Dec 2016
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica entered the world economic downturn in 2008 from a position of ongoing weak economic performance and high, increasing debt levels. As a result, Jamaica's fiscal situation quickly became…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Sutton, Heather; Álvarez, Lucciana
This policy brief uses data from the 2014/2015 Latin American Public Opinion Project survey to examine attitudes toward intimate partner violence and child physical discipline in six Caribbean…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Wright, Allan
It is essential to have secure, stable monetary and worldwide payment frameworks that reduce exposure to Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (ML/FT), while permitting access to markets and…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.
Economic diversification is an incessant theme threading policy discussion in Trinidad and Tobago, although with an ebb and flow over time. This topic is once again at the forefront of policy…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Deonarine, Amrita; Hosein, Roger; Khadan, Jeetendra
Despite seven rounds of negotiations since 2007, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Canada were unable to concur on the establishment of a free trade agreement (FTA) to replace the existing…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.
This report estimates the direct and indirect macroeconomic impact of the Brexit leave vote on the Caribbean during 2016 and 2017 in terms of economic growth, exports, tourism, and remittances. We…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto
This paper examines three intrinsic underlying variables affecting the provision of rural electricity services: household income, household location and a country's relative wealth in terms of…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Díaz, Manuel; Clerc, Jacques
El objetivo general del estudio es revisar la literatura internacional y las mejores prácticas para desarrollar un marco metodológico capaz de cuantificar el aumento de las inversiones requeridas…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Pereira da Silva, Luiz A.; Agénor, Pierre-Richard
This paper discusses, from an analytical and operational perspective, the use of reserve requirements and loan loss provisions as countercyclical macroprudential instruments. In recent years both of…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Malcolm, Xavier
The buildup of debt in Jamaica has been concurrent with the country's sloweconomic growth, and the issues are intertwined. High debt slows economic
growth, and slow economic growth makes…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Gereffi, Gary; Castillo, Mario; Fernandez-Stark, Karina
Historically, services were considered non-tradable and offshoring was confined to the manufacturing sector. However, the evolution and diffusion of information and communication technologies has…
Dec 2009
Author(s): González, Anabel
El Tratado de Libre Comercio entre República Dominicana, Centroamérica y Estados Unidos (en adelante, CAFTA-RD) entró en vigencia para Costa Rica el 1 de enero del 2009, catorce meses después de su…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Hornbeck, J. F.
Free Trade Agreements: U.S. Promotion and Oversight of Latin American Implementation
Dec 2009
Author(s): Hart, Michael M.
Between 1986 and 1995, the government of Canada negotiated and implemented three major international trade agreements: the 1989 Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA), the 1994 North American Free…
Sep 2009
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento (BID)
Relatório confeccionado na Festa dos Pescadores no Povoado Mato do Crasto nos dias 26 e 27 de setembro de 2009, cujo principal objetivo foi a coleta dados primários sobre os usos dos espaços e das…
Jul 2009
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); World Bank (WB)
Second Meeting of the Finance Ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean
Jul 2009
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID); Banco Mundial (BM)
Segunda Reunión de Ministros de Hacienda de América y El Caribe