Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Increasing national saving requires everyone to pitch in, including the government. Traditionally, policies to boost public saving have focused on either raising taxes or cutting spending—or both.…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Ultimately, Latin America’s low saving rate can be traced back to individual households throughout the region. Why do they—or do they not—save and how? Answering this question is not an easy task.…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Saving rates are relatively low in Latin America and the Caribbean, as is productivity growth. Are these two facts related? Much of this book has argued that indeed, a relationship exists and that…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
This book argues that Latin America and the Caribbean suffers from two interrelated problems: saving is low, and those meager savings are used inefficiently. The two problems are connected and…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Why should people -and economies- save? The typical answer usually focuses on the need to protect against future shocks, to smooth consumption during hard times, in short, to save for the proverbial…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu
The Technical Note "Setting Targets for Results-Based Financing Programs: A Simple Cost Benefit Framework" is accompanied by this Excel tool for the calculation of targets according to the…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Cruz, Cesi;Keefer, Philip;Scartascini, Carlos
The Database of Political Institutions presents institutional and electoral results data such as measures of checks and balances, tenure and stability of the government, identification of party…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Ruiz, José Juan;Muratori, Umberto;Llopis, Jimena;Izquierdo, Alejandro
The Priorities for Productivity and Income(PPIs) database provides indicators used in estimations covering the period 2000-2012 (in their original version and their normalized version), as well as a…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Carrion Menendez, Alejandro
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in collaboration with Compete Caribbean, launched a follow-up survey in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. This follow-up survey was a complement to…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Compete Caribbean
PROTEqIN is a comprehensive and internationally comparable firm level dataset covering 14 Caribbean territories. The dataset records firm level behavior related to a variety of aspects such as: sales…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Carrion Menendez, Alejandro
LACES is a comprehensive and internationally comparable firm level dataset covering 14 Caribbean territories. The dataset records firm level behavior related to a variety of aspects such as: sales,…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano
The data files supported the publication "Better Pensions, Better Jobs: Towards Universal Coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean".
Jul 2015
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
This dataset was created to support 2014 Is There a Caribbean Sclerosis? Stagnating Economic Growth in the Caribbean on the following topics: economic growth, small economies, caribbean, productivity…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
This dataset was created to support 2014 Is There a Caribbean Sclerosis? Stagnating Economic Growth in the Caribbean on the following topics: economic growth, small economies, caribbean, productivity…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
This dataset was created to support 2014 Is There a Caribbean Sclerosis? Stagnating Economic Growth in the Caribbean on the following topics: economic growth, small economies, caribbean, productivity…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
This dataset was created to support 2014 Is There a Caribbean Sclerosis? Stagnating Economic Growth in the Caribbean on the following topics: economic growth, small economies, caribbean, productivity…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
This dataset was created to support 2014 Is There a Caribbean Sclerosis? Stagnating Economic Growth in the Caribbean on the following topics: economic growth, small economies, caribbean, productivity…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
This dataset was created to support 2014 Is There a Caribbean Sclerosis? Stagnating Economic Growth in the Caribbean on the following topics: economic growth, small economies, caribbean, productivity…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
This dataset was created to support 2014 Is There a Caribbean Sclerosis? Stagnating Economic Growth in the Caribbean on the following topics: economic growth, small economies, caribbean, productivity…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín;Gonzales, Alberto;Tolsa Caballero, Nuria
The database allows estimating structural fiscal balances for 20 countries in the region under different assumptions regarding the output gap and commodity structural prices. It is a unique database…