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): 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 2020
Author(s): Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
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…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Bollers, Elton;Deyal, Zubin;Gauto, Victor;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Khadan, Jeetendra;Mooney, Henry;Smets, Lodewijk;Waithe, Kimberly;Wright, Allan
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. It also includes recommendations to overcome these…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Mohan, Preeya;Strobl, Eric;Watson, Patrick
In-firm training is a crucial innovative activity in modern knowledge-based economies which face increasing global competition and rapidly changing technology. Nevertheless, there are few studies…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
Using micro data on expenditure and income for 17 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, this paper presents stylized facts on saving behavior by age, education, income and place of residence…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Attzs, Marlene;Maharaj, Malini;Boodhan, Gopiechand
Although the Caribbean region relies heavily on its natural assets as sources of income, generally for tourism and in particular cases from agriculture and energy, environmental taxes in the region…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Saavedra, José Jorge
This presentation was performed for the Regional Policy Dialog meeting in Belize City, on December 5th, 2011. It provides facts and figures related to the state of the service sector in the Caribbean…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Gischler, Christiaan;Janson, Nils
El presente documento analiza la manera de promover la generación distribuida (GD) utilizando energías renovables en mercados emergentes de América Latina y el Caribe con el propósito de incrementar…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Bellony, Annelle;Hoyos, Alejandro;Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper analyzes gender earnings gaps in Barbados and Jamaica, using amatching comparisons approach. In both countries, as in most of the Caribbean region, females educational achievement is…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Saavedra, José Jorge
To enhance private sector development and increase the impact of Private Sector Development (PSD) Strategy Projects, there is a need for a comprehensive program that will link business climate…
Apr 2000
Author(s): Downes, Andrew S.;Mamingi, Nlandu;Antoine, Rose-Marie Belle
One of the major economic challenges facing the Caribbean is the generation of employment opportunities to reduce the high levels of unemployment experienced primarily among the young and female…
Mar 2000
Author(s): Mazza, Jacqueline
This study examines unemployment insurance (UI) for its potential application and implications for Latin American and the Caribbean economies. It surveys current experience with unemployment…