Nov 2019
Author(s): Musacchio, Aldo; Pineda, Emilio; Huber, John; Jara, Mauricio; Kim, Hyungon; Ter-Minassian, Teresa; Wagner, Rodrigo
The situation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to be dire. This book uses an original database of SOE performance that shows that every year about one-…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Mobilizing resources is critical to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and multilateral development banks in particular have been called upon to crowd-in additional financing for the Sustainable…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Salazar Cota, Adriana; Fernández, Luz; Dalaison, Wilhelm
This document provides guidelines for borrowing countries and IDB personnel on green procurement practices, so that Bank’s funded projects will reduce the negative environmental impact of goods,…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Salazar Cota, Adriana; Fernández, Luz; Dalaison, Wilhelm
El objetivo de este documento es orientar a los países prestatarios y al personal del BID en la práctica de las compras verdes a fin de que los proyectos financiados por el Banco no sólo disminuyan…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Harper, Leslie; Orjuela E., Jasbleidy
La contratación pública se ha utilizado como un instrumento para promover objetivos socioeconómicos, ofreciendo una vía óptima para combatir la pobreza y promover el crecimiento económico a nivel…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Reyes-Tagle, Gerardo
This publication covers PPPs with a focus on the implications for public finances in developing economies. Chapter 1 seeks to answer the question of whether PPPs are the “genie in the bottle” for…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Hernández, Juan
Many emerging economies maintain significant positions in both external sovereign debt and foreign reserves, paying spreads of over 250 basis points on average. Arguments advanced in empirical work…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Jiménez, Efraim; Roca, María Eugenia
In recent years, Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC) have modernized their public procurement systems and have been able to increase the efficiency and effectiveness in the use of public…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Jiménez, Efraim; Roca, María Eugenia
En los últimos años, los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) han modernizado sus sistemas de compras públicas con el fin de aumentar la eficacia y eficiencia en el uso de los recursos públicos…
Jun 2017
Author(s): World Bank; Multilateral Development Bank; Inter American Development Bank
Caribbean governments need to make significant investments in high quality infrastructure assets. Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) offer a mechanism for governments to procure, finance and…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto; Hansen, Erwin
This paper examines a panel (1994-2014) of Chilean non-financial firms, both publicly listed and private, which was built to analyze the determinants of the use of foreign currency debt and their…
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): Reyes-Tagle, Gerardo; Garbacik, Karl
Using an alternative methodology to those commonly seen in the literature, we investigate the fiscal and institutional factors that influence policymakers' decisions to use public-private…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Benavides, José Luis; M'Causland Sánchez, María Cecilia; Flórez Salazar, Catalina; Roca, María Eugenia
In recent years, Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries have madeimportant advances in the modernization of their public procurement systems.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB),…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Benavides, José Luis; M'Causland Sánchez, María Cecilia; Flórez Salazar, Catalina; Roca, María Eugenia
Durante los últimos años, los países de América Latina y el Caribe han realizado importantes avances en la modernización de sus sistemas de Compras públicas. El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (…
Dec 2016
Author(s): García-Cicco, Javier; Kawamura, Enrique
This paper empirically tests the effects of foreign currency debt on economic performance and investment behavior in non-financial firms in six Latin America and Caribbean countries. It is found find…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo; Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico
"Panorama de las Administraciones Públicas: América Latina y el Caribe" es la segunda edición de una publicación conjunta entre la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Uyarra, Elvira; Moñux, Diego; Li, Yanchao; Esteban, Adrián; Rigby, John; Ospina, María José; Edler, Jakob
Public procurement accounts for a significant proportion of overall demand for goods and services. Thus, it could be a useful tool for fostering innovation and economic growth. While interest in the…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Barajas, Adolfo; Restrepo, Sergio; Steiner, Roberto; Medellín, Juan Camilo; Pabón, César
After building up foreign currency-denominated (FC) liabilities over several years, the balance sheets of Colombian firms might be particularly vulnerable to a shift in external conditions. This…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Salo, James
Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are major sources of natural resource consumption and environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At the same time, MSMEs make up a…