Sep 2019
Author(s): Paredes, Diana; Viteri, Adriana; Zoido, Pablo
En la nota CIMA# 18 se resumen los principales resultados de la encuesta internacional a docentes sobre enseñanza y aprendizaje (TALIS, 2018). Este documento relata cómo los docentes deben enfrentar…
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): 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…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Asher, Sam
This Policy Brief argues that inclusion on any future adopted European Union (EU) AML/CFT list of high-risk third jurisdictions would be problematic for The Bahamas for three main reasons. First, EU…
May 2019
Author(s): Robles, Marcos; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Schady, Norbert; Zuluaga, Daniela; Fuertes, Nicolás; Kang, Minji
Utilizando los datos de los censos de población y vivienda entre 1970 y 2010 para Brasil, Chile, Ecuador, México, Panamá y Paraguay, analizamos el comportamiento del empleo y los cambios en los…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
In 2016, the G20 called on the FATF and the Global Forum to propose ways to improve the implementation of the international standards on transparency, including on the availability of beneficial…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Bustelo, Monserrat; Flabbi, Luca; Piras, Claudia; Tejada, Mauricio
The labor force participation of women is lower than the labor force participation of men. This empirical regularity is particularly acute in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In terms of labor…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Bertoni, Eleonora; Elacqua, Gregory; Jaimovich, Analia; Rodríguez, Julio; Santos, Humberto
This paper contributes to the teacher sorting literature by analyzing equity in the distribution of teachers in three educational systems in Latin America, with different equalization policies,…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Muñoz, Ercio; Rucci, Graciana; Saltiel, Fernando; Urzúa, Sergio
Inequality in Latin America fell substantially in the early 2000s. In this paper, we take advantage of administrative matched employee-employed data in Brazil, Chile and Ecuador to examine whether…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Jorge, Guillermo
In the fight against money laundering, information on politically exposed persons (PEPs) is highly relevant for financial institutions as it is about customers deemed to be high-risk due to their…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Jorge, Guillermo
En la lucha contra el lavado de dinero, la información sobre personas políticamente expuestas (PEP) es altamente relevante para las instituciones financieras por tratarse de clientes considerados de…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Kellman, Bradley; Kallicharan, Shaiiede
Multiple studies have highlighted the Caribbean as one of the geographic regions most severely impacted by the decline in correspondent banking relationships (CBRs). However, when examined at a…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Vasquez, Gustavo M.
Since 2015, Belize has experienced de-risking, the withdrawal of correspondent banking relationships. The impact on the banking sector and other financial institutions has been adverse, with…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Knobel, Andrés
The international community is increasingly aware that adopting laws, regulations, and mechanisms to gather and exchange information about “beneficial owners” (BOs) is crucial for combating tax…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Knobel, Andrés
La comunidad internacional reconoce cada vez más que la adopción de leyes, regulaciones y mecanismos para recoger e intercambiar información sobre los “Beneficiarios Finales” (BF) es indispensable…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Employment conditions are central to the wellbeing of families, through the impact of earnings on the resources they have available and through the direct impact on the utility of workers.…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Villa, Juan Miguel; Bosch, Mariano; Alaimo, Veronica; Gualavisi, Melany
This paper presents new data documenting the cost of salaried labor in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries. We gather data on the three main costs associated to hiring salaried labor; (i)…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Kellman, Bradley
De-risking has the potential to develop into a threat to Barbados posing a challenge to the country's continued development and economic stability if left unchecked. Early indications are that…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Wright, Allan
It is essential to have secure, stable monetary and worldwide payment frameworks that reduce exposure to Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (ML/FT), while permitting access to markets and…