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 2005-2019 IDB Group Country…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Christie, Jason; 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…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Yitani, José; Castillo Martínez, Paula; Astesiano, Gastón; Corzo, Julio Franco
The series of case studies in Public-Private Partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean has been developed with the purpose of demonstrating the region's experience in infrastructure…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
The COVID-19 crisis will have devastating implications for countries around the worldparticularly tourism-dependent economies. This paper highlights the vulnerability of many Latin American and…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
La COVID-19 tendrá consecuencias devastadoras para los países de todo el mundo, en particular para aquellos que dependen del turismo. Nuestro capítulo resalta que muchos países de América Latina y el…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Bottan, Nicolas L.; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.; Hoffmann, Bridget
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…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Ubfal, Diego; Arráiz, Irani; Beuermann, Diether; Frese, Michael; Maffioli, Alessandro; Verch, Daniel
A randomized controlled trial with 945 entrepreneurs in Jamaica shows positive short-term impacts of soft-skills training on business outcomes. The effects are concentrated among men and disappear 12…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Frisari, Giovanni Leo; Mills, Anaitée; Silva Zuniga, Mariana C.; Donadi, Elisa; Ham, Marcel; Shepherd, Christine; Pohl, Irene
The need to consider climate change issues in the provision of infrastructure services through PPPs originates from two key observations: On one side, Jamaica like many small island states faces many…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Vizeu Pinheiro, Maria; Rojas Sánchez, Laura; Long, Sarah Chamness; Ponce, Alejandro
Un medio ambiente sano es crítico para la salud pública, la vitalidad de los ecosistemas y la sostenibilidad de las sociedades. La mayoría de los países apoyan esta visión y han adoptado un marco…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Vizeu Pinheiro, Maria; Rojas Sánchez, Laura; Long, Sarah Chamness; Ponce, Alejandro
A healthy environment is critical to public health, ecosystem vitality, and the sustainability of societies. A majority of countries have endorsed this view and adopted environmental framework laws…
May 2020
Author(s): Bollers, Elton; Christie, Jason; Gauto, Victor; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Khadan, Jeetendra; Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Smets, Lodewijk
The policies being implemented in the region to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 are short-term support mechanisms, to ensure income for the most vulnerable groups and support to firms facing demand…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Bertoni, Eleonora; Elacqua, Gregory; Méndez, Carolina; Montalva, Veronica; Munevar, Isabela; Westh Olsen, Anne Sofie; Román, Alonso
Considerando los desafíos que la región enfrenta en seleccionar y asignar los mejores docentes a las escuelas que más los necesitan, en este documento tratamos de responder a dos preguntas…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Rosenblatt, David; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason; Smets, Lodewijk; Khadan, Jeetendra
This special edition of the Caribbean Quarterly Bulletin focuses on the evolving economic and human consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak for countries in the Caribbean region. Our team of…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Brichetti, Juan Pablo; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Chisari, Omar O.; Mastronardi, Leonardo; Serebrisky, Tomás; Vila Martínez, Juan Pablo
En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de modelos de Equilibrio General Computado aplicados al análisis del impacto de la infraestructura en varios países de América Latina y el Caribe:…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Castellani, Francesca; Gauto, Victor; Rosenblatt, David
These briefings identify the economic consequences of the outbreak of COVID-19 in each of the IDBG borrowing member countries, as of April 3rd, 2020.
Mar 2020
Author(s): Masson, Malaika; Ehrhardt, David; Lizzio, Veronica
This paper uses detailed datasets and modelling of 13 countries to develop sustainable energy pathways for the Caribbean. These pathways can deliver US$16 billion in net benefits over 20 years,…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Furlán, Marcelo; Persson, Svante; Cabrera, María Margarita; Zepeda, David
Proadapt es un proyecto del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), creado en asociación con el Fondo Nórdico de Desarrollo (NDF), que identifica y pilotea el desarrollo de metodologías,…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra
This paper provides long- and short -run tax buoyancy estimates for a group of 12 Caribbean countries over the period 1991-2017. By using panel regressions, this paper finds that the long- and short-…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Viscidi, Lisa; Yépez-García, Ariel
Auctions are a leading tool for facilitating clean energy investment. Latin America has been at the forefront of using auctions to develop renewable energy capacity. Some of the worlds first…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason
The divergence in the development of the countries that correspond to the Inter-American Development Banks Caribbean Country Department and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)…