Comparative Project Evaluation of IDB Support to Low-income Housing Programs in Four Caribbean Countries
Fryer, Michelle; Stone, Leslie F.; Boullión, César; Maciel, Odette; Quintanilla, Oscar; Sadeghi, Patricia
This evaluation presents a comparative analysis of the support provided by the Inter-American Development Bank to housing and neighborhood upgrading programs in four countries: Barbados, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. These projects represent the universe of loans approved in the past decade in the Caribbean region. The evaluation reviews the relevance of the mix of approaches taken and analyzes the extent to which they increased access to improved housing conditions and quality of life for low- and lower-middle-income households. The evaluation uses case studies to identify key challenges to effective implementation, gather lessons, and provide insights for the design of future operations in the region.