Apr 2018
Author(s): Thompson, Jennelle; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic
Inequity by income level, geographic area, and institution type, school absenteeism, and the lack of educational materials and high-quality professional development for teachers are some of the…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Thompson, Jennelle; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic
Las inequidades por niveles de ingreso, zona y tipo de institución, el ausentismo escolar, y la falta de materiales educativos y el desarrollo profesional docente de alta calidad son algunos de los…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
Improving students' social skills is a critical challenge for the region. Schools and families play a critical role in developing these skills by providing opportunities for students to work…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
Mejorar las habilidades sociales es un desafío crucial. Las escuelas y las familias juegan un papel fundamental en el desarrollo de estas habilidades al proporcionar oportunidades para que los…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
Poor performance, a lack of educational resources, and inadequate infrastructure all suggest that Latin America and Caribbean countries not only must invest more in education, but also consider how…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
El bajo desempeño, la falta de recursos educativos y la infraestructura inadecuada sugieren que los países de América Latina y el Caribe no solamente tienen que invertir más en educación, sino…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
School absenteeism in the region remains high and has increased. This is worrisome, since it is linked to a deteriorating school environment and worse results. Moreover, absenteeism is higher among…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
El ausentismo escolar en la región es alto y ha aumentado. Es preocupante dado que el absentismo se relaciona con un peor clima escolar y resultados más bajos. Además, el absentismo es más elevado…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
The lack of high-quality professional training and development and the unequal distribution of human resources suggests there is a need for a greater focus on how to better recruit, train, and retain…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic; Vegas, Emiliana; Zoido, Pablo
La falta de formación y desarrollo profesional de alta calidad y la distribución inequitativa de recursos humanos sugiere un mayor foco en cómo reclutar, formar y retener mejor a docentes excelentes.
Dec 2014
Author(s): Ricart, Consuelo; Morán, Tzitzi; Kappaz, Christina
This paper seeks to provide insight into the opportunities and challenges ahead for Mexico to consolidate a lifelong learning policy framework, building on the progress and avant garde approach…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Ricart, Consuelo; Morán, Tzitzi; Kappaz, Christina
El objetivo de esta publicación es aportar ideas sobre las oportunidades y desafíos que debe afrontar México para consolidar un marco de políticas para el aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida, a partir…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca; Lora, Eduardo; Funaro, Rita
This issue of IDEA is based on the recently released IDB book, Entrepreneurship in Latin America: A Step up the Social Ladder? It provides interesting insights into the limits of policies to promote…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca; Lora, Eduardo; Funaro, Rita
Este número de IDEA está basado en el libro: Entrepreneurship in Latin America: a Step up the Social Ladder? (El espíritu emprendedor en América Latina: ¿un peldaño para ascender en la escala social…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo
The distance between perception and reality with respect to the social domains of life is often striking. Using survey data collected on Latin American countries, this paper provides an overview of…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca; Lora, Eduardo
This paper provides a summary of the findings contained in a forthcoming issue of the Latin American Journal of Economics on entrepreneurship in Latin America as a vehicle for upward social mobility…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo
La base del bienestar individual y del progreso de las sociedades es el desarrollo social, entendiendo como tal la formación y utilización de las capacidades de los individuos de manera que puedan…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo; Fajardo, Johanna
The main contribution of this paper with respect to previous work is the use of data on subjective perceptions to identify the Latin American middle classes. This paper provides a set of comparisons…
Oct 2011
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo; Powell, Andrew
This paper proposes a methodology to resolve the problems that result from using a combination of objective and subjective information in evaluating urban quality of life. The paper further suggests…
Jun 2011
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo
This presentation, made during the event Development Connections Conference in July 2011 in Kingston, Jamaica asks how well investments in information and communication technology (ICT) work to…