Jun 2020
Author(s): Rapoport, Nina;Rojas Méndez, Ana María;Scartascini, Carlos
Behavioral insights are becoming part of the policy toolkit in countries around the world, and the IDB has positioned itself at the forefront of this movement in Latin America and the Caribbean. This…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Rapoport, Nina;Rojas Méndez, Ana María;Scartascini, Carlos
Las ciencias del comportamiento se están convirtiendo en una de las herramientas clave de política pública con las que cuentan los países, y el BID se ha posicionado a la vanguardia de este campo en…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Wright, Allan;Grenade, Kari
Fiscal councils are among the most recent innovations in terms of the architecture of fiscal institutions. This paper provides an overview of the history and evolution of these institutions, research…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra;Baxter, Sasha
This paper examines the effectiveness of Guyana’s fiscal framework as the country prepares to usher in an era of oil wealth. The paper draws on a large body of literature to determine the key…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Pecha, Camilo
This policy brief answers three main questions with respect to the no-user-fee policy adopted across public health centres in Jamaica: (i) Has the policy improved health status among working age…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro;Malcolm, Xavier
The buildup of debt in Jamaica has been concurrent with the country's sloweconomic growth, and the issues are intertwined. High debt slows economic
growth, and slow economic growth makes…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Castro, Lucio;Scartascini, Carlos
There is growing evidence that individual responses to public policies are, to a large extent, mediated by the way the policies are framed, by people's cognitive and computational capabilities,…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Castro, Lucio;Scartascini, Carlos
Hay creciente evidencia de que las respuestas individuales a las políticas públicas están, en gran medida, mediatizadas por la manera en que se formulan las políticas, por las capacidades cognitivas…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie;Seerattan, Dave
This policy brief defines the challenges of conducting appropriate fiscal policy over the past 20 years in four Caribbean countries (The Bahamas, Barbados, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago) and…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Borensztein, Eduardo;Piedrabuena, Bernardita;Ossowski, Rolando;Mercer-Blackman, Valerie;Miller, Sebastián J.
El manejo adecuado de los ingresos fiscales por Recursos Naturales No Renovables (RNNR) busca cumplir tres objetivos: evitar la desestabilización macroeconómica, redistribuir equitativamente la…
Jul 2012
Author(s): Marcel, Mario;Cabezas, Mabel;Piedrabuena, Bernardita
El presente resumen de políticas realiza una revisión sistemática de la metodología de estimación del Balance Estructural (BE) en Chile. Esta revisión no sólo recapitula y evalúa la justificación de…
Jun 2012
Author(s): Filc, Gabriel;Scartascini, Carlos
Dada la evidencia existente de que pueden existir beneficios tangibles en términos de sostenibilidad, eficiencia y efectividad del gasto público de una utilización más plena de los presupuestos por…
May 2012
Author(s): Ter-Minassian, Teresa
This paper discusses Brazil's structural reforms since the 1990s and areas where work remains to be done. Reforms of the 1990s included the containment of inflation, the adoption of a…