May 2017
Author(s): Sutton, Heather; Álvarez, Lucciana; van Dijk, Jan; van Kesteren, John; Ruprah, Inder J.; Godinez Puig, Luisa; Jaitman, Laura; Torre, Iván; Pecha, Camilo
While citizen security has become an ever-increasing concern for many Caribbean countries, the magnitude of the problem has not been matched with an equally robust response in terms of research. This…
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…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This file contains data at the individual level for people older than 16 years old for the LAPOP survey implemented during 2014 in Bahamas. A new module on victimization and crime financed by the IDB…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This file contains data at the individual level for people older than 16 years old for the LAPOP survey implemented during 2014 in Barbados. A new module on victimization and crime financed by the…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This file contains data at the individual level for people older than 16 years old for the LAPOP survey implemented during 2014 in Guyana. A new module on victimization and crime financed by the IDB…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This file contains data at the individual level for people older than 16 years old for the LAPOP survey implemented during 2014 in Jamaica. A new module on victimization and crime financed by the IDB…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This file contains data at the individual level for people older than 16 years old for the LAPOP survey implemented during 2014 in Suriname. A new module on victimization and crime financed by the…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This file contains data at the individual level for people older than 16 years old for the LAPOP survey implemented during 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago. A new module on victimization and crime…
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…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Seepersad, Randy
This report is part of an IDB Technical Note series on crime and violence in the Caribbean. The overall aim is to establish a baseline of the crime prevention arena against which progress can be…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Harriot, Anthony D.; Jones, Marlyn
This report is part of an IDB technical note series on crime and violence in the Caribbean. The overall aim is to establish a baseline of the crime prevention arena against which progress can be…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Godinez Puig, Luisa; Sutton, Heather; O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Khadan, Jeetendra
Crime strongly affects persons in the Caribbean. In a recent survey, 40 percent of the Caribbean population identified crime and security-related issues as the main problems facing their country,…
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…