FOMB Research & Opinion Blog

Op-Ed: Skills to strengthen Puerto Rico’s formal economy

In Puerto Rico’s economy with low formal labor participation, structural reform must include reducing barriers to employment. Puerto Rico must improve education and develop high-quality worker training programs that empower all residents to reach their fullest potential and enter the labor force. Knowledge, skills, and competencies are the three attributes that define the term human … Op-Ed: Skills to strengthen Puerto Rico’s formal economy Read More »

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Report: Human Capital Development in PR

Author: Estudios Técnicos Inc. The report presents an overview of human capital development in Puerto Rico based on the commonly used indicators of this concept, mainly education. It provides an international and national comparison that includes Puerto Rico for educational attainment and outcomes of education, which is a key indicator. In short, the report should … Report: Human Capital Development in PR Read More »

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Essay: Statistical Analysis – Civil Service

Developing and nurturing a high-performing government workforce is vital to Puerto Rico’s future. To better understand the civil service’s current characteristics, the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico requested detailed information about government employees from the Office of the Administration and Transformation of Human Resources (OATRH), the government’s central personnel management agency. The … Essay: Statistical Analysis – Civil Service Read More »

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Essay: Federal Paycheck Protection Program

In Puerto Rico, more than 39,000 eligible entities have received financial relief through the Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Back in June of 2020, the FOMB’s Research and Policy Department published an essay on the importance of small businesses to Puerto Rico’s economy and provided recommendations to the government on how to design a locally … Essay: Federal Paycheck Protection Program Read More »

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Policy Paper: Civil Service Reform

In an effort to understand the current state of human resource management in the government, our Research and Policy Department developed a series of reports to help guide the Commonwealth in their human capital planning, implementation, and evaluation processes. This first report includes a thorough examination of the existing policy framework, which includes the evaluation … Policy Paper: Civil Service Reform Read More »

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