Aug 2019
Author(s): Kinnan, Cynthia; Samphantharak, Krislert; Townsend, Robert; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
We study the dual role of networks in providing insurance and in propagating idiosyncratic shocks by using variation in the timing of severe shocks on health spending experienced by households in…
Aug 2019
Author(s): López-Ortega, Mariana; Aranco, Natalia
La transición demográfica, el envejecimiento poblacional, y el aumento en la importancia de las enfermedades no transmisibles frente a las transmisibles, imponen retos económicos, sociales y de…
May 2019
Author(s): Nelson, Jennifer; Tejerina, Luis; Cafagna, Gianluca; Ulrich, Andrea
Digital transformation is here to stay, as evidenced by the growing consensus among the global community. The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region has large deficiencies in quality and…
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): Aranco, Natalia
Uruguay case study summary, website “Panorama of Aging and Long-term Care”.
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Bernal, Pedro
Maintaining high standards of care from doctors, nurses and other health professionals is of critical importance for an effective and efficient health system. Yet deficient levels of health worker…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Banuri, Sheheryar; Keefer, Philip; Walque, Damien de
A booming literature has argued that mission-based motives are a central feature of mission-oriented labor markets. This paper shifts the focus to task-based motivation and finds that it yields…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Moreno-Serra, Rodrigo; Anaya Montes, Misael; Smith, Peter C.
This technical note reports on the results of a study that seeks to identify the levels of efficiency and their possible determinants across Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) health systems, as well…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Guanais, Frederico C.
With the aim of contributing to the design of evidence-based public health policies in Latin America and the Caribbean and giving special consideration to patient or health service user perspectives…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Pinto, Diana M.; Tejerina, Luis; Guanais, Frederico C.; Regalia, Ferdinando; Perez-Cuevas, Ricardo; Anaya, Milagros; Marín, Tania; Vladislavovna Doubova, Svetlana; Rocha, Marcia; Schantz, Karolina; Moreno, Ralfh; Sánchez, María Deni; Harris, Donna Oretha; Pinzón, Leonardo
En la región de América Latina y Caribe (ALC), la mayoría de los países buscan reformar sus sistemas de salud para lograr la cobertura universal y mejorar la eficiencia de sus gastos sanitarios, al…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Prat, Jordi; López, Arnoldo; Manzano, Osmel; Solera, Marco; Ochoa, Elizabeth
Central America and the Dominican Republic had stable economic growth in 2017. The performance of the United States economy and low commodity prices, mainly oil, meant that the key indicators for the…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Prat, Jordi; López, Arnoldo; Manzano, Osmel; Solera, Marco; Ochoa, Elizabeth
En 2017 Centroamérica y República Dominicana tuvo un crecimiento económico estable. El desempeño de Estados Unidos y los bajos precios de las materias primas, principalmente de los hidrocarburos,…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bernal, Pedro; Martinez, Sebastian; Celhay, Pablo
This document contains the appendices to "Is Results-Based Aid More Effective than Conventional Aid? Evidence from the Health Sector in El Salvador".
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bernal, Pedro; Martinez, Sebastian; Celhay, Pablo
Results-based aid (RBA) models link funds to outcomes, rather than paying for inputs. Despite their theoretical appeal and recent adoption by donors and multilateral development banks, there is…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Dansereau, Emily; McNellan, Claire R.; Gagnier, Marielle C.; Desai, Sima S.; Haakenstad, Annie; Johanns, Casey K.; Palmisano, Erin B.; Ríos-Zertuche, Diego; Schaefer, Alexandra; Zúñiga Brenes, Paola; Hernández Prado, Bernardo; Iriarte, Emma; Mokdad, Ali H.
El presente estudio hace una revisión de los factores asociados a la cantidad y oportunidad de las consultas de atención prenatal (AP) para mujeres pobres de Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua,…
Jul 2017
Author(s):
Esta nota técnica analisa o sistema de priorização de tecnologias em saúde no Brasil, com o objetivo de avaliar seu desempenho e identificar oportunidades de melhora nos processos de decisão de…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Gaitán Duarte, Hernando G.; Rojas Reyes, María Ximena; Feliciano-Alfonso, John
El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) ha venido desarrollando una serie de proyectos y actividades regionales en el sector salud encaminadas a fortalecer los procesos de priorización del gasto…
May 2017
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Galiani, Sebastián; Gálvez, Ramiro H.
La Estrategia de Fortalecimiento de Cobertura en Panamá utiliza un modelo de pago por desempeño para incentivar la provisión de servicios de calidad en poblaciones con alto grado de marginación, con…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Pecha, Camilo
This policy brief answers three main questions with respect to the no-user-fee policy adopted across public health centres in Jamaica: (i) Has the policy improved health status among working age…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Astorga, Ignacio; Alonso, Paloma; Pinto, Diana M.; Freddi, Jazmin; Corredera Silván, Martín
Las APP son una modalidad de ejecución complementaria con los esquemas tradicionales, por lo que deben ser consistentes con los sistemas de planificación y preparación de proyectos de inversión…