Dec 2019
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason
The divergence in the development of the countries that correspond to the Inter-American Development Banks Caribbean Country Department and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Christie, Jason; Gomes, Zandra ; Baboolal, Denesh; Montano, Robin
Welcome to the September 2019 Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin. Infrastructure is the lifeblood of a country. However, low, and even declining, investments, insufficient maintenance and extreme…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason
The Year 2019 and Beyond
• Following the recent strong performance of the global economy, forecasts are slightly less optimistic for the future. In addition, downside risks have increased and…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Waithe, Kimberly
The year 2017 brought mixed results for the countries of the Caribbean Country Department of the Inter-American Development Bank, and the situation remains similar in 2018. While The Bahamas,…
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…
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…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Stone, Leslie F.; Maciel, Odette; Quintanilla, Oscar; Sadeghi, Patricia; Bouillon, César P.
This evaluation presents a comparative analysis of the support provided by the Inter-American Development Bank to housing and neighborhood upgrading programs in four countries: Barbados, Guyana,…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Stone, Leslie F.; Maciel, Odette; Quintanilla, Oscar; Sadeghi, Patricia; Bouillon, César P.
Esta evaluación contiene un análisis comparativo del apoyo que ha proporcionado el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo a los programas de vivienda y mejoramiento de barrios de cuatro países: Barbados…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Kellman, Bradley
De-risking has the potential to develop into a threat to Barbados posing a challenge to the country's continued development and economic stability if left unchecked. Early indications are that…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Borda, Patrice
This paper examines the role of disaster shock in a one-sector, representative agent dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model (DSGE). First, it estimates a panel vector autoregresive (VAR) model…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Cuesta, Juan Pablo; García Moreno, Mauricio; Kaufmann, Jorge; Pallavicini, Violeta; Sanginés, Mario
This document presents the executive summary of the "National Progress Report (2007-2013) on Institutional Capacity to Implement Managing for Development Results" in Barbados. It is based…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Cuesta, Juan Pablo; García Moreno, Mauricio; Kaufmann, Jorge; Pallavicini, Violeta; Sanginés, Mario
Este documento presenta el resumen ejecutivo del Informe nacional de avance 2007-2013 sobre la capacidad institucional para implementar la gestión para resultados en el desarrollo en Barbados. Se…
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…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Gray, Cheryl; Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Linares, Ana María; Martin, Lucia; Palomino, Alejandro; Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Soldano, Miguel; Székely, Miguel; Bolza-Schunemann, Eva; Ramirez-Goldin, Ana; Ruiz, Mayra; Beltrán, Víctor; Torres, Mauricio; Vellani, Saleema; Celse L'Hoste, Margareth; Marto, Ricardo
This first Annual Report reviews the past two years of OVE's work, 2013-2014. It is designed in two parts. Part I reports on OVE's recent evaluation activities and findings, on developments…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Gray, Cheryl; Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Linares, Ana María; Martin, Lucia; Palomino, Alejandro; Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Soldano, Miguel; Székely, Miguel; Bolza-Schunemann, Eva; Ramirez-Goldin, Ana; Ruiz, Mayra; Beltrán, Víctor; Torres, Mauricio; Vellani, Saleema; Celse L'Hoste, Margareth; Marto, Ricardo
En este primer Informe Anual se examina el bienio más reciente, 2013-2014, de actividades de OVE. Consta de dos partes. En la primera parte se presentan las actividades de evaluación y los…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Gray, Cheryl; Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Linares, Ana María; Martin, Lucia; Palomino, Alejandro; Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Soldano, Miguel; Székely, Miguel; Bolza-Schunemann, Eva; Ramirez-Goldin, Ana; Ruiz, Mayra; Beltrán, Víctor; Torres, Mauricio; Vellani, Saleema; Celse L'Hoste, Margareth; Marto, Ricardo
Este primeiro Relatório Anual analisa o trabalho do OVE ao longo dos últimos dois anos, 2013 e 2014. O relatório é composto por duas partes. A primeira apresenta as atividades de avaliação mais…