Dec 2022
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David;Clayton, Khamal;Mooney, Henry;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Walters, Anna-Kaye;Graham, Monique;Teixeira, Gisele;Satnarine-Singh, Nirvana
Just as Caribbean economies are emerging from the sharp recessions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, a confluence of external shocks now complicates the recovery. Commodity prices started…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Ansoleaga, Antonio;Fretes, Santiago;Valencia, María Paula
La presente nota técnica desarrolla una visión analítica sobre la efectividad de las operaciones con garantía soberana y sus determinantes -con un foco especial en CSC-, con el objetivo de generar…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah;Díaz, Lina M.
En este documento, tendrá la oportunidad de aprender sobre una intervención diseñada para aumentar las tasas de vacunación contra el virus del papiloma humano (VPH) en Bogotá, siguiendo los pasos de…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah;Díaz, Lina M.
In this toolkit, you will learn about an intervention designed to increase HPV vaccination rates in Bogota by following the steps of the IDB Behavioral Economics Group methodology: define, diagnose,…
Nov 2022
Author(s): Rodrigues Bastos, Fabiano;Gutiérrez, Diego;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
Global financial shocks under a revamped global financial landscape can produce unexpected, multi-faceted, and disruptive implications for emerging market economies. Using the VIX index as a proxy…
Oct 2022
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Ramos Bonilla, Andrea ;Stampini, Marco
Covering the full population of applicants to the Jamaican Conditional Cash Transfer Program (PATH), we explore whether receiving PATH benefits alters the academic returns to subsequently attending a…
Sep 2022
Author(s): Hernaiz, Daniel;Medina, Juan Pablo;Miller, Sebastián J.
Durante las últimas décadas Chile ha sido resaltado como ejemplo a seguir en el manejo y solvencia de su política fiscal. Ese comportamiento había permitido reducir la deuda pública y mantener una…
Aug 2022
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether
Using meta-analysis we document that (across several contexts) attending sought-after public secondary schools does not tend to improve student test scores. We argue that this fact does not preclude…
Aug 2022
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether
While schools may influence academic and non-academic outcomes, it is not clear whether schools that improve test scores are the same schools that causally improve longer-run outcomes. This policy…
Jul 2022
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Graham, Monique;Richardson, Natasha;Acevedo, María Cecilia;Pereira, Stefano;Clayton, Khamal;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;Gauto, Victor
This edition of the Caribbean Economics Quarterly (Q2-2022) is a collaboration between the IDBs Caribbean Country Department and IDB Invest, which focuses on firms access to finance. The report…
Jul 2022
Author(s): Bello, Omar;Carrera-Marquis, Daniela;Roca, María Eugenia;Bethel, Natalie;Davis, Timyka;Espiga, Franklin;Flores, Adrián;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;Perez-Cuevas, Ricardo;Persaud, Christopher;Roberts, Syreta;Allen, Eduardo;Ibarra, Francisco;Gonzalez, Mauricio;Rodríguez, María; Velasco, Osmar;Zambrano, Omar
This DALA Assessment report collects and integrates relevant data for the authorities of the government of the Bahamas, on the effects on the different social, productive, services and infrastructure…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
In this volume, we study gender gaps in the Southern Cone countries which include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. We assess the importance of gender inequalities and present evidence…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
In this volume, we study gender gaps in the Southern Cone countries which include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. We assess the importance of gender inequalities and present evidence…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
Esta publicación estudia las brechas de género en los países del Cono Sur (Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Paraguay y Uruguay) y presenta evidencia sobre las consecuencias económicas de las desigualdades…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
Este livro estuda as desigualdades de gênero nos países do Cone Sul e apresenta evidências das consequências econômicas das desigualdades de gênero, suas causas e as políticas que podem contribuir…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David;Mooney, Henry;Clayton, Khamal;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Graham, Monique;Khadan, Jeetendra;Satnarine-Singh, Nirvana
Last year ended with incipient but fragile economic recoveries in most Caribbean economies. Relatively low vaccination rates remain a concern in the six countries covered by the Caribbean Country…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Bernales, Alejandro;Beuermann, Diether;Cumming, Douglas;Olid, Christian
Relatively little is known about the effects of blue-collar crime (theft, robbery, vandalism or arson) on financial decisions. Previous literature has focused its attention either on 'regional…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David;Mooney, Henry;García Zaballos, Antonio;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Christie, Jason;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
This edition reviews the long-term performance of economic growth and productivity in the region. It then draws on research from the Inter-American Development Banks Connectivity, Markets, and…
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…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Khoury, Fares
The objective of this report is to present an actionable programme to bring initial moonshot ideas into fully accomplishable projects, ready to be deployed. It comprises three parts. The first part,…