Jul 2013
Author(s): Partridge, William L.; Mejía, María Clara
This paper presents the principal issues related to socio-cultural analyses carried out in conjunction with IDB operations as a tool for maximizing project benefits to poor and excluded groups and…
Mar 2013
Author(s): Partridge, William L.; Mejía, María Clara
This document focuses on four sectors where socio-cultural analysis is particularly critical for addressing issues of reducing poverty and exclusion. In the case of major infrastructure projects, the…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Arbeláez, María Angélica; Steiner, Roberto; Becerra, Alejandro; Wills, Daniel
Using the 2003 and 2008 Quality of Life Surveys (QLS) conducted by the National Department of Statistics (DANE), this paper identifies the factors that affect housing tenure decisions in Colombia.…
Apr 2011
Author(s): Hofstetter, Marc; Tovar, Jorge; Urrutia, Miguel
Government intervention in the construction sector as a way to boost the economy has been a constant in Colombia for the past 90 years. This paper explicitly tests the impact of the most recent of…
Dec 2004
Author(s): Slack, Enid; Cuadrado-Roura, Juan R.; Fernández Güell, José Miguel; Rojas, Eduardo; Bird, Richard; Klink, Jeroen; Lefévre, Christian; Subirats, Joan; Brugué, Quim; Monzón, Andrés; Etchegaray, Alberto
Throughout the twentieth century, there was a notable population shift in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, from rural living situations to urban centers. In 2000 there were 49 cities…
Dec 2004
Author(s): Slack, Enid; Cuadrado-Roura, Juan R.; Fernández Güell, José Miguel; Rojas, Eduardo; Bird, Richard; Klink, Jeroen; Lefévre, Christian; Subirats, Joan; Brugué, Quim; Monzón, Andrés; Etchegaray, Alberto
Una de las características más destacadas del desarrollo reciente de América Latina es el alto grado de urbanización de su población y la emergencia de un gran número de ciudades con características…