Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
The performance of the private sector is crucial for a country's economic growth. Thus, this report revisits the theme of low Caribbean growth, viewed through a macroeconomic lens in the…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Armijo, Marianela; Cuesta, Juan Pablo; Feinstein, Osvaldo Néstor; García López, Roberto; García Moreno, Mauricio; Kaufmann, Jorge; Makón, Marcos Pedro; Pimenta, Carlos; Sanginés, Mario; Sanín Ángel, Héctor; Santiso, Carlos; Urra, Francisco Javier; Varea, Marco
Improving public services, using State resources efficiently, and managing State agencies effectively have been ongoing concerns of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) governments since the beginning…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Armijo, Marianela; Cuesta, Juan Pablo; Feinstein, Osvaldo Néstor; García López, Roberto; García Moreno, Mauricio; Kaufmann, Jorge; Makón, Marcos Pedro; Pimenta, Carlos; Sanginés, Mario; Sanín Ángel, Héctor; Santiso, Carlos; Urra, Francisco Javier; Varea, Marco
Mejorar los servicios públicos, usar de manera eficiente los recursos y gestionar de forma efectiva las instituciones del Estado ha sido una preocupación constante de los gobiernos de América Latina…
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…
Jun 2014
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Kamau, Musheer O.; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Khadan, Jeetendra; Salazni, Mariana; Elías, Carlos; Dukharan, Marla; Beuermann, Diether; Sierra, Ricardo
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin analyzes recent economic developments of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. This issue's Special Country Reports…
Apr 2014
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Kamau, Musheer O.; Dukharan, Marla; Khan, Sarosh R.; Ruprah, Inder J.; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments and analyzes the topic of external sustainability in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; Sierra, Ricardo
This report addresses several critical questions regarding Caribbean nations. Does size matter for economic growth and volatility? To what degree has Caribbean economic growth been inferior to that…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
In this policy brief, we review the laments of Caribbean businesspersons. We find that subjective perceptions are rooted in an objective reality. Businesspersons do not complain gratuitously.…