Aug 2019
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Jackson, C. Kirabo; Navarro-Sola, Laia; Pardo, Francisco
Is a school's impact on high-stakes test scores a good measure of its overall impact on students? Do parents value school impacts on high-stakes tests, longer-run outcomes, or both? To answer…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Alfonso, Mariana; Busso, Matías; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Yentzen, Triana
Teachers are the most important within-school factor to improve student achievement and educational outcomes, and education systems interested in improving educational results need to attract,…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Sampaio, Breno; Sampaio, Gustavo R.; Ribas, Rafael P.; Trevisan, Giuseppe
This paper examines the labor market returns to attending free elite higher education for different socioeconomic and demographic groups in Brazil. Using restricted-access data from a flagship public…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Santos, Humberto; Munevar, Isabela; Sanchez, Fabio
To contribute to the debate about decentralization of education management, in this paper, we take advantage of the arbitrary rule used in Colombia to define the municipalities that can autonomously…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Goñi Pacchioni, Edwin A.; Reyes, Santiago
Entrepreneurship is becoming an important source of economic activity and each time more sophisticated institutional arrangements (ecosystems) are populating more developed markets, as chances to…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Prada, María Fernanda; Navarro-Palau, Patricia; Soares, Sammara
Despite the renewed interest in technical education, only a handful of studies analyze its effect on academic outcomes. In this paper we apply a regression discontinuity design to oversubscribed…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Hincapié, Isabel; Montalva, Veronica
The wide socioeconomic achievement gaps in Latin America are partly due to the more effective teachers sorting into the most advantaged schools. Even though several countries in the region provide…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Bonzi Teixeira, Augusto; Alarcon Rodriguez, Arturo Daniel
Esta nota técnica descreve as principais iniciativas do Programa de Recuperação do Grupo CEEE, os resultados iniciais atingidos até o momento e as lições aprendidas. Essas iniciativas se concentram…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Blackman, Allen; Villalobos, Laura
El cambio del uso de tierra dentro de las áreas protegidas (AP) en el hemisferio sur es común. Sin embargo, se sabe poco de si las AP desalientan desproporcionalmente la conversión de los bosques…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Martínez, Matias
This paper estimates the effects of school accountability on year-to-year teacher mobility in Chile. An accountability program was implemented between 2012 and 2015, which established sanctions for…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín; Hallerberg, Mark; Scartascini, Carlos
Do voters punish governments that introduce fiscal “austerity” measures? If so, does voter response vary according to the design (composition) of fiscal adjustments? What determines the timing of…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo; BID Lab; BID Invest
El resumen de la segunda actualización de la Estrategia Institucional del Grupo BID ofrece un panorama general de las prioridades del Grupo durante los próximos años para apoyar el desarrollo…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; IDB Lab; IDB Invest
The summary of the Second Update to the Institutional Strategy of the IDB Group provides an overview of the Group’s priorities for the coming years to support the economic and social development of…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Sturzenegger, Germán; Dockweiler, Marina
La guía operativa para proyectos en zonas rurales tiene como objetivo brindar las herramientas operativas para la integración transversal del enfoque de género en proyectos de Agua y Saneamiento…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica
En 2016, una asociación pública-privada implementó un exitoso programa de educación financiera dirigido a los tres últimos años de la secundaria en 150 escuelas públicas de 6 regiones del país. En…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Messina, Julián; Silva, Joana
This paper documents an inverse U-shape in the evolution of wage inequality in Latin America since 1995, with a sharp reduction starting in 2002. The Gini coefficient of wages increased from 42 to 44…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Sudden stops in capital flows are a form of financial whiplash that creates instability and crises in the affected economies. Sudden stops in net capital flows trigger current account reversals as…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Solano-Rodriguez, Baltazar; Pye, Steve; Li, Pei-Hao; Ekins, Paul; Manzano, Osmel; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
An energy transition driven by climate policy and technological change creates uncertainty for oil producers. Many Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) governments rely on oil for fiscal revenues. Here…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Binsted, Matthew; Iyer, Gokul ; Edmonds, James A.; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Arguello, Ricardo; Cadena, Angela; Delgado, Ricardo; Feijoo, Felipe; Lucena, André F. P.; McJeon, Haewon C.; Miralles-Wilhelm, Fernando; Sharma, Anjali
Achieving the Paris Agreement’s near-term goals (Nationally Determined Contributions, NDCs) and long-term temperature targets could result in pre-mature retirement, or stranding, of carbon-intensive…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Martínez, Matias; Westh Olsen, Anne Sofie
Durante los últimos años, varios países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) han fortalecido sus procesos de evaluación del aprendizaje y la calidad educativa. En este contexto, se vuelve un desafío…