Jun 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
The COVID-19 crisis will have devastating implications for countries around the world, particularly tourism-dependent economies. This paper highlights the vulnerability of many Latin American and…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Bottan, Nicolas L.; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.; Hoffmann, Bridget
The current coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented public health challenge that has devastating economic impacts for households. Using a sample of 230,540 respondents to online surveys in 17…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Ubfal, Diego; Arráiz, Irani; Beuermann, Diether; Frese, Michael; Maffioli, Alessandro; Verch, Daniel
A randomized controlled trial with 945 entrepreneurs in Jamaica shows positive short-term impacts of soft-skills training on business outcomes. The effects are concentrated among men and disappear 12…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Frisari, Giovanni Leo; Mills, Anaitée; Silva Zuniga, Mariana C.; Donadi, Elisa; Ham, Marcel; Shepherd, Christine; Pohl, Irene
The need to consider climate change issues in the provision of infrastructure services through PPPs originates from two key observations: On one side, Jamaica like many small island states faces many…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Vizeu Pinheiro, Maria; Rojas Sánchez, Laura; Long, Sarah Chamness; Ponce, Alejandro
Un medio ambiente sano es crítico para la salud pública, la vitalidad de los ecosistemas y la sostenibilidad de las sociedades. La mayoría de los países apoyan esta visión y han adoptado un marco…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Vizeu Pinheiro, Maria; Rojas Sánchez, Laura; Long, Sarah Chamness; Ponce, Alejandro
A healthy environment is critical to public health, ecosystem vitality, and the sustainability of societies. A majority of countries have endorsed this view and adopted environmental framework laws…
May 2020
Author(s): Bollers, Elton; Christie, Jason; Gauto, Victor; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Khadan, Jeetendra; Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Amann, Edmund
The policies being implemented in the region to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 are short-term support mechanisms, to ensure income for the most vulnerable groups and support to firms facing demand…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Bertoni, Eleonora; Elacqua, Gregory; Méndez, Carolina; Montalva, Veronica; Munevar, Isabela; Westh Olsen, Anne Sofie; Román, Alonso
Considerando los desafíos que la región enfrenta en seleccionar y asignar los mejores docentes a las escuelas que más los necesitan, en este documento tratamos de responder a dos preguntas…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason; Amann, Edmund; Khadan, Jeetendra
This special edition of the Caribbean Quarterly Bulletin focuses on the evolving economic and human consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak for countries in the Caribbean region. Our team of…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Brichetti, Juan Pablo; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Chisari, Omar O.; Mastronardi, Leonardo; Serebrisky, Tomás; Vila Martínez, Juan Pablo
En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de modelos de Equilibrio General Computado aplicados al análisis del impacto de la infraestructura en varios países de América Latina y el Caribe:…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Amann, Edmund; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Castellani, Francesca; Gauto, Victor; Rosenblatt, David
These briefings identify the economic consequences of the outbreak of COVID-19 in each of the IDBG borrowing member countries, as of April 3rd, 2020.
Mar 2020
Author(s): Masson, Malaika; Ehrhardt, David; Lizzio, Veronica
This paper uses detailed datasets and modelling of 13 countries to develop sustainable energy pathways for the Caribbean. These pathways can deliver US$16 billion in net benefits over 20 years,…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Furlán, Marcelo; Persson, Svante; Cabrera, María Margarita; Zepeda, David
Proadapt es un proyecto del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), creado en asociación con el Fondo Nórdico de Desarrollo (NDF), que identifica y pilotea el desarrollo de metodologías,…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra
This paper provides long- and short -run tax buoyancy estimates for a group of 12 Caribbean countries over the period 1991-2017. By using panel regressions, this paper finds that the long- and short-…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Viscidi, Lisa; Yépez-García, Ariel
Auctions are a leading tool for facilitating clean energy investment. Latin America has been at the forefront of using auctions to develop renewable energy capacity. Some of the worlds first…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Amann, Edmund; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason
The divergence in the development of the countries that correspond to the Inter-American Development Banks Caribbean Country Department and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Roseth, Benjamin; Reyes, Angela
This report illustrates how Caribbean countries experience the smallest unit of public policy: the government transaction. Government transactions--requesting a birth certificate, registering a…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Musacchio, Aldo; Pineda, Emilio; Huber, John; Jara, Mauricio; Kim, Hyungon; Ter-Minassian, Teresa; Wagner, Rodrigo
The situation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to be dire. This book uses an original database of SOE performance that shows that every year about one-…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Amann, Edmund; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Christie, Jason; Gomes, Zandra ; Baboolal, Denesh; Montano, Robin
Welcome to the September 2019 Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin. Infrastructure is the lifeblood of a country. However, low, and even declining, investments, insufficient maintenance and extreme…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Calderón, Estefanía
En los últimos años, las oficinas de registro civil e identificación han impulsado cambios institucionales para mejorar la prestación de sus servicios y lograr que una mayor cantidad de la población…