[soundcloud url="https://soundcloud.com/bancointeramericanodesarrollo/debt-and-fiscal-responsibility" params="color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true" width="100%" height="300" iframe="true" /] Featuring Dr. Allan Wright, senior country economist … [Read more...] about Why is fiscal responsibility needed and what is the purpose of the Fiscal Seminar in Nassau?
The fiscal and debt problem in the region has been engendered in part by weak fiscal institutions and frameworks that have perpetuated chronic fiscal procyclicality. Without binding rules geared towards budgetary discipline, can Caribbean countries successfully overcome their fiscal and debt challenges? In a recent working paper, issues surrounding the applicability, design … [Read more...] about Are Governments Wasting Your Tax Money?
The Caribbean is often described using the moniker “high debt, low growth,” yet this has not truly been the case until recently. The Caribbean Economic Team’s Quarterly Regional Bulletin contends that debt is or is forecasted to become too high in the Caribbean—perhaps crossing into the “dark side.” The Caribbean debt benchmark, used to judge whether debt is too high, is … [Read more...] about The Dark Side of Debt
Join us live to listen to the discussion on development issues in the Caribbean by addressing debt, and rethinking growth. In the roundtable, Prof. Mark Figueroa (University of the West Indies) and Luis Bertola (Universidad de la República) will discuss Sir Arthur Lewis’ historical perspectives and legacy. Professors Damien King and Andre Haughton from the University of the … [Read more...] about Sir William Arthur Lewis’ 100 year anniversary – Livestream
by Compete Caribbean The Caribbean is a region known for its magnificent beauty, rich diversity, unique culture, and abundant natural resources. Despite these qualities, the region faces declining long-term growth and major challenges, including high debt levels and stagnant productivity. To help address these challenges, major donor agencies in the region came together to … [Read more...] about Compete Caribbean