May 2019
Author(s): Pratt, Lawrence; Ortega, Juan Manuel
The issuance of green bonds has grown rapidly in the past several years. However, agricultural green bonds have lagged far behind, because of the difficulties of developing international…
May 2019
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Murguia, Juan M.; Rejas, Brisa; Winters, Solis
Despite the existence of a vast body of literature in the field of health economics on overweight, obesity, and undernutrition, little is known about the importance of owning a refrigerator on the…
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): Yépez-García, Ariel; Ji, Yi; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle; Lopez Soto, David Daniel
With rapid energy growth in the past 40 years, the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region has maintained a steady increase in electricity needs above the global level. While there is no question…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
The 2018 Global Microscope provides a unique insight into the leading practices that governments and regulators are adopting to channel the digital revolution of financial services into greater…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
El Microscopio global de 2018 brinda una perspectiva única de las prácticas líderes que los gobiernos y los entes reguladores están adoptando para canalizar la revolución digital de los servicios…
Oct 2018
Author(s): de Halleux, Morgane; Estache, Antonio; Serebrisky, Tomás
This paper matches country-specific performance and governance characteristics of the electricity sector in order to draw conclusions about the correlation between governance features and performance…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Pasha, Sukrishnalall; Bollers, Elton; Wenner, Mark D.
Guyana has experienced significant economic growth and several waves of reforms over the past two decades. Nevertheless, several constraints continue to affect Guyana’s private sector. This policy…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Agüero, Jorge M.; Frisancho, Verónica
A growing literature seeks to identify policies that could reduce intimate partner violence. However, in the absence of reliable administrative records, this violence is often measured using self-…
May 2017
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU); Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This document is the fifth edition of an informational tool and benchmarking index that assesses the capacity of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to carry out sustainable public-private…
May 2017
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU); Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Este documento es la quinta edición de una herramienta informática e índice de referencia que evalúa la capacidad de los países de América Latina y el Caribe de llevar a cabo asociaciones público-…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Calatayud, Agustina
Not since the end of World War II have supply chains been as highly exposed to risks as they are now. The Fourth Industrial Revolution poses unprecedented challenges for production and distribution…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Howell, Hunt; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Stevenson, Claudia; Grant, Kayla
This paper reviews the Inter-American Development Bank's policy-based loans, which are designed to improve competitiveness in selected Latin American and Caribbean countries. It summarizes the…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Wright, Allan
From productivity performance indicators derived from the World Bank, The Bahamas is underperforming relative to our Caribbean economies and even other small economies within Latin America and the…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Espinasa, Ramón; Gutiérrez, Marta; Sucre, Carlos; Anaya, Fernando
Este dossier energético es parte de una serie que incluye todos los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) que son miembros del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID). El dossier de cada país…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Espinasa, Ramón; Gutiérrez, Marta; Sucre, Carlos; Anaya, Fernando
Este dossier energético es parte de una serie que incluye todos los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) que son miembros del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID). El dossier de cada país…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Espinasa, Ramón; Bonzi Teixeira, Augusto; Anaya, Fernando
Este dossier energético es parte de una serie que incluye todos los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) que son miembros del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID). El dossier de cada país…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Espinasa, Ramón; Bonzi Teixeira, Augusto; Anaya, Fernando
Este dossier energético es parte de una serie que incluye todos los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) que son miembros del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID). El dossier de cada país…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Espinasa, Ramón; Bonzi Teixeira, Augusto; Anaya, Fernando
Este dossier energético es parte de una serie que incluye todos los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) que son miembros del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID). El dossier de cada país…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Espinasa, Ramón; Balza, Lenin; Hinestrosa, Carlos; Sucre, Carlos; Anaya, Fernando
Este dossier energético es parte de una serie que incluye todos los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) que son miembros del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID). El dossier de cada país…