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IMF Executive Board Approves a US$ 520 Million Disbursement to Jamaica to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$ 520 Million Disbursement to Jamaica to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic »

Source: Jamaica : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 192020/167

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513544441

Keywords: Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), Balance of payments, Economic conditions, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Central banks, ISCR, CR, Jamaican authority, pandemic

This paper discusses Jamaica's Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI). The Jamaican authorities have proactively responded to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Nevertheless,...

Jamaica
			: Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Jamaica : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica »

Volume/Issue: 192020/167

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513544441.002

ISBN: 9781513544441

Keywords: Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), Balance of payments, Economic conditions, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Central banks, ISCR, CR, Jamaican authority, pandemic

This paper discusses Jamaica's Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI). The Jamaican authorities have proactively responded to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Nevertheless,...

Jamaica:Request For Purchase Under The Rapid Financing Instrument—Press Release; Staff Report; And Statement By The Executive Director For Jamaica

Jamaica:Request For Purchase Under The Rapid Financing Instrument—Press Release; Staff Report; And Statement By The Executive Director For Jamaica »

Source: Jamaica : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 192020/167

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513544441

Keywords: Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), Balance of payments, Economic conditions, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Central banks, ISCR, CR, Jamaican authority, pandemic

This paper discusses Jamaica's Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI). The Jamaican authorities have proactively responded to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Nevertheless,...

Statement by Louise Levonian, Executive Director for Jamaica and Garima Vasishtha, Senior Advisor to Executive Director May 15, 2020

Statement by Louise Levonian, Executive Director for Jamaica and Garima Vasishtha, Senior Advisor to Executive Director May 15, 2020 »

Source: Jamaica : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 192020/167

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513544441

Keywords: Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), Balance of payments, Economic conditions, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Central banks, ISCR, CR, Jamaican authority, pandemic

This paper discusses Jamaica's Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI). The Jamaican authorities have proactively responded to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Nevertheless,...

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth and Final Review under the Stand-By Arrangement for Jamaica

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth and Final Review under the Stand-By Arrangement for Jamaica »

Source: Jamaica : Sixth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangements-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Direct for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2019/338

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2019

ISBN: 9781513519081

Keywords: Financial and Monetary Sector, Financial systems, Financial institutions, Unemployment, Central bank governance, ISCR, CR, SBA, performance criterion, Jamaican authority

This paper discusses Jamaica's Sixth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). All quantitative performance criteria, indicative targets, and the structural benchmark at end-June were met, marking a successful c...

Jamaica
			: Sixth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangements-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Direct for Jamaica

Jamaica : Sixth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangements-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Direct for Jamaica »

Volume/Issue: 2019/338

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513519081.002

ISBN: 9781513519081

Keywords: Financial and Monetary Sector, Financial systems, Financial institutions, Unemployment, Central bank governance, ISCR, CR, SBA, performance criterion, Jamaican authority

This paper discusses Jamaica's Sixth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). All quantitative performance criteria, indicative targets, and the structural benchmark at end-June were met, marking a successful c...

Jamaica: Sixth Review Under the Stand-by – Arrangement—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Jamaica: Sixth Review Under the Stand-by – Arrangement—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica »

Source: Jamaica : Sixth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangements-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Direct for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2019/338

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2019

ISBN: 9781513519081

Keywords: Financial and Monetary Sector, Financial systems, Financial institutions, Unemployment, Central bank governance, ISCR, CR, SBA, performance criterion, Jamaican authority

This paper discusses Jamaica's Sixth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). All quantitative performance criteria, indicative targets, and the structural benchmark at end-June were met, marking a successful c...

Statement by Louise Levonian, Executive Director for Jamaica and Courtney Williams, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director November 4, 2019

Statement by Louise Levonian, Executive Director for Jamaica and Courtney Williams, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director November 4, 2019 »

Source: Jamaica : Sixth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangements-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Direct for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2019/338

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2019

ISBN: 9781513519081

Keywords: Financial and Monetary Sector, Financial systems, Financial institutions, Unemployment, Central bank governance, ISCR, CR, SBA, performance criterion, Jamaican authority

This paper discusses Jamaica's Sixth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). All quantitative performance criteria, indicative targets, and the structural benchmark at end-June were met, marking a successful c...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Fifth Review under the Stand-By Arrangement for Jamaica

IMF Executive Board Concludes Fifth Review under the Stand-By Arrangement for Jamaica »

Source: Jamaica : Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/105

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498311311

Keywords: External sector, Financial and Monetary Sector, Credit, Economic stabilization, Unemployment, performance criterion, TMU, percent of GDP, Jamaican dollar, GCT

This first review under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) highlights that the economy has expanded for the past 15 quarters, unemployment is at historic lows, international reserve coverage is consistently high, infla...

Jamaica
			: Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement-Press Release and Staff Report

Jamaica : Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2019/105

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498311311.002

ISBN: 9781498311311

Keywords: External sector, Financial and Monetary Sector, Credit, Economic stabilization, Unemployment, performance criterion, TMU, percent of GDP, Jamaican dollar, GCT

This first review under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) highlights that the economy has expanded for the past 15 quarters, unemployment is at historic lows, international reserve coverage is consistently high, infla...

Jamaica: Fifth Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement—Press Release and Staff Report

Jamaica: Fifth Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement—Press Release and Staff Report »

Source: Jamaica : Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/105

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498311311

Keywords: External sector, Financial and Monetary Sector, Credit, Economic stabilization, Unemployment, performance criterion, TMU, percent of GDP, Jamaican dollar, GCT

This first review under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) highlights that the economy has expanded for the past 15 quarters, unemployment is at historic lows, international reserve coverage is consistently high, infla...

Jamaica
			: Financial System Stability Assessment

Jamaica : Financial System Stability Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2018/347

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387825.002

ISBN: 9781484387825

Keywords: Jamaica, Western Hemisphere

The macroeconomic environment has improved, reflecting the authorities' efforts, supported by an IMF arrangement. Previously, years of high fiscal deficits, public enterprise borrowing, and financial sector bailout...

Jamaica

Jamaica »

Source: Jamaica : Financial System Stability Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2018/347

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484387825

Keywords: Jamaica, Western Hemisphere

The macroeconomic environment has improved, reflecting the authorities' efforts, supported by an IMF arrangement. Previously, years of high fiscal deficits, public enterprise borrowing, and financial sector bailout...

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review under the Stand-By Arrangement for Jamaica

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review under the Stand-By Arrangement for Jamaica »

Source: Jamaica : Fourth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Monetary Policy Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2018/304

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484383117

Keywords: Jamaica, Western Hemisphere

Stable macroeconomy but growth continues to underperform. After nearly six years of economic reforms, unemployment is at an almost 11-year low, poverty is at a 9-year low, inflation is low, public debt is firmly on...

Jamaica
			: Fourth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Monetary Policy Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Jamaica : Fourth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Monetary Policy Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica »

Volume/Issue: 2018/304

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484383117.002

ISBN: 9781484383117

Keywords: Jamaica, Western Hemisphere

Stable macroeconomy but growth continues to underperform. After nearly six years of economic reforms, unemployment is at an almost 11-year low, poverty is at a 9-year low, inflation is low, public debt is firmly on...

Jamaica: Fourth Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Monetary Policy Consultation Clause—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Jamaica: Fourth Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Monetary Policy Consultation Clause—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica »

Source: Jamaica : Fourth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Monetary Policy Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2018/304

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484383117

Keywords: Jamaica, Western Hemisphere

Stable macroeconomy but growth continues to underperform. After nearly six years of economic reforms, unemployment is at an almost 11-year low, poverty is at a 9-year low, inflation is low, public debt is firmly on...

Statement by Anne Marie McKiernan, Alternate Executive Director for Jamaica and Courtney Williams, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director November 5, 2018

Statement by Anne Marie McKiernan, Alternate Executive Director for Jamaica and Courtney Williams, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director November 5, 2018 »

Source: Jamaica : Fourth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Monetary Policy Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2018/304

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484383117

Keywords: Jamaica, Western Hemisphere

Stable macroeconomy but growth continues to underperform. After nearly six years of economic reforms, unemployment is at an almost 11-year low, poverty is at a 9-year low, inflation is low, public debt is firmly on...

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...

A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean1

A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean1 »

Source: 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

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...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation and the Third Review under the Stand-By Arrangement with Jamaica

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation and the Third Review under the Stand-By Arrangement with Jamaica »

Source: Jamaica : 2018 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2018/103

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484351048

Keywords: Inclusive growth, Inflation targeting, Climatic changes, Fiscal risk, Monetary policy, Labor force participation, Stand-by arrangement reviews, Performance criteria modifications, Letters of Intent, Press releases

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Jamaica's GDP growth is estimated to have been a disappointing 0.5 percent in 2017. Weakness in agriculture, slow recovery in mining, and a deceleration in manufact...

Jamaica
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release and Staff Report

Jamaica : 2018 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2018/103

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484351048.002

ISBN: 9781484351048

Keywords: Inclusive growth, Inflation targeting, Climatic changes, Fiscal risk, Monetary policy, Labor force participation, Stand-by arrangement reviews, Performance criteria modifications, Letters of Intent, Press releases

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Jamaica's GDP growth is estimated to have been a disappointing 0.5 percent in 2017. Weakness in agriculture, slow recovery in mining, and a deceleration in manufact...

Jamaica: 2018 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria —Press Release and Staff Report

Jamaica: 2018 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria —Press Release and Staff Report »

Source: Jamaica : 2018 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2018/103

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484351048

Keywords: Inclusive growth, Inflation targeting, Climatic changes, Fiscal risk, Monetary policy, Labor force participation, Stand-by arrangement reviews, Performance criteria modifications, Letters of Intent, Press releases

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Jamaica's GDP growth is estimated to have been a disappointing 0.5 percent in 2017. Weakness in agriculture, slow recovery in mining, and a deceleration in manufact...

Jamaica: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation, Third REVIEW Under the Stand-by Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria—Informational Annex

Jamaica: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation, Third REVIEW Under the Stand-by Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria—Informational Annex »

Source: Jamaica : 2018 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2018/103

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484351048

Keywords: Inclusive growth, Inflation targeting, Climatic changes, Fiscal risk, Monetary policy, Labor force participation, Stand-by arrangement reviews, Performance criteria modifications, Letters of Intent, Press releases

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Jamaica's GDP growth is estimated to have been a disappointing 0.5 percent in 2017. Weakness in agriculture, slow recovery in mining, and a deceleration in manufact...

Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean

Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean »

Source: Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2018/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chuan Li , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2018

ISBN: 9781484345306

Keywords: Caribbean, Financial systems, Jamaica, Latin America, Western Hemisphere, Financial inclusion, Financial Development, General, Government Policy and Regulation, General

Many Caribbean financial systems are relatively well developed for their size but benefits are concentrated in a small part of the population. In several large countries, the financial development levels are below...

Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean

Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2018/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chuan Li , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484345306.001

ISBN: 9781484345306

Keywords: Caribbean, Financial systems, Jamaica, Latin America, Western Hemisphere, Financial inclusion, Financial Development, General, Government Policy and Regulation, General

Many Caribbean financial systems are relatively well developed for their size but benefits are concentrated in a small part of the population. In several large countries, the financial development levels are below...

Chapter 3. Caribbean Tourism in the Global Marketplace: Trends, Drivers, and Challenges

Chapter 3. Caribbean Tourism in the Global Marketplace: Trends, Drivers, and Challenges »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The Caribbean region is highly dependent on tourism. The role of tourism in economic activity in the region increased steadily following the dismantling of the system of...

Chapter 4. Cuba Awakening: Potential Risks and Opportunities

Chapter 4. Cuba Awakening: Potential Risks and Opportunities »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The growth of Caribbean tourism other than to Cuba is partly a post–Cuban revolution phenomenon. After the Cuban revolution in 1959, U.S. travel restrictions in 1963 clo...

Chapter 8. Debt Restructuring in the Caribbean—The Recent Experience

Chapter 8. Debt Restructuring in the Caribbean—The Recent Experience »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Many economies in the Caribbean region have been caught in a low growth–high debt trap for decades. Debt has been built up over the years through large fiscal deficits,...

Chapter 14. Emigration and Remittances in the Caribbean

Chapter 14. Emigration and Remittances in the Caribbean »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Outward migration has been an important phenomenon for countries in the Caribbean, where emigrants account for more than 20 percent of the region’s population, compared...

Chapter 13. Energy Diversification: Macro-Related Challenges

Chapter 13. Energy Diversification: Macro-Related Challenges »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The cost of electricity in the Caribbean has been persistently high over the past two decades, and has eroded competitiveness. This situation is largely due to serious i...

Chapter 9. Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean

Chapter 9. Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Financial development, by providing agents with better market access, liquidity, and diversity of instruments, has the potential to unleash new growth sources and help c...

Chapter 10. Financial Interconnectedness in the Caribbean: Challenges for Financial Stability

Chapter 10. Financial Interconnectedness in the Caribbean: Challenges for Financial Stability »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The global financial crisis of 2008–09 and, in the Caribbean, the crisis stemming from the collapse of Trinidad and Tobago–based CL Financial Group in 2009, raised aware...

Chapter 5. Fiscal Challenges in the Caribbean: Coping with Natural Disasters

Chapter 5. Fiscal Challenges in the Caribbean: Coping with Natural Disasters »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The Caribbean economies face difficult fiscal challenges, reflected in their high and rising levels of deficits and debt. Large fiscal deficits and debt have been built...

Chapter 12. Loss of Correspondent Banking Relationships in the Caribbean: Trends, Impact, and Policy Options

Chapter 12. Loss of Correspondent Banking Relationships in the Caribbean: Trends, Impact, and Policy Options »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction A correspondent banking relationship (CBR) is a bilateral arrangement between banks, often involving a cross-border relationship in multiple currencies. According to Erb...

Chapter 7. Managing Economic Citizenship Program Inflows: Reducing Risk and Maximizing Benefits

Chapter 7. Managing Economic Citizenship Program Inflows: Reducing Risk and Maximizing Benefits »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The number of economic citizenship programs (ECPs) has surged in recent years. An increasing number of countries, especially in the Caribbean, are offering opportunities...

Chapter 11. Problem Loans in the Caribbean: Determinants, Impact, and Strategies for Resolution

Chapter 11. Problem Loans in the Caribbean: Determinants, Impact, and Strategies for Resolution »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction The Caribbean region weathered the global financial crisis relatively well, but the quality of bank assets gradually deteriorated during the subsequent economic recessio...

Chapter 2. Reinvigorating Growth in the Caribbean

Chapter 2. Reinvigorating Growth in the Caribbean »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Growth in the Caribbean has been disappointing in recent decades. Averaging 2.1 percent per year since 2000, real GDP growth for the Caribbean has been half that of othe...

Chapter 6. Tax Incentives: To Use or Not To Use?

Chapter 6. Tax Incentives: To Use or Not To Use? »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Tax incentives are all too pervasive in the Caribbean and have been an integral part of the tax systems since the 1970s. They were enacted to attract private investment...

Chapter 1. Unleashing Strong, Sustainable, and Inclusive Growth in the Caribbean

Chapter 1. Unleashing Strong, Sustainable, and Inclusive Growth in the Caribbean »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Since attaining independence in the 1960s and 1970s, Caribbean countries have registered strong economic and social outcomes. Per capita incomes have risen, with most Caribbean coun...

Chapter 15. Violence in the Caribbean: Cost and Impact

Chapter 15. Violence in the Caribbean: Cost and Impact »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Crime—particularly violent crime—is pervasive in the Caribbean and imposes a serious economic and social burden on the countries in the region. An average of 40 percent...

Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean »

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484315194.071

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

This book provides a diagnosis of the central economic and financial challenges facing Caribbean policymakers and offers broad policy recommendations for promoting a sustained and inclusive increase in economic wel...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

This book provides a diagnosis of the central economic and financial challenges facing Caribbean policymakers and offers broad policy recommendations for promoting a sustained and inclusive increase in economic wel...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

This book provides a diagnosis of the central economic and financial challenges facing Caribbean policymakers and offers broad policy recommendations for promoting a sustained and inclusive increase in economic wel...

Problem Loans in the Caribbean: Determinants, Impact and Strategies for Resolution

Problem Loans in the Caribbean: Determinants, Impact and Strategies for Resolution »

Volume/Issue: 2017/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Thomas Dowling , Dmitriy Kovtun , Franz Loyola , Alla Myrvoda , Joel Chiedu Okwuokei , Inci Ötker , and Jarkko Turunen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484326572.001

ISBN: 9781484326572

Keywords: Trinidad and Tobago, Western Hemisphere, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica

The high level of nonperforming loans (NPLs) in the Caribbean has been, in large part, a legacy of the global financial crisis, but their persistence owes much to the weak economic recovery in the region, as well a...

Problem Loans in the Caribbean: Determinants, Impact and Strategies for Resolution

Problem Loans in the Caribbean: Determinants, Impact and Strategies for Resolution »

Source: Problem Loans in the Caribbean: Determinants, Impact and Strategies for Resolution

Volume/Issue: 2017/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Thomas Dowling , Dmitriy Kovtun , Franz Loyola , Alla Myrvoda , Joel Chiedu Okwuokei , Inci Ötker , and Jarkko Turunen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484326572

Keywords: Trinidad and Tobago, Western Hemisphere, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica

The high level of nonperforming loans (NPLs) in the Caribbean has been, in large part, a legacy of the global financial crisis, but their persistence owes much to the weak economic recovery in the region, as well a...

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review under the Stand-By Arrangement for Jamaica

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review under the Stand-By Arrangement for Jamaica »

Source: Jamaica : Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2017/329

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484325513

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Jamaica

This paper discusses Jamaica's Second Review under the Stand-by Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PCs). Jamaica's economy is showing sustained signs of activity, but growth remains v...

Jamaica
			: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Jamaica : Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica »

Volume/Issue: 2017/329

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484325513.002

ISBN: 9781484325513

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Jamaica

This paper discusses Jamaica's Second Review under the Stand-by Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PCs). Jamaica's economy is showing sustained signs of activity, but growth remains v...

Jamaica: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Jamaica: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria »

Source: Jamaica : Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2017/329

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484325513

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Jamaica

This paper discusses Jamaica's Second Review under the Stand-by Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PCs). Jamaica's economy is showing sustained signs of activity, but growth remains v...

Statement by Ms. Nancy Horsman, Executive Director and Mr. Courtney Williams, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, October 23, 2017

Statement by Ms. Nancy Horsman, Executive Director and Mr. Courtney Williams, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, October 23, 2017 »

Source: Jamaica : Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2017/329

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484325513

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Jamaica

This paper discusses Jamaica's Second Review under the Stand-by Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PCs). Jamaica's economy is showing sustained signs of activity, but growth remains v...

Statement by the Staff Representative on Jamaica, October 23, 2017

Statement by the Staff Representative on Jamaica, October 23, 2017 »

Source: Jamaica : Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2017/329

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484325513

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Jamaica

This paper discusses Jamaica's Second Review under the Stand-by Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PCs). Jamaica's economy is showing sustained signs of activity, but growth remains v...

Chapter 1. Unleashing Strong, Sustainable, and Inclusive Growth in the Caribbean

Chapter 1. Unleashing Strong, Sustainable, and Inclusive Growth in the Caribbean »

Source: Excerpt: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Ötker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484322154

Keywords: Caribbean, Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, Economic growth, Economic integration, Financial analysis, Inclusive growth, International financial cooperation, International financial markets, Regional integration, Financial integration

Since attaining independence in the 1960s and 1970s, Caribbean countries have registered strong economic and social outcomes. Per capita incomes have risen, with most Caribbean countries now in the top 25 pe...

Excerpt: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Excerpt: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Ötker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484322154.073

ISBN: 9781484322154

Keywords: Caribbean, Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, Economic growth, Economic integration, Financial analysis, Inclusive growth, International financial cooperation, International financial markets, Regional integration, Financial integration

This book provides a diagnosis of the central economic and financial challenges facing Caribbean policymakers and offers broad policy recommendations for promoting a sustained and inclusive increase in economic wel...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Excerpt: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Ötker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484322154

Keywords: Caribbean, Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, Economic growth, Economic integration, Financial analysis, Inclusive growth, International financial cooperation, International financial markets, Regional integration, Financial integration

This book provides a diagnosis of the central economic and financial challenges facing Caribbean policymakers and offers broad policy recommendations for promoting a sustained and inclusive increase in economic wel...

Loss of Correspondent Banking Relationships in the Caribbean
			: Trends, Impact, and Policy Options

Loss of Correspondent Banking Relationships in the Caribbean : Trends, Impact, and Policy Options »

Volume/Issue: 2017/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe , Thomas Dowling , Dmitriy Kovtun , Alla Myrvoda , Joel Chiedu Okwuokei , and Jarkko Turunen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484320686.001

ISBN: 9781484320686

Keywords: Dominica, Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Bahamas, The, Barbados, Small states, Grenada, Haiti, Western Hemisphere

Banks across the Caribbean have lost important Correspondent Banking Relationships (CBRs). The macroeconomic impact has so far been limited, in part because banks either have multiple relationships or have been suc...

Loss of Correspondent Banking Relationships in the Caribbean

Loss of Correspondent Banking Relationships in the Caribbean »

Source: Loss of Correspondent Banking Relationships in the Caribbean : Trends, Impact, and Policy Options

Volume/Issue: 2017/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe , Thomas Dowling , Dmitriy Kovtun , Alla Myrvoda , Joel Chiedu Okwuokei , and Jarkko Turunen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484320686

Keywords: Dominica, Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Bahamas, The, Barbados, Small states, Grenada, Haiti, Western Hemisphere

Banks across the Caribbean have lost important Correspondent Banking Relationships (CBRs). The macroeconomic impact has so far been limited, in part because banks either have multiple relationships or have been suc...

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...

Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean

Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: 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

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...

Public Investment Scaling-up and Debt Sustainability
			: The Case of Energy Sector Investments in the Caribbean

Public Investment Scaling-up and Debt Sustainability : The Case of Energy Sector Investments in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2017/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ahmed El-Ashram

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484302453.001

ISBN: 9781484302453

Keywords: Grenada, Haiti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Bahamas, The, Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Jamaica, Barbados

The question of how scaling up public investment could affect fiscal and debt sustainability is key for countries needing to fill infrastructure gaps and build resilience. This paper proposes a bottom-up approach t...

Public Investment Scaling-up and Debt Sustainability

Public Investment Scaling-up and Debt Sustainability »

Source: Public Investment Scaling-up and Debt Sustainability : The Case of Energy Sector Investments in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2017/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ahmed El-Ashram

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484302453

Keywords: Grenada, Haiti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Bahamas, The, Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Jamaica, Barbados

The question of how scaling up public investment could affect fiscal and debt sustainability is key for countries needing to fill infrastructure gaps and build resilience. This paper proposes a bottom-up approach t...

IMF Executive Board Concludes First Review under the Stand-By Arrangement for Jamaica

IMF Executive Board Concludes First Review under the Stand-By Arrangement for Jamaica »

Source: Jamaica : First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of a Performance Criterion, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Volume/Issue: 2017/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475595215

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Jamaica

This paper discusses Jamaica's First Review under the Stand-by Arrangement (SBA), Request for Waiver of a Performance Criterion (PC), and Request for Modification of PC. Program implementation remains strong under...

Jamaica
			: First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of a Performance Criterion, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Jamaica : First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of a Performance Criterion, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria »

Volume/Issue: 2017/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475595215.002

ISBN: 9781475595215

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Jamaica

This paper discusses Jamaica's First Review under the Stand-by Arrangement (SBA), Request for Waiver of a Performance Criterion (PC), and Request for Modification of PC. Program implementation remains strong under...

Jamaica
			: Technical Assistance Report-Cartac Report on the Sector Accounts and Balance Sheets Mission

Jamaica : Technical Assistance Report-Cartac Report on the Sector Accounts and Balance Sheets Mission »

Volume/Issue: 2017/85

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475592641.002

ISBN: 9781475592641

Keywords: Jamaica, Western Hemisphere

This Technical Assistance Report discusses the findings and recommendations of the IMF's Statistics Department mission for Jamaica concerning sector accounts and balance sheets. Jamaica had made considerable progre...

Jamaica

Jamaica »

Source: Jamaica : Technical Assistance Report-Cartac Report on the Sector Accounts and Balance Sheets Mission

Volume/Issue: 2017/85

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475592641

Keywords: Jamaica, Western Hemisphere

This Technical Assistance Report discusses the findings and recommendations of the IMF's Statistics Department mission for Jamaica concerning sector accounts and balance sheets. Jamaica had made considerable progre...

Jamaica: First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of a Perfomance Criterion, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Jamaica: First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of a Perfomance Criterion, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria »

Source: Jamaica : First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of a Performance Criterion, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Volume/Issue: 2017/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475595215

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Jamaica

This paper discusses Jamaica's First Review under the Stand-by Arrangement (SBA), Request for Waiver of a Performance Criterion (PC), and Request for Modification of PC. Program implementation remains strong under...

Tax Administration Reforms in the Caribbean
			: Challenges, Achievements, and Next Steps

Tax Administration Reforms in the Caribbean : Challenges, Achievements, and Next Steps »

Volume/Issue: 2017/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stephane Schlotterbeck

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475592610.001

ISBN: 9781475592610

Keywords: Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Bahamas, The, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Western Hemisphere

Over the past decade, governments in the Caribbean region have introduced the value-added tax (VAT) to modernize their tax system, rapidly mobilize revenue and reduce budget deficits. This paper analyzes VAT perfor...

Tax Administration Reforms in the Caribbean

Tax Administration Reforms in the Caribbean »

Source: Tax Administration Reforms in the Caribbean : Challenges, Achievements, and Next Steps

Volume/Issue: 2017/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stephane Schlotterbeck

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475592610

Keywords: Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Bahamas, The, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Western Hemisphere

Over the past decade, governments in the Caribbean region have introduced the value-added tax (VAT) to modernize their tax system, rapidly mobilize revenue and reduce budget deficits. This paper analyzes VAT perfor...

Financial Stability Reports in Latin America and the Caribbean

Financial Stability Reports in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Financial Stability Reports in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2017/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Cheng Lim , Alexander Klemm , Sumiko Ogawa , Marco Pani , and Claudio Visconti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475589597

Keywords: Bahamas, The, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Western Hemisphere

Many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean now publish financial stability reports. This study reviews their latest issues to assess their content, quality, and transparency. While some reports provide a str...

Financial Stability Reports in Latin America and the Caribbean

Financial Stability Reports in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2017/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Cheng Lim , Alexander Klemm , Sumiko Ogawa , Marco Pani , and Claudio Visconti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475589597.001

ISBN: 9781475589597

Keywords: Bahamas, The, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Western Hemisphere

Many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean now publish financial stability reports. This study reviews their latest issues to assess their content, quality, and transparency. While some reports provide a str...

Cluster Report

Cluster Report »

Source: 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

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...

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...

IMF Executive Board Approves US$1.64 billion Stand By Arrangement for Jamaica

IMF Executive Board Approves US$1.64 billion Stand By Arrangement for Jamaica »

Source: Jamaica : Request for Stand By Arrangement and Cancellation of the Current Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2016/350

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475553369

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Jamaica

This paper discusses Jamaica's Request for Stand By Arrangement (SBA) and Cancellation of the Current Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). Fiscal discipline and proactive debt management hav...

Jamaica
			: Request for Stand By Arrangement and Cancellation of the Current Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release and Staff Report

Jamaica : Request for Stand By Arrangement and Cancellation of the Current Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2016/350

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475553369.002

ISBN: 9781475553369

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Jamaica

This paper discusses Jamaica's Request for Stand By Arrangement (SBA) and Cancellation of the Current Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). Fiscal discipline and proactive debt management hav...

Jamaica: Request for a Stand-By Arrangement and Cancellation of the Current Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility

Jamaica: Request for a Stand-By Arrangement and Cancellation of the Current Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility »

Source: Jamaica : Request for Stand By Arrangement and Cancellation of the Current Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2016/350

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475553369

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Jamaica

This paper discusses Jamaica's Request for Stand By Arrangement (SBA) and Cancellation of the Current Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). Fiscal discipline and proactive debt management hav...

National Insurance Scheme Reforms in the Caribbean

National Insurance Scheme Reforms in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2016/206

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Koffie Ben Nassar , Joel Chiedu Okwuokei , Mike Li , Timothy Robinson , and Saji Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475545432.001

ISBN: 9781475545432

Keywords: Jamaica, Insurance, Grenada, Haiti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Bahamas, The, Asia and Pacific, Aging

Weighed down by population aging, slow economic growth, and high unemployment, National Insurance Schemes in the Caribbean are projected to run substantial deficits and deplete their assets in the next decades, rai...

National Insurance Scheme Reforms in the Caribbean

National Insurance Scheme Reforms in the Caribbean »

Source: National Insurance Scheme Reforms in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2016/206

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Koffie Ben Nassar , Joel Chiedu Okwuokei , Mike Li , Timothy Robinson , and Saji Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475545432

Keywords: Jamaica, Insurance, Grenada, Haiti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Bahamas, The, Asia and Pacific, Aging

Weighed down by population aging, slow economic growth, and high unemployment, National Insurance Schemes in the Caribbean are projected to run substantial deficits and deplete their assets in the next decades, rai...

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind »

Source: Gone with the Wind : Estimating Hurricane and Climate Change Costs in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2016/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Acevedo Mejia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475544763

Keywords: Hurricane, tropical cyclone, climate change, climate impact, Caribbean.

This paper studies the economic costs of hurricanes in the Caribbean by constructing a novel dataset that combines a detailed record of tropical cyclones' characteristics with reported damages. I estimate the relat...

Gone with the Wind
			: Estimating Hurricane and Climate Change Costs in the Caribbean

Gone with the Wind : Estimating Hurricane and Climate Change Costs in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2016/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Acevedo Mejia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475544763.001

ISBN: 9781475544763

Keywords: Hurricane, tropical cyclone, climate change, climate impact, Caribbean.

This paper studies the economic costs of hurricanes in the Caribbean by constructing a novel dataset that combines a detailed record of tropical cyclones' characteristics with reported damages. I estimate the relat...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Thirteenth Review under the EFF with Jamaica and Approves US$39.6 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Concludes Thirteenth Review under the EFF with Jamaica and Approves US$39.6 Million Disbursement »

Source: Jamaica : Thirteenth Review under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2016/297

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475536911

This paper discusses Jamaica's Thirteenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility. Program implementation is on track. The authorities' continued commitment to the demanding reform program eve...

Jamaica
			: Thirteenth Review under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release and Staff Report

Jamaica : Thirteenth Review under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2016/297

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475536911.002

ISBN: 9781475536911

This paper discusses Jamaica's Thirteenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility. Program implementation is on track. The authorities' continued commitment to the demanding reform program eve...

Jamaica: Thirteenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility—Press Release and Staff Report

Jamaica: Thirteenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility—Press Release and Staff Report »

Source: Jamaica : Thirteenth Review under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2016/297

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475536911

This paper discusses Jamaica's Thirteenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility. Program implementation is on track. The authorities' continued commitment to the demanding reform program eve...

The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in Small Open Economies

The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in Small Open Economies »

Source: The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in Small Open Economies : An Empirical Investigation

Volume/Issue: 2016/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Keyra Primus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475536874

Keywords: Reserve Requirements, Macroeconometric Model, Small Open Economies

This paper examines the relative effectiveness of the use of indirect and direct monetary policy instruments in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, by estimating a restricted Vector Autoregressive model with...

The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in Small Open Economies
			: An Empirical Investigation

The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in Small Open Economies : An Empirical Investigation »

Volume/Issue: 2016/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Keyra Primus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475536874.001

ISBN: 9781475536874

Keywords: Reserve Requirements, Macroeconometric Model, Small Open Economies

This paper examines the relative effectiveness of the use of indirect and direct monetary policy instruments in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, by estimating a restricted Vector Autoregressive model with...

Highways to Heaven

Highways to Heaven »

Source: Highways to Heaven : Infrastructure Determinants and Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2016/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valerie Cerra , Alfredo Cuevas , Carlos Góes , Izabela Karpowicz , Troy Matheson , Issouf Samaké , and Svetlana Vtyurina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475536744

Keywords: Latin America and the Caribbean, infrastructure, public investment, investment efficiency, public-private partnerships.

Inadequate infrastructure has been widely viewed as a principal barrier to growth and development in Latin America and the Caribbean. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of infrastructure in the region and...

Highways to Heaven
			: Infrastructure Determinants and Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean

Highways to Heaven : Infrastructure Determinants and Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2016/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valerie Cerra , Alfredo Cuevas , Carlos Góes , Izabela Karpowicz , Troy Matheson , Issouf Samaké , and Svetlana Vtyurina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475536744.001

ISBN: 9781475536744

Keywords: Latin America and the Caribbean, infrastructure, public investment, investment efficiency, public-private partnerships.

Inadequate infrastructure has been widely viewed as a principal barrier to growth and development in Latin America and the Caribbean. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of infrastructure in the region and...

IMF Executive Board Completes Combined Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews under the Extended Fund Facility for Jamaica and Approves US$80 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Combined Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews under the Extended Fund Facility for Jamaica and Approves US$80 Million Disbursement »

Source: Jamaica : 2016 Article IV Consultation, Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2016/181

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 June 2016

ISBN: 9781475517682

Keywords: debt, monetary fund, public debt, tax, exchange

This paper aims to discuss the economic reform program in Jamaica that focuses on reducing macroeconomic vulnerabilities, fostering growth, creating conditions for financial deepening and inclusion, reallocating pu...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Jamaica

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Jamaica »

Source: Jamaica : 2016 Article IV Consultation, Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2016/181

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 June 2016

ISBN: 9781475517682

Keywords: debt, monetary fund, public debt, tax, exchange

This paper aims to discuss the economic reform program in Jamaica that focuses on reducing macroeconomic vulnerabilities, fostering growth, creating conditions for financial deepening and inclusion, reallocating pu...

Jamaica
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation, Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance  Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Jamaica : 2016 Article IV Consultation, Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica »

Volume/Issue: 2016/181

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475517682.002

ISBN: 9781475517682

Keywords: debt, monetary fund, public debt, tax, exchange

This paper aims to discuss the economic reform program in Jamaica that focuses on reducing macroeconomic vulnerabilities, fostering growth, creating conditions for financial deepening and inclusion, reallocating pu...

Jamaica: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation, Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Jamaica: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation, Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria »

Source: Jamaica : 2016 Article IV Consultation, Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2016/181

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 June 2016

ISBN: 9781475517682

Keywords: debt, monetary fund, public debt, tax, exchange

This paper aims to discuss the economic reform program in Jamaica that focuses on reducing macroeconomic vulnerabilities, fostering growth, creating conditions for financial deepening and inclusion, reallocating pu...

Jamaica: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation, Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria—Informational Annex

Jamaica: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation, Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria—Informational Annex »

Source: Jamaica : 2016 Article IV Consultation, Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2016/181

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 June 2016

ISBN: 9781475517682

Keywords: debt, monetary fund, public debt, tax, exchange

This paper aims to discuss the economic reform program in Jamaica that focuses on reducing macroeconomic vulnerabilities, fostering growth, creating conditions for financial deepening and inclusion, reallocating pu...

Statement by James Allison Haley, Executive Director for Jamaica, Michael McGrath, Alternate Executive Director, and Trevor Lessard, Advisor, June 17, 2016

Statement by James Allison Haley, Executive Director for Jamaica, Michael McGrath, Alternate Executive Director, and Trevor Lessard, Advisor, June 17, 2016 »

Source: Jamaica : 2016 Article IV Consultation, Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2016/181

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 June 2016

ISBN: 9781475517682

Keywords: debt, monetary fund, public debt, tax, exchange

This paper aims to discuss the economic reform program in Jamaica that focuses on reducing macroeconomic vulnerabilities, fostering growth, creating conditions for financial deepening and inclusion, reallocating pu...

Structural Reform and Growth
			: What Really Matters? Evidence from the Caribbean

Structural Reform and Growth : What Really Matters? Evidence from the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2016/82

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kevin Greenidge , Meredith McIntyre , and Hanlei Yun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484321812.001

ISBN: 9781484321812

Keywords: Structural Reform, Institutional Quality, Small States

Since the 1980's with the introduction of IMF/WB adjustment programs structural reforms have been a core part of the reform agenda in the Caribbean. The paper reviewed the package of structural reforms in trade lib...

Structural Reform and Growth

Structural Reform and Growth »

Source: Structural Reform and Growth : What Really Matters? Evidence from the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2016/82

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kevin Greenidge , Meredith McIntyre , and Hanlei Yun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2016

ISBN: 9781484321812

Keywords: Structural Reform, Institutional Quality, Small States

Since the 1980's with the introduction of IMF/WB adjustment programs structural reforms have been a core part of the reform agenda in the Caribbean. The paper reviewed the package of structural reforms in trade lib...

Caribbean Energy

Caribbean Energy »

Source: Caribbean Energy : Macro-Related Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2016/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arnold McIntyre , Ahmed El-Ashram , Marcio Ronci , Julien Reynaud , Natasha Che , Ke Wang , Sebastian Acevedo Mejia , and Mark Lutz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513560908

Keywords: Energy Reform, Oil Price Shocks, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, PPP, energy, oil, electricity, investments, investment

High energy costs contribute to dampening Caribbean competitiveness and potential growth. This paper overviews power sector challenges and takes stock of national and regional strategies to address them. It present...

Caribbean Energy
			: Macro-Related Challenges

Caribbean Energy : Macro-Related Challenges »

Volume/Issue: 2016/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arnold McIntyre , Ahmed El-Ashram , Marcio Ronci , Julien Reynaud , Natasha Che , Ke Wang , Sebastian Acevedo Mejia , and Mark Lutz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513560908.001

ISBN: 9781513560908

Keywords: Energy Reform, Oil Price Shocks, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, PPP, energy, oil, electricity, investments, investment

High energy costs contribute to dampening Caribbean competitiveness and potential growth. This paper overviews power sector challenges and takes stock of national and regional strategies to address them. It present...

IMF Executive Board Completes Tenth Review Under the IMF’s Extended Fund Facility for Jamaica and Approves US$39.3 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Tenth Review Under the IMF’s Extended Fund Facility for Jamaica and Approves US$39.3 Million Disbursement »

Source: Jamaica : Tenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2015/343

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513597645

Keywords: inflation, deficit, monetary fund, market, bond

This paper discusses Jamaica's Tenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PCs). Macroeconomic stability continues to strengthen. Inflat...

Jamaica
			: Tenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Jamaica : Tenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica »

Volume/Issue: 2015/343

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513597645.002

ISBN: 9781513597645

Keywords: inflation, deficit, monetary fund, market, bond

This paper discusses Jamaica's Tenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PCs). Macroeconomic stability continues to strengthen. Inflat...

Jamaica: Tenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Jamaica: Tenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria »

Source: Jamaica : Tenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2015/343

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513597645

Keywords: inflation, deficit, monetary fund, market, bond

This paper discusses Jamaica's Tenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PCs). Macroeconomic stability continues to strengthen. Inflat...

Statement by Serge Dupont, Executive Director for Jamaica and Trevor Lessard, Alternate Executive Director, December 16, 2015

Statement by Serge Dupont, Executive Director for Jamaica and Trevor Lessard, Alternate Executive Director, December 16, 2015 »

Source: Jamaica : Tenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Volume/Issue: 2015/343

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513597645

Keywords: inflation, deficit, monetary fund, market, bond

This paper discusses Jamaica's Tenth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PCs). Macroeconomic stability continues to strengthen. Inflat...

1. Estados Unidos, Canadá y el mundo: Perspectivas, riesgos y políticas

1. Estados Unidos, Canadá y el mundo: Perspectivas, riesgos y políticas »

Source: Perspectivas económicas regionales, octubre de 2015: Departamento del Hemisferio Occidental : Ajustando bajo presión

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2015

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781513540610

Keywords: intereses, comercio, intercambio, tasa de interés, desarrollo financiero

El crecimiento mundial se mantiene moderado y desigual. Después de registrar un retroceso a principios de 2015, el ritmo de la actividad mundial repuntó, pero las perspectivas de crecimiento sig...

4. Integración comercial en América Latina y el Caribe: Entusiasmo, esperanza y realidad

4. Integración comercial en América Latina y el Caribe: Entusiasmo, esperanza y realidad »

Source: Perspectivas económicas regionales, octubre de 2015: Departamento del Hemisferio Occidental : Ajustando bajo presión

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2015

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781513540610

Keywords: intereses, comercio, intercambio, tasa de interés, desarrollo financiero

La región de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) está menos abierta al comercio exterior que la mayoría de las otras regiones de mercados emergentes. En este capítulo se observa que en la mayoría d...