Jun 2019
Author(s): Asher, Sam; Novosad, Paul
As cities in developing countries continue to grow rapidly, there is little empirical evidence about how this affects growth in surrounding rural economies. We study the effects of shocks to labor…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason
The Year 2019 and Beyond
• Following the recent strong performance of the global economy, forecasts are slightly less optimistic for the future. In addition, downside risks have increased and…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gauto, Victor; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
The March 2019 Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin focuses on a specific challenge for the Caribbean economies – insufficient financial inclusion, which can hold back growth, development, and efforts…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica tuvo que enfrentar la crisis financiera mundial del 2008 con una economía débil y altos niveles de deuda. En esta coyuntura económica, la situación fiscal de Jamaica se hizo insostenible. A…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin
The concepts of economic growth, public debt, and the government’s fiscal balance are strongly intertwined. In Barbados, low growth and recurring fiscal deficits have led to rapid accumulation of…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Bernal, Pedro
Maintaining high standards of care from doctors, nurses and other health professionals is of critical importance for an effective and efficient health system. Yet deficient levels of health worker…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Celhay, Pablo; Chemor Ruiz, Antonio; Delgado Sánchez, Verónica; Halley Castillo, María Elizabeth; Martinez, Sebastian; Muñoz, Matías; Pérez, Michelle; Perez-Cuevas, Ricardo; Villagrán Muñoz, Víctor Manuel
El Programa Seguro Médico Siglo XXI (SMSXXI)2 tiene el objetivo de facilitar el acceso a los servicios de salud y contribuir a disminuir el empobrecimiento causado por problemas de salud, mediante el…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Moriya, Henry; Fernández Díez, María Carmen; Fernandini Puga, Manuel; Méndez, Juan Carlos
Este estudio presenta la aplicación de una metodología de diagnóstico de la demanda y la oferta de financiamiento para el desarrollo y la adopción de nuevas tecnologías digitales (NTD) en la cadena…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The July 2017 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2017 for the eight countries covered by…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Pavel Vidal, Alejandro
En el presente estudio se realizan mediciones, a la tasa PPA, del PIB total y per cápita y la productividad de la economía cubana, y se comparan con 10 economías de similar tamaño en América Latina y…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Echavarría, Juan José; Villamizar-Villegas, Mauricio; McAllister, Daniela
Utilizamos una extensa base de datos de panel del período 2006-2014, proveniente de múltiples fuentes de información, entre las que están el Fondo para el Financiamiento del Sector Agropecuario (…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Caruso Bloeck, Martín; Galiani, Sebastián; Ibarrarán, Pablo
This paper discusses theoretical and practical issues related to long-term care (LTC) services in Latin America. Demand for these services will rise as the region undergoes a swift demographic…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Caruso Bloeck, Martín; Galiani, Sebastián; Ibarrarán, Pablo
Este documento analiza las cuestiones teóricas y prácticas relacionadas a los servicios de cuidados de larga duración (CLD) en América Latina. La demanda de estos servicios irá en aumento a medida…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The February 2017 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks in the region, simple average growth expectations for2017 for the eight countries covered by Revela fell by 0.1% from 2.4% to 2.3…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wenner, Mark D.; Wright, Allan; Clarke, Dillon; Waithe, Kimberly
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores constraints to private sector development in the Caribbean. With economic growth weak and dependent on only a few sectors -either tourism or…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Cheng, Gong; Díaz Cassou, Javier; Erce, Aitor
Despite the frequency of official debt restructurings, little systematic evidence has been produced on their characteristics and implications. Using a dataset covering more than 400 Paris Club…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The October 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered by…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra
Energy revenues represent roughly 45 percent of Trinidad and Tobago's GDP and are highly volatile since they are correlated with the price of oil and gas. Hence, sharp changes in energy prices,…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica entered the world economic downturn in 2008 from a position of ongoing weak economic performance and high, increasing debt levels. As a result, Jamaica's fiscal situation quickly became…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The September 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered…