Nov 2020
Author(s): Bonvecchi, Alejandro;Scartascini, Carlos
This book combines an institutional political economy approach to policy making with social network analysis of social policy formulation processes. Based on extensive interviews with governmental…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
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…
Apr 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 2017
Author(s): Mohan, Preeya;Strobl, Eric;Watson, Patrick
In-firm training is a crucial innovative activity in modern knowledge-based economies which face increasing global competition and rapidly changing technology. Nevertheless, there are few studies…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
Using micro data on expenditure and income for 17 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, this paper presents stylized facts on saving behavior by age, education, income and place of residence…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Attzs, Marlene;Maharaj, Malini;Boodhan, Gopiechand
Although the Caribbean region relies heavily on its natural assets as sources of income, generally for tourism and in particular cases from agriculture and energy, environmental taxes in the region…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Auguste, Sebastián;Moya, Ramiro;Sookram, Sandra
This work analyzes housing finance in Trinidad and Tobago during the last 20 years. The period covered is influenced by an economic bonanza led by the energy sector. Housing prices in this period…
Jun 2010
Author(s): Burger, John D.;Rebucci, Alessandro;Warnock, Francis E.;Cacdac Warnock, Veronica
This paper assesses the extent to which a countrys external capital structure can aid in mitigating the macroeconomic impact of oil price shocks. Two Caribbean economies highly vulnerable to oil…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Moya, Ramiro;Mohammed, Anne-Marie;Sookram, Sandra
Even as Trinidad and Tobago seeks productive diversification away from the energy sector, the process underlying the countrys productive development policies (PDP) is in a state of transition from…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This report summarizes the activities of the IDB Cultural Center in 2009. Throughout 2009, the IDB Cultural Center emphasized the Bank's four priority areas (water, energy, education, and…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Este informe es un resumen de las actividades del Centro Cultural del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo en 2009. A lo largo de este año, el Centro Cultural del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo;Jaramillo, Fidel;Agosin, Manuel R.;Sánchez, Gabriel;Butler, Inés;Blyde, Juan S.;Pinheiro, Armando Castelar;Daude, Christian;Cueva Armijos, Simón;Albornoz, Vicente;Avellán, Leopoldo;Artana, Daniel;Auguste, Sebastián;Cuevas, Mario;Hausmann, Ricardo;Klinger, Bailey;Bolaños Zamora, Rodrigo;Delgado Quesada, Félix;Moya, Ramiro;Sookram, Sandra;Watson, Patrick
Why are growth rates in Latin America so disappointing? This book reviews the results of an ambitious research project to determine the binding constraints to growth, that is, the barrier whose…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This report summarizes the activities of the IDB Cultural Center in 2008. During 2008, the IDB Cultural Center supported cultural programs that increased the potential for development and reduction…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Este informe es un resumen de las actividades del Centro Cultural del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo en 2008. Durante este año, el Centro Cultural del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo apoyó…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This report summarizes the activities of the IDB Cultural Center in 2007. Throughout 2007 the IDB Cultural Center steered its efforts towards supporting and consolidating the Bank's strategic…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Este informe es un resumen de las actividades del Centro Cultural del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo en 2007. A lo largo de este año, el Centro Cultural del BID afianzó el concepto estratégico de…
Jan 2007
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This report summarizes the activities of the IDB Cultural Center in 2006. During 2006, the Center promoted the IDB's role as a regional multilateral organization concerned with the development…
Jan 2007
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Este informe es un resumen de las actividades del Centro Cultural del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (CCN) en 2006. Durante ese año, el CCN contribuyó a afianzar la imagen del BID como entidad…
Jan 2006
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This report summarizes the activities of the IDB Cultural Center in 2005. During 2005, the Cultural Center (CCN) exceeded its four primary objectives, all aligned with the Bank's Communications…
Jan 2006
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Este informe es un resumen de las actividades del Centro Cultural del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo en 2005. En 2005 el CCN cumplió con creces los objetivos de sus cuatro programas principales,…