Oct 2019
Author(s): Chauliac, Sophie
En América Latina y el Caribe, millones de mujeres de bajos ingresos reciben pequeños pagos periódicos de sus gobiernos, incluyendo transferencias monetarias condicionadas (TMC). Se ha estimado que 1…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Chauliac, Sophie
In Latin America and the Caribbean, millions of low-income women, receive small, periodic government payments, including Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs). It has been estimated that 1 out of 4…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Munevar, Isabela; Sanchez, Fabio; Santos, Humberto
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…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Arias, Leandro; Rud, Juan Pablo; Ruzzier Christian A.
This paper provides high-level strategic insight for taking forward water and sanitation regulation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). To do this, the paper analyzes the expected impact of…
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…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica
This paper evaluates if the excitement about school-based financial education is warranted. First, relying on recent experimental evidence, the paper takes stock of the impact of financial education…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Fernández, Marcos A.; Garcimartín, Carlos
Pese a que durante los últimos años ha sido una de las economías más dinámicas de la región, Panamá continúa siendo uno de los países más desiguales de América Latina. Si bien la desigualdad se ha…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Ernest, William; Gutiérrez Juárez, Priscilla; Schneider, Christian; Finnovista
El estudio tiene como objetivo analizar el estado actual del ecosistema financiero de Costa Rica, tanto desde la industria tradicional hasta la irrupción de nuevos modelos de negocio provenientes de…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Sarni, Will
As part of Stockholm World Water Week 2018 (SWWW), the IDB organized, in coordination with several partners, a set of four sessions (“Eye on LAC”) in which the necessity, challenges, and…
May 2019
Author(s): Cuesta, Ana María; Reyes, Angela; Roseth, Benjamin
Citizens confront multiple challenges when attempting to access public services. This article focuses on an aspect yet unaddressed by existing literature on administrative burdens: the complexity of…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Martin, Xavier; Sobol, Danielle; Magnoni, Barbara; Burgess, Elisabeth
This study offers insights from a large cross-sectional survey on remittances sent by 2,145 migrants living in three major cities in the United States. The migrants in this study are from Colombia,…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Martin, Xavier; Sobol, Danielle; Magnoni, Barbara; Burgess, Elisabeth
Este estudio ofrece observaciones provenientes de una encuesta transversal grande acerca de las remesas enviadas por 2,145 migrantes que viven en 3 ciudades principales de los Estados Unidos. Los…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gauto, Victor; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
The March 2019 Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin focuses on a specific challenge for the Caribbean economies – insufficient financial inclusion, which can hold back growth, development, and efforts…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Castagnola, Andrea; Herrero, Álvaro
The City of Buenos Aires (CABA) is one of the pioneer cities in the Latin America and the Caribbean region in terms of open government, and forms part of the Subnational Government Pilot Program of…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Castagnola, Andrea; Herrero, Álvaro
La Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (CABA) es una de las ciudades de la región de América Latina y el Caribe pionera en gobierno abierto, y que forma parte del Programa Piloto de Gobiernos…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica
Based on rigorous empirical evidence, this paper evaluates if the excitement about school-based financial education programs is warranted. First, relying on recent experimental evidence, the paper…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Alessandro, Martín; Cardinale Lagomarsino, Bruno; Scartascini, Carlos; Torrealday, Jerónimo
Does providing information improve citizens’ perception about government transparency? Does all information matter the same for shaping perceptions about the government? This paper addresses these…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Andrade, Gabriela; Buvinic, Mayra
Sex-disaggregated financial inclusion data can help to inform better financial inclusion policies and products. This case study explores the case of Mexico, where a combination of an evidence-based…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry
Despite tremendous strides in recent years toward economic stabilization, debt reduction, and structural reform, financial sector development and access in Jamaica lag behind peers. Development-…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); IDB Invest; Finnovista
This report is the second edition of the study “Fintech: Innovations You May Not Know were from Latin America and the Caribbean” (IDB, 2017), which offered a comprehensive view of the activity in and…