May 2022
Author(s): Barreix, Alberto Daniel;Bes, Martín;González, Ubaldo;Pineda, Emilio;Riccardi, Andrea
A finales de 2021, 137 países llegaron a un acuerdo para reformar aspectos internacionales del impuesto a la renta de sociedades (IS) y prevenir la erosión de la base imponible que permite la…
May 2022
Author(s): Muñoz Miranda, Andrés;Calderón, Ana Cristina;González, Ubaldo;Pessino, Carola;Calijuri, Mónica;Reyes-Tagle, Gerardo;Ardanaz, Martín;Nicaretta, Romina
Este documento discute cómo la transformación digital de la gestión fiscal puede contribuir para fortalecer la sostenibilidad de las finanzas públicas, impulsar el crecimiento, económico y fomentar…
Apr 2022
Author(s): Reyes-Tagle, Gerardo;Trujillo, Verónica;Cessa, Rubén;Suazo, Nicolle
Las asociaciones público-privadas (APP) siguen largos y complejos procesos de diseño e implementación, y durante su ejecución, enfrentan problemas de transparencia y de atribución de…
Apr 2022
Author(s): Pessino, Carola;Cont, Walter
Frente a beneficios previsionales de los regímenes de capitalización en niveles mucho más bajos que los previstos, los gobiernos de la región de América Latina han logrado garantizar pensiones…
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): Bernales, Alejandro;Beuermann, Diether;Cumming, Douglas;Olid, Christian
Relatively little is known about the effects of blue-collar crime (theft, robbery, vandalism or arson) on financial decisions. Previous literature has focused its attention either on 'regional…
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): Beuermann, Diether;Ramos Bonilla, Andrea ;Stampini, Marco
We explore whether the academic benefit from attending a preferred secondary school differs between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of the Jamaican Conditional Cash Transfer Program, Programme of…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;Frazier, Gralyn;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Bollers, Elton;Christie, Jason;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
For more than a year, the Caribbean economics team at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has focused on the potential implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for lives and livelihoods across the…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Khoury, Fares
The objective of this report is to present an actionable programme to bring initial moonshot ideas into fully accomplishable projects, ready to be deployed. It comprises three parts. The first part,…
May 2021
Author(s): Gomez Garcia, Olga;Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Zegarra, Maria Alejandra;Frazier, Gralyn;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Bollers, Elton;Christie, Jason;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
Countries around the world have endured over a year of extreme uncertainty in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, and economies in the Caribbean have suffered more than most. But with the increasing…
May 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Khadan, Jeetendra;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
This dataset constitutes a panel follow-up to the 2016/2017 Suriname Survey of Living Conditions. It measures welfare related variables before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic including…
May 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Hoffmann, Bridget;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
This dataset constitutes a panel follow-up to the 2016 Barbados Survey of Living Conditions. It measures welfare related variables before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic including labor…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Arteaga Garavito, Maricruz;Beuermann, Diether;Khadan, Jeetendra
A nationally representative telephone survey on the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in Suriname was conducted during the month of August in 2020. This paper presents a summary of the main…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Pollock, Wilson
Pivot is a movement of radical ideas for the Caribbean of the future. In 2020, the IDB and its partners (Caribbean Climate Smart-Accelerator (CCSA), Destination Experience (DE), and Singularity…
Feb 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Schwartz, Moises;Reyes-Tagle, Gerardo;Silvani, Carlos;Ospina, Laura;Fajgenbaum, Jose;Loser, Claudio;Mooney, Henry;Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol;Rosenblatt, David;Ter-Minassian, Teresa;Ossowski, Rolando;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Gauto, Victor;Khadan, Jeetendra;Zegarra, Maria Alejandra;De Haan, Jakob;Rojas-Suárez, Liliana;Beck, Thorsten
This volume focuses on economic institutions defined as rules and organizational arrangements that, if they govern the design and implementation of fiscal and monetary policies, can better align…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura;Khadan, Jeetendra
This paper provides an insight on the gender impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Caribbean. The analysis makes use of the April 2020 online COVID-19 survey that the Inter-American Development…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Mooney, Henry;Bollers, Elton;Rosenblatt, David;Zegarra, Maria Alejandra;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Frazier, Gralyn;McCaskie, Ariel;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera;Gauto, Victor
For most Caribbean countries, the COVID-19 pandemic will translate into the deepest single-year contraction of real GDP on record in 2020. With the exception of Guyana, countries have experienced…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Saavedra, José Jorge;Alleng, Gerard
Like other Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Caribbean island economies have intrinsic characteristics that make them vulnerable to external shocks. The recent pandemic highlights the structural…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Giles Álvarez, Laura;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Bollers, Elton;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
Except for Barbados, the Caribbean region experienced a new surge of Covid cases in the middle of this summer. Several factors contributed to this unfortunate situation: a rise in imported cases as…