Sep 2019
Author(s): Grenade, Kari; Wright, Allan
This policy brief discusses strategic imperatives to build “360 resilience” in Caribbean countries. In this regard, it calls for a change of course in the region’s development trajectory and puts…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Shik, Olga; Boyce, Rachel; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
The agricultural sector accounts for 3.8 percent of the GDP of Barbados and 2.9 percent of its jobs. The Government of Barbados considers agriculture to be one of the nation’s potential growth…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Guala, Federico; Pineda, Emilio
Empresas de propiedad estatal (EPE) presentan un desafío importante para programas de reforma fiscal de América Latina y el Caribe. Si bien los expertos del tema han propuesto varias estrategias para…
May 2019
Author(s): Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Lembo, Carolina; Yitani, José; Astorga, Ignacio; Astesiano, Gastón; Corzo, Julio Franco
La serie de casos de estudio en Asociaciones Público-Privadas en América Latina y el Caribe nace con el propósito de dar a conocer a una audiencia amplia la experiencia de la región en el desarrollo…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Mendes Constante, Jonas
The objective of this report is to describe international solutions and good practices for PCS solutions based on key drivers for successful PCS implementation, as described by the International Port…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Mendes Constante, Jonas
El propósito de este informe es describir soluciones internacionales y buenas prácticas para los PCS, sobre la base de los determinantes clave de la implementación exitosa de un PCS, de acuerdo con…
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 2019
Author(s): Ponce De León, Marisela; Koinange, Carly
Caminar, ir en bicicleta (movilidad activa ) y en transporte público son actividades cotidianas en la región de América Latina y el Caribe, sin embargo, la falta de seguridad vial y seguridad…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Smets, Lodewijk; Piatti-Fünfkirchen, Moritz
This study examines the relationship between public financial management (PFM), the financing of health interventions and health outcomes. Specifically, the paper econometrically tests whether the…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Alberti, Juan
This paper compares two approaches to the evaluation of mega transport project success. The first one is called the “iron triangle” approach. Under this approach, a megaproject is considered…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Robles, Marcos; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Schady, Norbert; Zuluaga, Daniela; Fuertes, Nicolás; Kang, Minji
In this second issue of the series "The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean", we analyze the evolution of the labor market in the education and health sectors. Not only do we…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Pimenta, Carlos; Seco, Antonio
Based on the analysis of some success factors of integrated financial management information systems (IFMIS) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), this paper identifies the technological pillars…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Yañez, Patricia; Sanchez, Raul
This paper provides an overview of salient road safety issues in the LAC region. It reviews existing theoretical and empirical evidence of interventions to improve road safety outcomes, concentrating…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Hansz, Martín; Hernández, Diego; Rubinstein da Silva, Elias
La planificación del transporte urbano se ha desarrollado tradicionalmente sobre la base de modelos analíticos centrados en la movilidad observada, esto es, en los desplazamientos y sus…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Mitnik, Oscar A.; Sanchez, Raul; Yañez, Patricia
This paper quantifies the impacts of transport infrastructure investments on economic activity in Haiti, proxied by satellite luminosity data. Our identification strategy exploits the differential…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Josling, Timothy; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo; Shik, Olga; Boyce, Rachel; Foster, William; Derlagen, Christian; Muñoz, Gonzalo; De los Santos, Jesús; Nuenninghoff, Sybille; Bayard, Budry; Gachot, Sebastien; Pavilus, Cleeford
This publication summarizes the agricultural policy analyses conducted in nine Caribbean countries (Suriname, Guyana, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Belize, Barbados, The Bahamas, and Trinidad…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Murguia, Juan M.; Hossiso, Kassu W; Lence, Sergio H.
Land titling and property rights have been the central tenant of agricultural and rural development policy for many years since land is one of the key assets for production of agricultural goods and…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Murguia, Juan M.; Hossiso, Kassu W; Lence, Sergio H.
La titulación de tierras y sus derechos de propiedad han sido un tema central de las políticas agrícolas y de desarrollo rural por muchos años. La titulación de tierras facilita el acceso al crédito…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Fernández Díez, María Carmen; Fernandini Puga, Manuel
En esta publicación se recoge información relevante para propiciar el diálogo y el debate en torno a políticas de financiamiento de las tecnologías en el sector agropecuario. El objetivo es que sirva…
Aug 2018
Author(s): De Salvo, Carmine Paolo; Salazar, Lina; López, César Augusto
It is a well-known fact that a great majority of countries implement agricultural input subsidies as a tool to boost agricultural productivity and output. However, even though this practice is widely…