Dec 2018
Author(s): Minoja, Livia; Dalaison, Wilhelm
Ciudad Mujer es un programa de Servicios Integrados para el Empoderamiento de la Mujer (SIEM) para impulsar el bienestar, la inclusión socioeconómica y el empoderamiento femenino, que reúne bajo un…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Harper, Leslie; Orjuela E., Jasbleidy
La contratación pública se ha utilizado como un instrumento para promover objetivos socioeconómicos, ofreciendo una vía óptima para combatir la pobreza y promover el crecimiento económico a nivel…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Fuertes, Alberto; Gimeno, Ricardo; Marqués, José Manuel
In this paper we estimate inflation expectations for several Latin American countries using an affine model that takes as factors the observed inflation and the parameters generated from zero-coupon…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID); Plenus
El Módulo de Autonomía Económica constituye uno de los ejes estratégicos de intervención de los programa de Servicios Integrados para el Empoderamiento de la Mujer. Facilita a las usuarias servicios…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Chirinos-Leañez, Ana María; Pagliacci, Carolina
This paper evaluates whether fiscal and foreign exchange policy shocks canexplain both credit and credit supply in Venezuela. Empirical evidence suggests that between 65 and 90 percent of credit…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This report is the second of two volumes which together constitute the Inter-American Development Bank's 2016 Annual Report. This report contains the management's discussion and analysis of…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Este es el segundo de dos volúmenes que constituyen el Informe Anual del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) 2016. El presente volumen contiene la discusión y análisis de la Administración:…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto; Hansen, Erwin
This paper examines a panel (1994-2014) of Chilean non-financial firms, both publicly listed and private, which was built to analyze the determinants of the use of foreign currency debt and their…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Valle, Mauricio Ribeiro do; Toneto Junior, Rudinei; Vieira Cicogna, Maria Paula; Tarantin Junior, Wilson
This paper shows that exchange rate depreciation has a negative effect on the balance sheet of Brazilian companies with foreign indebtedness; this effect stems mainly from the negative correlation…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica entered the world economic downturn in 2008 from a position of ongoing weak economic performance and high, increasing debt levels. As a result, Jamaica's fiscal situation quickly became…
Dec 2016
Author(s): García-Cicco, Javier; Kawamura, Enrique
This paper empirically tests the effects of foreign currency debt on economic performance and investment behavior in non-financial firms in six Latin America and Caribbean countries. It is found find…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Barajas, Adolfo; Restrepo, Sergio; Steiner, Roberto; Medellín, Juan Camilo; Pabón, César
After building up foreign currency-denominated (FC) liabilities over several years, the balance sheets of Colombian firms might be particularly vulnerable to a shift in external conditions. This…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Bustelo, Monserrat; Martinez, Sebastian; Pérez, Michelle; Rodríguez Silva, Julio
Ciudad Mujer (CM) es un programa liderado por el Gobierno de El Salvador a través de la Secretaría de Inclusión Social (SIS) con el apoyo del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), que pretende…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Trujillo, Verónica; Navajas, Sergio
This report seeks to facilitate a deeper understanding of the financial systems in the region, combining aspects of sustainability and financial inclusion. The 2016 report includes information from…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Chang, Roberto; Fernandez, Andres; Gulan, Adam
Corporate sectors in emerging markets have noticeably increased their reliance on foreign financing, presumably reflecting low global interest rates. The evidence also shows a rebalancing from bank…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Caballero, Julián; Fernandez, Andres; Park, Jongho
This paper studies the influence of external financial factors on economic activity in emerging economies (EMEs) motivated by a considerable increase in foreign financing by the corporate sector in…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Borensztein, Eduardo; Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
The effectiveness of exchange rate adjustments depends critically on the extent to which depreciations "pass through" to inflation, an effect that is known as exchange rate pass-through (…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Perraudin, William; Powell, Andrew; Yang, Peng
This paper analyzes influences on the credit standing of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), specifically the quality, diversification and single name concentration of their portfolios, and on the…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Rojas-Suárez, Liliana
This paper shows that, in spite of recent progress in the usage of alternative financial services by adult populations, Latin America's financial inclusion gaps relative to either high-income…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.; Waithe, Kimberly; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Thomas, Chrystol; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Blenman, Shamar
A moniker often invoked to describe the Caribbean is: "high debt, low growth." It was never completely true. Today it may have become so. The tourism countries, Jamaica, Barbados, and The…