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 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): Fielding, William;Ballance, Virginia;Smith, Philip;Veyrat-Pontet, Alexandre;Sutton, Heather;Curry, Chris;Ulentin, Anne;Oenbring, Raymond;Bethel, Nicolette;Bain, Ebonesse;Collie, Rodericka;Durham, Shantique;Dames, Andrella;Minnis, Jessica;Taylor, Jacinth;Johnson, Pandora;Newry-Pintard, Yvette;Parker, Quincy;Poitier-Albury, Wendyi;Moxey-Adderley, Theresa;Williams, Elizabeth;Gibson-Mobley, Ingrid;Sands, Shamel;Robins, Bernadette;McHardy, Dale;Miller, Ky’Shaun;Thomas, Adelle;Bethel-Bennett, Ian;Velasquez, Jose
This publication, a collaboration between the Inter-American Development Bank and the University of The Bahamas, presents the findings of a study of sentenced inmates at the prison in The Bahamas…
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…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Wright, Allan;Grenade, Kari
This Policy Brief examines The Bahamas’ Fiscal Responsibility Bill 2018, juxtaposing it against some standard principles that typically guide the formation of a fiscal responsibility framework. Key…
May 2018
Author(s): Wright, Allan
This policy brief presents a summary of the development challenges facing the country.
Apr 2018
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development;Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC);Inter American Center of Tax Administrations
Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 compiles comparable tax revenue statistics for 25 Latin American and Caribbean economies, the majority of which are not OECD member…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo;Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico;Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC);Centro Interamericano de Administraciones Tributarias
Estadísticas Tributarias en América Latina y el Caribe 2018 compila estadísticas de ingresos fiscales comparables para 25 economías de América Latina y el Caribe, donde la mayoría no son países…
Jun 2017
Author(s): World Bank;Multilateral Development Bank;Inter American Development Bank
Caribbean governments need to make significant investments in high quality infrastructure assets. Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) offer a mechanism for governments to procure, finance and…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Wright, Allan
From productivity performance indicators derived from the World Bank, The Bahamas is underperforming relative to our Caribbean economies and even other small economies within Latin America and the…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Sutton, Heather;Álvarez, Lucciana
This policy brief uses data from the 2014/2015 Latin American Public Opinion Project survey to examine attitudes toward intimate partner violence and child physical discipline in six Caribbean…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Deonarine, Amrita;Hosein, Roger;Khadan, Jeetendra
Despite seven rounds of negotiations since 2007, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Canada were unable to concur on the establishment of a free trade agreement (FTA) to replace the existing…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra;Ruprah, Inder J.
This report estimates the direct and indirect macroeconomic impact of the Brexit leave vote on the Caribbean during 2016 and 2017 in terms of economic growth, exports, tourism, and remittances. We…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie;Melgarejo, Karl Alexander;Salazni, Mariana
Sustainable economic growth has reemerged as a subject of Caribbean policydiscussions, given the region's relatively lackluster performance in recent
decades. However, most policy…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Banco Mundial;Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico;Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
La serie bienal de Panorama de las Pensiones de la OCDE comenzó en 2005 para los países de la OCDE y en 2011 se amplió para incluir a los otros países del G-20. Tras el lanzamiento de Panorama de las…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Banco Mundial;Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development;Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento
Atualmente, o maior desafio enfrentado pela política previdenciária da maioria dos países da América Latina e do Caribe (ALC) é a baixa cobertura dos planos de aposentadoria formais, tanto em termos…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro;Malcolm, Xavier
This brief presents simulations of an Ebola scare in the Caribbean, including three highly tourism-dependent economies, The Bahamas, Barbados, and Jamaica. On the basis of the experience of Mexico in…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Khan, Sarosh R.;Ruprah, Inder J.
Given that the Caribbean region remains open to external vulnerabilities, fiscal policy is a critical tool in managing debt sustainability. But since fiscal outcomes have been persistently poor in…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Attzs, Marlene;Maharaj, Malini;Boodhan, Gopiechand
Although the Caribbean region relies heavily on its natural assets as sources of income, generally for tourism and in particular cases from agriculture and energy, environmental taxes in the region…