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…
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): 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…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;IDB Invest;Multilateral Investment Fund
The Development Effectiveness Overview (DEO) is an annual report produced by the IDBG to show the results and impact of its work in Latin America and the Caribbean. It reports on the IDBG's…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo;BID Invest;Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones
El Panorama de la Efectividad en el Desarrollo (DEO por sus siglas en inglés) es el informe anual del Grupo BID que muestra los resultados e impactos de su trabajo en América Latina y el Caribe.…
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
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…
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…
May 2015
Author(s): Schijman, Agustina;Linares, Ana María;Bouillon, César P.;Khadr, Ali;Gonzalez Diez, Verónica M.;Alonso, Pablo;Soldano, Miguel;Britton, Kathryn;Hernández, María José;Mendieta Umaña, Maria Paula;Ruiz, Mayra;Beltrán, Víctor
The Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) has committed to produce its second annual report as part of its 2015 Board-approved work plan (RE-479-1). This approach paper sets out the proposed…
May 2015
Author(s): Schijman, Agustina;Linares, Ana María;Bouillon, César P.;Khadr, Ali;Gonzalez Diez, Verónica M.;Alonso, Pablo;Soldano, Miguel;Britton, Kathryn;Hernández, María José;Mendieta Umaña, Maria Paula;Ruiz, Mayra;Beltrán, Víctor
Como parte de su programa de trabajo para 2015 aprobado por el Directorio Ejecutivo (documento RE-479-1), la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE) se ha comprometido a producir su segundo informe…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Gray, Cheryl;Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna;Linares, Ana María;Martin, Lucia;Palomino, Alejandro;Sembler, Jose Ignacio;Soldano, Miguel;Székely, Miguel;Bolza-Schunemann, Eva;Ramirez-Goldin, Ana;Ruiz, Mayra;Beltrán, Víctor;Torres, Mauricio;Vellani, Saleema;Celse L'Hoste, Margareth;Marto, Ricardo
This first Annual Report reviews the past two years of OVE's work, 2013-2014. It is designed in two parts. Part I reports on OVE's recent evaluation activities and findings, on developments…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Gray, Cheryl;Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna;Linares, Ana María;Martin, Lucia;Palomino, Alejandro;Sembler, Jose Ignacio;Soldano, Miguel;Székely, Miguel;Bolza-Schunemann, Eva;Ramirez-Goldin, Ana;Ruiz, Mayra;Beltrán, Víctor;Torres, Mauricio;Vellani, Saleema;Celse L'Hoste, Margareth;Marto, Ricardo
En este primer Informe Anual se examina el bienio más reciente, 2013-2014, de actividades de OVE. Consta de dos partes. En la primera parte se presentan las actividades de evaluación y los…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Gray, Cheryl;Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna;Linares, Ana María;Martin, Lucia;Palomino, Alejandro;Sembler, Jose Ignacio;Soldano, Miguel;Székely, Miguel;Bolza-Schunemann, Eva;Ramirez-Goldin, Ana;Ruiz, Mayra;Beltrán, Víctor;Torres, Mauricio;Vellani, Saleema;Celse L'Hoste, Margareth;Marto, Ricardo
Ce premier Rapport Annuel examine les travaux d¿OVE au cours des deux dernières années, 2013 et 2014. Il comporte deux parties. La première partie est un rapport sur les récentes activités d¿…