Aug 2014
Author(s): Navarro, Lucas
This paper uses administrative data from projects for which an application was made to CORFO's (Chile's main development agency) Seed Capital Program (SCP) during the 2008-12 period. This…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie;Salazni, Mariana
Are output changes and the unemployment rate related in Trinidad and Tobago? According to the economic theory known as Okun's Law, the two variables should be negatively correlated, and for the…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Attzs, Marlene;Maharaj, Malini;Boodhan, Gopiechand
Although the Caribbean region relies heavily on its natural assets as sources of income, generally for tourism and in particular cases from agriculture and energy, environmental taxes in the region…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Pinto, Diana M.;Ibarrarán, Pablo;Stampini, Marco;Carman, Katherine Grace;Guanais, Frederico C.;Luoto, Jill;Sánchez, Mario;Cali, Jonathan
This technical note discusses how behavioral economics insights can be used to enhance the design of health interventions, with emphasis on those addressing non-communicable diseases, by promoting…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Pinto, Diana M.;Ibarrarán, Pablo;Stampini, Marco;Carman, Katherine Grace;Guanais, Frederico C.;Luoto, Jill;Sánchez, Mario;Cali, Jonathan
Esta publicación discute como utilizar los principios de la economía del comportamiento para mejorar el diseño de las intervenciones de salud ¿especialmente las relacionadas con enfermedades no…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Franco, Maria;Scartascini, Carlos
Most policy analyses and academic papers deal with finding the combination of policies that may bring about the best development outcomes. However, in the long run, it is the features of public…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Franco, Maria;Scartascini, Carlos
La mayoría de análisis de las políticas y documentos académicos tratan de cómo encontrar la combinación de políticas que puedan arrojar los mejores resultados para el desarrollo. Sin embargo, a…
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…
Jun 2014
Author(s): Quijada, José Alejandro;Sierra, José David
A pesar de contar con altos niveles de inversión, Honduras presentabajos niveles de crecimiento. Esto puede deberse a limitaciones de
orden productivo. A partir de la metodología de…
May 2014
Author(s): Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes;Rodríguez Chamussy, Lourdes;Grafe, Fernando
Respecto a otros países en América Latina, México está rezagado en dos dimensiones: la tasa de participación laboral femenina es una de las más bajas y el alcance de los programas de desarrollo…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo;Pérez Pérez, Jorge Eduardo
Fiscal policy in Latin America has been historically imprudent and continues to be viewed with skepticism. At the same time, most countries have remained out of trouble for several years and were…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie;Seerattan, Dave
This policy brief defines the challenges of conducting appropriate fiscal policy over the past 20 years in four Caribbean countries (The Bahamas, Barbados, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago) and…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Thomas, Chrystol
In this policy brief, we examine the current tourism product in the CARICOM member states with a particular focus on the economies that rely most on the industry. The analysis shows that the tourism…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica's fiscal and debt position has long been recognized as a major issue for the country, and the country has made several attempts to resolve this challenge by increasing revenue or…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Tommasi, Mariano
This policy brief takes stock of the research on government capabilities undertaken at the Inter-American Development Bank, highlights the relevance of government capabilities for generating better…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Tommasi, Mariano
En este trabajo sobre políticas se pasa revista a las obras de investigación sobre la capacidad de los gobiernos que se han emprendido en el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, se resalta la…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Nugent, Stevonne;Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaican firms are constantly plagued by a number of issues that restrict their ability to grow. The World Bank's Enterprise Survey examined the key indicators to give insight on the business…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Nugent, Stevonne;Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica is projected to exit a prolonged recession that has left deep scars in the socioeconomic conditions of the country. Besides increasing macroeconomic vulnerabilities and halting economic…
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,…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.;Sierra, Ricardo
In this policy brief, we review the laments of Caribbean businesspersons. We find that subjective perceptions are rooted in an objective reality. Businesspersons do not complain gratuitously.…