Nov 2021
Author(s): Rave, Claudia; Landaverde, Osvaldo; Persaud, Christopher
Este documento presenta el mapeo de cadenas y corredores logísticos para el Cono Sur base para el análisis de brechas, oportunidades y restricciones en la inversión en infraestructura de integración…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Janson, Nils; Burkhard, Lindsay N.; Jones, Sara
The Caribbean Water Study describes the operational and financial performance of selected water utilities in the Caribbean as reported by the utilities as well as secodary sources, the situation of…
Sep 2021
Author(s): Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gartner, Mikaël; Palomino, Luis
This paper analyses the macroeconomic effects of Hurricanes Joaquin (2015), Matthew (2016), Irma (2017), and Dorian (2019) across different islands in The Bahamas. The methodology used, based on…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe; Frazier, Gralyn; McCaskie, Ariel; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Christie, Jason; Khadan, Jeetendra; Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
For more than a year, the Caribbean economics team at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has focused on the potential implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for lives and livelihoods across the…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Khoury, Fares
The objective of this report is to present an actionable programme to bring initial moonshot ideas into fully accomplishable projects, ready to be deployed. It comprises three parts. The first part,…
Jun 2021
Author(s): Chakalall, Yuri; Carrera-Marquis, Daniela; Espiga, Franklin; Smith, Katherine; Best, Daniel M.; Otsuyama, Kensuke; Tanaka, Hideharu
This Brochure captures the content of the Workshop held last year August 24, 2021 on 'International Good Practices and Lessons learned in Post Disaster Reconstruction in The Bahamas' with…
May 2021
Author(s): Gómez García, Olga; Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Frazier, Gralyn; McCaskie, Ariel; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Christie, Jason; Khadan, Jeetendra; Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
Countries around the world have endured over a year of extreme uncertainty in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, and economies in the Caribbean have suffered more than most. But with the increasing…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Pollock, Wilson
Pivot is a movement of radical ideas for the Caribbean of the future. In 2020, the IDB and its partners (Caribbean Climate Smart-Accelerator (CCSA), Destination Experience (DE), and Singularity…
Feb 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Schwartz, Moises; Reyes-Tagle, Gerardo; Silvani, Carlos; Ospina, Laura; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Loser, Claudio; Mooney, Henry; Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol; Rosenblatt, David; Ter-Minassian, Teresa; Ossowski, Rolando; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gauto, Victor; Khadan, Jeetendra; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; De Haan, Jakob; Rojas-Suárez, Liliana; Beck, Thorsten
This volume focuses on economic institutions defined as rules and organizational arrangements that, if they govern the design and implementation of fiscal and monetary policies, can better align…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura; Khadan, Jeetendra
This paper provides an insight on the gender impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Caribbean. The analysis makes use of the April 2020 online COVID-19 survey that the Inter-American Development…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Mooney, Henry; Bollers, Elton; Rosenblatt, David; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Frazier, Gralyn; McCaskie, Ariel; Khadan, Jeetendra; Abdul-Haqq, Nazera; Gauto, Victor
For most Caribbean countries, the COVID-19 pandemic will translate into the deepest single-year contraction of real GDP on record in 2020. With the exception of Guyana, countries have experienced…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Bosch, Mariano; Cabrita Felix, Carolina; Cerda, Rodrigo; García-Huitrón, Manuel; Gutiérrez, Laura Karina; Tapia Troncoso, Waldo
The 2019 PLAC Network's Pension Indicators are a dataset containing information related to the labor markets and pension systems of the nineteen PLAC Network member countries: Argentina, Bahamas…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Bosch, Mariano; Cabrita Felix, Carolina; Cerda, Rodrigo; García-Huitrón, Manuel; Gutiérrez, Laura Karina; Tapia Troncoso, Waldo
The PLAC Network's Pension Indicators are a dataset containing information related to the labor markets and pension systems of the nineteen PLAC Network member countries: Argentina, Bahamas,…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Saavedra, José Jorge; Alleng, Gerard
Like other Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Caribbean island economies have intrinsic characteristics that make them vulnerable to external shocks. The recent pandemic highlights the structural…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Giles Álvarez, Laura; McCaskie, Ariel; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
Except for Barbados, the Caribbean region experienced a new surge of Covid cases in the middle of this summer. Several factors contributed to this unfortunate situation: a rise in imported cases as…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Bonvecchi, Alejandro; Scartascini, Carlos
This book combines an institutional political economy approach to policy making with social network analysis of social policy formulation processes. Based on extensive interviews with governmental…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Milano, Flavia; Pallares, Ulises
This publication provides precise guidance on how to conduct public consultations with stakeholders. It also brings together regulatory frameworks in the Bahamas to conduct public consultations in…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Rennie, Gavin; Hartnett, Brad K.; Reyes, Victoria; Siegert, Dafna; Sandoval, Daniel; Banda, Maria
The objective of this project is to understand and analyze the innovation gap in the LAC regions power & utilities industry, using countries in Europe, Asia, and other regions as a benchmark. The…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Rennie, Gavin; Hartnett, Brad K.; Reyes, Victoria; Siegert, Dafna; Sandoval, Daniel; Banda, Maria
El objetivo principal de este proyecto es comprender y analizar la brecha de innovación en la industria energética de la región de ALC, utilizando los países de Europa, Asia y otras regiones como…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Center for Latin American Studies on Insecurity and Violence; Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero; Bergman, Marcelo; Seepersad, Randy; Safranoff, Ana; Cafferata, Fernando G.
This report presents new systematic data on the characteristics of inmates in prisons in six Caribbean countries, the factors which may have led to their incarceration, the conditions within the…