Sep 2018
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
Assessment of the impact of various scenarios related to accelerating growth and structural change in Haiti. The analysis is based on simulations with a relatively standard recursive dynamic…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
In this document we consider various scenarios related to changes in policies and exogenous conditions; our purpose is to assess various vulnerabilities and opportunities for Haiti. The analytical…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
The objective of the model and simulations presented in this report is to provide a basic, rough and stylized framework for counterfactual exercises in order to obtain orders of magnitude of the…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Yáñez-Pagans, Patricia; Martínez, Daniel; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Scholl, Lynn; Vázquez, Antonia
This paper discusses the transportation challenges that urban areas in Latin America and the Caribbean face and reviews the causal evidence on the impact brought by different urban transport system…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor
While countries in the Caribbean are highly diverse, several common development challenges emerge, including weak fiscal institutions, crime and violence, a sluggish private sector, weak productive…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Alaimo, Veronica; Dborkin, Daniela
This paper presents new data documenting the level and evolution of public spending on non-contributory programs for 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Salaried formal workers…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Schwartz, Moises; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Dippel, Christian; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Khadan, Jeetendra; Pecha, Camilo; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Loser, Claudio; Wright, Allan; Waithe, Kimberly; Bollers, Elton; Bonnett, Kevin; Wenner, Mark D.; Mejia, Camila; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk
The book explores the historical development and status of political and economic institutions in The Caribbean. The Caribbean institutional reality is studied vis-à-vis best international practices…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Coremberg, Ariel
La cuenta satélite de servicios de infraestructura (CSI) que se propone en esta Nota Técnica ofrece una nueva forma de abordar la prestación de los Servicios de Infraestructura (SI). Se trata de un…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Feng, Kuishuang; Hubacek, Klaus; Liu, Yu; Marchán, Estefanía; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
Energy subsidies have been criticized due to their economic inefficiency and promotion of wasteful usage of energy and associated carbon emissions. Conversely, environmental taxes are advocated as…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Feng, Kuishuang; Hubacek, Klaus; Liu, Yu; Marchán, Estefanía; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
Los subsidios a la energía son criticados debido a su ineficiencia económica, por promover un uso derrochador de la energía, y como consecuencia incrementar las emisiones de carbono. Por otro lado,…
Sep 2018
Author(s): de Halleux, Morgane; Estache, Antonio; Serebrisky, Tomás
The paper reports a new performance ranking of 27 Latin American cities based on a composite indicator of 6 broad policy dimensions typical used to assess the quality of city management. All cities…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Sarmac, Abigail; Arévalo-Carpenter, Michelle; Duran, Diana; Peña, Alejandra; Peña, Vanessa
Impact investing is growing in Latin America. Seventy-eight impact investment firms reported investing into Latin America between 1997-20161. Nearly 80% of these impact investors made their first…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Pierola, Martha Denisse; Lucenti, Krista; Li, Kun; Harris, Jeremy; De Four, Takiyah
Trade is key for growth, especially in small countries like Barbados—it helps them achieve economies of scale that otherwise would not exist. In recent years, Barbados’ trade performance has been…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Anauati, Victoria; García Mejía, Mauricio; Jaitman, Laura
El nuevo Código Orgánico General de Procesos (COGEP), que comenzó a aplicarse el 23 de mayo de 2016 en Ecuador, establece la oralidad en todas las vías procesales judiciales, exceptuando los procesos…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Pessino, Carola; Vuletin, Guillermo; Alaimo, Veronica; Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Pastor, Cinthya; Elacqua, Gregory; Serrano, Rodrigo; Pinto, Diana M.; Cafagna, Gianluca; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Keefer, Philip; Scartascini, Carlos; Vlaicu, Razvan
Public spending has climbed in Latin America and the Caribbean. Riding a commodity windfall and low interest rates, many governments in the region tried to spend their way into the future.…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Pessino, Carola; Vuletin, Guillermo; Alaimo, Veronica; Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Pastor, Cinthya; Elacqua, Gregory; Serrano, Rodrigo; Pinto, Diana M.; Cafagna, Gianluca; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Keefer, Philip; Scartascini, Carlos; Vlaicu, Razvan
El gasto público ha aumentado en América Latina y el Caribe. Aprovechando las bajas tasas de interés y las ganancias extraordinarias de los productos básicos, muchos gobiernos de la región intentaron…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Fentanes, Oscar; Levy Algazi, Santiago
This technical note describes the methodology to construct a longitudinal dataset using the Economic Censuses of Mexico from 1999 to 2014. The procedure is based on an algorithm that links…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) ha venido desarrollando en los últimos años un instrumento técnico titulado “Perfil de Riesgo de Desastres”. Dicho instrumento técnico puede describirse…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Los indicadores de riesgo de desastres y gestión de riesgos del BID permitirá a los países evaluar mejor el riesgo que afrontan los países en casos de desastre, y sirven como una guía útil para…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Shik, Olga; Boyce, Rachel; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo; Gachot, Sebastien
Although agriculture and fisheries account for only 1.6% of the GDP of the Bahamas, they produce 3% of all jobs and are important for the diversification of the economy. The Government of the Bahamas…