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,…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Saavedra, José Jorge; Alleng, Gerard
Like other Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Caribbean island economies have intrinsic characteristics that make them vulnerable to external shocks. The recent pandemic highlights the structural…
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…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Bonvecchi, Alejandro; Scartascini, Carlos
This book combines an institutional political economy approach to policy making with social network analysis of social policy formulation processes. Based on extensive interviews with governmental…
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 the Bahamas to conduct public consultations in…
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): 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): Bello, Omar; Hendrickson, Michael; Marcano, Blaine; Pantin, Machel; Mery, Gustavo; Espiga, Carlos; Espiga, Franklin; Gonzalez, Mauricio; Flores, Adrían; Ibarra, Francisco; Marconi, Salvador; Williams, Robert; Attademo-Hirt, Florencia ; Nelson, Michael
Hurricane Irma was the largest hurricane observed in the Atlantic open ocean, maintaining a Category 5 for three days, and made landfall over Turks and Caicos, and later Barbuda, before reaching the…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Bello, Omar; Williams, Robert; Hendrickson, Michael; De Andrade, Roberto; Mery, Gustavo; Bazo, Andrés; De Quattro, Jeff; Ibarra, Francisco; Marcano, Blaine; Marconi, Salvador; Ruiz, Esteban; Attademo-Hirt, Florencia ; Nelson, Michael; Barón, Marie Edwige
Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 marks the second time in just over a year that the country was affected by a Category 4 hurricane. Hurricane Matthew's greatest impact was felt on the country…
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…
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…