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…
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): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
We do not live in a vacuum. Instead, we are connected to innumerable other living entities, and our individual vantage point is only one among many. When we hear people talk about protecting the…
May 2016
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Los seres humanos no existimos en la nada sino que siempre estamos inmersos en algún paisaje. Observamos a quienes están a nuestro alrededor y al paisaje que lo conforma y simultáneamente los demás…
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…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Stads, Gert-Jan; Beintema, Nienke M.; Pérez, Sandra; Flaherty, Kathleen; Falconi, César
Este informe evalúa las tendencias en la inversión, la capacidad en recursos humanos y los resultados de investigación en I+D agropecuario -excluyendo el sector privado (con fines de lucro)- en LAC.…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Espinasa, Ramón
New production in the United States, due to a significant increase in unconventional oil reserves that were not exploited until recently, is changing the outlook for the international oil market. The…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Espinasa, Ramón
El ensayo describe la nueva fisonomía y la mecánica defuncionamiento del mercado petrolero mundial y está dividido en seis partes.
Las tres primeras analizan la evolución del mercado en los…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Stone, Leslie F.; Scholl, Lynn; Fevre, Chloe; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Linares, Ana María; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Hernández, María José; Molina, Adriana; Vargas, María José; Maciel, Odette
As part of its 2015-16 work plan, the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) is preparing the evaluation of the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) country program with Trinidad and Tobago…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Stone, Leslie F.; Scholl, Lynn; Fevre, Chloe; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Linares, Ana María; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Hernández, María José; Molina, Adriana; Vargas, María José; Maciel, Odette
En el marco de su plan de trabajo para 2015-2016, la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE) está preparando la evaluación del programa de país del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo con Trinidad y…