May 2014
Author(s): Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Rodríguez Chamussy, Lourdes; Grafe, Fernando
Respecto a otros países en América Latina, México está rezagado en dos dimensiones: la tasa de participación laboral femenina es una de las más bajas y el alcance de los programas de desarrollo…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Pérez Pérez, Jorge Eduardo
Fiscal policy in Latin America has been historically imprudent and continues to be viewed with skepticism. At the same time, most countries have remained out of trouble for several years and were…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Seerattan, Dave
This policy brief defines the challenges of conducting appropriate fiscal policy over the past 20 years in four Caribbean countries (The Bahamas, Barbados, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago) and…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Thomas, Chrystol
In this policy brief, we examine the current tourism product in the CARICOM member states with a particular focus on the economies that rely most on the industry. The analysis shows that the tourism…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica's fiscal and debt position has long been recognized as a major issue for the country, and the country has made several attempts to resolve this challenge by increasing revenue or…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Tommasi, Mariano
This policy brief takes stock of the research on government capabilities undertaken at the Inter-American Development Bank, highlights the relevance of government capabilities for generating better…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Tommasi, Mariano
En este trabajo sobre políticas se pasa revista a las obras de investigación sobre la capacidad de los gobiernos que se han emprendido en el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, se resalta la…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Nugent, Stevonne; Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaican firms are constantly plagued by a number of issues that restrict their ability to grow. The World Bank's Enterprise Survey examined the key indicators to give insight on the business…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Nugent, Stevonne; Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica is projected to exit a prolonged recession that has left deep scars in the socioeconomic conditions of the country. Besides increasing macroeconomic vulnerabilities and halting economic…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Varea, Marco; Santiso, Carlos
In the past decade, parliaments have shown increasing activism in the budget process by demanding more information about the government's performance in managing public resources. Nevertheless,…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Markwald, Ricardo; Ribeiro, Fernando
Este breve estudo analisa a situação atual das relações econômicas entre Brasil e Peru, identificando suas características e seu potencial de expansão, bem como as barreiras que restringem seu…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
In this policy brief, we review the laments of Caribbean businesspersons. We find that subjective perceptions are rooted in an objective reality. Businesspersons do not complain gratuitously.…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander
Caribbean countries are many times described as "vulnerable" in that they are highly prone to shocks such as food price hikes, natural disasters, and other global phenomena. This policy…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
In this policy brief, we review the problem of a lack of competitiveness and the policy options to improve competitiveness and hence promote economic growth. Inadequate competitiveness can be…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Rios, Ana R.; Peters, Sophia; Meirovich, Hilen
Developing countries could receive international climate financing through diverse resource streams (private investment, traditional development aid, dedicated national funds, carbon markets, etc.),…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Rios, Ana R.; Peters, Sophia; Meirovich, Hilen
Los países en desarrollo pueden recibir financiamiento internacional para el cambio climático a través de distintas fuentes de recursos (inversiones privadas, apoyo tradicional a programas de…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Chávez, Gonzálo
La economía boliviana depende de manera significativa de la exportación de recursos naturales, en especial de hidrocarburos. Desde el punto de vista fiscal, la venta de gas natural a Brasil y a…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Aguilar, Tatiana; Cortés, Sandra; Olivera, Mauricio
El crecimiento de la economía mundial y el aumento de los precios internacionales de los productos básicos o commodities han dado lugar a un mayor dinamismo en las actividades extractivas en los…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Ortiz, María; Cueva Armijos, Simón
El crecimiento de la economía mundial y el aumento de los precios internacionales de los productos básicos o commodities han dado lugar a un mayor dinamismo en las actividades extractivas en los…
Sep 2013
Author(s): del Valle, Marielle
El crecimiento de la economía mundial y el aumento de los precios internacionales de los productos básicos o commodities han dado lugar a un mayor dinamismo en las actividades extractivas en los…