Feb 2019
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Clarke, Dillon; Johnny, Teneisha
In 2014 a survey of 11 indigenous villages and 337 households was conducted to understand the economic conditions and document perceptions and opinions of leaders and households on various matters of…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Hosein, Roger
The relationship between natural resource endowments and economic growth and development has attracted much attention. Specifically, the Dutch disease phenomenon, which has crippled several economies…
May 2018
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton
This policy brief presents a summary of the development challenges facing the country.
Apr 2018
Author(s): Pasha, Sukrishnalall; Bollers, Elton; Wenner, Mark D.
Guyana has experienced significant economic growth and several waves of reforms over the past two decades. Nevertheless, several constraints continue to affect Guyana’s private sector. This policy…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Clarke, Dillon; Pasha, Sukrishnalall
Most businesses in Guyana are small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are assumed to generate a significant share of employment and contribute to wealth creation. However, they operate in a…
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…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Blenman, Shamar; Khadan, Jeetendra; Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Waithe, Kimberly; Wright, Allan; Schmid, Juan Pedro
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin looks at the year in review. 2017 has been a mixed year for the countries of the Caribbean Country Department of the IDB. While The Bahamas, Barbados and…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Clarke, Dillon; Khadan, Jeetendra; Lorde, Kishmar; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Waithe, Kimberly; Wenner, Mark D.; Wright, Allan
All countries in the Caribbean face fiscal challenges. On the one hand, the countries that depend on tourism – Jamaica, Barbados, and The Bahamas – are at different stages of dealing with the…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Pasha, Sukrishnalall; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon
Guyana is a country with abundant mineral wealth. Extractive industries, along with agriculture, drive the economy. Mining poses several inherent challenges due to its negative impact on the…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Waithe, Kimberly; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon; Khadan, Jeetendra; Pradelli, Juan Jose
This issue of the Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores the importance of commodities for the region’s countries. While the Caribbean includes commodity producers, most members depend heavily…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wenner, Mark D.; Wright, Allan; Clarke, Dillon; Waithe, Kimberly
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores constraints to private sector development in the Caribbean. With economic growth weak and dependent on only a few sectors -either tourism or…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon
Chinese and Caribbean economic relations have deepened over the past decade and a half. The paper analyzes the impetus for China's foreign economic policy to reach out to developing regions such…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.; Waithe, Kimberly; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Thomas, Chrystol; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Blenman, Shamar
A moniker often invoked to describe the Caribbean is: "high debt, low growth." It was never completely true. Today it may have become so. The tourism countries, Jamaica, Barbados, and The…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Godinez Puig, Luisa; Sutton, Heather; O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Khadan, Jeetendra
Crime strongly affects persons in the Caribbean. In a recent survey, 40 percent of the Caribbean population identified crime and security-related issues as the main problems facing their country,…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Rogers, Roger; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon
The government of Guyana signed a rice compensation agreement with Venezuela in 2009 wherein Guyanese rice exports were accepted in partial payment for imports of Venezuelan oil. The agreement ended…
Jan 2016
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Khadan, Jeetendra; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The countries…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Johnny, Teneisha
Guyana has high potential to develop a nature-based tourist niche market and help diversify its economic base, which now depends on the export of primary commodities. Despite many natural attractions…
Oct 2015
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Khadan, Jeetendra
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The countries…
Oct 2015
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Khadan, Jeetendra
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The countries…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.
Many independent countries in the Caribbean have large stocks of migrantsabroad who send remittances to relatives in the homeland. Most Caribbean
migrants reside in four principal host or…