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Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic: Trade Integration and Economic Performance

Author/Editor: Stephanie Medina Cas, Andrew Swiston, Luis-Diego Barrot.

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper studies the potential for the export sector to play a more important role in promoting growth in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic (CAPDR) through deeper intra-regional more...



Developments in Financial Supervision and the Use of Macroprudential Measures in Central America

Author/Editor: Mynor Meza, Fernando L Delgado.

Release Date: December, 2011

Price: $18.00

Improvements in financial regulation and supervision in the Central American region (CAPDR) have strengthened financial stability. Prudential instruments with potential macroeconomic effects have more...



Costa Rica: 2011 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Informational Annex; Public Information Notice, Press Release, and Statement by the Executive Director

Release Date: July, 2011

Price: $18.00

Costa Rica: Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement

Release Date: June, 2011

Price: $18.00

Costa Rica : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica

Release Date: March, 2008

Price: $18.00

The Costa Rican economy has grown at rapid rates in the last three years, underpinned by a robust world expansion, sound economic policies, and strong business and consumer confidence. Economic more...



Costa Rica : Report on Observance of Standards and Codes: Fiscal Transparency Module

Release Date: November, 2007

Price: $18.00

This report on the Observance of Standards and Codes on Fiscal Transparency on Costa Rica analyzes open budget preparation and assurances of integrity. A number of initiatives currently under way more...



Costa Rica : Staff Report for the 2006 Article IV Consultation

Release Date: November, 2006

Price: $18.00

Despite the oil price shock, growth has been high. Discussions focused on the policies needed to reduce Costa Rica’s vulnerabilities, enhance growth, and reduce poverty in a lasting way. more...



Costa Rica : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Release Date: September, 2004

Price: $15.00

This 2004 Article IV Consultation highlights that Costa Rica’s economic performance improved in 2003. Following several years of slow growth, real GDP rose by 5½ percent, boosted by a more...



Financial Integration in Central America : Prospects and Adjustment Needs

Author/Editor: Jorge Iván Canales Kriljenko, Padamja Khandelwal, Alexander Lehmann.

Release Date: October, 2003

Price: $15.00

We assess the current barriers to trade in financial services in the six Central American countries seeking a free trade agreement with the United States (the CAFTA) and examine the relative merits more...



Costa Rica : Financial System Stability Assessment

Release Date: April, 2003

Price: $15.00

This paper presents key findings of the Financial System Stability Assessment for Costa Rica. The Costa Rican financial system exhibits some immediate strengths deriving from an environment with more...



Costa Rica : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Release Date: March, 2003

Price: $15.00

This 2002 Article IV Consultation highlights that since 2000, economic growth in Costa Rica has slowed to about 2 percent. Inflation has remained at 10 percent, and unemployment has remained at about more...