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…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Campos, Rosario; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe; Michalczewsky, Kathia; De Angelis, Jesica
The Trade and Integration Monitor 2018 analyzes the ongoing trade recovery in the region and tracks its competitiveness in global markets, with a particular focus on the capacity for positioning…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Campos, Rosario; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe; Michalczewsky, Kathia; De Angelis, Jesica
El Monitor de Comercio e Integración 2018 analiza la recuperación comercial en curso en la región y traza un balance de la competitividad en los mercados mundiales, poniendo énfasis en la capacidad…
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…
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): Fernández, Manuel; Messina, Julián
Earnings inequality declined rapidly in Argentina, Brazil and Chile during the 2000s. A reduction in the experience premium is a fundamental driver of declines in upper-tail (90/50) inequality,…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Mohan, Preeya; Strobl, Eric; Watson, Patrick
In-firm training is a crucial innovative activity in modern knowledge-based economies which face increasing global competition and rapidly changing technology. Nevertheless, there are few studies…
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…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Hogarth, Terence
Increasingly, skills are seen as a key component of competitiveness. Employer Skill Surveys (ESS) have an important role to play in: (i) demonstrating the skills that are in most demand and where…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Hogarth, Terence
Cada vez más se identifica que las habilidades son un componente clavepara la competitividad. Las encuestas a empleadores sobre habilidades
(ESS) juegan un rol fundamental para: (i) demostrar…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The IDB's interactive data portal CaribbeanEconomics.org presents microeconomic data collected through primary data collection, and macroeconomic data compiled from various public sources.…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU); Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The Global Microscope assesses the regulatory environment for financial inclusion across 12 indicators and 55 countries. The Microscope was originally developed for countries in the Latin American…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This represents a compendium of knowledge products generated by the IDB's Caribbean Economics Lab, Country Department Caribbean Group, during the period 2013-2016. Products comprise monographs…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Tomar, Louisa; Guicheney, William; Kyarisiima, Hope; Zimani, Tinashe
This paper analyzes different ways in which big data can be leveraged to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government. It describes five cases where massive and diverse sets of information…