Plages immaculées et soleil étincelant : voici les images qui viennent spontanément à l’esprit quand on évoque les Caraïbes. Mais derrière la carte postale bleu azur se cache une pratique…

Kavell Joseph |

Construcción de viviendas resistentes a terremotos en Perú. Imagen: USAID/OFDA, Auriana Koutnik/Flickr Cuando un huracán, terremoto u otro desastre natural golpea a un país pobre, muchas veces las…

Luis Triveno, Niels Holm-en |

It has been almost four years since I first became involved with the regional public-private dialogue initiative, the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF). In June 2012, I walked into the conference room…

Israel Mallett |

También disponible en: English Foto: © Cor Laffra Supongamos que usted es un ministro de Finanzas o un funcionario ministerial de un país donde recientemente se ha descubierto petróleo o minerales…

Håvard Halland, Sridar Padmanabhan Kannan |

During 2015 the cost of sending remittances to Central America and the Dominican Republic was reduced.  This result, obtained from the database of Envía CentroAmérica, is a positive one as these…

Jesús A. Cervantes González, Cindy Sanchez Ricardo |

This blog was previously published in The World Post.
Talk about ‘growth’ in Latin America has become less upbeat today than a few years ago. That’s no surprise. For over a decade, average…

Katia Vostroknutova, Jorge Thompson Araujo, Konstantin M. Wacker, Mateo Clavijo Munoz |

Understanding macroeconomic volatility part 3Read parts 1 & 2
There’s good evidence that a country’s level of financial development affects the impact of volatility on economic growth,…

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

Understanding Macroeconomic Volatility: Part 2 The fact is that a government can soften a recession by increasing spending (the counter-cyclical approach) to raise demand and output. If government…

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |