Jan 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura
This paper presents an assessment of financial market development, access, and inclusion for Barbados. Based on a review of indicators, survey data, and other metrics, our analysis suggests that…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gauto, Victor; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
The March 2019 Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin focuses on a specific challenge for the Caribbean economies – insufficient financial inclusion, which can hold back growth, development, and efforts…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry
Despite tremendous strides in recent years toward economic stabilization, debt reduction, and structural reform, financial sector development and access in Jamaica lag behind peers. Development-…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Cornick, Jorge; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Rivas, Gonzalo
Productive development policies (PDPs) are notoriously hard. They involve a daunting level of technical detail, require public-private collaboration, are in constant danger of capture, and demand…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Rodríguez Cabello, Jorge; Rivas, Gonzalo; Seemann, Alex
Un aspecto clave para poder diseñar, monitorear y evaluar las políticas públicas es la disponibilidad, pertinencia y manejo integrado de la información pública. Para estos efectos, se requiere de una…
Sep 2010
Author(s): Rivas, Gonzalo
Doubts exist in many Latin American countries regarding the possibility of successfully implementing policies to support productive development. After briefly presenting the theoretical background…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Rivas, Gonzalo
En muchos países de América Latina existen dudas sobre la posibilidad de implementar exitosamente políticas de apoyo al desarrollo productivo. Luego de presentar brevemente los antecedentes teóricos…
Feb 2010
Author(s): Daude, Christian; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
This paper combines development and growth accounting exercises with economic theory to estimate the relative importance of total factor productivity and the accumulation of factors of production in…