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Guatemala
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala

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Guatemala : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala »

Volume/Issue: 2018/154

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484360071.002

ISBN: 9781484360071

Near-term growth prospects remain constrained by low levels of government spending and subdued private sector sentiment. Key reforms that could strengthen medium term prospects are likely to be held back until afte...

A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean

A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2018/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , and Daniel Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353059.001

ISBN: 9781484353059

Keywords: Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Taxation, Uruguay, Western Hemisphere, Argentina, Fiscal policy, Guatemala, Jamaica

This paper presents a new database of fiscal consolidations for 14 Latin American and Caribbean economies during 1989-2016. We focus on discretionary changes in taxes and government spending primarily motivated by...

Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean
			: Engines of Growth and Macroeconomic Stabilizers?

Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean : Engines of Growth and Macroeconomic Stabilizers? »

Volume/Issue: 2017/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Svetlana Cerovic , Misael Galdamez , Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov , Franz Loyola , Zsoka Koczan , Bogdan Lissovolik , Jan Martijn , Yulia Ustyugova , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484303641.001

ISBN: 9781484303641

Keywords: Dominica, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Bahamas, The, Barbados, Belize, El Salvador

Outward migration has been an important phenomenon for countries in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC), particularly those in Central America and the Caribbean. This paper examines recent trends in outward migr...

Cluster Report
			: Trade Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Cluster Report : Trade Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2017/66

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475586015.002

ISBN: 9781475586015

Keywords: Puerto Rico, Suriname, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica

This Cluster Report explores opportunities for trade integration in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. It finds that the region can reap significant growth benefits from further trade integration. With tra...

Excerpt: Challenges for Central Banking
			: Perspectives From Latin America

Excerpt: Challenges for Central Banking : Perspectives From Latin America »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Yan Carriere-Swallow , Hamid Faruqee , Luis I. Jacome H. , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475539677.073

ISBN: 9781475539677

Challenges for Central Banking: Perspectives From Latin America...

Excerpt: Financial Integration in Latin America
			: A New Strategy for a New Normal

Excerpt: Financial Integration in Latin America : A New Strategy for a New Normal »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Charles Enoch , Wouter Bossu , Carlos Caceres , and Diva Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475541472.073

ISBN: 9781475541472

Excerpt: Financial Integration in Latin America: A New Strategy for a New Normal...

Guatemala
			: Selected Issues and Analytical Notes

Guatemala : Selected Issues and Analytical Notes »

Volume/Issue: 2016/282

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475531534.002

ISBN: 9781475531534

This Selected Issues paper estimates potential output growth and the output gap for Guatemala. Potential output growth averaged 4.4 percent just before the global financial crisis but has since declined to 3.75 per...

Guatemala
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex

Guatemala : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex »

Volume/Issue: 2016/281

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475531473.002

ISBN: 9781475531473

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that the macroeconomic performance of Guatemala has been solid. The economy grew at 4.1 percent in 2015, slightly above potential, despite a slowdown in public consumpti...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Western Hemisphere Department
			: Managing Transitions and Risks

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Western Hemisphere Department : Managing Transitions and Risks »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498329996.086

ISBN: 9781498329996

Keywords: Latin America, Central America, Caribbean, Commodity price fluctuations, Currency exchange rates

The United States has seen an improvement in economic activity, driven by consumption, and has taken a first step toward gradual normalization of interest rates. The U.S. recovery continues to support activity in M...

Gestión financiera pública en América Latina
			: La clave de la eficiencia y la transparencia

Gestión financiera pública en América Latina : La clave de la eficiencia y la transparencia »

Series: Books

Publisher: Inter-American Development Bank

Publication Date: 19 January 2016

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781597822244.071

ISBN: 9781597822244

Keywords: Public financial management, Latin America, contabilidad, costo, presupuestos, compras, deuda, gestión financiera pública, América Latina

La eficiencia, la eficacia y la transparencia de la gestión financiera pública en América Latina son fundamentales para la supervisión de los recursos públicos, la estabilidad fiscal y el desarrollo económico soste...