Oct 2020
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Bahar, Dany; Magendzo, Adrián; Zuluaga, Víctor
This paper reviews Israels early experience with dynamic entrepreneurship programs. Rather than discussing current policies, it focuses on two programs that were at the core of these policies since…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Arteaga Garavito, Maricruz; Beuermann, Diether; Giles Álvarez, Laura; McCaskie, Ariel
We conducted a telephone-based nationally representative survey of Barbados between May and June 2020. The main objective was to quantify the early consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We document…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Valle Luna, Joanna
Interpersonal trust and trust in institutions have been falling steadily over the last couple of decades all over the world. This is particularly problematic because previous research has found…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
The COVID-19 crisis will have devastating implications for countries around the worldparticularly tourism-dependent economies. This paper highlights the vulnerability of many Latin American and…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
La COVID-19 tendrá consecuencias devastadoras para los países de todo el mundo, en particular para aquellos que dependen del turismo. Nuestro capítulo resalta que muchos países de América Latina y el…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Hoffmann, Bridget; Armangue i Jubert, Tristany; Parrado, Eric
Investors' interest in investments that consider environmental, social, and governance factors (ESG investments) is increasing as they seek investments that combine financial returns with…
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…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Gauto, Victor; Mooney, Henry
Guyana's economy is on the verge of a historic transformation owing to recent oil discoveries. In this context, maximizing the benefits of faster growth and increased revenues will depend…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe
The COVID-19 pandemic threatens global food supply chains in many ways. As workers are prevented to access fields and processing facilities, containment measures drive supply shocks, particularly in…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe
La pandemia del coronavirus amenaza las cadenas globales de valor de alimentos a través de varios canales. Las medidas de contención generan shocks de oferta, particularmente en los sectores…
May 2020
Author(s): Balza, Lenin; Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto; Macedo, Demian; Mercado Díaz, Jorge Enrique
This paper revisits the relationship between private participation, regulatory governance and the performance of the electricity sector in 18 Latin American countries over the last five decades.…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah; Rojas Méndez, Ana María; Scartascini, Carlos
With thousands of newly confirmed cases and deaths worldwide each day, the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, are impacting every corner of the planet. Using behavioral insights…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah; Rojas Méndez, Ana María; Scartascini, Carlos
Con miles de casos nuevos y muertes confirmadas a diario en todo el mundo, el nuevo coronavirus y la enfermedad que provoca, COVID-19, están impactando todos los rincones del planeta. Para detener el…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Martínez Villarreal, Déborah; Rojas Méndez, Ana María; Scartascini, Carlos
Com milhares de novos casos e óbitos confirmados diariamente em todo o mundo, o novo coronavírus e a doença que ele provoca, a Covid-19, estão afetando os quatro cantos do planeta. Para deter o…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Carballo, Jerónimo; Marra de Artiñano, Ignacio; Gómez Decker, Federica
Los resultados de las evaluaciones de impacto realizadas indican que las asistencias brindadas por URUGUAY XXI han contribuido de manera significativa a aumentar y diversificar las exportaciones de…
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…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Pardo Abello, Rafael; Llorente Carreño, Blanca
La inclusión de personas con discapacidad es de gran interés para la región porque impacta retos para su desarrollo. Este tema destaca, por un lado, la situación de exclusión social y desigualdad que…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Grenade, Kari
This policy brief discusses strategic imperatives to build “360 resilience” in Caribbean countries. In this regard, it calls for a change of course in the region’s development trajectory and puts…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Asher, Sam
This Policy Brief argues that inclusion on any future adopted European Union (EU) AML/CFT list of high-risk third jurisdictions would be problematic for The Bahamas for three main reasons. First, EU…