Apr 2019
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel; Anaya, Fernando
This study describes the options for introducing natural gas in the Caribbean region and includes an economic assessment of the cost of natural gas to each of the countries. The natural gas can…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Sa, Paulo de; Espinasa, Ramón
This report reviews the policies adopted for the management of mineral revenues in resource rich countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with the aim of distilling good practices that could be…
May 2017
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel; Anaya, Fernando
La presente publicación tiene por objetivo evaluar la introducción del gas natural como opción energética en Centroamérica en base a la estimación de la demanda potencial, análisis de estrategias y…
May 2017
Author(s): Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto; Yépez-García, Ariel
The paper investigates the determinants of household energy spending and energy budget shares, with a focus on understanding their non-linear relationship with income, and the presence of economies…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Espinasa, Ramón; Bonzi Teixeira, Augusto; Anaya, Fernando
This Energy Dossier is part of a series of publications produced by the Energy Division of the Infrastructure and Energy Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. It is designed to increase…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Espinasa, Ramón; Medina, Ramón; Tarre, Gustavo
Este estudio tiene como objeto comparar los marcos regulatorios de América Latina, centrándose en Brasil, Colombia, México y Venezuela, con la finalidad comprender cómo afectan el panorama petrolero.
Oct 2016
Author(s): Kahn, Theodore
Japan and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) enjoy a diverse and longstanding economic relationship. The ties between the two economies encompass trade and foreign direct investment in a range of…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel; Levy, Alberto; Valencia J., Adriana M.
The analysis is informed by the particular circumstances and needs of each country, as well as by the goals of key regional energy integration initiatives. The energy sector is referred to here as…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel; Levy, Alberto; Valencia J., Adriana M.
Este documento presenta una revisión de la literatura internacional reciente sobre los hallazgos acerca de las políticas energéticas, programas y desafíos que enfrenta la región de América Latina y…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Levy Yeyati, Eduardo; Zúñiga, Jimena
Capital flows have been the subject of acute policy concern since the Brady plan launched the emerging markets bond asset class. Their massive volume, coupled with their volatile and procyclical…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Cruces, Juan José
This paper measures the flow of funds into the real estate sector for the city of Buenos Aires since 1992 and compares it to traditional savings instruments. For each dollar that went into the city…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Pereira da Silva, Luiz A.; Agénor, Pierre-Richard
This paper discusses, from an analytical and operational perspective, the use of reserve requirements and loan loss provisions as countercyclical macroprudential instruments. In recent years both of…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Walter, Martin
This note provides a snapshot of key indicators of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) extractives sector: the basic elements underpinning current debates. The first section examines LAC…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie
In this paper, the author examines the current structure of the tax system for hydrocarbon production in Trinidad and Tobago in light of global trends in hydrocarbon taxation. Some of the main…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Janson, Nils; Gischler, Christiaan; Humpert, Malte; Espinasa, Ramón
This Energy Dossier is part of a series of publications produced by the Energy Division of the Infrastructure and Environment Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. It is designed to…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Kim, Seung Keon; Jeong, Woo Soo; Park, Joon Ah
One of the world's poorest countries following the devastation of the Korean War, the Republic of Korea is now the world's fifth largest trading partner and a major manufacturer of…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Shapira, Philip; Youtie, Jan; Cox, Debbie; Uyarra, Elvira; Gök, Abullah; Rogers, Juan; Downing, Chris
This technical note analyzes international experiences and practices of public technology extension service programs. Technology extension services comprise varied forms of assistance provided…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn; Quintanilla, Oscar
This case study, an input to a comparative project evaluation of IDB-supported urban transport projects, examines the project's design, implementation, results, and sustainability. It starts by…
May 2015
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Trinidad and Tobago faces a challenge with regards to climate change. The country contributes less than 1.0 % of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but its annual emissions per capita rank very…
Feb 2015
Author(s): Casas-Alatriste, José Antonio; Espinasa, Ramón
This study results from a need to have more precise knowledge of the recently approved Energy Reform, and its secondary laws and regulations. It identifies opportunities that may arise for…