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…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
The “Study on Disaster Risk Management A macroeconomic cost-benefit analysis for reducing the socio-economic risk of coastal erosion”, a dynamic modelling approach was developed to quantify the…
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…
May 2021
Author(s): Legena, Henry;McKenzie, Brittney;Goodridge, Aria;Pivott, Karyl;Austin, Joshua;Lynch, Kristen;Spencer, Shamika;Cox, Felicia;Holder, Nikolai;Murray, Renique;Prado, Veronica R.;Ravillard, Pauline
This paper presents an alternative to the current use of gasoline and diesel for transportation in Barbados. By relying on experimental evidence, it shows that biomethane emanating from the…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura;Khadan, Jeetendra
This paper provides an insight on the gender impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Caribbean. The analysis makes use of the April 2020 online COVID-19 survey that the Inter-American Development…
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…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio;Chakalall, Yuri;Hori, Tsuneki;Jaimes, Ivonne;Durán, Rolando;Torres, Ana María;Lovell, Tamara;Visconti, Ernesto
This document describes the general methodology of the Index of Governance and Public Policy in Disaster Risk Management (iGOPP) and presents the main concepts that support both disaster risk…
May 2020
Author(s): Bertoni, Eleonora;Elacqua, Gregory;Méndez, Carolina;Montalva, Veronica;Munevar, Isabela;Westh Olsen, Anne Sofie;Román, Alonso
Considerando los desafíos que la región enfrenta en seleccionar y asignar los mejores docentes a las escuelas que más los necesitan, en este documento tratamos de responder a dos preguntas…
Mar 2020
Author(s): Johnston, Sweyn;McGlynn, John;Prado, Veronica R.
This publication analyses the operating principles and development status of selected Marine Renewable Energy technologies and assess the future potential for deployment in Barbados. Marine Renewable…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Kim, Hwa Young;Shin, Cheolkyun;Park, Yonghyo;Moon, Jiyoung
The Republic of Korea (ROK, South Korea) boasts a 5,000-year history. However, it is better known for recovering from the complete destruction caused by the Korean War (1950-1953) and for…
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…
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…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Pierola, Martha Denisse;Lucenti, Krista;Li, Kun;Harris, Jeremy;De Four, Takiyah
Trade is key for growth, especially in small countries like Barbados—it helps them achieve economies of scale that otherwise would not exist. In recent years, Barbados’ trade performance has been…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo;Goncalves Cavalcanti, Vitor;Garberi, Pedro M.;Marcano, Luis;Montilla, Abraham R.
The stock of IDB-supported projects with extensions longer than 24 months is increasing. This is creating concerns about mounting costs for both the Bank and the borrower country as well as…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Rodríguez Oliva, Lázaro I.
¿Qué países están midiendo el impacto de las industrias creativas y culturales en sus economías? Este informe se suma al esfuerzo del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) para visibilizar el…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo;Fernández Illescas, Coral;Michelitsch, Roland;Rose, Jonathan;Carpanelli, María del Mar;Maqueda Gassos, Stephany;Putic, Melanie
The Country Program Evaluation will assess whether the program implemented by the IDB was consistent with Barbados’s development needs and Government priorities and with the objectives identified by…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo;Fernández Illescas, Coral;Michelitsch, Roland;Rose, Jonathan;Carpanelli, María del Mar;Maqueda Gassos, Stephany;Putic, Melanie
En la Evaluación del Programa de País se buscará determinar si el programa que el BID llevó adelante fue congruente con las necesidades de desarrollo del país, las prioridades del gobierno y los…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Peters, Amos
This paper’s primary goal is to determine the size of the informal sector in the heterogeneous Caribbean countries. The informal economic activities of a country have several implications for their…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle;Stone, Leslie F.;Maciel, Odette;Quintanilla, Oscar;Sadeghi, Patricia;Bouillon, César P.
This evaluation presents a comparative analysis of the support provided by the Inter-American Development Bank to housing and neighborhood upgrading programs in four countries: Barbados, Guyana,…