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When prosperity is not shared : the weak links between growth and equity in the Dominican Republic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

The Dominican Republic has low economic mobility, with less than 2 percent of its people climbing to a higher income group during the decade, compared to an average 41 percent in the Latin America and Caribbean region as a whole. ... See More +

Working Paper 85760 JAN 01, 2014

Baez, Javier E.; Lopez-Calva, Luis Felipe; Castaneda, Andres; Sharman, Ali Spanish

When prosperity is not shared : the weak links between growth and equity in the Dominican Republic : Sintesis (Spanish)

The Dominican Republic has low economic mobility, with less than 2 percent of its people climbing to a higher income group during the decade, compared to an average 41 percent in the Latin America and Caribbean region as a whole. ... See More +

Working Paper 85760 JAN 01, 2014

Baez, Javier E.; Lopez-Calva, Luis Felipe; Castaneda, Andres; Sharman, Ali

When prosperity is not shared : the weak links between growth and equity in the Dominican Republic (Vol. 2) : Informe principal (Spanish)

The Dominican Republic has low economic mobility, with less than 2 percent of its people climbing to a higher income group during the decade, compared to an average 41 percent in the Latin America and Caribbean region as a whole. ... See More +

Working Paper 85760 JAN 01, 2014

Baez, Javier E.; Lopez-Calva, Luis Felipe; Castaneda, Andres; Sharman, Ali English

Non-communicable diseases In the Caribbean : the new challenge for productivity and growth (English)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) pose significant challenges to individuals, communities, and nations alike, and represent the major cause of death in the Caribbean. ... See More +

Brief 78596 JUN 01, 2013

Matthews, Clark

The Caribbean diaspora : a source for venture investment? (English)

The Caribbean region is unique for many reasons. Perhaps most striking among these is the demographic fact that for every resident in the region there is an individual living in the diaspora abroad. ... See More +

Brief 78588 JUN 01, 2013

Dhanani, Qahir; Lee, Mina J.

Quality education counts for skills and growth (English)

The quality and relevance of education are paramount to achieve economic growth. International research shows that the subject matter learned and skillset developed in the classroom is the foundation for future success in the work place, and serves as a superior predictor of economic growth compared with the number of years of school. ... See More +

Brief 78597 JUN 01, 2013

Matthews, Clark

Customized ICT solutions for Caribbean growth (English)

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are seen as a key enabler across many sectors and services (e.g. water, energy, education, health) and a driver of economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 78599 JUN 01, 2013

Gallegos, Doyle

Resilient coastal cities : the economic, social and environmental dimensions of risk (English)

Natural geographic advantages have historically attracted human settlements to rivers and coasts. The attraction to the coast is so strong that people are willing to give up living space to be near the coast. ... See More +

Brief 78607 JUN 01, 2013

Sanchez-Reaza, Javier; Carletto, Andre

Got steam? : geothermal as an opportunity for growth in the Caribbean (English)

The power sector is integral to economic development and inclusive growth in the Caribbean region. The high cost of electricity is undermining the region’s competitiveness and growth; and creating hardship for citizens. ... See More +

Brief 78608 JUN 01, 2013

Jayawardena, Migara; Berman, Laura; Singha, Chandra Shekhar; Huttrer, Gerry; Bayarsaikhan, Mandkhai

Air transport in the OECS : flying solo (English)

Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries faces two critical barriers for developing their infrastructure and connectivity: their conditions of island states and their geographic location in the Caribbean. ... See More +

Brief 78600 JUN 01, 2013

Bofinger, Heinrich C.; Placci, Florencia Millan

The challenges to small Caribbean ports are there lessons to be learned from recent port reforms in Africa? (English)

Smaller islands in the Caribbean are faced with the very particular challenge, where the port is the gateway in and out of the country and a basic pillar for the economic wellbeing and future of the country, and yet the ports are often the focus of sometimes justifiable criticism for inefficiencies, mismanagement, delays, high cost and maybe even political patronage. ... See More +

Brief 78603 JUN 01, 2013

Palsson, Gylfi

Market-based agricultural risk management in the Caribbean (English)

Caribbean countries are highly vulnerable to natural disasters and exposed to commodity price fluctuations because of the openness of their economy. ... See More +

Brief 78604 JUN 01, 2013

Arias, Diego; Giannozzi, Sara

Mitigating vulnerability to high and volatile oil prices in the Caribbean (English)

The past decade has witnessed an unprecedented rise in world oil prices and oil price volatility. Since 2002, the spot price for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) has increased more than fivefold, and this upward price trend has featured significant volatility. ... See More +

Brief 78605 JUN 01, 2013

Yepez-Garcia; Rigoberto Arel; Giannozzi, Sara

Nicaragua and International Development Association (IDA) : an enduring partnership (English)

Nicaragua has made an impressive economic turnaround over the past 20 years, after suffering from decades of macroeconomic instability, violent conflicts, as well as major natural disasters. ... See More +

Working Paper 79441 JAN 01, 2013

Latin America and the Caribbeanapos;s long-term growth : made in China (English)

This semiannual report examines short-run and long-run challenges for economic growth for the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region in the aftermath of the 2008-09 global financial crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 77443 SEP 01, 2011

Torre, Augusto de la; Aedo, Cristian; Walker, Ian Spanish

Latin America and the Caribbeanapos;s long-term growth : made in China : Crecimiento a largo plazo de America Latina y el Caribe : ¿Hecho en China? (Spanish)

This semiannual report examines short-run and long-run challenges for economic growth for the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region in the aftermath of the 2008-09 global financial crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 77443 SEP 01, 2011

Torre, Augusto de la; Aedo, Cristian; Walker, Ian English

Globalized, resilient, dynamic : the new face of Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Many countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, especially in South America, fared well during the global crisis and are now on a strong growth path. ... See More +

Working Paper 78498 OCT 06, 2010

de la Torre, Augusto; Calderon, Cesar Spanish

Globalized, resilient, dynamic : the new face of Latin America and the Caribbean : Globalizada, resistente, dinamica : la nueva cara de Latinoamerica y el Caribe (Spanish)

Many countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, especially in South America, fared well during the global crisis and are now on a strong growth path. ... See More +

Working Paper 78498 OCT 06, 2010

de la Torre, Augusto; Calderon, Cesar English

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
When prosperity is not shared : the weak links between growth and equity in the Dominican Republic (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 85760 Working Paper Spanish
When prosperity is not shared : the weak links between growth and equity in the Dominican Republic : Sintesis (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 85760 Working Paper
When prosperity is not shared : the weak links between growth and equity in the Dominican Republic (Vol. 2) : Informe principal (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 85760 Working Paper English
Non-communicable diseases In the Caribbean : the new challenge for productivity and growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78596 Brief
The Caribbean diaspora : a source for venture investment? (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78588 Brief
Quality education counts for skills and growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78597 Brief
Customized ICT solutions for Caribbean growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78599 Brief
Resilient coastal cities : the economic, social and environmental dimensions of risk (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78607 Brief
Got steam? : geothermal as an opportunity for growth in the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78608 Brief
Air transport in the OECS : flying solo (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78600 Brief
The challenges to small Caribbean ports are there lessons to be learned from recent port reforms in Africa? (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78603 Brief
Market-based agricultural risk management in the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78604 Brief
Mitigating vulnerability to high and volatile oil prices in the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78605 Brief
Nicaragua and International Development Association (IDA) : an enduring partnership (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 79441 Working Paper
Latin America and the Caribbeanapos;s long-term growth : made in China (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 77443 Working Paper Spanish
Latin America and the Caribbeanapos;s long-term growth : made in China : Crecimiento a largo plazo de America Latina y el Caribe : ¿Hecho en China? (Spanish)
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SEP 01, 2011 77443 Working Paper English
Globalized, resilient, dynamic : the new face of Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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OCT 06, 2010 78498 Working Paper Spanish
Globalized, resilient, dynamic : the new face of Latin America and the Caribbean : Globalizada, resistente, dinamica : la nueva cara de Latinoamerica y el Caribe (Spanish)
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OCT 06, 2010 78498 Working Paper English