Mar 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…
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…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
The performance of the private sector is crucial for a country's economic growth. Thus, this report revisits the theme of low Caribbean growth, viewed through a macroeconomic lens in the…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Hosein, Roger
This paper estimates the trade, revenue, and welfare effects of the proposedCaribbean Community (CARICOM)-Canada free trade agreement (FTA) on
CARICOM countries using a partial equilibrium…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Waithe, Kimberly; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon; Thomas, Chrystol; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Okey, Onoh-Obasi
British voters surprised the world when they voted to leave the European Union in June 2016. Markets reacted heavily to the surprise, resulting in high volatility in all major stock indices as well…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon
Chinese and Caribbean economic relations have deepened over the past decade and a half. The paper analyzes the impetus for China's foreign economic policy to reach out to developing regions such…
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…
Mar 2015
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Khadan, Jeetendra; Dukharan, Marla; Malcolm, Xavier; Salazni, Mariana; Schmid, Juan Pedro
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Being the first…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Amelina, Maria
This paper provides the first experimental evaluation of the participatory budgeting model showing that it increased public participation in the process of public decision making, increased local tax…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
This policy brief answers three main questions for the Jamaican economy: (a) Do remittances act as a safety net during negative health shocks? (b) Are remittances subject to moral hazard by receivers…