Mar 2019
Author(s): Cathles, Alison; Navarro, Juan Carlos
La economía está en una transición hacia un modo muy diferente de producir y de innovar, fuertemente influenciado por la difusión de tecnologías digitales. El cambio tecnológico se está dando de…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Cathles, Alison; Navarro, Juan Carlos
Current technological trends are reshaping the educational services toward the delivery of an improved blend of vocational training and general education--deemed essential for continuous upskilling--…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Arza, Valeria
This study contributes to our understanding of how barriers to innovation affect firms of different size. We review the literature on obstacles to innovation. We found that there is a gap regarding…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Clarke, Dillon; Pasha, Sukrishnalall
Most businesses in Guyana are small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are assumed to generate a significant share of employment and contribute to wealth creation. However, they operate in a…
Aug 2017
Author(s): de Groote, Roberto
The Caribbean countries have experienced positive economic growth rates and significant increases in their exports, but GDP remains relatively low, and indicators of poverty, productivity, and…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Sparkman, David; Sturzenegger, Germán
As part of World Water Week (WWW) held in Stockholm in August 2016, the IDB organized, in coordination with several partners, a set of three sessions (referred to as “Eye on LAC”) highlighting the…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Haarsager, Ulrike; Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Michelitsch, Roland; Rodrigo, Maria Fernanda; Ramírez, Nadia; García Jiménez, María Camila; Jansson, Maya; Rutherford, Richard
This evaluation assesses the work of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) in directly supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The evaluation reviews the origins and evolution…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ketterer, Juan Antonio
Since the end of the great crisis of 2007-10, the financial services industry began a process of accelerating change. New business models based on convergent technological developments are…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ketterer, Juan Antonio; Villacorta, Omar
En el presente documento se revisa la combinación de políticas públicas existentes en los países desarrollados para cerrar la brecha de financiamiento a las pequeñas y medianas empresas (pyme), y se…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Suominen, Kati
The Internet roared to the scene in Latin America and it is transforming the way Latin Americans interact, shop, bank, and spend their time. The Internet is changing regional consumption patterns,…
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…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge; Trejos, Alberto
This paper explores the development of public sector capabilities for Productive Development Policies in Costa Rica through four case studies of successful experiences, with less successful cases…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Castillo, Victoria; Figal Garone, Lucas; Maffioli, Alessandro; Ohaco, Moira
Este estudio evalúa el impacto de asistencias técnicas a micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (MiPyME) cofinanciadas por el Programa de Acceso al Crédito y Competitividad (PACC) en Argentina. El…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Uyarra, Elvira; Moñux, Diego; Li, Yanchao; Esteban, Adrián; Rigby, John; Ospina, María José; Edler, Jakob
Public procurement accounts for a significant proportion of overall demand for goods and services. Thus, it could be a useful tool for fostering innovation and economic growth. While interest in the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bernal, Richard L.
China has recently become the third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world and is a major source of development aid for developing countries, including those in the Caribbean…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bueso-Merriam, Jacqueline; Demichelis, Francisco; Fernández Díez, María Carmen; Giuliodori, David; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Stucchi, Rodolfo
A shortcoming of the current empirical impact evaluation literature is the lack of studies that measure the effect of access to credit in the medium and long term, as well as the impact on…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bueso-Merriam, Jacqueline; Demichelis, Francisco; Fernández Díez, María Carmen; Giuliodori, David; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Stucchi, Rodolfo
Una limitación de la literatura empírica actual sobre evaluación de impacto es la carencia de estudios que midan los impactos del crédito en el mediano y largo plazo, así como en los tipos de…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Salo, James
Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are major sources of natural resource consumption and environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At the same time, MSMEs make up a…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Salo, James
Managing value chain environmental impacts and natural resource use has become an important consideration in the purchasing decisions of large publicly traded companies. Suppliers, including micro,…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Ellingstad, Paul; Love, Charmian
This briefing paper provides a look at corporate venturing-related activities underway specifically in the Caribbean, and opportunities in this area moving forward.