Oct 2010
Author(s): Balsa, Ana; Gandelman, Néstor; Porzecanski, Rafael
This paper reports the results of a three-month randomized controlled trial to estimate the impact of an Internet and mobile telephone short message service (SMS) intervention on adolescents'…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Horton, John; Lemay, Michele H.; Rogers, Cassandra; Manzano, Osmel; Kambel, Ellen-Rose; Alonso, Laura; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Klinger, Bailey; Shukla, Gangadhar P.; Martin, Dougal; Shearer, Matthew; Hausmann, Ricardo; Perez Maillard, Michelle; Russell, Mariko; Norton, Roger; Philipp, Daniela; Bishop, Kristyna; Campos Ortiz, Melina
Towards a Sustainable and Efficient State: The Development Agenda of Belize represents a tangible expression of the Inter-American Development Bank's commitment to generating knowledge as part…
Apr 2010
Author(s): Navia, Patricio; Eyzaguirre, Nicolás; Olivari, Jocelyn; Briones, Ignacio; Benavente, José Miguel; Aninat, Cristóbal
This paper analyzes the political economy of productivity-related policymaking in Chile following a political transaction cost model (Spiller and Tommasi, 2003; Murillo et al., 2008). The main…
Feb 2010
Author(s): Orozco, Manuel
Analysis of the relationship between remittances and the local economies in Central America, with special attention to Nicaragua and Guatemala. It also provides some policy recommendations to…
Feb 2010
Author(s): Orozco, Manuel
This paper reports on the continued increase in remittances to Latin America, but also analyzes cost changes and the entry of new players, such as banks, into the Mexican market. The analysis looks…
Feb 2010
Author(s): Orozco, Manuel
Analysis of a poll of nine of the major remittance recipient countries in order to understand the market of remittances, the major trends in money transfers and the macro-economic effects on their…
Feb 2010
Author(s): Orozco, Manuel
A presentation of remittances, money transfer companies and costs of service in 14 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Feb 2010
Author(s): Orozco, Manuel
A version of this article was presented to the World Council of Credit Unions in preparation for the conference Paving the Way Forward for Rural Finance: An International Conference on Best Practices
Feb 2010
Author(s): Orozco, Manuel
Transnational communities linking homes and countries, development, family remittances, tourism, transportation, telecommunication, and nostalgic trade
Feb 2010
Author(s): Orozco, Manuel
Analysis of the relationship between remittances and the local economies in Central America, with special attention to Nicaragua and Guatemala. It also provides some policy recommendations to…
Feb 2010
Author(s): Orozco, Manuel
Analysis of a poll of nine of the major remittance recipient countries in order to understand the market of remittances, the major trends in money transfers and the macro-economic effects on their…
Feb 2010
Author(s): Orozco, Manuel
Study on the Latin American transnational migration patterns and their relationship with development.
Feb 2010
Author(s): Orozco, Manuel
This report is a comparative study of worldwide transfer costs to nine countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and specifically at costs for immigrants to send money from major sending countries…
Feb 2010
Author(s): Orozco, Manuel
Analysis of the market of remittances from the United States to nine Central American and Caribbean countries from the perspective of business practices. (Cuba, Colombia, Jamaica, Dominican Republic…
Feb 2010
Author(s): Orozco, Manuel
Analysis in four Central American and Caribbean countries (El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Guatemala) of the government involvement in promoting an enabling environment conducive to…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto; Benavente, José Miguel; Contreras, Carmen; Contreras, José Luis
Este estudio analiza las características y los resultados de programas para promover consorcios tecnológicos en cuatro economías latinoamericanas: Argentina, Chile, Colombia y Uruguay. Se basa en…