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…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Khoury, Fares
The objective of this report is to present an actionable programme to bring initial moonshot ideas into fully accomplishable projects, ready to be deployed. It comprises three parts. The first part,…
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…
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): 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…
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…
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): 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,…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Wright, Allan;Asher, Sam
This Policy Brief argues that inclusion on any future adopted European Union (EU) AML/CFT list of high-risk third jurisdictions would be problematic for The Bahamas for three main reasons. First, EU…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Bollers, Elton;Deyal, Zubin;Gauto, Victor;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Khadan, Jeetendra;Mooney, Henry;Smets, Lodewijk;Waithe, Kimberly;Wright, Allan
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. It also includes recommendations to overcome these…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;IDB Invest;Multilateral Investment Fund
The summary of the Development Effectiveness Overview (DEO) presents the main takeaways of the DEO, which is the Inter-American Development Bank's annual report about the results and impact of…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo;BID Invest;Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones
El resumen del Panorama para la Efectividad en el Desarrollo (DEO por sus siglas en inglés) presenta los mensajes principales del DEO que es el informe anual del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Luzardo, Alejandra;Gasca, Leticia
In order to learn how a creative entrepreneurship can flourish in Latin America and the Caribbean, first it is necessary to know the talent that will develop the projects. Launching an Orange Future…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Luzardo, Alejandra;Gasca, Leticia
Para saber cómo puede florecer el emprendimiento creativo en América Latina y el Caribe, primero es necesario conocer al talento que desarrolla los proyectos. En Emprender un Futuro Naranja no solo…