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…
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…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Pousadela, Inés M.
As crime has become a serious cause of concern in most of Latin America, the "nothing works" era in criminal justice has given way to a shift towards evidence-based crime prevention in…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Varea, Marco;Santiso, Carlos
In the past decade, parliaments have shown increasing activism in the budget process by demanding more information about the government's performance in managing public resources. Nevertheless,…
Apr 2013
Author(s): Coelho, Isaias
Drawing on the innovative sources of financing for public security that have developed in Latin American and the Caribbean in recent years, this paper reviews the main revenue instruments that can be…