May 2019
Author(s): Pratt, Lawrence; Ortega, Juan Manuel
The issuance of green bonds has grown rapidly in the past several years. However, agricultural green bonds have lagged far behind, because of the difficulties of developing international…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Rieble-Aubourg, Sabine; López, Ángela; Elías, Alison; Margron, Josephine-Evelyn; Rodriguez Tapia, Catalina
The coverage of preschool education in Haiti is relatively high. However, it is a service provided primarily by the private sector and faces challenges such as unequal access, low quality, and…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Gallego, Francisco; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Alfonso, Mariana
Tailoring instruction to each student’s needs can produce significant learning gains. However, few programs have successfully implemented this approach. In this paper, we present the results of a…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván; Jaureguiberry, Florencia
The expansion of access to education in the region has been accompanied by greater inclusion: more poor students and those in rural areas are attending school at all levels. In pre-primary and…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Bornacelly, Iván; Jaureguiberry, Florencia
La expansión del acceso educativo en la región ha estado marcada por una mayor inclusion: la población pobre y en zonas rurales tiene mayor asistencia hoy en todos los niveles. En preprimaria y…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Zoido, Pablo
While attendance rates and funding for preprimary have increased education, both remain relatively low. Despite recent efforts like PRIDI, countries still lack data on the quality of programs aimed…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Zoido, Pablo
A pesar de los aumentos en las tasas de asistencia y financiamiento de la educación preprimaria, ambos indicadores permanecen relativamente bajos. A pesar de esfuerzos como PRIDI, países no tienen…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Blenman, Shamar; Khadan, Jeetendra; Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Waithe, Kimberly; Wright, Allan; Schmid, Juan Pedro
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin looks at the year in review. 2017 has been a mixed year for the countries of the Caribbean Country Department of the IDB. While The Bahamas, Barbados and…
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…
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,…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Governments around the world use agricultural policies to intervene in their agricultural sectors. This infographic shows the level of supportgiven to agricultural general services (such as…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Los gobiernos usan las políticas públicas para intervenir en el sector agropecuario de sus países. Esta infografía muestra el nivel de apoyobrindado al sector agropecuario a través de servicios…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.
Economic diversification is an incessant theme threading policy discussion in Trinidad and Tobago, although with an ebb and flow over time. This topic is once again at the forefront of policy…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Castillo, Marola A.
This paper explains in detail the external sustainability assessment approach given by the stock-flow relationship between the net external positions, non-income current account plus net capital…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Anríquez, Gustavo; Foster, William; Ortega, Jorge; Falconi, César; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
Economic theory and econometric evidence support the thesis that the displacement of government expenditures on public goods by subsidies to private goods inhibits the performance of the farm sector…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Anríquez, Gustavo; Foster, William; Ortega, Jorge; Falconi, César; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
La teoría económica y la evidencia empírica disponible apoyan la tesis de que el direccionamiento del gasto público hacia bienes de naturaleza privada, en detrimento del gasto en bienes públicos,…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This publication tells the story of the collaboration between the Inter-American Development Bank, PepsiCo, and the PepsiCo Foundation. At a February 2011 ceremony in Mexico City, a five-year…
May 2016
Author(s): Alcázar, Lorena; Sánchez, Alan
El objetivo del estudio es analizar los niveles, la evolución, la composición y la calidad del gasto público social en la infancia y la niñez en América Latina y el Caribe. Para ello se analiza una…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Gibbons, María Amelia; Maffioli, Alessandro; Rossi, Martín
This paper evaluates the impact of two programs that provide public and private goods, in the form of irrigation canals and materials (such as hail nets). Using a twelve-year panel of wine producers…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Stads, Gert-Jan; Beintema, Nienke M.; Pérez, Sandra; Flaherty, Kathleen; Falconi, César
This report assesses trends in investments, human resource capacity, andresearch outputs in agricultural R&D -excluding the private (for-profit) sector- in LAC. It is an update of Stads and…