May 2022
Author(s): Manzano, Osmel;Saboin, José Luis
This paper provides evidence of a positive effect of institutions and reforms in initiating investment booms. We constructed an unbalanced panel of 178 countries for the period 19502019 that…
May 2022
Author(s): Martínez Fritscher, André;Mac Dowell, Maria Cristina;Ferreira, Soraya Naffah;Gazel, Ricardo
Este artigo analisa o impacto do Projeto de Modernização da Gestão Fiscal dos Estados (Profisco I), financiado pelo Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento, na arrecadação estadual, número de…
Apr 2022
Author(s): Ter-Minassian, Teresa;Muñoz Miranda, Andrés
This paper focuses on the design of intergovernmental transfers to reduce vertical and horizontal fiscal imbalances and improve the performance of subnational governments. It provides an overview of…
Apr 2022
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Galindo, Arturo;Nuguer, Victoria;Powell, Andrew
Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean was stronger than expected in 2021 but waned at the start of 2022. High commodity prices due to the war between Russia and Ukraine will provide a…
Apr 2022
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Galindo, Arturo;Nuguer, Victoria;Powell, Andrew
El crecimiento económico en América Latina y el Caribe en 2021 fue más robusto de lo esperado, pero disminuyó a principios de 2022. Los altos precios de las materias primas registradas por…
Mar 2022
Author(s): Barreix, Alberto Daniel;Bes, Martín;Fonseca, Oscar;Fonteñez, María;Morán, Dalmiro;Pineda, Emilio;Roca, Jerónimo
As the COVID-19 pandemic ends, the large fiscal imbalances will require Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) governments to pursue fiscal consolidation policies by increasing revenues and/or reducing…
Mar 2022
Author(s): Barreix, Alberto Daniel;Bes, Martín;Fonseca, Oscar;Fonteñez, María;Morán, Dalmiro;Pineda, Emilio;Roca, Jerónimo
A la salida de la pandemia los desequilibrios fiscales requerirán que en América Latina y el Caribe se implementen políticas de consolidación, aumentando los ingresos y/o reduciendo los gastos. En…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Galindo Paliza, Luis Miguel;Hoffmann, Bridget;Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
América Latina y el Caribe deben enfrentar el desafío del cambio climático al mismo tiempo que avanzan otros objetivos de desarrollo sostenible. ¿Cuánto costará hacer frente? Este trabajo revisa la…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Galindo Paliza, Luis Miguel;Hoffmann, Bridget;Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
Latin America and the Caribbean must respond to the challenge of climate change while making progress with other sustainable development goals. How much will it cost to meet climate change goals in…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David;Mooney, Henry;Clayton, Khamal;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Graham, Monique;Khadan, Jeetendra;Satnarine-Singh, Nirvana
Last year ended with incipient but fragile economic recoveries in most Caribbean economies. Relatively low vaccination rates remain a concern in the six countries covered by the Caribbean Country…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Reyes-Tagle, Gerardo;Musacchio, Aldo;Hosein, Roger;Wagner, Rodrigo;Pan, Carolina;Yu, Fernando; Park, Yery;Gookool, Rebeca;Escobar, Bernardita;La Cruz, Tamira;Araya, Sergio;Figueroa, Camila;Rosso, Lucas
This book examines the role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in contributing to the fiscal instability of the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago (CCB6), with the…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo;Galindo, Arturo;Lotti, Giulia;Rodríguez Bonilla, Juan Pablo
We explore how Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) can help to fill a large infrastructure financing gap in developing countries by indirectly mobilizing resources from other entities. The analysis…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol;Chiara, Jimena
Public debt management is one of the most crucial functions of any government, but we know little about how debt management offices operate. Based on a survey of 24 Latin American and Caribbean…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
The analysis of cost and benefit regarding Disaster Risk Management (DRM) policy interventions is more important than ever as IDB countries face significant impacts due to increasing climate and…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Bonzi Teixeira, Augusto;Benavides, Juan;Rasteletti, Alejandro;Urrea Rios, Ivan Leonardo;Madrigal, Marcelino
Discussion paper and policy options for countries in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region to manage the fiscal impact of the deployment of electromobility programs.
The publication…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David;Mooney, Henry;García Zaballos, Antonio;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Christie, Jason;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
This edition reviews the long-term performance of economic growth and productivity in the region. It then draws on research from the Inter-American Development Banks Connectivity, Markets, and…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín;Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Izquierdo, Alejandro;Puig, Jorge
This paper studies whether changes in the composition of public spending affect the macroeconomic consequences of fiscal consolidations. Based on a sample of 44 developing countries and 26 advanced…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Brichetti, Juan Pablo;Mastronardi, Leonardo;Rivas, María Eugenia;Serebrisky, Tomás;Solís, Ben
Link to the interactive version: https://interactive-publications.iadb.org/La-brecha-de-infraestructura-en-America-Latina-y-el-Caribe

The purpose of this study is to estimate the…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Brichetti, Juan Pablo;Mastronardi, Leonardo;Rivas, María Eugenia;Serebrisky, Tomás;Solís, Ben
Link a la versión interactiva: https://interactive-publications.iadb.org/La-brecha-de-infraestructura-en-America-Latina-y-el-Caribe

Este estudio tiene como objetivo estimar las…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Bailey, Jed;Carvajal, Paola;García Fernández, Javier;Gischler, Christiaan;Henriquez, Carlos;Minoja, Livia
The Caribbean islands are among the 25 most-vulnerable nations in terms of disasters per-capita or land area, and climate change is only expected to intensify these vulnerabilities. The loss caused…