Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Waithe, Kimberly; Lorde, Kishmar
The Barbados economy has been challenged over the last decade by elevated fiscal deficits and a rapid build-up in debt. While the country has made efforts to address this challenge through revenue…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Wright, Allan; Grenade, Kari
Fiscal councils are among the most recent innovations in terms of the architecture of fiscal institutions. This paper provides an overview of the history and evolution of these institutions, research…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry
Despite tremendous strides in recent years toward economic stabilization, debt reduction, and structural reform, financial sector development and access in Jamaica lag behind peers. Development-…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Ruiz Arranz, Marta; Díaz Cassou, Javier
Una vez superada la crisis financiera de finales del siglo pasado, Ecuador se adentró en una prolongada etapa de crecimiento económico que permitió reducir la incidencia de la pobreza a mínimos…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Schwartz, Moises; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Dippel, Christian; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Khadan, Jeetendra; Pecha, Camilo; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Loser, Claudio; Wright, Allan; Waithe, Kimberly; Bollers, Elton; Bonnett, Kevin; Wenner, Mark D.; Mejia, Camila; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk
The book explores the historical development and status of political and economic institutions in The Caribbean. The Caribbean institutional reality is studied vis-à-vis best international practices…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Pessino, Carola; Vuletin, Guillermo; Alaimo, Veronica; Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Pastor, Cinthya; Elacqua, Gregory; Serrano, Rodrigo; Pinto, Diana M.; Cafagna, Gianluca; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Keefer, Philip; Scartascini, Carlos; Vlaicu, Razvan
Public spending has climbed in Latin America and the Caribbean. Riding a commodity windfall and low interest rates, many governments in the region tried to spend their way into the future.…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Pessino, Carola; Vuletin, Guillermo; Alaimo, Veronica; Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Pastor, Cinthya; Elacqua, Gregory; Serrano, Rodrigo; Pinto, Diana M.; Cafagna, Gianluca; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Keefer, Philip; Scartascini, Carlos; Vlaicu, Razvan
El gasto público ha aumentado en América Latina y el Caribe. Aprovechando las bajas tasas de interés y las ganancias extraordinarias de los productos básicos, muchos gobiernos de la región intentaron…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Smets, Lodewijk
Policies are not designed and implemented by a social planner but are determined through a political process, based on the policymakers' preferences, beliefs and the constraints provided by…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Guanais, Frederico C.; Regalia, Ferdinando; Perez-Cuevas, Ricardo; Harris, Donna Oretha; Pinto, Diana M.; Pinzón, Leonardo; Sánchez, María Deni; Tejerina, Luis; Anaya, Milagros; Doubova, Svetlana V.; Marín, Tania; Moreno, Ralfh; Mullachery, Pricila; Rocha, Marcia; Sánchez, María Deni; Schantz, Karolina
En la región de América Latina y Caribe (ALC), la mayoría de los países buscan reformar sus sistemas de salud para lograr la cobertura universal y mejorar la eficiencia de sus gastos sanitarios, al…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
This policy brief examines these crises, explores successes and pitfalls in the response mechanisms, and extracts valuable lessons to assist decision makers in dealing with droughts, providing…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
El cambio climático está acelerando la frecuencia y gravedad de las sequías, generando desafíos tanto para los encargados de políticas como para la población a nivel mundial. Este informe de…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
A mudança climática está aumentando a frequência e intensidade das secas, o que impõe enormes desafios tanto para os formuladores de políticas como para os cidadãos em todo o mundo. Esta síntese de…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este libro examina las políticas públicas que varios países de la región están poniendo en práctica para atraer, preparar y seleccionar docentes efectivos. También analiza la evolución histórica de…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este livro analisa as políticas públicas que vários países da região estão implementando para atrair, preparar e selecionar professores eficazes. Também examina a evolução histórica da profissão…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Levy Algazi, Santiago
Why has an economy that has done so many things right failed to grow fast? Under-Rewarded Efforts traces Mexico’s disappointing growth to flawed microeconomic policies that have suppressed…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Cornick, Jorge; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Rivas, Gonzalo
Productive development policies (PDPs) are notoriously hard. They involve a daunting level of technical detail, require public-private collaboration, are in constant danger of capture, and demand…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Rossi, José Luiz
This policy brief presents a summary of the country development challenges.
Jun 2018
Author(s): Quijada, José Alejandro
Description of Development Challenges in Paraguay.
Jun 2018
Author(s): Quijada, José Alejandro
Este resumen de políticas presenta un resumen de los desafíos de desarrollo que enfrenta el país.
Jun 2018
Author(s): Andrian, Leandro Gaston
This policy brief presents a summary of the development challenges facing the country.