Dec 2013
Author(s): Osorio Rivas, Rene; Brito, Steve; Corbacho, Ana
Birth registration is not only a fundamental human right, but also a requirement for obtaining additional documents, proving legal identity, and accessing a number of government benefits. Yet, little…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Brito, Steve; Corbacho, Ana; Osorio Rivas, Rene
Birth registration is a fundamental human right and constitutes legal proof of a child's existence and nationality. Without adequate documentation to verify identity, a person can become…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Sanginés, Mario; Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol; Pimenta, Carlos; García Osío, Gustavo; Martínez Guzman, Juan Pablo; Marcel, Mario; Farias, Pedro; Crespi, Gustavo; Chrisney, Martin D.; Corbacho, Ana
The Fiscal Institutions of Tomorrow, the first publication in the series Institutions for People, addresses issues of public management that are key to economic development in Latin America and the…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Marcel, Mario
This paper discusses the merits of alternative definitions of the structural budget in the context of their use in the design and implementation of fiscal rules. To this end, the paper argues that…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Marcel, Mario
This paper describes the adoption and application of the structural fiscal balance rule in Chile, evaluates its outcomes after the first 10 years, and draws 10 lessons from the experiences that may…
Jun 2013
Author(s): Fevre, Chloe; Soares, Yuri; Ramirez, Santiago; Atuesta, Laura; Rangel, Diana; Ruiz, Mayra; Aulet, María
Successful implementation is necessary for projects and programs to be effective. In this comparative project evaluation, OVE analyzes the effectiveness of the implementation strategy of five IDB-…
Jun 2013
Author(s): Fevre, Chloe; Soares, Yuri; Ramirez, Santiago; Atuesta, Laura; Rangel, Diana; Ruiz, Mayra; Aulet, María
Para ser eficaces, los proyectos y programas requieren una ejecución satisfactoria. En esta evaluación comparativa de proyectos, OVE analiza la eficacia de la estrategia de ejecución de cinco…
May 2013
Author(s): Brito, Steve; Corbacho, Ana; Osorio Rivas, Rene; Harbitz, Mia Elisabeth
El registro de nacimiento es un derecho fundamental y constituye una prueba legal de la existencia de un individuo y su nacionalidad. Sin la adecuada documentación sobre su identidad, una persona…
Mar 2013
Author(s): Auguste, Sebastián; Bebczuk, Ricardo N.; Sánchez, Gabriel
The goal of this paper is to study the link between bank credit (and internal funding) and average firm size in Argentina. Besides the fact that economic growth tends to go hand in hand with larger…
Mar 2013
Author(s): Guerrero, Alejandro; Gwin, Catherine; Ruiz, Mayra; Vellani, Saleema
Following up on the IDB-9 commitments, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or Bank) established a new Access to Information Policy that took effect on January 1, 2011. The new policy was…
Mar 2013
Author(s): Guerrero, Alejandro; Gwin, Catherine; Ruiz, Mayra; Vellani, Saleema
Siguiendo los compromisos específicos del BID-9, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (en adelante BID, o 'el Banco') estableció una nueva Política de Acceso a Información que entró en…
Jan 2013
Author(s): Rubio-Codina, Marta; Attanasio, Orazio P.; Meghir, Costas; Varela, Natalia; Grantham-McGregor, Sally
We study the socio-economic gradient of child development on a representative sample of low- and middle-income children aged 6-42 months in Bogota, using the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, a…