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-…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
The 2018 Global Microscope on Financial Inclusion is a benchmarking index that assesses the enabling environment for financial access in 55 countries. The research underscores the evolving landscape…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Alaimo, Veronica; Dborkin, Daniela
This paper presents new data documenting the level and evolution of public spending on non-contributory programs for 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Salaried formal workers…
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.
With the aim of contributing to the design of evidence-based public health policies in Latin America and the Caribbean and giving special consideration to patient or health service user perspectives…
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…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones; IDB Invest; Trujillo, Verónica; Navajas, Sergio
Esta base de datos contiene información sobre desempeño e inclusión financiera por institución regulada en la región. FINLAC data cubre siete años (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 y 2015) y…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Demaestri, Edgardo C.
The availability of valid, comparable, and standardized public debt data is essential for the implementation of sound policies in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). This is why at the core of the…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Electricity Bureau of Suriname; Flores Cruz, Ramiro
This dataset covers a Nationally Representative Sample of the Suriname population. It measures all main aspects of living conditions and reports consumption based poverty rates. The survey was…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Flores Cruz, Ramiro; Guyana Bureau of Statistics
This dataset covers a Nationally Representative Sample of the Guyana population during the July-September 2017 quarter. It measures all main employment indicators. This is the first quarter of a…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether
This dataset covers a Nationally Representative Sample of the Guyana population during the October-December 2017 quarter. It measures all main employment indicators. This is the second quarter of a…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Flores Cruz, Ramiro; Barbados Statistical Service
This dataset covers a Nationally Representative Sample of the Barbados population. It measures all main aspects of living conditions and reports consumption based poverty rates. The survey was…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
This policy brief presents a summary of the country development challenges.
Jun 2018
Author(s): Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
Este resumen de política presenta una síntesis de los desafíos de desarrollo que enfrenta Uruguay.
Jun 2018
Author(s): Andrian, Leandro Gaston
Este resumen de política presenta una síntesis de los desafíos de desarrollo que enfrenta Colombia.
Jun 2018
Author(s): Andrian, Leandro Gaston
This policy brief presents a summary of the development challenges facing the country.