Oct 2021
Author(s): Barrios, Juan José;Escobar, Julia;Leslie, Janelle;Martin, Lucia;Peña, Werner
This paper presents machine learning models fitted to nowcast or predict quarterly GDP activity in real time for Belize and El Salvador. The initiative is part of the Inter-American Development Bank…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Barrios, Juan José;Escobar, Julia;Leslie, Janelle;Martin, Lucia;Peña, Werner
Este documento presenta modelos de machine learning ajustados para producir un nowcasting, o estimación en tiempo real, del PIB trimestral de Belice y El Salvador. Este trabajo forma parte del…
Aug 2021
Author(s): López, Arnoldo;Ruiz-Arranz, Marta;Ochoa, Elizabeth
In the region in question, the world of work is marked by wide gender gaps that exceed the Latin America and the Caribbean average, yet few studies have looked at the reasons for this. The report…
Aug 2021
Author(s): López, Arnoldo;Ruiz-Arranz, Marta;Ochoa, Elizabeth
El presente reporte realiza un diagnóstico sobre las brechas de género en la región de México, Centroamérica, Panamá y República Dominicana y su relación con la incorporación de las mujeres al…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca;Drenth, Gerard;Gallardo, Lourdes;Leslie, Janelle;Martin Rivero, Lucia;Rogers, Cassandra;Ruiz-Arranz, Marta;Valdez, Eugenia;Vasquez, Gian
The IDB has been experimenting with the Scenario Planning methodology since 2019 in order to challenge and innovate its approach to strategic planning, as well as to enhance the agility with which it…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Hersh, Jonathan;Martin Rivero, Lucia;Leslie, Janelle
This study aims to contribute to the efficient and effective implementation of Belize's National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) that was launched by the Central Bank of Belize in 2019. It…
Feb 2021
Author(s): Martin, Lucia;Leslie, Janelle;Ruiz-Arranz, Marta;López-Ghio, Ramiro;Vasquez, Gian
This document presents a comprehensive analysis of challenges and opportunities for promoting inclusive and sustainable development in Belize on a sectoral level, where rekindling faster, sustained…
Dec 2020
Author(s): López, Arnoldo;Ruiz-Arranz, Marta;Eggers Prieto, Carlos;Barrios, Juan José;Laloum, Mélanie;Prat, Jordi;Leslie, Janelle;Martin, Lucia;Gutiérrez Juárez, Priscilla;Monge, Javier Mauricio;Escobar, Julia;Teixeira, Gisele;Linares, Jennifer;Anglade, Boaz;Zelaya, Rosmery;Jiménez, Samuel;Díaz, Ana Karen;Filippo, Agustín;Martínez, André;Ugarte, Fadel;Astudillo, Jhonatan A.;Garcimartín, Carlos;Vargas, Fanny;Zentner, Joaquín
The world economy will experience a major downturn in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, one that will undoubtedly affect the region. We estimate that, as a result, poverty and inequality will…
Dec 2020
Author(s): López, Arnoldo;Ruiz-Arranz, Marta;Eggers Prieto, Carlos;Barrios, Juan José;Laloum, Mélanie;Prat, Jordi;Leslie, Janelle;Martin, Lucia;Gutiérrez Juárez, Priscilla;Monge, Javier Mauricio;Escobar, Julia;Teixeira, Gisele;Linares, Jennifer;Anglade, Boaz;Zelaya, Rosmery;Jiménez, Samuel;Díaz, Ana Karen;Filippo, Agustín;Martínez, André;Ugarte, Fadel;Astudillo, Jhonatan A.;Garcimartín, Carlos;Vargas, Fanny;Zentner, Joaquín
La economía mundial tendrá una importante contracción económica en 2020 como resultado de la epidemia del Covid-19, a lo cual no será ajena la región. Como resultado, estimamos un aumento en la…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Flores, Rubén;Muñoz, Gonzalo;De Salvo, Carmine Paolo;Alcaraz Rivero, Andrea
La agricultura en los países de Centroamérica y República Dominicana es una actividad económica de gran relevancia. Aporta con cerca del 8,5% del PIB de la región y genera en promedio el 19,8% del…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Del Carmen, Giselle;Díaz, Karen;Ruiz-Arranz, Marta
La economía digital está tomando forma en la región de Centroamérica y República Dominicana (CAPARD), cuestionando las nociones convencionales sobre cómo se estructuran e interactúan las empresas y…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Rennie, Gavin;Hartnett, Brad K.;Reyes, Victoria;Siegert, Dafna;Sandoval, Daniel;Banda, Maria
The objective of this project is to understand and analyze the innovation gap in the LAC regions power & utilities industry, using countries in Europe, Asia, and other regions as a benchmark. The…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Rennie, Gavin;Hartnett, Brad K.;Reyes, Victoria;Siegert, Dafna;Sandoval, Daniel;Banda, Maria
El objetivo principal de este proyecto es comprender y analizar la brecha de innovación en la industria energética de la región de ALC, utilizando los países de Europa, Asia y otras regiones como…
May 2020
Author(s): Martin, Lucia
The tourism and hospitality sectors are among the hardest hit by the outbreak of COVID-19, which has impacted both travel supply and demand. Given its heavy dependence on tourism, Belize's…
May 2020
Author(s): Hersh, Jonathan;Engstrom, Ryan;Mann, Michael;Martin, Lucia;Mejía, Alejandra
This study creates poverty maps for Belize leveraging free and open source methodologies that link satellite imagery and existing survey data with machine learning. Belize is an exemplar of country…
Feb 2020
Author(s): López, Arnoldo;Ruiz-Arranz, Marta
The economic report for Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic 2020 describes the situation facing the region. In the context of the global economic slowdown, it also analyzes factors…
Feb 2020
Author(s): López, Arnoldo;Ruiz-Arranz, Marta
El reporte económico para Centroamérica, Panamá y República Dominicana 2020 describe la coyuntura que enfrenta la región. Asimismo, en el contexto de desaceleración de la economía mundial, analiza…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Adler, Verónica;Vera, Felipe;Wainer, Laura Sara;Roquero, Pablo;Poskus, Mariana A.;Valenzuela, Luis;Letelier, Marcela;Olivares, Pablo;Treimun, John;Gamboa, Alexis;Canales, Karina;Guajardo, Javier;Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth;Davis, Diane E.;Donovan, Michael G.;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): Adler, Verónica;Vera, Felipe;Wainer, Laura Sara;Roquero, Pablo;Poskus, Mariana A.;Valenzuela, Luis;Letelier, Marcela;Olivares, Pablo;Treimun, John;Gamboa, Alexis;Canales, Karina;Guajardo, Javier;Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth;Davis, Diane E.;Donovan, Michael G.;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 2018
Author(s): Prat, Jordi;López, Arnoldo;Manzano, Osmel;Solera, Marco;Ochoa, Elizabeth
Central America and the Dominican Republic had stable economic growth in 2017. The performance of the United States economy and low commodity prices, mainly oil, meant that the key indicators for the…