Dec 2018
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Suarez, Ginés; Esquivel, Maricarmen; Barandiarán, Melissa; Zuloaga, Daniela
The effects of climate change and disasters triggered by natural hazards pose a significant threat to sustainable development in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. According to the Bank’s…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo
The establishment of the inflation targeting regime in Paraguay is relatively recent, however, the results have been satisfactory. This is because based on the observed data, from the implementation…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Libonatti, Luis
This paper presents a forecasting exercise that assesses the predictive potential of a daily price index based on online prices. Prices are compiled using web scrapping services provided by the…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Zárate, Héctor; Zapata-Sanabria, Daniel R.
The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, we evaluate the responses to the questions on inflation expectations in the World Economic Survey for sixteen inflation targeting countries. Second, we…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Castañeda-Fuentes, Juan Carlos; Valle-Samayoa, Héctor Augusto; Catalán-Herrera, Juan Carlos; Arriaza-Herrera, Juan Carlos; Gutiérrez-Morales, José; Castillo-Maldonado, Carlos Eduardo; Galindo-Gonzáles, Douglas Napoleón; Hurtarte-Aguilar, Guisela; Ortiz-Cardona, Edson Roger
Forecasting the inflation path is an important task for central banks in an inflation targeting regime. Therefore, central banks must continuously evaluate the forecasting accuracy of the models used…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Visconti, Ernesto; Jaimes, Ivonne; Sanahuja, Haris; Torres, Ana María; Benjamin, Lisa
This document describes the general methodology of the Index of Governance and Public Policy in Disaster Risk Management (iGOPP) and presents the main concepts that support both disaster risk…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Waithe, Kimberly
The year 2017 brought mixed results for the countries of the Caribbean Country Department of the Inter-American Development Bank, and the situation remains similar in 2018. While The Bahamas,…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Garegnani, Lorena; Gómez Aguirre, Maximiliano
In 2016 the Central Bank of Argentina began to announce inflation targets. In this context, providing authorities with good estimates of relevant macroeconomic variables is crucial for making…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Fuertes, Alberto; Gimeno, Ricardo; Marqués, José Manuel
In this paper we estimate inflation expectations for several Latin American countries using an affine model that takes as factors the observed inflation and the parameters generated from zero-coupon…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Mora Barrenechea, Mauricio; Heredia Gómez, Juan Carlos; Zeballos Coria, David
This paper analyzes the time-varying degree of inflation expectations anchoring in Bolivia and, more precisely, whether inflation expectations have been in line with the inflation objectives…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Finkelstein-Shapiro, Alan; González Gómez, Andrés; Nuguer, Victoria; Roldán-Peña, Jessica
We use a novel dataset that merges goods-level prices underlying the CPI in Mexico with the balance sheet information of Mexican publicly listed firms and study the connection between firms'…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The geographic location of the Latin America and the Caribbean region makes it susceptible to natural disasters, including hurricanes, landslides, droughts, and earthquakes. In 2017, Latin America…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
La ubicación geográfica de la región de América Latina y el Caribe la vuelve susceptible a los desastres naturales, entre ellos los huracanes, los corrimientos de tierra, las sequías y los terremotos…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Jaimes, Ivonne; Durán, Rolando; Torres, Ana María; Visconti, Ernesto; Noal, Débora
El Índice de Gobernabilidad y Políticas Públicas (iGOPP) en gestión del riesgo de desastres (GRD) ha sido diseñado para evaluar la existencia formal de un número de condiciones legales,…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Garcia, Alvaro; Osorio, Claudio; Torres, Ana María; Visconti, Ernesto; Hraste, Mirka
La institucionalidad actualmente existente en Paraguay para la gestión del riesgo de desastres (GRD) se ha construido en base a un proceso de maduración y reflexión de una serie de emergencias y…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Guerrero Compeán, Roberto
Este estudio examina de manera empírica el efecto que tiene una mejora en las condiciones de la gobernabilidad en la gestión del riesgo sobre las pérdidas humanas ante la ocurrencia de un desastre.…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Jaimes, Ivonne; Sanahuja, Haris; Torres, Ana María; Visconti, Ernesto; Novillo, Nathalia
El presente informe presenta los principales avances y retos pendientes del país a nivel de su gobernabilidad para la gestión del riesgo de desastres, medida a través del Índice de Gobernabilidad y…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
El Salvador se encuentra ubicado en una zona de alta pluviosidad con incidencia de eventos de origen meteorológico incluyendo huracanes en todas sus categorías. La base de datos histórica indica que…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
A healthy environment is made up of many elements that are indispensable for our physical and spiritual health, our cultural wellbeing, and our happiness. Among these are, of course, breatheable air…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Un entorno saludable es aquel que nos proporciona los elementos indispensables para nuestra salud física y espiritual, nuestro bienestar cultural y nuestra felicidad. Entre ellos se encuentran, por…