A Decade of Development Thinking
The Research Department of the IDB (RES) performs innovative, comparative research on the development issues of greatest concern to the region today. It generates a wide variety of products based on this research and disseminates them to three principal audiences: the Bank, policymakers and the academic community. To commemorate its first decade of research, RES compiled a selection of the department's ten most influential papers, published through the Latin American Development Forum, a joint publications venture among the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the IDB, Stanford University Press and the World Bank. This document is the introduction to that book.