Jun 2018
Author(s): Sánchez Chico, Ana; Macours, Karen; Maluccio, John A.; Stampini, Marco
Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs are important anti-poverty programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. There is little evidence, however, of the effectiveness of ongoing CCT programs…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Jarquín, María José; Molina Bolaños, Evelyn; Roseth, Benjamin
La Auditoría de Desempeño es una de las áreas más importantes de la evolución de las Entidades Fiscalizadoras Superiores de América Latina y el Caribe en las últimas dos décadas. A partir de la…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Mendoza, Pamela
This paper explores families' investment in skills development through education in a high-inequality, low-education quality country such as Mexico, comparing it to a lower-inequality, higher-…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto
What do we know about the effects of improved access to electricity? Does the research tell a unified story? To answer these questions, this brief examines 50 impact evaluation studies, focusing on…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Bosch, Mariano; Schady, Norbert
Many poor households in developing countries are liquidity-constrained. As a result, they may under-invest in the human capital of their children. We provide new evidence on the long-term (10-year)…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Frisancho, Verónica
This paper designs and implements a field experiment that provides students from less advantaged backgrounds with individualized feedback on academicperformance during the transition from middle to…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Dinkelman, Taryn; Martínez, Claudia; Romero, Dario
Schools that provide higher education often belong to either a merit-based selective system or an open-access less selective system. This paper presents the results of a field experiment that…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Stampini, Marco; Martinez-Cordova, Sofia; Insfran, Sebastian; Harris, Donna Oretha
We explored the hypothesis that the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), Jamaica's conditional cash transfer program, contributes to breaking the inter-generational…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Stampini, Marco; Martinez-Cordova, Sofia; Insfran, Sebastian; Harris, Donna Oretha
Exploramos la hipótesis de que el Programa de Transferencia Monetaria Condicionada de Jamaica, Programa de Avance a través de la Salud y Educación (PATH, por sus siglas en inglés), contribuye a…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Molina-Millan, Teresa; Barham, Tania; Macours, Karen; Maluccio, John A.; Stampini, Marco
We review the literature on the long-term impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs in Latin America. Long-term impacts are defined as those that both: 1) are related to the accumulation of…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Heracleous, Maria; González, Mario; Winters, Paul
Using administrative data from the urban Mexican Oportunidades program, this paper analyzes why poor households choose less education for their children, even when offered financial compensation for…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Jugo, Luis; Calderon, Marta
This presentation gives an overview of the importance of creating a data analytics strategy in an internal audit department. It describes reasons for having a data analytics strategy, where to start…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Bassi, Marina; Busso, Matías; Muñoz, Juan Sebastián
This paper uses 113 household surveys from 18 Latin American countries to document patterns in secondary school graduation rates over the period 1990-2010. It is found that enrollment and graduation…