May 2022
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
San Salvador island in the Bahamas is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts due to its limited land space, fragile ecosystems, population and assets exposure, limited human and technological…
May 2022
Author(s): Carrera-Marquis, Daniela;Espiga, Franklin;Johnson, Trevor
Hurricanes Joaquin, Matthew, Irma, and Dorian have left indelible marks on the Bahamian landscape. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in cooperation with ECLAC, has conducted Damage and Loss…
Mar 2022
Author(s): Carrera-Marquis, Daniela;Canache, Marisela;Espiga, Franklin
After hurricane Dorian and the provision of initial emergency services, the government of The Bahamas asked the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to assess the resulting damage, losses and…
Sep 2021
Author(s): Zegarra, Maria Alejandra;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Gartner, Mikaël;Palomino, Luis
This paper analyses the macroeconomic effects of Hurricanes Joaquin (2015), Matthew (2016), Irma (2017), and Dorian (2019) across different islands in The Bahamas. The methodology used, based on…
Jun 2021
Author(s): Chakalall, Yuri;Carrera-Marquis, Daniela;Espiga, Franklin;Smith, Katherine;Best, Daniel M.;Otsuyama, Kensuke;Tanaka, Hideharu
This Brochure captures the content of the Workshop held last year August 24, 2021 on 'International Good Practices and Lessons learned in Post Disaster Reconstruction in The Bahamas' with…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Deopersad, Chitralekha;Persaud, Christopher;Chakalall, Yuri;Bello, Omar;Masson, Malaika;Perroni, Alejandra;Carrera-Marquis, Daniela;Fontes de Meira, Luciana;Gonzales, Candice;Peralta, Leda;Skerette, Nyasha;Marcano, Blaine;Pantin, Machel;Vivas, Gabriel;Espiga, Carlos;Allen, Eduardo;Ruiz, Esteban;Ibarra, Francisco;Espiga, Franklin;Gonzalez, Mauricio;Marconi, Salvador;Nelson, Michael
Hurricane Dorian is not an isolated occurrence, but the latest example of recurrent extreme climate events that have changed the Bahamian landscape and impacted its economy. The increase in water…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Llaguno, Duval;Briceño, Bertha;Morales, Olga;Bersano Calot, Lara;García, Carolina Inés
“¿Y tú qué harías?” es una nueva metodología para compartir aprendizajes surgidos de la experiencia de la ejecución de proyectos de desarrollo. Es una herramienta que combina la reflexión sobre casos…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Guerriero, Leila;Robles, Juan Manuel;Lezcano, Arturo;Álvarez, Juan Miguel;Alemán, Gabriela;Lauría, Sol;Román Aponte, Luján;Zárate, Joseph;Prenz, Miguel;Bianchi, César;Sinay, Javier
Hay aquí diez historias relacionadas con, entre otras cosas, la innovación, la educación, la ciencia y la tecnología en América Latina, contadas por algunos de los mejores periodistas de la región…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Bernini, Federico;Figal Garone, Lucas;Maffioli, Alessandro
Este estudio presenta evidencia empírica sobre los determinantes de la adopción de certificaciones internacionales de calidad (ISO) y sus efectos sobre el desempeño de las empresas argentinas en los…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Castillo, Victoria;Figal Garone, Lucas;Maffioli, Alessandro;Ohaco, Moira
Este estudio evalúa el impacto de asistencias técnicas a micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (MiPyME) cofinanciadas por el Programa de Acceso al Crédito y Competitividad (PACC) en Argentina. El…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Pereira, Mariano;Tacsir, Ezequiel
Este trabajo analiza la relación entre la innovación y el empleo a nivel de firma. En particular, contribuye a generar evidencia sobre los efectos de la introducción de innovaciones (de producto o…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Uyarra, Elvira;Moñux, Diego;Li, Yanchao;Esteban, Adrián;Rigby, John;Ospina, María José;Edler, Jakob
Public procurement accounts for a significant proportion of overall demand for goods and services. Thus, it could be a useful tool for fostering innovation and economic growth. While interest in the…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Devlin, Robert;Pietrobelli, Carlo
In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the use of industrial polices. The need for modern industrial policies has been increasingly acknowledged in the literature and by the praxis of…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Molina, Oswaldo;Olivari, Jocelyn;Pietrobelli, Carlo
Traditionally the Peruvian context has been unfavorable for innovation by local firms in the mining sector. However, some firms have managed to innovate despite these conditions in recent years. The…
Sep 2016
Author(s): De León, Ignacio L.;Fernandez Donoso, Jose
This document analyzes the perceptions of small innovative enterprises (SIE) in Latin America of the effectiveness of the legal protection afforded by intellectual property rights (IPR). To analyze…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Dohnert, Sylvia;Persaud, Tara Lisa;Pereira, Stefano;Elliott, Wayne;Grant, Kayla
This paper is meant to help national and regional policymakers navigate the complex topic of business climate reform in the Caribbean. It combines the findings of four relatively independent data…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Grazzi, Matteo;Pietrobelli, Carlo;Angelelli, Pablo;Cathles, Alison;Crespi, Gustavo;Federico, Juan;Flores Lima, Jose Gregorio Roberto;González-Velosa, Carolina;Ibarra, Sabrina;Jung, Juan;Kantis, Hugo;Mohan, Preeya;Montalbano, Pierluigi;Nenci, Silvia;Pangerl, Siobhan;Presbitero, Andrea;Rabellotti, Roberta;Rosas-Shady, David;Strobl, Eric;Tacsir, Ezequiel;Vargas, Fernando;Watson, Patrick
The full version of this book compiles several empirical works that, through different lenses, aim to reveal which variables may have a systematiceffect on the productivity evolution observed at a…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Grazzi, Matteo;Pietrobelli, Carlo;Angelelli, Pablo;Cathles, Alison;Crespi, Gustavo;Federico, Juan;Flores Lima, Jose Gregorio Roberto;González-Velosa, Carolina;Ibarra, Sabrina;Jung, Juan;Kantis, Hugo;Mohan, Preeya;Montalbano, Pierluigi;Nenci, Silvia;Pangerl, Siobhan;Presbitero, Andrea;Rabellotti, Roberta;Rosas-Shady, David;Strobl, Eric;Tacsir, Ezequiel;Vargas, Fernando;Watson, Patrick
La versión completa de este libro enfatiza la generación de conocimiento, la difusión y la implementación a través de las innovaciones. También se explora el rol de otros aspectos como el capital…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Grazzi, Matteo;Pietrobelli, Carlo;Crespi, Gustavo;Tacsir, Ezequiel;Vargas, Fernando;Mohan, Preeya;Strobl, Eric;Watson, Patrick;Jung, Juan;González-Velosa, Carolina;Rosas-Shady, David;Flores Lima, Roberto;Kantis, Hugo;Federico, Juan;Angelelli, Pablo;Ibarra, Sabrina;Cathles, Alison;Pangerl, Siobhan;Rabellotti, Roberta;Montalbano, Pierluigi;Nenci, Silvia;Presbitero, Andrea
This volume uses the study of firm dynamics to investigate the factors preventing faster productivity growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, pushing past the limits of traditional macroeconomic…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto
This technical note examines the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) and research and development (R&D) investment on innovation and productivity in Chilean firms, in…