Government and Institutions
- El Salvador. Support to the National Statistics and Information System and National Planning.
- Brazil. Fiscal Management Modernization of the State of Ceará - PROFISCO II CE.
- Colombia. Program for Strengthening Institutional Management of the Attorney General's Office.
- Jamaica. Support to the Public Sector Transformation Programme.
- Dominican Republic. Knowledge Exchange on Electronic Invoicing and Fiscal Risk. Nov 3, 2017
- Costa Rica. Knowledge Exchange on Electronic Invoicing and Fiscal Risk. Nov 2, 2017
IDB Group and Civil Society discuss sustainable development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean
More than 500 representatives from Latin America and Caribbean Civil Societies organizations and IDB meet in Bolivia to discuss innovation. Nov 8, 2017
Haiti’s Statistics and Informatics Institute will receive resources to conduct a population and housing census with the IDB support. Oct 25, 2017
Citizens of Peru will have better access to civil registry and identification services with a $50 million loan of the IDB. Oct 9, 2017
Date: Oct, 2017
A distinctive feature of urbanization in the last 50 years is the expansion of urban populations and built development well beyond what was earlier conceived as the city limit, resulting in metropolitan areas. This is challenging the relevance of traditional municipal boundaries, and by extension, traditional governing structures and institutions. "Steering the Metropolis: Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Urban Development,â€쳌 encompasses the reflections of thought and practice leaders on the underlying premises for governing metropolitan space, sectoral adaptations of those premises, and dynamic applications in a wide variety of contexts. Those reflections are structured into three sections. Section 1 discusses the conceptual underpinnings of metropolitan governance, analyzing why political, technical, and administrative arrangements at this level of government are needed. Section 2 deepens the discussion by addressing specific sectoral themes of mobility, land use planning, environmental management, and economic production, as well as crosscutting topics of metropolitan governance finance, and monitoring and evaluation. Section 3 tests the concepts and their sectoral adaptations against the practice, with cases from Africa, America, Asia, and Europe.
Together For Prosperity in the OECS: Growth, Development, and Adversity in Small Island Developing States
Date: Oct, 2017
Together for Prosperity is a macro-fiscal and social overview of how OECS member countries jointly faced challenges and achieved greater welfare over the past decade. By operating as a single currency union, countries achieved per capita GDP growth three times higher than the Latin American average (1980-2016). Growth was volatile and testament to the vulnerability of small island developing states to external shocks. Monetary policy was conducive to growth and maintained price and exchange rate stability. Despite the deterioration of public finances after 2009, which resulted from a combination of loose fiscal policy and the impact of natural disasters, the OECS countries would be on track to meet their public debt target of 60% of GDP by 2030 with additional fiscal consolidation efforts. In health, the OECS made remarkable progress in maternal and childcare and in education outcomes at the primary and secondary levels. Private sector performance was mixed despite having an investment-friendly environment. The six independent member countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.