Oct 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Jackson, C. Kirabo;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Women with test scores above a secondary school admission threshold for preferred schools increase their years of education and entrance to university. Men increase neither years of schooling nor…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Jackson, C. Kirabo;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Las mujeres cuyos puntajes de exámenes superan el umbral de admisión a la secundaria para ingresar a las escuelas preferentes ven aumentos en sus años de educación y en el acceso a la universidad.…
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,…
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…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Eugenio-Martin, Juan Luis;Cazorla-Artiles, José Manuel;Moreda, Adela;Murguia, Juan M.;Risso, Adrián
El COVID-19 ha generado una crisis sin precedentes en múltiples sectores de la economía, y en particular, en el sector turístico, donde la actividad a nivel internacional se ha detenido durante meses…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Eugenio-Martin, Juan Luis;Cazorla-Artiles, José Manuel;Moreda, Adela;Murguia, Juan M.;Risso, Adrián
El COVID-19 ha generado una crisis sin precedentes en múltiples sectores de la economía, y en particular, en el sector turístico, donde la actividad a nivel internacional se ha detenido durante meses…
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,…
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…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura;Gomes, Zandra ;Schmid, Juan Pedro;Waithe, Kimberly
Barbados is a small tourism based economy accounting directly for 12 percent of real gross domestic product and over 40 percent of GDP when considering indirect spillovers to other sectors. It has…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Schling, Maja;Corral, Leonardo
This infographic presents a summary of the paper “The impact of shoreline stabilization on economic growth in Small Island Developing States” that investigates whether Barbadian efforts to stem…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Schling, Maja;Corral, Leonardo
Esta infografía presenta un resumen de los resultados del paper: "El impacto de la estabilización de orillas en el crecimiento económico en los Pequeños Estados Insulares en Desarrollo" que…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Schling, Maja;Corral, Leonardo
Essa infografia apresenta um resumo dos resultados do paper: “O impacto da estabilização de áreas costeiras no crescimento econômico dos Pequenos Estados Insulares em Desenvolvimento”, que investiga…