Jun 2015
Author(s): Martin, Dougal
Rekindling faster, sustained economic growth is arguably the most important development challenge for Belize. Economic growth is crucial for improving living standards, reducing poverty and…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Lemay, Michele H.; Rogers, Cassandra; Martin, Dougal
The health of Belize's economy is closely related to the health of the tourism industry, which was responsible for 40 percent of total exports of goods and services from 2008 to 2012. The…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Kuratomi, Traci; Martin, Dougal; Ducci, Jorge; Rihm, Alfredo; Navia Díaz, María del Rosario; Grau, Javier
In the last decade, Belize has seen major improvements in access to water, but it is behind in achieving universal access to improved sanitation facilities. Belize has also made progress in terms of…
May 2013
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Alonzo, Haydée; Martin, Dougal
Belize is paying a lot for education but getting little. More youth are outside the school system than in it and many fail to make the transition to the workforce. More and more youth drop out of…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Rowland, Ben; Durante, Juan José; Martin, Dougal
Two basic factors shape private sector development in Belize. First, the population is small - only 322,000 as of mid-2008. This limits the size of the domestic market and potential economies of…
Sep 2010
Author(s): Horton, John; Lemay, Michele H.; Rogers, Cassandra; Manzano, Osmel; Kambel, Ellen-Rose; Alonso, Laura; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Klinger, Bailey; Shukla, Gangadhar P.; Martin, Dougal; Shearer, Matthew; Hausmann, Ricardo; Perez Maillard, Michelle; Russell, Mariko; Norton, Roger; Philipp, Daniela; Bishop, Kristyna; Campos Ortiz, Melina
Towards a Sustainable and Efficient State: The Development Agenda of Belize represents a tangible expression of the Inter-American Development Bank's commitment to generating knowledge as part…