Private Sector Development

Logistics as a Driver for Competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Logistics is becoming a critical element of competitiveness and economic performance both in itself and within the context of increasing globalization. Most Latin American and Caribbean countries are focusing on export-led growth strategies. For such stra...

Impact Investment in the Caribbean

The study identifies opportunities for impact investments in the Caribbean with a focus on five specific countries: Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago. These five highly disparate nations exemplify the opportunities...

Perspectives for Distributed Generation with Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)

Analysis of Case Studies for Jamaica, Barbados, Mexico, and Chile: This paper deals with how to promote distributed generation (DG) done with renewable energy in emerging markets of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), with the purpose of increasing com...

Financial Regulation in the English-Speaking Caribbean: Is it Helping or Hindering Microfinance?

This paper presents the results of an investigation requested by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank under its Caribbean Microfinance Capacity Building project (CARIB-CAP) to strengthen microfinance in the English-speak...

Innovation in Services (Spanish)

Recent research conducted by the IDB shows that innovation positively affects productivity growth in the Latin American and Caribbean region, although the evidence comes almost exclusively from the manufacturing sector. The dearth of evidence regarding in...

Innovation in Services The Hard Case for Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Recent research conducted by the IDB shows that innovation positively affects productivity growth in the Latin American and Caribbean region, although the evidence comes almost exclusively from the manufacturing sector. The dearth of evidence regarding in...

Competitiveness and Innovation In Tourism and Telecommunication Industries

This paper analyzes the trends and challenges of competitiveness and innovation in the tourism and telecommunications industries of Latin America and the Caribbean from a strategic and global perspective. This analysis aims to identify the conditions and ...

Renewable Energy: Best Practises in Promotion and Use for Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

This paper aims to present a snapshot of some of the best practices in the promotion and use of renewable energy, and provide practical examples of the development of renewable energy markets that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean can replicate...

Renewable Energy: Best Practises in Promotion and Use for Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)

This paper aims to present a snapshot of some of the best practices in the promotion and use of renewable energy, and provide practical examples of the development of renewable energy markets that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean can replicate...

Guidelines for the Donor Matrix, February 2012

This report presents the guidelines for the preparation of Donor Matrices for CARIFORUM countries. The Donor Matrix is designed to capture all private sector development programs and projects in a country, including, among other, business climate reforms,...