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): Araujo, María Caridad; Martinez, Sebastian; Martínez, María Adelaida; Pérez, Michelle; Sánchez, Mario
Estudiamos los efectos de incrementar las becas educativas en la escolaridad de los estudiantes de educación secundaria y bachillerato de ingresos bajos y medios en México. Desde 2009, el programa…
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…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Ardanaz, Martín; Armendáriz, Edna; Behrman, Jere R.; Berlinski, Samuel; Cristia, Julian P.; Flabbi, Luca; Hincapie, Diana; Jalmovich, Analía; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; López Bóo, Florencia; Pérez Expósito, Ana; Schady, Norbert
Child well-being matters for both ethical and economic reasons as children who flourish in the early years are more likely to become healthy, productive citizens later in life. This year's…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Ardanaz, Martín; Armendáriz, Edna; Behrman, Jere R.; Berlinski, Samuel; Cristia, Julian P.; Flabbi, Luca; Hincapie, Diana; Jalmovich, Analía; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; López Bóo, Florencia; Pérez Expósito, Ana; Schady, Norbert
El bienestar infantil es importante tanto por razones éticas como económicas porque los niños que prosperan en los primeros años tienen más probabilidad de volverse ciudadanos productivos y…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Ardanaz, Martín; Armendáriz, Edna; Behrman, Jere R.; Berlinski, Samuel; Cristia, Julian P.; Flabbi, Luca; Hincapie, Diana; Jalmovich, Analía; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; López Bóo, Florencia; Pérez Expósito, Ana; Schady, Norbert
O bem-estar infantil é importante tanto por razões éticas como económicas porque as crianças que se desenvolvem nos primeiros anos são mais propensos a se tornarem cidadãos produtivos e saudáveis no…
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…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Cristia, Julian P.
Today, there is a general consensus about the fact that a high level of learning is important for economic growth. However, students in Latin America and the Caribbean have lower scores on…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Cristia, Julian P.
Hoy en día existe consenso acerca de que un alto nivel de aprendizaje es importante para el crecimiento económico de los países. Sin embargo, los estudiantes de América Latina y el Caribe obtienen…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena; Cristia, Julian P.
Existe, na atualidade, um consenso de que um alto nível de aprendizagem é importante para o crescimento econômico dos países. Porém, os estudantes da América Latina e do Caribe estão tendo resultados…
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…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Cristia, Julian P.; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Cueto, Santiago; Malamud, Ofer
This paper presents results from a randomized control trial in which approximately 1,000 OLPC XO laptops were provided for home use to children attending primary schools in Lima, Peru. The…
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): 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…