Jan 2022
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This report presents a probabilistic disaster risk assessment model for Barbados, focusing on beach erosions caused by episodic cyclonic hazard events and chronic effects associated with maritime…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
The “Study on Disaster Risk Management A macroeconomic cost-benefit analysis for reducing the socio-economic risk of coastal erosion”, a dynamic modelling approach was developed to quantify the…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Rave, Claudia;Landaverde, Osvaldo;Persaud, Christopher
Este documento presenta el mapeo de cadenas y corredores logísticos para el Cono Sur base para el análisis de brechas, oportunidades y restricciones en la inversión en infraestructura de integración…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Janson, Nils;Burkhard, Lindsay N.;Jones, Sara
The Caribbean Water Study describes the operational and financial performance of selected water utilities in the Caribbean as reported by the utilities as well as secodary sources, the situation of…
May 2021
Author(s): Legena, Henry;McKenzie, Brittney;Goodridge, Aria;Pivott, Karyl;Austin, Joshua;Lynch, Kristen;Spencer, Shamika;Cox, Felicia;Holder, Nikolai;Murray, Renique;Prado, Veronica R.;Ravillard, Pauline
This paper presents an alternative to the current use of gasoline and diesel for transportation in Barbados. By relying on experimental evidence, it shows that biomethane emanating from the…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura;Khadan, Jeetendra
This paper provides an insight on the gender impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Caribbean. The analysis makes use of the April 2020 online COVID-19 survey that the Inter-American Development…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Saavedra, José Jorge;Alleng, Gerard
Like other Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Caribbean island economies have intrinsic characteristics that make them vulnerable to external shocks. The recent pandemic highlights the structural…
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…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio;Chakalall, Yuri;Hori, Tsuneki;Jaimes, Ivonne;Durán, Rolando;Torres, Ana María;Lovell, Tamara;Visconti, Ernesto
This document describes the general methodology of the Index of Governance and Public Policy in Disaster Risk Management (iGOPP) and presents the main concepts that support both disaster risk…
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): Bertoni, Eleonora;Elacqua, Gregory;Méndez, Carolina;Montalva, Veronica;Munevar, Isabela;Westh Olsen, Anne Sofie;Román, Alonso
Considerando los desafíos que la región enfrenta en seleccionar y asignar los mejores docentes a las escuelas que más los necesitan, en este documento tratamos de responder a dos preguntas…
Mar 2020
Author(s): Johnston, Sweyn;McGlynn, John;Prado, Veronica R.
This publication analyses the operating principles and development status of selected Marine Renewable Energy technologies and assess the future potential for deployment in Barbados. Marine Renewable…
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…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Lafuente, Mariano;Molina, Evelyn
The potential of public policies and the services provided by any State are closely linked to the quality of its civil service. The ways in which the civil service is managed—in other words, the…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Underwood, Joan H.
The potential of public policies and the services provided by any State are closely linked to the quality of its civil service. The ways in which the civil service is managed—in other words, the…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Pierola, Martha Denisse;Lucenti, Krista;Li, Kun;Harris, Jeremy;De Four, Takiyah
Trade is key for growth, especially in small countries like Barbados—it helps them achieve economies of scale that otherwise would not exist. In recent years, Barbados’ trade performance has been…