Aug 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; IDB Invest; IDB Lab
The IDB Group works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing financial and technical support to 26 borrowing-member countries in the region. The 2005-2019 IDB Group Country…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Christie, Jason; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk
Governments in the Caribbean region have been relatively successful in flattening the infection curve of the coronavirus in their countries. Geographical isolation is a contributing factor, but…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Bottan, Nicolas L.; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.; Hoffmann, Bridget
The current coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented public health challenge that has devastating economic impacts for households. Using a sample of 230,540 respondents to online surveys in 17…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Gauto, Victor; Mooney, Henry
Guyana's economy is on the verge of a historic transformation owing to recent oil discoveries. In this context, maximizing the benefits of faster growth and increased revenues will depend…
May 2020
Author(s): Bollers, Elton; Christie, Jason; Gauto, Victor; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Khadan, Jeetendra; Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Smets, Lodewijk
The policies being implemented in the region to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 are short-term support mechanisms, to ensure income for the most vulnerable groups and support to firms facing demand…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason; Smets, Lodewijk; Khadan, Jeetendra
This special edition of the Caribbean Quarterly Bulletin focuses on the evolving economic and human consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak for countries in the Caribbean region. Our team of…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Castellani, Francesca; Gauto, Victor; Rosenblatt, David
These briefings identify the economic consequences of the outbreak of COVID-19 in each of the IDBG borrowing member countries, as of April 3rd, 2020.
Mar 2020
Author(s): Masson, Malaika; Ehrhardt, David; Lizzio, Veronica
This paper uses detailed datasets and modelling of 13 countries to develop sustainable energy pathways for the Caribbean. These pathways can deliver US$16 billion in net benefits over 20 years,…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra
This paper provides long- and short -run tax buoyancy estimates for a group of 12 Caribbean countries over the period 1991-2017. By using panel regressions, this paper finds that the long- and short-…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason
The divergence in the development of the countries that correspond to the Inter-American Development Banks Caribbean Country Department and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Roseth, Benjamin; Reyes, Angela
This report illustrates how Caribbean countries experience the smallest unit of public policy: the government transaction. Government transactions--requesting a birth certificate, registering a…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Christie, Jason; Gomes, Zandra ; Baboolal, Denesh; Montano, Robin
Welcome to the September 2019 Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin. Infrastructure is the lifeblood of a country. However, low, and even declining, investments, insufficient maintenance and extreme…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Chakalall, Yuri; Jaimes, Ivonne; Sanahuja, Haris; Torres, Ana María; Visconti, Ernesto
The results of the iGOPP application in Guyana (2017) show a general progress level of 11.82%, which places the country in “low” range of advance. The analysis of the results by component of public…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason
The Year 2019 and Beyond
• Following the recent strong performance of the global economy, forecasts are slightly less optimistic for the future. In addition, downside risks have increased and…
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): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth; Vera, Felipe; Donovan, Michael G.; Adler, Verónica; Wainer, Laura Sara; Roquero, Pablo; Poskus, Mariana A.; Valenzuela, Luis; Letelier, Marcela; Olivares, Pablo; Treimun, John; Gamboa, Alexis; Canales, Karina; Guajardo, Javier; Davis, Diane E.; Claramunt Torche, Pauline
Over the course of the 20th century the worlds population grew more than during any other period in history, increasing from around 1.5 billion people in 1900 to nearly seven billion people today.…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth; Vera, Felipe; Donovan, Michael G.; Adler, Verónica; Wainer, Laura Sara; Roquero, Pablo; Poskus, Mariana A.; Valenzuela, Luis; Letelier, Marcela; Olivares, Pablo; Treimun, John; Gamboa, Alexis; Canales, Karina; Guajardo, Javier; Davis, Diane E.; Claramunt Torche, Pauline
Durante el siglo XX la población mundial se incrementó más que en ningún otro periodo de la historia: desde alrededor de 1.500 millones de personas en el 1900 hasta cerca de 7 mil millones hoy en día…
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…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Underwood, Joan H.
The potential of public policies and the services provided by any State are closely linked to the quality of its civil service. The ways in which the civil service is managed—in other words, the…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Lafuente, Mariano; Molina, Evelyn
The potential of public policies and the services provided by any State are closely linked to the quality of its civil service. The ways in which the civil service is managed—in other words, the…