Apr 2022
Author(s): Ashby-Mitchell, Kimberly;Donaldson-Davis, Kayon;McKoy-Davis, Julian;Willie-Tyndale, Douladel;Eldemire-Shearer, Denise
Recent estimates show that almost 15% of the Jamaican population is 60 years old or more. About 7% of this population need help with at least one activity of daily living. The demand for long-term…
Apr 2022
Author(s): Puig Gabarró, Pau;Katz, Raúl;Galperin, Hernán;Callorda, Fernando;Iglesias Rodriguez, Enrique;García Zaballos, Antonio;Robles, Marcos;Valencia, Ramiro
El presente documento busca adentrarse en la medición del impacto económico y social del despliegue de infraestructura digital de última milla en Jamaica (por ejemplo, en el nivel de gasto de la…
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…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Reyes-Tagle, Gerardo;Musacchio, Aldo;Hosein, Roger;Wagner, Rodrigo;Pan, Carolina;Yu, Fernando; Park, Yery;Gookool, Rebeca;Escobar, Bernardita;La Cruz, Tamira;Araya, Sergio;Figueroa, Camila;Rosso, Lucas
This book examines the role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in contributing to the fiscal instability of the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago (CCB6), with the…
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…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Ramos Bonilla, Andrea ;Stampini, Marco
We explore whether the academic benefit from attending a preferred secondary school differs between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of the Jamaican Conditional Cash Transfer Program, Programme of…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Gachot, Sebastien;De Salvo, Carmine Paolo;Rondinone, Gonzalo
The agricultural sector plays a crucial role in Jamaicas economic development by contributing to employment (15.93% of the active population in 2019; higher than the regional average) and exports (18…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Rave, Claudia;Landaverde, Osvaldo;Persaud, Christopher
Este documento presenta el mapeo de cadenas y corredores logísticos para el Cono Sur base para el análisis de brechas, oportunidades y restricciones en la inversión en infraestructura de integración…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Janson, Nils;Burkhard, Lindsay N.;Jones, Sara
The Caribbean Water Study describes the operational and financial performance of selected water utilities in the Caribbean as reported by the utilities as well as secodary sources, the situation of…
Sep 2021
Author(s): Molinari, Alejo
Los Reguladores de los servicios de Agua Potable y Saneamiento tienen gran responsabilidad en la realización de los Derechos Humanos al Agua y el Saneamiento (DHAS). ¿Hasta qué punto están siendo…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
More powerful and less productive households, both in terms of wealth and connections, ended up obtaining more credit from a community-based lending program. Informal markets partially attenuated…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Los hogares más poderosos y menos productivos, tanto en términos de riqueza como de conexiones, acabaron obteniendo más préstamos de un programa comunitario de préstamos. Los mercados informales…
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,…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena;Eusebio, Javier;Pérez Alfaro, Marcelo;Vásquez, Madiery;Zoido, Pablo
Education Management and Information Systems (SIGEDs) can be defined as the set of key educational management processes required for the design, registration, generation, exploitation and…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena;Eusebio, Javier;Pérez Alfaro, Marcelo;Vásquez, Madiery;Zoido, Pablo
Los Sistemas de Información y Gestión Educativa (SIGED) son el conjunto de procesos de gestión educativa que sirven para diseñar, registrar, explotar, generar y diseminar información estratégica en…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena;Eusebio, Javier;Pérez Alfaro, Marcelo;Vásquez, Madiery;Zoido, Pablo
Os Sistemas de Informação e Gestão Educativa (SIGED) são o conjunto de processos de gestão educacional que servem para projetar, registrar, explorar, gerar e disseminar informações estratégicas…
May 2021
Author(s): Gomez Garcia, Olga;Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Zegarra, Maria Alejandra;Frazier, Gralyn;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Bollers, Elton;Christie, Jason;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
Countries around the world have endured over a year of extreme uncertainty in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, and economies in the Caribbean have suffered more than most. But with the increasing…
May 2021
Author(s): Tennant, David
The datasets come from two surveys of Jamaican businesses conducted between May and June 2020. Two sets of self-administered surveys were conducted using Survey Monkey. A very small sample of…