May 2018
Author(s): Georgoulias, Andreas; Carvalho Fernandes de Oliveira, Julia; Meller, Hendrik; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Serebrisky, Tomás; Watkins, Graham George
This paper reviews country- and sector-level upstream planning and procurement approaches of water, transport, and energy infrastructure projects in Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Jamaica, Nicaragua,…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Watkins, Graham George; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Meller, Hendrik; Frisari, Giovanni Leo; Melo, Rahissa; Georgoulias, Andreas
This paper introduces a framework of sustainability criteria that covers an integrated spectrum of economic, financial, environmental, social, and institutional dimensions for infrastructure projects…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Serebrisky, Tomás
El transporte colectivo urbano es uno de los mayores desafíos para áreas urbanas, especialmente en Latinoamérica, donde se espera que en 2030 las ciudades tengan 130 millones de personas más de las…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Pasha, Sukrishnalall; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon
Guyana is a country with abundant mineral wealth. Extractive industries, along with agriculture, drive the economy. Mining poses several inherent challenges due to its negative impact on the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Uyarra, Elvira; Moñux, Diego; Li, Yanchao; Esteban, Adrián; Rigby, John; Ospina, María José; Edler, Jakob
Public procurement accounts for a significant proportion of overall demand for goods and services. Thus, it could be a useful tool for fostering innovation and economic growth. While interest in the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Grau, Xavier; Tarre, Alejandro; Serebrisky, Tomás; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor
A través de esta serie de casos de estudio, el Departamento de Infraestructura y Energía del BID pretende dar a conocer su trabajo en la región, los problemas que aborda, los retos en la…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Margot, Diego; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
Much attention has been devoted to how much infrastructure investment LAC needs. Less attention has been devoted to where that investment comes from. This report examines how much LAC invests in…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Margot, Diego; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
Durante las últimas décadas se ha prestado especial atención a cuánto es necesario invertir en infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Sin embargo, no ha ocurrido lo mismo en relación al…
Mar 2015
Author(s): African Development Bank (AfDB); Asian Development Bank (ADB); Development Bank of Latin America (CAF); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); European Investment Bank (EIB); Inter American Development Bank; Islamic Development Bank; World Bank
In June 2012, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (hereafter Rio+20), our eight institutions delivered the joint statement "Commitment to Sustainable Transport…
Mar 2015
Author(s): African Development Bank (AfDB); Asian Development Bank (ADB); Development Bank of Latin America (CAF); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); European Investment Bank (EIB); Inter American Development Bank; Islamic Development Bank; World Bank
1. In June 2012, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, our eight Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) delivered a joint statement Commitment to Sustainable Transport (…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Queiroz, Cesar; Astesiano, Gastón; Serebrisky, Tomás
This paper reviews the current status of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) intervention on PPP in Brazil, including a stakeholders' survey on the performance of the Brazilian PPP program…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás
The objective of this Infrastructure Strategy is to guide future Banksupport for the countries of the Region toward their adoption of a new vision of the sector. According to this vision,…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás
El objetivo de esta estrategia es guiar las actividades futuras del Banco para acompañar a los países de la región en el proceso de adopción de una nueva visión, en la cual la infraestructura se…
Jun 2008
Author(s): Vega, Henry
Exporting fresh flowers is one of very few successful efforts by producers in low-income countries to compete in international markets of high-value agricultural goods. While this success results…
May 2008
Author(s): Micco, Alejandro; Serebrisky, Tomás
The relevance of transport costs has increased as liberalization continues to reduce artificial barriers to trade. Is it worthwhile to implement policies designed to increase competition in transport…
Jun 2004
Author(s): Micco, Alejandro; Serebrisky, Tomás
The relevance of transport costs has increased as liberalization continues to reduce artificial barriers to trade. Countries need to adopt policies to 'get closer' to global markets. Can…