May 2022
Author(s): Navia Díaz, María del Rosario;Aguilera, Julio Cesar;Bohórquez, Juan Fernando
Esta publicación incluye los principales resultados de la evaluación del desempeño de 32 empresas prestadoras de los servicios de acueducto y alcantarillado en Colombia, con base en la aplicación del…
May 2022
Author(s): Aranco, Natalia;Ibarrarán, Pablo;Stampini, Marco
Rapid population aging will drive a strong increase in the demand for long-term care services in Latin America and the Caribbean. To inform policy making, in this study we present novel estimates of…
May 2022
Author(s): Santaella, Juan
The COVID-19 pandemic produced a shock to public finances throughout the world. In the case of Colombia, the public debt to GDP ratio increased from 39.8% to 65.0%. We use a two-country neoclassical…
May 2022
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín;Bonet, Jaime Alfredo;Garson, Sol;Huanqui Valcárcel, Silvana;Muñoz Miranda, Andrés;Pérez, Gerson Javier;Slack, Enid
Cities are important drivers of productivity, innovation, and economic growth. To achieve their full economic potential, cities must deliver high-quality public services to their residents and…
May 2022
Author(s): Ackermann, María Noel;Costa, Nicolás;Román, Natalia;Muñoz, Gonzalo;De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
Entre 2017 y 2020, el total de apoyos anuales debidos a políticas públicas que recibió el sector agropecuario de Uruguay promedió casi USD 430 millones, lo que equivale al 0,76% del PIB de la…
May 2022
Author(s): Martínez Fritscher, André;Mac Dowell, Maria Cristina;Ferreira, Soraya Naffah;Gazel, Ricardo
Este artigo analisa o impacto do Projeto de Modernização da Gestão Fiscal dos Estados (Profisco I), financiado pelo Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento, na arrecadação estadual, número de…
May 2022
Author(s): Savedoff, William D.;Bernal, Pedro;Distrutti, Marcela;Goyeneche, Laura;Bernal, Carolina
This technical note describes how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Latin America and the Caribbean, and considers the implications for future population health, health spending, healthcare service…
May 2022
Author(s): Cherpitel, Cheryl J.;Witbrodt, Jane;Ye, Yu;Monteiro, Maristela;Ponce De León, Marisela
The objectives of this study are to report demographic and substanceuse characteristics and risk of road traffic injury from alcohol use, cannabis use, and combined use in a sample of emergency…
May 2022
Author(s): Allende López, Marcos;Pareja, Adrián
This paper presents a protocol to manage decentralized access and use of Permissioned Public Blockchain Networks using Ethereum technology as the underlying protocol. It proposes a solution to avoid…
May 2022
Author(s): Preciozzi, Javier
En los últimos años, el uso de sistemas biométricos se ha expandido de manera significativa en los escenarios más variados en todo el mundo. Noticieros y diarios a menudo incluyen noticias sobre sus…
May 2022
Author(s): Abizanda, Beatriz;Almeyda, Gonzalo;Arias Ortiz, Elena;Berlanga, Cecilia;Bornacelly, Iván;Bos, María Soledad;Díaz, Ela;Dueñas, Ximena;Elacqua, Gregory;Elías, Alison;Fernández-Coto, Raquel;Frisancho, Verónica;García Moreno, Vicente A.;Hernández Cardozo, Jenny Carolina;Hincapie, Diana;Margitic, Juan Francisco;Marotta, Luana;Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes;Morduchowicz, Alejandro;Muñoz, Felipe;Näslund-Hadley, Emma;Ruiz-Arranz, Marta;Thailinger, Agustina;Valverde Rodríguez, Francisco Javier;Vezza, Evelyn;Zoido, Pablo
Durante la pandemia de COVID-19, 165 millones de estudiantes de América Latina y el Caribe se vieron abruptamente desconectados de la educación. A finales de 2021, las escuelas habían estado cerradas…
May 2022
Author(s): Giraldez Zúñiga, Francisca;Sánchez González, Santiago;Calatayud, Agustina
Este documento complementa los hallazgos de Rivas et al. (2019) acerca de “Hechos estilizados de transporte urbano en América Latina y el Caribe”, con especial atención a la movilidad privada. En…
May 2022
Author(s): Pérez Urdiales, María;Libra, Jesse Madden;Machado, Kleber;Serebrisky, Tomás;Solís, Ben
An issue that affects the effectiveness of water pricing policies is consumers misperception, which implies that households decide their water consumption based on poor/inaccurate information about…
May 2022
Author(s): Ibáñez, Ana María;Quigua, Juliana;Romero, Jimena;Velásquez, Andrea
By 2017, one-quarter of people born in El Salvador were estimated to be living in the U.S. We show that extreme temperatures have negatively affected agricultural production and increased…
May 2022
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
San Salvador island in the Bahamas is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts due to its limited land space, fragile ecosystems, population and assets exposure, limited human and technological…
May 2022
Author(s): Benavente, José Miguel;Zuñiga, Pluvia
The effect of market competition on firm innovation remains controversial, especially in the context of developing countries. This paper presents new empirical evidence about the causal impact of…
May 2022
Author(s): San Salvador Del Valle, María;Solaun, Kepa;Alleng, Gerard;Flores, Adrián;Abadal, Jordi
Climate change is expected to impact electricity generation and demand in Suriname significantly. Of all the generation technologies, hydroelectric energy will be the most affected. Research in this…
May 2022
Author(s): Carrera-Marquis, Daniela;Espiga, Franklin;Johnson, Trevor
Hurricanes Joaquin, Matthew, Irma, and Dorian have left indelible marks on the Bahamian landscape. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in cooperation with ECLAC, has conducted Damage and Loss…
May 2022
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio;Puig Gabarró, Pau;Iglesias Rodriguez, Enrique
La reducción de la brecha de infraestructura se ha convertido en una prioridad debido al impacto que tendría en términos de la continuidad de los servicios públicos y la mejora de la productividad…
May 2022
Author(s): Calatayud, Agustina;Katz, Raúl;Riobó, Alexander
This study analyses the state of the digital transformation of transportation in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean and discusses its benefits and challenges. Based on best practices…