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-…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Suominen, Kati; Campos, Rosario; Inchauspe, Álvaro; Torres Paz, Luis; Achar Samra, Elena; Gamboa Soto, Francisco; Comandari, Carlos Honorato; Lyu, Jaewon; Edwards, Diane; González Izquierdo, María del Coriseo; Hartleb, Karl; Tarradellas i Espuny, Joan; Díaz, Guillermo; Coyoy Echeverría, Erick; Giobergia, Cecilia; Cereseto, Fabiana; Perea, José Ramón; Daude, Christian; Avendaño, Rolando; Moncaut, Nicolás; Wiñazky, Marcelo; Bekerman, Marta; Leiva Bonilla, Juan Carlos; Meléndez Arjona, Marcela; Hallak, Juan Carlos; González, Andrea
In spite of the fact that they make up more than 90% of firms and account for a substantial portion of employment in these countries, rather little is known about the role of small- and mid-size…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Suominen, Kati; Campos, Rosario; Inchauspe, Álvaro; Torres Paz, Luis; Achar Samra, Elena; Gamboa Soto, Francisco; Comandari, Carlos Honorato; Lyu, Jaewon; Edwards, Diane; González Izquierdo, María del Coriseo; Hartleb, Karl; Tarradellas i Espuny, Joan; Díaz, Guillermo; Coyoy Echeverría, Erick; Giobergia, Cecilia; Cereseto, Fabiana; Perea, José Ramón; Daude, Christian; Avendaño, Rolando; Moncaut, Nicolás; Wiñazky, Marcelo; Bekerman, Marta; Leiva Bonilla, Juan Carlos; Meléndez Arjona, Marcela; Hallak, Juan Carlos; González, Andrea
A pesar de que representan más del 90% de las empresas y generan un alto porcentaje del empleo, es bastante poco lo que se sabe sobre el papel que desempeñan las pequeñas y medianas empresas (PYMES)…