Jul 2015
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; Salazni, Mariana
Sustainable economic growth has reemerged as a subject of Caribbean policydiscussions, given the region's relatively lackluster performance in recent
decades. However, most policy…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Fuentes, J. Rodrigo; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie
A renewed interest in explaining growth in the Caribbean countries is motivated by the somewhat slow but uneven performance in the past decade: per capita GDP gaps in Caribbean countries have widened…
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): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Seerattan, Dave
This policy brief defines the challenges of conducting appropriate fiscal policy over the past 20 years in four Caribbean countries (The Bahamas, Barbados, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago) and…
Jan 2014
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Clarke, Dillon; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Kamau, Musheer O.; Salazni, Mariana; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Dukharan, Marla
The Quarterly Bulletin analyzes recent economic developments of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The Special Country Reports consider trends in tourism, and…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Baxter, Sasha; Nugent, Stevonne; Dukharan, Marla; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Ruprah, Inder J.; Salazni, Mariana; Kamau, Musheer O.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Clarke, Dillon; Thomas, Chrystol; O'Brien, Cherran
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments and analyzes the topic of energy for the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; D'Acosta, Michael; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie
This paper contributes to the analysis of the Caribbean's growth performance by setting out a framework for benchmarking indicators of key micro drivers and related structural policies that help…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Andrian, Leandro Gaston; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Presbitero, Andrea; Rebucci, Alessandro
High government debts, weak economic growth, vulnerability to external shocks and the design of sound fiscal consolidation strategies are among the most critical issues that some of the Caribbean…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Nugent, Stevonne; Baxter, Sasha; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Salazni, Mariana; Kamau, Musheer O.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Clarke, Dillon; Thomas, Chrystol; O'Brien, Cherran
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin provides economic conjunctural and structural information about this particular region. This issue highlights the real growth that remained weak during the…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Abuelafia, Emmanuel; Thomas, Desmond; Leon, Javier; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Kamau, Musheer O.; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin provides economic conjunctural and structural information about this particular region. This issue highlights the high debt ratios and fiscal concerns that…
May 2012
Author(s): Duarte, Jesús; Gargiulo, Carlos; Millán, Germán; Ruiz Pérez, Laura; Hinojosa, Sergio Alejandro; Moreno, Martín; Bloomgarden, David R.; López Corral, Antonio M.; Fornari, Lucas; de la Garza Reyna, Jaime G.; López, María Adelaida; Taher, Rima; Duckworth-Pilkington, Peter; Cash, Carol S.; Bardone, Andrea; Baza, Jadille; O'Donnell, Sean; Lippman, Peter C.; Jara M., Miguel Angel; Santocono, Ricardo; Hille, R. Thomas
In 2010 the Education Network organized an event that examined the state of school infrastructure in the region and the financial role of the private sector. Infrastructure and Learning in the Twenty…
May 2012
Author(s): Duarte, Jesús; Gargiulo, Carlos; Millán, Germán; Ruiz Pérez, Laura; Hinojosa, Sergio Alejandro; Moreno, Martín; Bloomgarden, David R.; López Corral, Antonio M.; Fornari, Lucas; de la Garza Reyna, Jaime G.; López, María Adelaida; Taher, Rima; Duckworth-Pilkington, Peter; Cash, Carol S.; Bardone, Andrea; Baza, Jadille; O'Donnell, Sean; Lippman, Peter C.; Jara M., Miguel Angel; Santocono, Ricardo; Hille, R. Thomas
En 2010, la Red de Educación organizó un seminario que examinó el estado de la infraestructura escolar en América Latina y el Caribe y el papel financiero del sector privado. El seminario de…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Castro, Jaime; Lavagna, Roberto; de la Cruz, Rafael; Campbell, Tim; Maluquer i Amorôs, Salvador; Tarrach i Colls, Anna; Williams, Anthony; Stein, Ernesto H.; Pio Júnior, Álvaro; Herrera, Víctor Manuel; González Anaya, José Antonio; Chávez, Roberto; Cobo Mayoral, Rosa; Ahmad, Ehtisham; MacLean Abaroa, Ronald; García-Escribano, Mercedes; Campo, María Fernanda; Brandazza, Daniela; Pires, Júlio Ribeiro; Silva, Mauricio; Navarro, Juan Carlos; McCallion, Hazel; Marcel, Mario; Ortíz, Fabiola; Shah, Anwar; Wiesner Durán, Eduardo; Almeida, Fernanda
América Latina se está descentralizando. Cada vez más recursos y un mayor poder de decisión están pasando desde los gobiernos centrales hacia el nivel local. Este naciente panorama político,…