Jan 2022
Author(s): Cárdenas, Helena
This document presents a review of the literature on three pressing policy issues that currently are of relevance to regulators and utility companies in the water and sanitation sector: i) subsidy…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Scartascini, Carlos
Trust is the most pressing and yet least discussed problem confronting Latin America and the Caribbean. Whether in others, in government, or in firms, trust is lower in the region than anywhere else…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Scartascini, Carlos
La confianza es el problema más acuciante y, sin embargo, el menos abordado al que se enfrenta América Latina y el Caribe. Ya se trate de los demás, del gobierno o de las empresas, la confianza en la…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Finkelstein-Shapiro, Alan;Mandelman, Federico S.;Nuguer, Victoria
Financial inclusion is strikingly low in emerging economies. In only a few years, financial technologies (fintech) have led to a dramatic expansion in the number of non-traditional credit…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.;Ramírez, Mayra A.
Empirical analyses that rely on micro-level panel data have found that exporters are generally less pollutant than non-exporters. While alternative explanations have been proposed, firm level data…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Scartascini, Carlos
La confianza es el problema más acuciante y, sin embargo, el menos abordado al que se enfrenta América Latina y el Caribe. Ya se trate de los demás, del gobierno o de las empresas, la confianza en la…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Scartascini, Carlos
La confianza es el problema más acuciante y, sin embargo, el menos abordado al que se enfrenta América Latina y el Caribe. Ya se trate de los demás, del gobierno o de las empresas, la confianza en la…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Abufhele, Alejandra;Bravo, David;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Soto-Ramirez, Pamela
The learning and developmental losses from pre-primary program closures due to COVID-19 may be unprecedented. These disruptions early in life, when the brain is more sensitive to environmental…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David;Mooney, Henry;García Zaballos, Antonio;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Christie, Jason;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
This edition reviews the long-term performance of economic growth and productivity in the region. It then draws on research from the Inter-American Development Banks Connectivity, Markets, and…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This report presents a probabilistic disaster risk assessment model for Barbados, focusing on beach erosions caused by episodic cyclonic hazard events and chronic effects associated with maritime…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
El objetivo principal de este estudio consiste en llevar a cabo una evaluación indicativa del riesgo ante eventos naturales para un proyecto de mejoramiento del Eje Vial No. 4, Provincia de Zamora…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Bilbao, Tatiana;Camnitzer, Luis ;Ciancio, Cecilia;Cozier, Christopher;De la Garza, Amanda;Dudamel, Gustavo;Hanono, Analía;Huffmann, Carolina;Jarpa, Voluspa ;Landry, Charles;Lastra, Matías;Madoff, Steven Henry;Millán, Ana María;Noorthoorn, Victoria;Ottone, Ernesto R.;Reyes, Manuela;Sáez de Ibarra, María Belén
This publication gathers essays from renowned Latin American and Caribbean cultural leaders, artists, economists, urban planners, architects, and technologists, who address topics such as the impact…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Bilbao, Tatiana;Camnitzer, Luis;Ciancio, Cecilia;Cozier, Christopher;De la Garza, Amanda;Dudamel, Gustavo;Hanono, Analía;Huffmann, Carolina;Jarpa, Voluspa;Landry, Charles;Lastra, Matías;Madoff, Steven Henry;Millán, Ana María;Noorthoorn, Victoria;Ottone, Ernesto R.;Reyes, Manuela;Sáez de Ibarra, María Belén
Esta publicación reúne ensayos de reconocidos líderes culturales, artistas, economistas, urbanistas, arquitectos y tecnólogos de la región, que abordan temas tales como el rol de las instituciones…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Hernández Agramonte, Juan Manuel;Namen, Olga;Näslund-Hadley, Emma;Biehl, María Loreto
This paper presents novel evidence of an intervention to foster preschool students cognitive skills during COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted a policy experiment that provided preschool student parents…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Riveros, Luisa;Cáceres Saldaña, Claudia;Barcellos, Andreia
This Independent Country Program Review (ICPR) analyzes the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group's most recent Country Strategy (CS) with Belize, covering the 2013-2021 period and its…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Riveros, Luisa;Cáceres Saldaña, Claudia;Barcellos, Andreia
En esta revisión independiente del programa de país (ICPR) se analizan la más reciente estrategia de país del Grupo BID con Belize para el período 2013-2021 y su correspondiente programa de país. Las…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Prat, Jordi;Sánchez Barahona, Josiel;Andino, Ana ;Ruiz-Arranz, Marta;Jarquín, María José
La pandemia del COVID-19 y las tormentas tropicales de 2020 implicaron un retroceso en las condiciones de vida de los hondureños. El PIB cayó 9% en 2020, las tormentas tropicales Eta e Iota dejaron…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Anzolin, Guendalina
Natural resources are an important source for development, and Latin America is one of the regions with the highest endowment. This calls for a reconsideration of resource-based development.…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Groom, Simon;Armendáriz, Edna
The discussion paper analyzes international experience in megaproject management, identifying problems and delivery performance. The most important distortions are optimism bias and strategic…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín;Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Izquierdo, Alejandro;Puig, Jorge
This paper studies whether changes in the composition of public spending affect the macroeconomic consequences of fiscal consolidations. Based on a sample of 44 developing countries and 26 advanced…