Sep 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Schwartz, Moises; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Dippel, Christian; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Khadan, Jeetendra; Pecha, Camilo; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Loser, Claudio; Wright, Allan; Waithe, Kimberly; Bollers, Elton; Bonnett, Kevin; Wenner, Mark D.; Mejia, Camila; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk
The book explores the historical development and status of political and economic institutions in The Caribbean. The Caribbean institutional reality is studied vis-à-vis best international practices…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Davis, Lucas; Martinez, Sebastian; Taboada, Bibiana
This paper evaluates a field experiment in Mexico in which a quasi-experimental sample of new homes was provided with insulation and other energy efficient upgrades. A novel feature of our study is…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Powell, Andrew
The commodities boom that once buoyed the regions economies is over, and countries have less fiscal space to undertake counter-cyclical policies than they did during the global financial crisis.…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Powell, Andrew
El auge de las materias primas que en un determinado momento benefició las economías de la región ha acabado, y los países tienen menos espacio fiscal para emprender políticas contracíclicas que…
Mar 2013
Author(s): Powell, Andrew
Global growth projections have waned since last year and growth may be suppressed below potential for several years to come. Lower global growth will, all things being equal, imply lower growth in…
Mar 2013
Author(s): Powell, Andrew
Las proyecciones del crecimiento global han disminuido desde el año pasado y el crecimiento podría verse menguado por debajo de su potencial durante muchos años. Un menor crecimiento global, con…
Jan 2013
Author(s): Velarde, Marco; Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Alonso, Pablo; Beuermann, Diether; Fevre, Chloe; Pecha, Camilo; Conroy, Hector; Sembler, Jose Ignacio
This country program evaluation (CPE) covers the 2007-2011 period. This evaluation pays particular attention to the relevance of the IDB's program in relation to Mexico's fundamental…
Jan 2013
Author(s): Velarde, Marco; Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Alonso, Pablo; Beuermann, Diether; Fevre, Chloe; Pecha, Camilo; Conroy, Hector; Sembler, Jose Ignacio
Esta Evaluación de Programa de País (EPP) cubre el período 2007-2011.La evaluación analiza particularmente la relevancia del Programa del BID en relación con los desafíos fundamentales de México,…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Rebucci, Alessandro; Powell, Andrew; Caballero, Julián; Fernández Martín, Andrés; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
This report details the divergent paths that the world economy may take and their potential effects on Latin America and the Caribbean. Scenarios are constructed employing a modeling exercise that…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Rebucci, Alessandro; Powell, Andrew; Caballero, Julián; Fernández Martín, Andrés; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
Este informe detalla las diversas trayectorias que podría tomar la economía mundial y los efectos potenciales sobre América Latina y el Caribe. Se construyen escenarios siguiendo un ejercicio de…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Azevedo, Viviane; Bertachini, Helio; Cossens, Shakirah; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Díaz, Luis; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Linares, Ana María; Maffioli, Alessandro; Manzano, Gádor; Martinez, Sebastian; McCarthy, Nancy; Meduña, Patricia; Mejía, Francisco; Neret, Matilde; Pusterla, Fazia; Rodríguez, César; Salazar, Lina; Sedlacek, Guilherme Luis; Taboada, Bibiana; Toda, Ichiro; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Winters, Paul
The Development Effectiveness Overview (DEO) is the IDB's annual corporate report that accounts for the effectiveness of its work, stating the results achieved with the implementation of the…
Oct 2011
Author(s): Majnoni, Giovanni; Powell, Andrew
The recent global financial crisis has put the spotlight on macro-prudential policies to protect firms and households from problems emanating from the financial sector. This paper proposes an…
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…
Dec 2009
Author(s): van Praag, Bernard M.S.; Gandelman, Néstor; Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Ada; Ham, Andrés; Lora, Eduardo; Tetaz, Martín; Medina, Carlos; Sanguinetti, Pablo; Cruces, Guillermo; Piani, Giorgina; Alcázar, Lorena; Powell, Andrew; Núñez, Jairo; Ferre, Zuleika; Andrade, Raúl; Robalino, Juan; Madrigal, Róger; Hall, Luis J.; Morales, Leonardo
A growing number of cities around the world have established systems for monitoring the quality of urban life. Many of those systems combine objective information with subjective opinions and cover a…
Mar 2008
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Talvi, Ernesto; Catão, Luis; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Powell, Andrew
Latin America is growing fast and fundamentals look healthier. Are these achievements here to stay? Strong commodity prices may not last forever and a US recession could have major repercussions in…
Dec 2007
Author(s): Pagés, Carmen; Scartascini, Carlos; Funaro, Rita; Madrigal, Lucía; Duryea, Suzanne; Chaparro, Juan Camilo; Rodríguez-Pombo, María Victoria; Lora, Eduardo; Sanguinetti, Pablo; Savedoff, William D.; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Verdisco, Aimee; Alfonso, Mariana; Powell, Andrew
Traditionally, the concept of quality of life has been viewed through objective indicators. Beyond Facts looks at quality of life through a new lens, namely, the perceptions of millions of Latin…
Dec 2007
Author(s): Pagés, Carmen; Scartascini, Carlos; Funaro, Rita; Madrigal, Lucía; Duryea, Suzanne; Chaparro, Juan Camilo; Rodríguez-Pombo, María Victoria; Lora, Eduardo; Sanguinetti, Pablo; Savedoff, William D.; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Verdisco, Aimee; Alfonso, Mariana; Powell, Andrew
Tradicionalmente, la calidad de vida se ha medido en relación con indicadores objetivos. En Más allá de los hechos se visualiza a través de una nueva lente: la percepción de la gente. Con base en una…