May 2022
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
San Salvador island in the Bahamas is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts due to its limited land space, fragile ecosystems, population and assets exposure, limited human and technological…
May 2022
Author(s): Carrera-Marquis, Daniela;Espiga, Franklin;Johnson, Trevor
Hurricanes Joaquin, Matthew, Irma, and Dorian have left indelible marks on the Bahamian landscape. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in cooperation with ECLAC, has conducted Damage and Loss…
Mar 2022
Author(s): Carrera-Marquis, Daniela;Canache, Marisela;Espiga, Franklin
After hurricane Dorian and the provision of initial emergency services, the government of The Bahamas asked the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to assess the resulting damage, losses and…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David;Mooney, Henry;Clayton, Khamal;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Graham, Monique;Khadan, Jeetendra;Satnarine-Singh, Nirvana
Last year ended with incipient but fragile economic recoveries in most Caribbean economies. Relatively low vaccination rates remain a concern in the six countries covered by the Caribbean Country…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Bernales, Alejandro;Beuermann, Diether;Cumming, Douglas;Olid, Christian
Relatively little is known about the effects of blue-collar crime (theft, robbery, vandalism or arson) on financial decisions. Previous literature has focused its attention either on 'regional…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Reyes-Tagle, Gerardo;Musacchio, Aldo;Hosein, Roger;Wagner, Rodrigo;Pan, Carolina;Yu, Fernando; Park, Yery;Gookool, Rebeca;Escobar, Bernardita;La Cruz, Tamira;Araya, Sergio;Figueroa, Camila;Rosso, Lucas
This book examines the role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in contributing to the fiscal instability of the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago (CCB6), with the…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David;Mooney, Henry;García Zaballos, Antonio;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Christie, Jason;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
This edition reviews the long-term performance of economic growth and productivity in the region. It then draws on research from the Inter-American Development Banks Connectivity, Markets, and…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Gómez Osorio, Andrés;García Ferro, Luz Ángela;Zepeda, David;Larrota Rojas, Dan Esteban
A stalled rural census project, students with disabilities who had no access to in-person classes due to the pandemic, infrastructure projects that had to be carried out in a neighborhood where the…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Gómez Osorio, Andrés;García Ferro, Luz Ángela;Zepeda, David;Larrota Rojas, Dan Esteban
Un proyecto de catastro rural que no avanzaba, estudiantes con discapacidad que se quedaron sin clases presenciales por cuenta de la pandemia, obras de infraestructura que debían realizarse en un…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Gómez Osorio, Andrés;García Ferro, Luz Ángela;Zepeda, David;Larrota Rojas, Dan Esteban
Um projeto de cadastro rural que no avançava, alunos com deficincia que ficaram sem aulas presenciais devido à pandemia, a realizaço de obras de infraestrutura em um bairro dominado pela gangue Mara…
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): Gomez Garcia, 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…