Jan 2022
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This report presents a probabilistic disaster risk assessment model for Barbados, focusing on beach erosions caused by episodic cyclonic hazard events and chronic effects associated with maritime…
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,…
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…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Pollock, Wilson
Pivot is a movement of radical ideas for the Caribbean of the future. In 2020, the IDB and its partners (Caribbean Climate Smart-Accelerator (CCSA), Destination Experience (DE), and Singularity…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Saavedra, José Jorge;Alleng, Gerard
Like other Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Caribbean island economies have intrinsic characteristics that make them vulnerable to external shocks. The recent pandemic highlights the structural…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Eugenio-Martin, Juan Luis;Cazorla-Artiles, José Manuel;Moreda, Adela;Murguia, Juan M.;Risso, Adrián
El COVID-19 ha generado una crisis sin precedentes en múltiples sectores de la economía, y en particular, en el sector turístico, donde la actividad a nivel internacional se ha detenido durante meses…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Eugenio-Martin, Juan Luis;Cazorla-Artiles, José Manuel;Moreda, Adela;Murguia, Juan M.;Risso, Adrián
El COVID-19 ha generado una crisis sin precedentes en múltiples sectores de la economía, y en particular, en el sector turístico, donde la actividad a nivel internacional se ha detenido durante meses…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Gauto, Victor;Bollers, Elton;Christie, Jason;McCaskie, Ariel;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): Mooney, Henry;Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
The COVID-19 crisis will have devastating implications for countries around the worldparticularly tourism-dependent economies. This paper highlights the vulnerability of many Latin American and…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
La COVID-19 tendrá consecuencias devastadoras para los países de todo el mundo, en particular para aquellos que dependen del turismo. Nuestro capítulo resalta que muchos países de América Latina y el…
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.
Dec 2017
Author(s): Blenman, Shamar;Khadan, Jeetendra;Wenner, Mark D.;Bollers, Elton;Waithe, Kimberly;Wright, Allan;Schmid, Juan Pedro
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin looks at the year in review. 2017 has been a mixed year for the countries of the Caribbean Country Department of the IDB. While The Bahamas, Barbados and…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra;Pradelli, Juan Jose;Schmid, Juan Pedro;Wenner, Mark D.;Wright, Allan;Clarke, Dillon;Waithe, Kimberly
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores constraints to private sector development in the Caribbean. With economic growth weak and dependent on only a few sectors -either tourism or…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Rabellotti, Roberta;Giuliani, Elisa;Alexander, Rachel
The aim of this paper is to map Caribbean clusters and identify their specific characteristics based on existing literature and available empirical evidence. A desk review of 32 clusters distributed…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.;Wright, Allan;Thomas, Chrystol;Wenner, Mark D.;Schmid, Juan Pedro;Pradelli, Juan Jose;Clarke, Dillon;Waithe, Kimberly
The macroeconomic performance of the countries in the Country Caribbean Department on average worsened in 2016 but is expected to improve in 2017. However, downside risks remain, including heightened…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.;Sierra, Ricardo
The performance of the private sector is crucial for a country's economic growth. Thus, this report revisits the theme of low Caribbean growth, viewed through a macroeconomic lens in the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bernal, Richard L.
China has recently become the third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world and is a major source of development aid for developing countries, including those in the Caribbean…