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-…
May 2018
Author(s): Keller, Lukas; Maldonado, René; Vivanco, Fermín; Cervantes G., Jesús; Bonilla, Salvador
En 2017, repuntó el ingreso de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) por remesas del exterior, lo que benefició a millones de hogares receptores y contribuyó al financiamiento de sus gastos de manutención…
May 2018
Author(s): Keller, Lukas; Maldonado, René; Vivanco, Fermín; Cervantes G., Jesús; Bonilla, Salvador
In 2017, the income of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) from remittances received from abroad rebounded, benefitting millions of recipient households and helping to fund their living, education…
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…