Dec 2018
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Bernal, Pedro
Maintaining high standards of care from doctors, nurses and other health professionals is of critical importance for an effective and efficient health system. Yet deficient levels of health worker…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bernal, Pedro; Martinez, Sebastian; Celhay, Pablo
This document contains the appendices to "Is Results-Based Aid More Effective than Conventional Aid? Evidence from the Health Sector in El Salvador".
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bernal, Pedro; Martinez, Sebastian; Celhay, Pablo
Results-based aid (RBA) models link funds to outcomes, rather than paying for inputs. Despite their theoretical appeal and recent adoption by donors and multilateral development banks, there is…
May 2017
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Galiani, Sebastián; Gálvez, Ramiro H.
La Estrategia de Fortalecimiento de Cobertura en Panamá utiliza un modelo de pago por desempeño para incentivar la provisión de servicios de calidad en poblaciones con alto grado de marginación, con…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Bustelo, Monserrat; Martinez, Sebastian; Pérez, Michelle; Rodríguez Silva, Julio
Ciudad Mujer (CM) es un programa liderado por el Gobierno de El Salvador a través de la Secretaría de Inclusión Social (SIS) con el apoyo del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), que pretende…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Martinez, Sebastian
Development programs that use financial incentives to motivate better performance are increasingly used by governments, multilaterals and private donors as alternatives to traditional input-based…
May 2015
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Cristia, Julian P.; Humpage, Sarah D.
Many families fail to vaccinate their children despite the supply of these services at no cost. This study tests whether personal reminders can increase demand for vaccination. A field experiment was…
May 2014
Author(s): Giedion, Úrsula; Tristao, Ignez; Escobar, Liliana; Bitrán, Ricardo; Cañón, Oscar; Molins, Silvia; Alonso, Lucía; Fernández, Jorge; Panopoulou, Giota; González-Pier, Eduardo; Prieto, A. Lorena; Cid, Camilo; Montañez, Vilma; Sabignoso, Martín; Silva, Humberto; Curcio, Javier; Dinarte, Mauricio; Bolaño Prado, Luis
Guaranteeing the right to health care under equal conditions for all is a goal that every society desires to achieve, particularly in a region as unequal as Latin America and the Caribbean. Universal…
May 2014
Author(s): Giedion, Úrsula; Tristao, Ignez; Escobar, Liliana; Bitrán, Ricardo; Cañón, Oscar; Molins, Silvia; Alonso, Lucía; Fernández, Jorge; Panopoulou, Giota; González-Pier, Eduardo; Prieto, A. Lorena; Cid, Camilo; Montañez, Vilma; Sabignoso, Martín; Silva, Humberto; Curcio, Javier; Dinarte, Mauricio; Bolaño Prado, Luis
Garantizar el derecho a la salud en igualdad de condiciones para todos es una meta hacia la que toda sociedad quiere avanzar, máxime en una región tan desigual como América Latina y el Caribe. La…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Planas, Maria Elena; García, Patricia J.; Bustelo, Monserrat; Cárcamo, Cesar; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Martinez, Sebastian; Merino, María Fernanda; Morrison, Andrew
This study aims to evaluate whether health providers in Peru might be contributing to ethnic health disparities in the provision of family planning services, by comparing providers' adherence to…
Oct 2011
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.; Evans, William N.; Beomsoo, Kim
This paper estimates the impact of a large-scale contracting-out program in Guatemala, using two waves of living standard measurement surveys which collected data before and after the expansion of…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.
Are mortality and life expectancy differences by socioeconomic groups increasing in the United States? Using a unique data set matching high-quality administrative records with survey data, this…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Giuffrida, Antonio; Flórez, Carmen Elisa; Giedion, Úrsula; Cueto, Enriqueta; López, Juan Gonzalo; Glassman, Amanda; Castaño, Ramón A.; Pinto, Diana M.; Pardo, Renata; Tono, Teresa M.; Savedoff, William D.; Alfonso, Eduardo Andrés; Stone, Leslie F.; López, Álvaro; Díaz, Beatriz Yadira; Escobar, María Luisa; Arango, Carlos H.; Ruiz Gómez, Fernando; Acosta, Olga Lucía
From Few to Many is the first comprehensive look at Colombia's 1993 health system reforms. It describes the implementation of universal health insurance, including a subsidized system for the…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Giuffrida, Antonio; Flórez, Carmen Elisa; Giedion, Úrsula; Cueto, Enriqueta; López, Juan Gonzalo; Glassman, Amanda; Castaño, Ramón A.; Pinto, Diana M.; Pardo, Renata; Tono, Teresa M.; Savedoff, William D.; Alfonso, Eduardo Andrés; Stone, Leslie F.; López, Álvaro; Díaz, Beatriz Yadira; Escobar, María Luisa; Arango, Carlos H.; Ruiz Gómez, Fernando; Acosta, Olga Lucía
Salud al alcance de todos es el primer análisis exhaustivo de las reformas del sistema de salud que se llevaron a cabo en Colombia en 1993. Describe la creación del seguro médico, que incluye un plan…
Sep 2007
Author(s): Giuffrida, Antonio; Bernal, Raquel; Cárdenas, Mauricio; Handa, Ashu; Trujillo, Antonio J.; Vernon, John A.; Rodríguez Wong, Laura; Angeles, Gustavo; Mayer-Foulkes, David; Larrea, Carlos
There is increasing awareness that race and ethnicity play an important role in the poverty and social marginalization of Latin American and Caribbean populations.
Feb 2005
Author(s): Giuffrida, Antonio; Iunes, Roberto F.; Savedoff, William D.
Brazil is characterized by large inequalities in income, access to health care, and health status. This paper uses data from the 1998 Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios to analyze the…
Apr 2001
Author(s): Giuffrida, Antonio
The IDB has supported the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean in their efforts to improve their pharmaceutical systems. The objectives of this paper are twofold. First, it intends to…