Aug 2021
Author(s): Latin American and Caribbean Public Debt Management Specialists Group
The LAC Debt Group believes that to have sound regional policy it is important to have valid, comparable, and standardized data on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Therefore, at the core of the…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe; Frazier, Gralyn; McCaskie, Ariel; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Christie, Jason; Khadan, Jeetendra; Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
For more than a year, the Caribbean economics team at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has focused on the potential implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for lives and livelihoods across the…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Bijkerk, Werner
Financial technology (fintech) creates a profound impact and structural change in the financial market in an unusually rapid way. Traditional regulatory tools, as well as the use of new regulatory…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Bijkerk, Werner
La tecnología financiera genera en el mercado financiero un impacto profundo y un cambio estructural de una manera inusualmente veloz. Las herramientas tradicionales de regulación, así como el empleo…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Latin American and Caribbean Public Debt Management Specialists Group
The LAC Debt Group believes that to have sound regional policy it is important to have valid, comparable, and standardized data on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Therefore, at the core of the…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Carrillo, Julio A.; Mendoza, Enrique G.; Nuguer, Victoria; Roldán-Peña, Jessica
Countries should have two different rules: a monetary policy rule for inefficiency in adjusting prices, and a financial policy rule for inefficiencies originating in financial markets. A two-rule…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Carrillo, Julio A.; Mendoza, Enrique G.; Nuguer, Victoria; Roldán-Peña, Jessica
Los países deberían tener dos reglas diferentes: una regla de política monetaria para la ineficiencia en el ajuste de precios y una regla de política financiera para las ineficiencias originadas en…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Támola, Alejandro; Fernández Díez, María Carmen
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the largest global economic contraction since the Great Depression. Governments are faced with the daunting task of devising policy responses in an environment of…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Támola, Alejandro; Fernández Díez, María Carmen
La pandemia del COVID-19 ha desencadenado la mayor contracción económica mundial desde la Gran Depresión. Los gobiernos se enfrentan a la abrumadora tarea de diseñar políticas públicas en un entorno…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Bastante, Marcelo
El estudio representa una actualización del primer informe sobre el ecosistema Fintech en Argentina llevado a cabo en el año 2018. Describe la evolución y los avances ocurridos con respecto a la…
May 2020
Author(s): Herrera, Diego
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) comprise 99.5 percent of the businesses, 60 percent of the employed population, and about 25 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in Latin…
May 2020
Author(s): Herrera, Diego
Las micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (mipyme) comprenden el 99,5% de las empresas, el 60% de la población empleada y aproximadamente el 25% del producto interno bruto (PIB) en América Latina y el…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Ketterer, Juan Antonio; Andrade, Gabriela; Netto, Maria; Haro, María Isabel
Despite exhibiting remarkable growth, the green bond market still represents less than 1 percent of the global bond market. This paper identifies two challenges that might slow the adoption of green…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Linares, Jennifer; Manzano, Osmel; López, Arnoldo; Ruiz-Arranz, Marta; Garcimartín, Carlos; Ochoa, Elizabeth; Pagliacci, Carolina; Martínez, André; Solorzano, José
Este reporte macroeconómico para Centroamérica y República Dominicana describe en profundidad y con datos a nivel nacional y global la coyuntura que está viviendo la región y su perspectiva para 2019…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Linares, Jennifer; Manzano, Osmel; López, Arnoldo; Ruiz-Arranz, Marta; Garcimartín, Carlos; Ochoa, Elizabeth; Pagliacci, Carolina; Martínez, André; Solorzano, José
This report describes the current situation of the region of Central America and the Dominican Republic and its outlook for 2019. It also analyzes the recent reduction in the food price pattern and…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry
Despite tremendous strides in recent years toward economic stabilization, debt reduction, and structural reform, financial sector development and access in Jamaica lag behind peers. Development-…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Marulanda, Beatriz; Fajury, Lizbeth; Paredes, Mariana
Los gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe tienen una gran capacidad de impacto en el desarrollo de la digitalización de un país, debido a la escala de sus pagos y recaudos, y a las externalidades…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Herrera, Diego; Vadillo, Sonia
The FinTech industry has grown significantly in Latin America and the Caribbean and has become an alternative for improving regional financial inclusion levels. However, the innovations brought about…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Herrera, Diego; Vadillo, Sonia
La industria FinTech ha venido creciendo de manera significativa en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) y se ha constituido en una alternativa para mejorar los niveles de inclusión financiera regionales…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Herrera, Diego; Vadillo, Sonia
O setor FinTech vem crescendo de forma expressiva na América Latina e no Caribe (ALC) e tornou-se uma alternativa para melhorar os níveis regionais de inclusão financeira. No entanto, as inovações…