Apr 2021
Author(s): Pollock, Wilson
Pivot is a movement of radical ideas for the Caribbean of the future. In 2020, the IDB and its partners (Caribbean Climate Smart-Accelerator (CCSA), Destination Experience (DE), and Singularity…
Feb 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Schwartz, Moises; Reyes-Tagle, Gerardo; Silvani, Carlos; Ospina, Laura; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Loser, Claudio; Mooney, Henry; Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol; Rosenblatt, David; Ter-Minassian, Teresa; Ossowski, Rolando; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gauto, Victor; Khadan, Jeetendra; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; De Haan, Jakob; Rojas-Suárez, Liliana; Beck, Thorsten
This volume focuses on economic institutions defined as rules and organizational arrangements that, if they govern the design and implementation of fiscal and monetary policies, can better align…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura; Khadan, Jeetendra
This paper provides an insight on the gender impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Caribbean. The analysis makes use of the April 2020 online COVID-19 survey that the Inter-American Development…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Mooney, Henry; Bollers, Elton; Rosenblatt, David; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Frazier, Gralyn; McCaskie, Ariel; Khadan, Jeetendra; Abdul-Haqq, Nazera; Gauto, Victor
For most Caribbean countries, the COVID-19 pandemic will translate into the deepest single-year contraction of real GDP on record in 2020. With the exception of Guyana, countries have experienced…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Bosch, Mariano; Cabrita Felix, Carolina; Cerda, Rodrigo; García-Huitrón, Manuel; Gutiérrez, Laura Karina; Tapia Troncoso, Waldo
The 2019 PLAC Network's Pension Indicators are a dataset containing information related to the labor markets and pension systems of the nineteen PLAC Network member countries: Argentina, Bahamas…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Bosch, Mariano; Cabrita Felix, Carolina; Cerda, Rodrigo; García-Huitrón, Manuel; Gutiérrez, Laura Karina; Tapia Troncoso, Waldo
The PLAC Network's Pension Indicators are a dataset containing information related to the labor markets and pension systems of the nineteen PLAC Network member countries: Argentina, Bahamas,…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Giles Álvarez, Laura; McCaskie, Ariel; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
Except for Barbados, the Caribbean region experienced a new surge of Covid cases in the middle of this summer. Several factors contributed to this unfortunate situation: a rise in imported cases as…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Milano, Flavia; Pallares, Ulises
This publication provides precise guidance on how to conduct public consultations with stakeholders. It also brings together regulatory frameworks in Guyana to conduct public consultations in the…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Rennie, Gavin; Hartnett, Brad K.; Reyes, Victoria; Siegert, Dafna; Sandoval, Daniel; Banda, Maria
The objective of this project is to understand and analyze the innovation gap in the LAC regions power & utilities industry, using countries in Europe, Asia, and other regions as a benchmark. The…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Rennie, Gavin; Hartnett, Brad K.; Reyes, Victoria; Siegert, Dafna; Sandoval, Daniel; Banda, Maria
El objetivo principal de este proyecto es comprender y analizar la brecha de innovación en la industria energética de la región de ALC, utilizando los países de Europa, Asia y otras regiones como…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Center for Latin American Studies on Insecurity and Violence; Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero; Bergman, Marcelo; Seepersad, Randy; Safranoff, Ana; Cafferata, Fernando G.
This report presents new systematic data on the characteristics of inmates in prisons in six Caribbean countries, the factors which may have led to their incarceration, the conditions within the…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Allende López, Marcos; Alleyne, Antonio; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Khadan, Jeetendra; Waithe, Kimberly
This paper analyzes the potential effects that distributed ledger technology (DLT) could have on intraregional trade volumes in the Caribbean. Using a two-step panel regression gravity model for 15…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Balza, Lenin; Brearley, Emily; Clarke, Dillon; Gauto, Victor
New oil-producing countries face the daunting challenge of transforming expected revenue windfalls into sustainable and inclusive economic development. Record discoveries and growing hydrocarbon…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Bottan, Nicolas L.; Hoffmann, Bridget; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
The current coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented public health challenge that has devastating economic impacts for households. Using a sample of 230,540 respondents to online surveys in 17…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Arteaga Garavito, Maricruz; Beuermann, Diether; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gauto, Victor; Khadan, Jeetendra; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk
COVID-19 has triggered a severe and unprecedented economic crisis in the Caribbean region. The combination of the halt in tourism arrivals, the fall in international oil prices, and a widespread…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; IDB Invest; IDB Lab
The IDB Group works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing financial and technical support to 26 borrowing-member countries in the region. The 2005-2020 IDB Group Country…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo; BID Invest; BID Lab
El Grupo BID se esfuerza en mejorar vidas en América Latina y el Caribe proporcionando apoyo financiero y técnico a los 26 países miembros prestatarios de la región. El Perfil de País del Grupo BID…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Christie, Jason; McCaskie, Ariel; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk
Governments in the Caribbean region have been relatively successful in flattening the infection curve of the coronavirus in their countries. Geographical isolation is a contributing factor, but…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Alvarado, Nathalie; Sutton, Heather; Laborda, Leopoldo
This study analyzes how the COVID-19 crisis is generating changes in police work and assesses its potential impact on the effectiveness and legitimacy of police forces in Latin America and the…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Alvarado, Nathalie; Sutton, Heather; Laborda, Leopoldo
Este estudio analiza cómo la crisis del COVID-19 está generando cambios en el trabajo policial y evalúa su efecto en la efectividad y legitimidad de las policías de la región. Mediante una encuesta…