Jun 2019
Author(s): Sarni, Will
As part of Stockholm World Water Week 2018 (SWWW), the IDB organized, in coordination with several partners, a set of four sessions (“Eye on LAC”) in which the necessity, challenges, and…
May 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
According to the World Bank’s Doing Business report, most Caribbean countries have made starting a business much easier in recent years. This is the result of changes in regulations and in the…
May 2019
Author(s): Huete García, Agustín
Los avances de los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) en el fortalecimiento de la institucionalidad de la protección social no necesariamente han estado acompañados por un reconocimiento de…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Hincapie, Diana; Duryea, Suzanne; Hincapié, Isabel
This policy brief uses data from censuses and household surveys in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region to analyze the gaps in school attendance and completion rates between children and…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Hincapie, Diana; Duryea, Suzanne; Hincapié, Isabel
Este informe de políticas utiliza información de censos y encuestas de hogares en la región de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) para analizar las brechas en las tasas de asistencia y de terminación…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Andrian, Leandro Gaston; Beverinotti, Javier; Castilleja Vargas, Liliana; Díaz Cassou, Javier; Hirs, Jorge
Este resumen de políticas describe los desafíos en los sectores de infraestructura de Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú. Asimismo, incluye recomendaciones para superar estos desafíos, junto con una…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Feal-Zubimendi, Soledad; Quijada, José Alejandro; Sánchez, Gabriel; Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia; Miller, Sebastián J.; Massia, Santiago; Pietrafesa, Florencia
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. It also includes recommendations to overcome these challenges, along with an…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Feal-Zubimendi, Soledad; Quijada, José Alejandro; Sánchez, Gabriel; Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia; Miller, Sebastián J.; Massia, Santiago; Pietrafesa, Florencia
Este resumen de políticas describe los desafíos en los sectores de infraestructura de Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Paraguay y Uruguay. Asimismo, incluye recomendaciones para superar estos desafíos,…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Abuelafia, Emmanuel; Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Barrios, Juan José; Coj-Sam, Jorge; Del Carmen, Giselle; Díaz, Ana Karen; Escobar, Julia; Filippo, Agustín; Garcimartín, Carlos; Lagarda, Guillermo; Linares, Jennifer; López, Arnoldo; Martínez, André; Mejía, Alejandra; Prat, Jordi; Solorzano, José; Torrentes-García, Laura; Vargas, Fanny; Zentner, Joaquín
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. It also…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Abuelafia, Emmanuel; Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Barrios, Juan José; Coj-Sam, Jorge; Del Carmen, Giselle; Díaz, Ana Karen; Escobar, Julia; Filippo, Agustín; Garcimartín, Carlos; Lagarda, Guillermo; Linares, Jennifer; López, Arnoldo; Martínez, André; Mejía, Alejandra; Prat, Jordi; Solorzano, José; Torrentes-García, Laura; Vargas, Fanny; Zentner, Joaquín
Este resumen de políticas describe los desafíos en los sectores de infraestructura de Belice, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haití, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá y República Dominicana.…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Bollers, Elton; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Khadan, Jeetendra; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk; Waithe, Kimberly; Wright, Allan
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. It also includes recommendations to overcome these…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica tuvo que enfrentar la crisis financiera mundial del 2008 con una economía débil y altos niveles de deuda. En esta coyuntura económica, la situación fiscal de Jamaica se hizo insostenible. A…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Marques Garcia, Luana; Ortiz Sosa, Diana; Urban, Anne-Marie
Women with disabilities are at higher risk of experiencing violence than men with disabilities as well as women without disabilities. Yet, in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), there is a…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Marques Garcia, Luana; Ortiz Sosa, Diana; Urban, Anne-Marie
Las mujeres con discapacidad están expuestas a un mayor riesgo de sufrir violencia que los hombres con discapacidad y que las mujeres sin discapacidad. Sin embargo, en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Clarke, Dillon; Johnny, Teneisha
In 2014 a survey of 11 indigenous villages and 337 households was conducted to understand the economic conditions and document perceptions and opinions of leaders and households on various matters of…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin
The concepts of economic growth, public debt, and the government’s fiscal balance are strongly intertwined. In Barbados, low growth and recurring fiscal deficits have led to rapid accumulation of…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Waithe, Kimberly; Lorde, Kishmar
The Barbados economy has been challenged over the last decade by elevated fiscal deficits and a rapid build-up in debt. While the country has made efforts to address this challenge through revenue…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Wright, Allan; Grenade, Kari
Fiscal councils are among the most recent innovations in terms of the architecture of fiscal institutions. This paper provides an overview of the history and evolution of these institutions, research…
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-…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Smets, Lodewijk
Policies are not designed and implemented by a social planner but are determined through a political process, based on the policymakers' preferences, beliefs and the constraints provided by…