Apr 2017
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Pecha, Camilo
This policy brief answers three main questions with respect to the no-user-fee policy adopted across public health centres in Jamaica: (i) Has the policy improved health status among working age…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; Salazni, Mariana
Sustainable economic growth has reemerged as a subject of Caribbean policydiscussions, given the region's relatively lackluster performance in recent
decades. However, most policy…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
This policy brief answers three main questions for the Jamaican economy: (a) Do remittances act as a safety net during negative health shocks? (b) Are remittances subject to moral hazard by receivers…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Salazni, Mariana
Are output changes and the unemployment rate related in Trinidad and Tobago? According to the economic theory known as Okun's Law, the two variables should be negatively correlated, and for the…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Nugent, Stevonne; Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaican firms are constantly plagued by a number of issues that restrict their ability to grow. The World Bank's Enterprise Survey examined the key indicators to give insight on the business…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Nugent, Stevonne; Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica is projected to exit a prolonged recession that has left deep scars in the socioeconomic conditions of the country. Besides increasing macroeconomic vulnerabilities and halting economic…