Nov 2012
Author(s): Dixon, John A.
Development projects have a wider set of impacts than just direct project outputs. A hydropower dam, for example, produces electricity but also disrupts river flows and may affect biodiversity and…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Sadeghi, Patricia; Soldano, Miguel; Elías, Carlos; Rogers, David; García, Salomón; Vargas, Sebastián
The 2008-2012 Country Program Evaluation (CPE) concludes that the Bank's program was programmatically aligned with Government's National Plan for Human Development and addressed five areas…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Sadeghi, Patricia; Soldano, Miguel; Elías, Carlos; Rogers, David; García, Salomón; Vargas, Sebastián
La Evaluación del Programa de País (CPE): Nicaragua, concluye que el programa del Banco se ajustó al Plan Nacional de Desarrollo Humano del gobierno, en cinco áreas que son fundamentales para el…
Aug 2012
Author(s): Becerra, Oscar; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Noy, Ilan
This paper examines Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the aftermath of large natural disasters between 1970 and 2008. Using an event-study approach, the paper finds that while the median…
Jun 2010
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Noy, Ilan; Pantano, Juan; Galiani, Sebastián
This paper examines the short and long-run average causal impact of catastrophic natural disasters on economic growth by combining information from comparative case studies. The counterfactual of the…
May 2010
Author(s): Collich, Guillermo J.; Durante, Juan José; Martínez Álvarez, Juan; Vergara, Rodrigo
El objetivo del presente documento es describir los principales elementos conceptuales y operacionales utilizados por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) para diseñar y dimensionar una…
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…