Dec 2014
Author(s): Salazni, Mariana; Khadan, Jeetendra; Dukharan, Marla; Gomez Osorio, Camillo; Wenner, Mark D.; Thomas, Chrystol; O'Brien, Cherran; Schmid, Juan Pedro
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The countries…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Alonso, Paloma; Pinto, Diana M.; Astorga, Ignacio; Freddi, Jazmin
Esta publicación es la primera de cinco notas técnicas sobre asociaciones público-privadas (APP) en el sector de la salud en la región de América Latina. La finalidad de esta primera nota es…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Benedetti, Fiorella; Farach, Marcos; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Villa, Juan Miguel
Con el propósito de mejorar la eficiencia distributiva del gasto social en Honduras dentro de un contexto de fuertes restricciones fiscales, es indispensable priorizar a los hogares más pobres como…
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…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Pinto, Diana M.; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Stampini, Marco; Carman, Katherine Grace; Guanais, Frederico C.; Luoto, Jill; Sánchez, Mario; Cali, Jonathan
This technical note discusses how behavioral economics insights can be used to enhance the design of health interventions, with emphasis on those addressing non-communicable diseases, by promoting…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Pinto, Diana M.; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Stampini, Marco; Carman, Katherine Grace; Guanais, Frederico C.; Luoto, Jill; Sánchez, Mario; Cali, Jonathan
Esta publicación discute como utilizar los principios de la economía del comportamiento para mejorar el diseño de las intervenciones de salud ¿especialmente las relacionadas con enfermedades no…
Jun 2014
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Kamau, Musheer O.; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Khadan, Jeetendra; Salazni, Mariana; Elías, Carlos; Dukharan, Marla; Beuermann, Diether; Sierra, Ricardo
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin analyzes recent economic developments of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. This issue's Special Country Reports…
Jan 2014
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Clarke, Dillon; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Kamau, Musheer O.; Salazni, Mariana; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Dukharan, Marla
The Quarterly Bulletin analyzes recent economic developments of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The Special Country Reports consider trends in tourism, and…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Tejerina, Luis; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Benedetti, Fiorella; Buchbinder, Barbara
En esta nota se describe el piloto realizado por el Programa de Asignación Familiar (PRAF) de Honduras sobre los mecanismos de pago de sus transferencias de ingreso. En el documento reseñan los…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Bossert, Thomas; Blanchet, Nathan; Sheetz, Suzanne; Pinto, Diana M.; Cali, Jonathan; Perez-Cuevas, Ricardo
This technical note presents a comparative analysis of Latin America's fragmented health systems. It provides a detailed account of health system fragmentation along six dimensions (…
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…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Baxter, Sasha; Nugent, Stevonne; Dukharan, Marla; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Ruprah, Inder J.; Salazni, Mariana; Kamau, Musheer O.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Clarke, Dillon; Thomas, Chrystol; O'Brien, Cherran
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments and analyzes the topic of energy for the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Nugent, Stevonne; Baxter, Sasha; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Salazni, Mariana; Kamau, Musheer O.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Clarke, Dillon; Thomas, Chrystol; O'Brien, Cherran
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin provides economic conjunctural and structural information about this particular region. This issue highlights the real growth that remained weak during the…
Mar 2013
Author(s): Shi, Leiyu; Pinto, Diana M.; Guanais, Frederico C.
Renewed interest in the Primary Health Care-PHC agenda is a common element of the majority of recent health system reforms throughout Latin America and the Caribbean-LAC. Strengthening of PHC has…
Jan 2013
Author(s): Rubio-Codina, Marta; Attanasio, Orazio P.; Meghir, Costas; Varela, Natalia; Grantham-McGregor, Sally
We study the socio-economic gradient of child development on a representative sample of low- and middle-income children aged 6-42 months in Bogota, using the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, a…