Dec 2018
Author(s): Demaestri, Edgardo C.; Moskovits, Cynthia; Chiara, Jimena
This paper discusses the main issues concerning sovereign fiscal and financial risks from public–private partnerships (PPPs) with a focus on contingent liabilities (CLs). It is based on the…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Schwartz, Moises; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Wright, Allan; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Mooney, Henry; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk
The divergence in the development of the countries that correspond to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Caribbean Country Department and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)…
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): 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…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Capurro, Alfonso; Harguindeguy, Sofía; Rubinstein da Silva, Elias
Si bien en Uruguay la participación de las mujeres en la fuerza laboral ha ido en aumento, todavía se mantiene una fuerte heterogeneidad a nivel de sectores; la construcción en particular se ubica en…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Granada, Isabel; Leaño, Juan Manuel; Crotte Alvarado, Amado; Cortés, René; Ortiz, Paola
El Bien Público Regional Transport GenderLab, ha desarrollado un benchmark regional recopilando las iniciativas de género y transporte implementadas por las ciudades miembro. Este fascículo recopila…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Granada, Isabel; Leaño, Juan Manuel; Crotte Alvarado, Amado; Cortés, René; Ortiz, Paola
El Bien Público Regional Transport GenderLab, ha desarrollado un benchmark regional recopilando las iniciativas de género y transporte implementadas por las ciudades miembro. Este fascículo recopila…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Hallack, Michelle; Snyder, Virginia; Larrea, Sisi
Esta publicación describe entre otras cosas la responsabilidad de encontrar fuentes de energía alternativas y de hacer frente a la pobreza energética, particularmente en ámbitos rurales, recae…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Granada, Isabel; Cortés, René; Monje Silva, Andrea; Ortiz, Paola
Considerando que existe una importante conexión entre género y transporte, así como desafíos asociados, el BID ha asumido el compromiso de promover la igualdad de género en todos sus ejes de acción…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Granada, Isabel; Leaño, Juan Manuel; Crotte Alvarado, Amado; Cortés, René; Ortiz, Paola
El Bien Público Regional Transport GenderLab, ha desarrollado un benchmark regional recopilando las iniciativas de género y transporte implementadas por las ciudades miembro. Este fascículo recopila…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Granada, Isabel; Leaño, Juan Manuel; Crotte Alvarado, Amado; Cortés, René; Ortiz, Paola
El Bien Público Regional Transport GenderLab, ha desarrollado un benchmark regional recopilando las iniciativas de género y transporte implementadas por las ciudades miembro. Este fascículo recopila…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Suescún, Rodrigo
This paper describes the FMM-MTFF model, a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model developed by the Fiscal Management Division (FMM) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support the…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Granada, Isabel; Leaño, Juan Manuel; Benítez, Carolina; Navas, Cristian; Sanz, Natalia; Crotte Alvarado, Amado; Cortés, René; Armijos, Jean Pol; Ortiz, Paola; Glen, Claudia
El Bien Público Regional Transport GenderLab, ha desarrollado un benchmark regional recopilando las iniciativas de género y transporte implementadas por las ciudades miembros. Este fascículo…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
Public spending has climbed in Latin America and the Caribbean. Riding a commodity windfall and low interest rates, many governments in the region tried to spend their way into the future.…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor
While countries in the Caribbean are highly diverse, several common development challenges emerge, including weak fiscal institutions, crime and violence, a sluggish private sector, weak productive…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Schwartz, Moises; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Dippel, Christian; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Khadan, Jeetendra; Pecha, Camilo; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Loser, Claudio; Wright, Allan; Waithe, Kimberly; Bollers, Elton; Bonnett, Kevin; Wenner, Mark D.; Mejia, Camila; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk
The book explores the historical development and status of political and economic institutions in The Caribbean. The Caribbean institutional reality is studied vis-à-vis best international practices…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Smets, Lodewijk
Policies are not designed and implemented by a social planner but are determined through a political process, based on the policymakers' preferences, beliefs and the constraints provided by…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Harper, Leslie; Orjuela E., Jasbleidy
La contratación pública se ha utilizado como un instrumento para promover objetivos socioeconómicos, ofreciendo una vía óptima para combatir la pobreza y promover el crecimiento económico a nivel…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Hernaiz, Daniel; Miller, Sebastián J.; Pedroni, Peter
A number of policy discussions in macroeconomics have to do with the impact of commodity price fluctuations on fiscal policy in commodity exporting countries. Commodity price movements, however, have…
Aug 2018
Author(s): López-Martín, Bernabé; Ramírez de Aguilar, Alberto; Samano, Daniel
We exploit a hidden Markov model where inflation is determined by government deficits financed through money creation and/or by destabilizing expectations dynamics (expectations can potentially…