Dec 2017
Author(s): Bornacelly, Iván;Rieble-Aubourg, Sabine
In Barbados, investment in education is one of the highest in the region and there is almost universal access to basic education. However, learning outcomes are still unequal, and while many young…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Conexión INTAL informa sobre desarrollos en las áreas de integración y comercio en las regiones de América Latina y el Caribe. Esta edición se dedica a la Think Conference MC11: "Pensando en una…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Blenman, Shamar;Khadan, Jeetendra;Wenner, Mark D.;Bollers, Elton;Waithe, Kimberly;Wright, Allan;Schmid, Juan Pedro
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin looks at the year in review. 2017 has been a mixed year for the countries of the Caribbean Country Department of the IDB. While The Bahamas, Barbados and…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Conexión INTAL informa sobre desarrollos en las áreas de integración y comercio en las regiones de América Latina y el Caribe. Esta edición se dedica a la presentación del estudio “La Tecno-…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Conexión INTAL informa sobre desarrollos en las áreas de integración y comercio en las regiones de América Latina y el Caribe. Esta edición se dedica al primer taller de trabajo del Ciclo de Sesiones…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Conexión INTAL informa sobre desarrollos en las áreas de integración y comercio en las regiones de América Latina y el Caribe. Esta edición se dedica a Nanomercosur, un evento que se realiza cada dos…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Clarke, Dillon;Khadan, Jeetendra;Lorde, Kishmar;Pradelli, Juan Jose;Schmid, Juan Pedro;Waithe, Kimberly;Wenner, Mark D.;Wright, Allan
All countries in the Caribbean face fiscal challenges. On the one hand, the countries that depend on tourism – Jamaica, Barbados, and The Bahamas – are at different stages of dealing with the…
Aug 2017
Author(s): De Groote, Roberto
The Caribbean countries have experienced positive economic growth rates and significant increases in their exports, but GDP remains relatively low, and indicators of poverty, productivity, and…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Peters, Amos
This paper’s primary goal is to determine the size of the informal sector in the heterogeneous Caribbean countries. The informal economic activities of a country have several implications for their…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro;Wright, Allan;Waithe, Kimberly;Wenner, Mark D.;Clarke, Dillon;Khadan, Jeetendra;Pradelli, Juan Jose
This issue of the Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores the importance of commodities for the region’s countries. While the Caribbean includes commodity producers, most members depend heavily…
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…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Mohan, Preeya;Strobl, Eric;Watson, Patrick
In-firm training is a crucial innovative activity in modern knowledge-based economies which face increasing global competition and rapidly changing technology. Nevertheless, there are few studies…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra;Pradelli, Juan Jose;Schmid, Juan Pedro;Wenner, Mark D.;Wright, Allan;Clarke, Dillon;Waithe, Kimberly
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores constraints to private sector development in the Caribbean. With economic growth weak and dependent on only a few sectors -either tourism or…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle;Stone, Leslie F.;Maciel, Odette;Quintanilla, Oscar;Sadeghi, Patricia;Bouillon, César P.
This evaluation presents a comparative analysis of the support provided by the Inter-American Development Bank to housing and neighborhood upgrading programs in four countries: Barbados, Guyana,…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle;Stone, Leslie F.;Maciel, Odette;Quintanilla, Oscar;Sadeghi, Patricia;Bouillon, César P.
Esta evaluación contiene un análisis comparativo del apoyo que ha proporcionado el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo a los programas de vivienda y mejoramiento de barrios de cuatro países: Barbados…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Rabellotti, Roberta;Giuliani, Elisa;Alexander, Rachel
The aim of this paper is to map Caribbean clusters and identify their specific characteristics based on existing literature and available empirical evidence. A desk review of 32 clusters distributed…
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…