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): Abuelafia, Emmanuel;Astudillo, Jhonatan A.;Barrios, Juan José;Coj-Sam, Jorge;Del Carmen, Giselle;Díaz, Ana Karen;Escobar, Julia;Filippo, Agustín;Garcimartín, Carlos;Lagarda, Guillermo;Linares, Jennifer;López, Arnoldo;Martínez, André;Mejía, Alejandra;Prat, Jordi;Solorzano, José;Torrentes-García, Laura;Vargas, Fanny;Zentner, Joaquín
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. It also…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Abuelafia, Emmanuel;Astudillo, Jhonatan A.;Barrios, Juan José;Coj-Sam, Jorge;Del Carmen, Giselle;Díaz, Ana Karen;Escobar, Julia;Filippo, Agustín;Garcimartín, Carlos;Lagarda, Guillermo;Linares, Jennifer;López, Arnoldo;Martínez, André;Mejía, Alejandra;Prat, Jordi;Solorzano, José;Torrentes-García, Laura;Vargas, Fanny;Zentner, Joaquín
Este resumen de políticas describe los desafíos en los sectores de infraestructura de Belice, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haití, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá y República Dominicana.…
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…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel
Energy liberalization is commonly measured by the level of market competitiveness and price reductions. This review applies an alternative method, market power, to give a sense of firms’ pricing…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto
What do we know about the effects of improved access to electricity? Does the research tell a unified story? To answer these questions, this brief examines 50 impact evaluation studies, focusing on…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto
This paper examines three intrinsic underlying variables affecting the provision of rural electricity services: household income, household location and a country's relative wealth in terms of…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Dufey, Annie;Marzolf, Natacha C.;Ceppi, Pablo
Este informe de política evalúa los principales instrumentos (mecanismos de regulación e incentivos) destinados a promover las energías renovables en Chile y que se hicieron obligatorios para que el…