Oct 2020
Author(s): Arteaga Garavito, Maricruz;Beuermann, Diether;Giles Álvarez, Laura;McCaskie, Ariel
We conducted a telephone-based nationally representative survey of Barbados between May and June 2020. The main objective was to quantify the early consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We document…
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): Hoffmann, Bridget;Armangue i Jubert, Tristany;Parrado, Eric
Investors' interest in investments that consider environmental, social, and governance factors (ESG investments) is increasing as they seek investments that combine financial returns with…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Giles Álvarez, Laura
This paper presents an assessment of financial market development, access, and inclusion for Barbados. Based on a review of indicators, survey data, and other metrics, our analysis suggests that…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Feal-Zubimendi, Soledad;Quijada, José Alejandro;Sánchez, Gabriel;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia;Miller, Sebastián J.;Massia, Santiago;Pietrafesa, Florencia
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. It also includes recommendations to overcome these challenges, along with an…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Feal-Zubimendi, Soledad;Quijada, José Alejandro;Sánchez, Gabriel;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia;Miller, Sebastián J.;Massia, Santiago;Pietrafesa, Florencia
Este resumen de políticas describe los desafíos en los sectores de infraestructura de Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Paraguay y Uruguay. Asimismo, incluye recomendaciones para superar estos desafíos,…
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…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura;Waithe, Kimberly;Deyal, Zubin
The concepts of economic growth, public debt, and the government’s fiscal balance are strongly intertwined. In Barbados, low growth and recurring fiscal deficits have led to rapid accumulation of…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro;Waithe, Kimberly;Lorde, Kishmar
The Barbados economy has been challenged over the last decade by elevated fiscal deficits and a rapid build-up in debt. While the country has made efforts to address this challenge through revenue…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.
This policy brief presents a summary of the country development challenges.
Jun 2018
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.
Este resumen de política presenta una síntesis de los desafíos de desarrollo que enfrenta Chile.
May 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Waithe, Kimberly
This policy brief presents a summary of the development challenges facing the country of Barbados
Aug 2017
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel
Energy liberalization is commonly measured by the level of market competitiveness and price reductions. This review applies an alternative method, market power, to give a sense of firms’ pricing…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Wright, Allan;Kellman, Bradley
De-risking has the potential to develop into a threat to Barbados posing a challenge to the country's continued development and economic stability if left unchecked. Early indications are that…
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…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Díaz, Manuel;Clerc, Jacques
El objetivo general del estudio es revisar la literatura internacional y las mejores prácticas para desarrollar un marco metodológico capaz de cuantificar el aumento de las inversiones requeridas…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marcos;Rubio, Marcela G.;Stampini, Marco
We present novel estimates of the quality of targeting of conditional cash transfer (CCT) and non-contributory pension (NCP) programs in Latin-America and the Caribbean. Our contribution is novel in…