Oct 2017
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo
This paper studies the relationship between sovereign ratings and corruption indicators. The paper first shows a strong correlation between ratings issued by the three main rating agencies (Standard…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo
Este trabajo analiza la relación entre las calificaciones soberanas y los indicadores de corrupción. En primer lugar, se muestra una fuerte correlación entre las calificaciones emitidas por las tres…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo
The paper shows that international government borrowing from multilateraldevelopment banks is countercyclical while international government borrowing form private sector lenders is procyclical. The…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Watkins, Graham George; Mueller, Sven-Uwe; Meller, Hendrik; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Serebrisky, Tomás; Georgoulias, Andreas
This report investigates the nature and consequences of conflict in infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study on…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Watkins, Graham George; Mueller, Sven-Uwe; Meller, Hendrik; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Serebrisky, Tomás; Georgoulias, Andreas
Este informe investiga la naturaleza y las consecuencias de los conflictos en los proyectos de infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Hasta donde los autores tienen conocimiento, este…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo; McCarthy, Nancy
Do quality at entry assessments enhance the delivery of development projects? In this paper we take advantage of approval and execution systems in place at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)…
Feb 2017
Author(s): López, Arnoldo; Prat, Jordi; Solera, Marco; Loo-Kung, Rudy; Linares, Jennifer; Lagarda, Guillermo; Maldonado, Leonardo; Manzano, Osmel
The macroeconomic context of Central America and the Dominican Republic has been characterized by positive perspectives. The economic recovery of United States, lower commodity prices, and the low…
Feb 2017
Author(s): López, Arnoldo; Prat, Jordi; Solera, Marco; Loo-Kung, Rudy; Linares, Jennifer; Lagarda, Guillermo; Maldonado, Leonardo; Manzano, Osmel
El contexto macroeconómico de Centroamérica y República Dominicana ha estado caracterizado por tener expectativas positivas. La recuperación económica de Estados Unidos, a los bajos precios de las…