe, Kimberly; Bollers, Elton; Bonnett, Kevin; Wenner, Mark D.; Mejia, Camila; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk
The book explores the historical development and status of political and economic institutions in The Caribbean. The Caribbean institutional reality is studied vis-à-vis best international practices…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Smets, Lodewijk
Policies are not designed and implemented by a social planner but are determined through a political process, based on the policymakers' preferences, beliefs and the constraints provided by…
May 2018
Author(s): Smets, Lodewijk
This policy brief presents a summary of the development challenges facing the country
Feb 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Beuermann, Diether; Waithe, Kimberly
Countries that have set themselves on a course of strengthening the quality of their institutions to provide a minimum of certainty to economic agents have been able to alter their development paths…
May 2015
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.; Soriano, Alejandro; Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Roseth, Benjamin; Maciel, Odette; Mendieta Umaña, Maria Paula; Churanek, Danya; Morales, Carlos; Beltrán, Víctor; Corrales, Maria Elena; Di Tata, Juan Carlos; González, Ángela; Nieves, Isabel; Ramos, Johanna; Sadeghi, Patricia
This document presents an evaluation by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the Country Program of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or the Bank) with Colombia over the period…
May 2015
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.; Soriano, Alejandro; Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Roseth, Benjamin; Maciel, Odette; Mendieta Umaña, Maria Paula; Churanek, Danya; Morales, Carlos; Beltrán, Víctor; Corrales, Maria Elena; Di Tata, Juan Carlos; González, Ángela; Nieves, Isabel; Ramos, Johanna; Sadeghi, Patricia
En este documento se presenta una evaluación de la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE) del Programa de País del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID o el Banco) con Colombia durante el…
Nov 2012
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Sadeghi, Patricia; Soldano, Miguel; Elías, Carlos; Quijano, Ursula; García, Salomón
The 2008-2012 Country Program Evaluation for Guyana concludes that the Bank's strategy was aligned with the development objectives and economic priorities of the government. Nevertheless, its…
Nov 2012
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Sadeghi, Patricia; Soldano, Miguel; Elías, Carlos; Quijano, Ursula; García, Salomón
La Evaluación del Programa de País de Guyana 2008-2012 concluye que la estrategia del Banco estaba alineada con los objetivos económicos y las prioridades económicas del gobierno.

Oct 2012
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Sadeghi, Patricia; Soldano, Miguel; Elías, Carlos; Rogers, David; García, Salomón; Vargas, Sebastián
The 2008-2012 Country Program Evaluation (CPE) concludes that the Bank's program was programmatically aligned with Government's National Plan for Human Development and addressed five areas…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Sadeghi, Patricia; Soldano, Miguel; Elías, Carlos; Rogers, David; García, Salomón; Vargas, Sebastián
La Evaluación del Programa de País (CPE): Nicaragua, concluye que el programa del Banco se ajustó al Plan Nacional de Desarrollo Humano del gobierno, en cinco áreas que son fundamentales para el…
Dec 2007
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Bos, María Soledad; Duarte, Jesús; Cuevas, Mario; Alvarado, Nathalie; Beliz, Gustavo; Barreix, Alberto Daniel; Roca, Jerónimo; Auguste, Sebastián; Jones, Mark P.; Straface, Fernando; Sánchez, Mario; Behrman, Jere R.; Duryea, Suzanne; Maluccio, John A.; Kugler, Adriana; Gonzales, Alberto; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Carreño, Liliana; Espitia Aviléz, Gonzalo; Pineda Mannheim, Carlos R.; Vodusek, Ziga; Granados, Jaime; Zeballos, Erick; Gutiérrez Rocha, Mario
La estructura y selección de temas de la presente publicación responde, en su mayor parte, a un diagnóstico de crecimiento para Guatemala realizado en 2007, donde se identificaron un conjunto de…
Dec 2006
Author(s): Galindo, Arturo; Scartascini, Carlos; Payne, J. Mark; Daughters, Robert; Melo, Alberto; Echebarría, Koldo; Lora, Eduardo; Filc, Gabriel; Micco, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Panizza, Ugo; Benavides, Juan; Magaldi de Sousa, Mariana; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Márquez, Gustavo; Cortázar Velarde, Juan Carlos; Mesa-Lago, Carmelo; Harper, Leslie; Rodríguez-Clare, Andrés; Perusia, Juan Cruz
Latin America suffered a profound state crisis in the 1980s, which prompted not only the wave of macroeconomic and deregulation reforms known as the Washington Consensus, but also a wide variety of…
Oct 2006
Author(s): Mejía Acosta, Andrés; Albornoz, Vicente; Araujo, María Caridad
This study describes the main actors (formal and informal) involved in the budget-making process in Ecuador, and presents evidence regarding the main political and economic determinants of fiscal…