Nov 2019
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gomes, Zandra ; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Waithe, Kimberly
Barbados is a small tourism based economy accounting directly for 12 percent of real gross domestic product and over 40 percent of GDP when considering indirect spillovers to other sectors. It has…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Schwartz, Moises; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Dippel, Christian; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Khadan, Jeetendra; Pecha, Camilo; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Loser, Claudio; Wright, Allan; Waithe, Kimberly; Bollers, Elton; Bonnett, Kevin; Wenner, Mark D.; Mejia, Camila; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk
The book explores the historical development and status of political and economic institutions in The Caribbean. The Caribbean institutional reality is studied vis-à-vis best international practices…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Schijman, Agustina; Puerta, Juan Manuel; Alonso, Pablo; Carpanelli, María del Mar; Ramirez Abarca, Nadia; Hernández, María José; Figueroa, Claudia; Sadeghi, Patricia
This evaluation assesses the relevance, implementation, and effectiveness of the tax policy and administration interventions supported by the IDB over the last decade (2007-2016). To assess relevance…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Wright, Allan; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Clarke, Dillon; Waithe, Kimberly
The macroeconomic performance of the countries in the Country Caribbean Department on average worsened in 2016 but is expected to improve in 2017. However, downside risks remain, including heightened…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Donovan, Michael G.; McHardy, Pauline
Despite the large number of social housing programs in the Caribbean, little is known about their outcomes and the factors underlying evolution of housing policy. This report reviews the…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Godinez Puig, Luisa; Sutton, Heather; O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Khadan, Jeetendra
Crime strongly affects persons in the Caribbean. In a recent survey, 40 percent of the Caribbean population identified crime and security-related issues as the main problems facing their country,…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Schijman, Agustina; Haarsager, Ulrike; Khadr, Ali; Hernández, María José; Jansson, Maya
In recent years, the IDB has created several contingent lending instruments designed to anticipate needs caused by external economic shocks or natural disasters. The Board of Executive Directors has…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Schijman, Agustina; Haarsager, Ulrike; Khadr, Ali; Hernández, María José; Jansson, Maya
En años recientes, el BID ha creado varios instrumentos de financiamiento contingente diseñados para anticiparse a necesidades ocasionadas por conmociones económicas externas o desastres naturales.…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Doherty-Bigara, Jennifer
Colombia Sostenible is a country-wide initiative that takes a systemic approach to addressing climate change, social inequality and post conflict challenges built on the sustainable development goals.
Oct 2015
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Khadan, Jeetendra
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…
Oct 2015
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Khadan, Jeetendra
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…
Jul 2015
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Khadan, Jeetendra
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…