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…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This report presents a probabilistic disaster risk assessment model for Barbados, focusing on beach erosions caused by episodic cyclonic hazard events and chronic effects associated with maritime…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
The “Study on Disaster Risk Management A macroeconomic cost-benefit analysis for reducing the socio-economic risk of coastal erosion”, a dynamic modelling approach was developed to quantify the…
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…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Jackson, C. Kirabo;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Women with test scores above a secondary school admission threshold for preferred schools increase their years of education and entrance to university. Men increase neither years of schooling nor…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Jackson, C. Kirabo;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Las mujeres cuyos puntajes de exámenes superan el umbral de admisión a la secundaria para ingresar a las escuelas preferentes ven aumentos en sus años de educación y en el acceso a la universidad.…
Sep 2021
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Latin America and the Caribbean are experiencing significant changes in migration patterns. The crisis in Venezuela has generated the second largest displacement of people after the one in Syria and…
Sep 2021
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo;Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico
Latinoamérica y el Caribe están experimentando cambios significativos en sus patrones migratorios. La crisis en Venezuela ha generado el segundo desplazamiento más grande después del de Siria y está…
Sep 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Jackson, C. Kirabo;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Canonical human capital theories posit that education, by enhancing worker skills, reduces the likelihood that a worker will be laid off during times of economic change. Yet, this has not been…
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,…
May 2021
Author(s): Legena, Henry;McKenzie, Brittney;Goodridge, Aria;Pivott, Karyl;Austin, Joshua;Lynch, Kristen;Spencer, Shamika;Cox, Felicia;Holder, Nikolai;Murray, Renique;Prado, Veronica R.;Ravillard, Pauline
This paper presents an alternative to the current use of gasoline and diesel for transportation in Barbados. By relying on experimental evidence, it shows that biomethane emanating from the…
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…
May 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Hoffmann, Bridget;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
This dataset constitutes a panel follow-up to the 2016 Barbados Survey of Living Conditions. It measures welfare related variables before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic including labor…
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…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Ruchansky, Beno;Oña Pólit, Renato;Moreno, Adrián
This publication is based on the studies on the transfer of climate change technologies (CCT) (also called environmentally sound technologies, EST, or TAR, for its Spanish acronym) related to energy…