Nov 2013
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander
Caribbean countries are many times described as "vulnerable" in that they are highly prone to shocks such as food price hikes, natural disasters, and other global phenomena. This policy…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Zúñiga, Jimena; Capello, Marcelo; Butler, Inés; Grión, Nester
This paper seeks to identify the most promising fiscal strategy to boost long-term economic growth in Argentina and quantify its effects. To this end, the authors updated a growth-diagnostics study…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Sanginés, Mario; Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol; Pimenta, Carlos; García Osío, Gustavo; Martínez Guzman, Juan Pablo; Marcel, Mario; Farias, Pedro; Crespi, Gustavo; Chrisney, Martin D.; Corbacho, Ana
The Fiscal Institutions of Tomorrow, the first publication in the series Institutions for People, addresses issues of public management that are key to economic development in Latin America and the…
Oct 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): Ducci, Jorge; Garzonio, Omar; Moreno Moreno, Henry A.; Navarrete, Manuel José; Perroni, Alejandra; Riquelme, Rodrigo
El uso de contratos llave en mano en obras de infraestructura (o de contrato conjunto de diseño y obra) se propone usualmente como una solución eficaz para reducir costos y plazos de transacción en…
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…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Borensztein, Eduardo; Piedrabuena, Bernardita; Ossowski, Rolando; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Miller, Sebastián J.
El manejo adecuado de los ingresos fiscales por Recursos Naturales No Renovables (RNNR) busca cumplir tres objetivos: evitar la desestabilización macroeconómica, redistribuir equitativamente la…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Marcel, Mario
This paper discusses the merits of alternative definitions of the structural budget in the context of their use in the design and implementation of fiscal rules. To this end, the paper argues that…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Marcel, Mario
This paper describes the adoption and application of the structural fiscal balance rule in Chile, evaluates its outcomes after the first 10 years, and draws 10 lessons from the experiences that may…
Jun 2013
Author(s): Soulier Faure, Martin; Ducci, Jorge; Altamira, Mariano; Perroni, Alejandra
Esta Nota técnica abarca distintas variables de análisis para los 26 países latinoamericanos y caribeños miembros del BID en términos del cumplimiento de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM…
May 2013
Author(s): De la Peña, Maria Eugenia; Ducci, Jorge; Zamora Plascencia, Viridiana
En este documento, se presenta una visión global de la situación actual en materia de tratamiento de aguas residuales a nivel nacional. Se presentan las líneas de acción que el Gobierno de México se…
Jan 2013
Author(s): Ducci, Jorge; Garcia Merino, Lucio Javier
La situación financiera de los entes que prestan los servicios públicos de agua y saneamiento en la región de América Latina y Caribe ha sido un tema de permanente preocupación de los analistas del…