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…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Ponce De León, Marisela; Koinange, Carly
Caminar, ir en bicicleta (movilidad activa ) y en transporte público son actividades cotidianas en la región de América Latina y el Caribe, sin embargo, la falta de seguridad vial y seguridad…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Azuero, Rodrigo; Bosch, Mariano; Torres, Jesica
Simplified tax regimes reduce both tax rates and compliance costs for small firms. On the one hand, these regimes increase the number of businesses formally registered and have the potential of also…
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): 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): Puerta, Juan Manuel; Schijman, Agustina; Alonso, Pablo; Hernández, María José; Carpanelli, María del Mar; Ramírez, Nadia; Jansson, Maya
The objective of the evaluation is to assess the relevance, implementation and effectiveness of IDB's support for tax policy and administration during the last decade. OVE will assess IDB's…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Puerta, Juan Manuel; Schijman, Agustina; Alonso, Pablo; Hernández, María José; Carpanelli, María del Mar; Ramírez, Nadia; Jansson, Maya
El objetivo de la evaluación es examinar la pertinencia, implementación yeficacia del respaldo del BID a la política y la administración tributarias
durante la última década. OVE evaluará la…
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…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Dohnert, Sylvia; Persaud, Tara Lisa; Pereira, Stefano; Elliott, Wayne; Grant, Kayla
This paper is meant to help national and regional policymakers navigate the complex topic of business climate reform in the Caribbean. It combines the findings of four relatively independent data…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Barreix, Alberto Daniel; Roca, Jerónimo; Velayos, Fernando
This study describes progress on the international exchange of tax information from the end of the Second World War -a period marked by the complete absence of interinstitutional international…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Barreix, Alberto Daniel; Roca, Jerónimo; Velayos, Fernando
Este trabajo describe los avances del intercambio internacional de información tributaria, iniciando desde los finales de la segunda guerra mundial, caracterizado por la total ausencia de…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Este es un resumen en formato de folleto corto y conciso del trabajo del BID en los temas de Innovación, Ciencia y Tecnología. Aquí podrá encontrar información sobre los principales desafíos de la…