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): Volpe Martincus, Christian
Real borders can be thick. They are not dimensionless lines as typically assumed in theoretical models and standard empirical analyses, but a zone populated by agencies that develop and administer…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian
Las fronteras reales pueden ser densas. No son líneas adimensionales tal como se asume generalmente en los modelos teóricos o en los análisis empíricos, sino regiones pobladas por múltiples agencias…
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…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Rodríguez Chamussy, Lourdes
Investments in education across countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have transformed the lives of millions of girls and the prospects of their families and societies. Unleashing the full…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Casaburi, Gabriel; Crespi, Gustavo; De León, Ignacio L.; Figal Garone, Lucas; Grazzi, Matteo; Guaipatín, Carlos; Katz, Jorge; Llisterri, Juan J.; Maffioli, Alessandro; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Olivari, Jocelyn; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Suaznabar, Claudia; Vargas, Fernando
Este libro desea reflejar el paso de la política de innovación en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) hacia una etapa de creciente sofisticación y de mayor impacto sobre el desarrollo. Una evolución…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Sabel, Charles; Stein, Ernesto H.; Trejos, Alberto
It takes two to tango. Strong public-private collaboration is key for discovering and implementing effective productive development policies to bring out the best in existing economic activities and…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Serebrisky, Tomás; Frisancho, Verónica; Karver, Jonathan; Powell, Andrew; Margot, Diego; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías; Berstein, Solange; Bosch, Mariano; Oliveri, María Laura; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Busso, Matías; Fernandez, Andres; Tamayo, Cesar
Why should people--and economies--save? The typical answer usually focuses on the need to protect against future shocks, to smooth consumptionduring hard times, in short, to save for the proverbial…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Serebrisky, Tomás; Frisancho, Verónica; Karver, Jonathan; Powell, Andrew; Margot, Diego; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías; Berstein, Solange; Bosch, Mariano; Oliveri, María Laura; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Busso, Matías; Fernandez, Andres; Tamayo, Cesar
¿Por qué deberían ahorrar las personas--y las economías? La respuesta típica suele centrarse en la necesidad de protegerse ante shocks en el futuro y moderar el consumo durante los tiempos difíciles…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Serebrisky, Tomás; Frisancho, Verónica; Karver, Jonathan; Powell, Andrew; Margot, Diego; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías; Berstein, Solange; Bosch, Mariano; Oliveri, María Laura; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Busso, Matías; Fernandez, Andres; Tamayo, Cesar
Por que as pessoas --e os países-- devem poupar? A resposta típica geralmente reside na necessidade de se proteger contra choques futuros, de equilibrar o consumo nas horas difíceis; em suma, de…
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…
May 2016
Author(s): Boneu, Franco; Alfaro Serrano, David; Maffioli, Alessandro; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Stucchi, Rodolfo; Casaburi, Gabriel; Castillo, Victoria; Figal Garone, Lucas; Giuliani, Elisa; Giuliodori, David; Matta, Andrés; Pittaluga, Lucía; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Rojo, Sofía
Do cluster development programs work? Do they fundamentally encourage the essential inter-firm linkages and coordination? Do they lead to innovation and productivity, enterprise development, larger…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Solera, Marco; Durán, Esteban; Prat, Jordi; Dumas, Víctor; Lafuente, Mariano; Ardanaz, Martín; Gutiérrez Juárez, Priscilla; Vargas Cullell, Jorge; Beverinotti, Javier
Social spending is a powerful tool to reduce poverty, achieve higher equality and better life conditions for the inhabitants of a country. In "Social Expenditure in Central America, Panama and…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Solera, Marco; Durán, Esteban; Prat, Jordi; Dumas, Víctor; Lafuente, Mariano; Ardanaz, Martín; Gutiérrez Juárez, Priscilla; Vargas Cullell, Jorge; Beverinotti, Javier
El gasto social es un poderoso instrumento para reducir la pobreza, lograr una mayor equidad y mejorar las condiciones de vida de los habitantes de un país. En "Una mirada al gasto social en…
Feb 2016
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia; Araujo, María Caridad; Tomé, Romina
This toolkit is designed to be a resource for researchers and technical staff of any discipline, working for governments and institutions interested in measuring and monitoring the quality of child…
Feb 2016
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia; Araujo, María Caridad; Tomé, Romina
Esta guía de herramientas está diseñada como un recurso para investigadores y personal técnico de cualquier disciplina, pertenecientes a gobiernos e instituciones interesadas en medir y monitorear la…