Dec 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Carneiro, Pedro; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Schady, Norbert
We assigned two cohorts of kindergarten students, totaling more than 24,000 children, to teachers within schools with a rule that is as-good-as-random. We collected data on children at the beginning…
Apr 2010
Author(s): Durante, Juan José; Focke, Kurt S.; Collich, Guillermo J.; Marcel, Mario; Andersen, Torben
The Latin American and Caribbean region is highly exposed to natural disasters. The social and economic impact of these events has been historically very significant and it is showing an increasingly…
Jun 2004
Author(s): Holden, Sarah; Holden, Paul
As the MFI industry matures, the necessity of dealing with foreign exchange risk becomes more urgent. Identifying possible solutions to foreign currency risk before they become a critical priority…
Mar 2004
Author(s): Masci, Pietro; Laínez, José Antonio; Dowers, Kenroy; Lorenzo, Vania A.; Sotomayor, Ivan; Casey, William M.; Ortega Carballo, Enrique; Street, Donna L.; Ruiz de Chavez, Salvador; Cocina, Javier; Findlater, Richard; Callao, Susana; Jarne, José Ignacio
International accounting standards constitute a typical instrument of harmonization and eventually integration of the Latin American and Caribbean financial markets. This book focuses primarily on…
Nov 2001
Author(s): Andersen, Torben
The report makes a general assessment of the need for catastrophe risk transfer in Latin America and the Caribbean. It analyzes different ways in which risk transfer can take place in the form of…
Dec 2000
Author(s): Holden, Paul
Small business development in Latin America and the Caribbean is essential because it has the greatest potential to generate employment and alleviate poverty in the region. This report examines small…