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…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Jorge, Guillermo
In the fight against money laundering, information on politically exposed persons (PEPs) is highly relevant for financial institutions as it is about customers deemed to be high-risk due to their…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Jorge, Guillermo
En la lucha contra el lavado de dinero, la información sobre personas políticamente expuestas (PEP) es altamente relevante para las instituciones financieras por tratarse de clientes considerados de…
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…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Grenade, Kari; Wright, Allan
Risks from climatic changes, advances in financial technology, de-risking activities by correspondent banks, and changing lifestyles and expectations of millennial customers are deemed to be macro-…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Kellman, Bradley; Kallicharan, Shaiiede
Multiple studies have highlighted the Caribbean as one of the geographic regions most severely impacted by the decline in correspondent banking relationships (CBRs). However, when examined at a…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Vasquez, Gustavo M.
Since 2015, Belize has experienced de-risking, the withdrawal of correspondent banking relationships. The impact on the banking sector and other financial institutions has been adverse, with…
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…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Wright, Allan
It is essential to have secure, stable monetary and worldwide payment frameworks that reduce exposure to Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (ML/FT), while permitting access to markets and…
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…