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…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Sánchez Torres, Fabio; España Eljaiek, Irina; Zenteno, Jannet
This paper surveys the evolution and implications of fiscal decentralization in Colombia in recent decades. After describing the fiscal decentralization process and its impact on sub-national…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ruprah, Inder J.; Thompson, Jennelle
In today's knowledge-based societies, understanding basic scientific concepts and the capacity to structure and solve scientific questions is more critical than ever. Accordingly, in this paper…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ruprah, Inder J.; Thompson, Jennelle
En las sociedades de hoy basadas en el conocimiento, nunca antes fueron tan esenciales la comprensión de conceptos científicos básicos y la capacidad de estructurar y resolver problemas de ciencia.…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Chisari, Omar O.; Maquieyra, Javier; Miller, Sebastián J.
Un MEGC dinámico recursivo para evaluar shocks de Cambio Climático para seis economías latinoamericanas (Argentina, Brasil, Chile, El Salvador, Jamaica y Perú) se presenta a continuación. Es un…
May 2012
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio; Truitt Nakata, Ginya
This report is intended to encourage and reinforce the efforts of policymakers and industry stakeholders throughout the region to accelerate broadband deployment. The report has two primary aims. The…
May 2012
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Alonso, Pablo; Conroy, Hector; Huppi, Monika; Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Vera, Diego
The main objective of the evaluation is to assess IDB's responsiveness and adaptability to the capacities and demands of countries with relatively higher income levels and sizeable middle…
May 2012
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Alonso, Pablo; Conroy, Hector; Huppi, Monika; Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Vera, Diego
El objetivo principal de la evaluación es determinar la capacidad de respuesta y adaptación del BID en relación con las capacidades y demandas de los países con niveles de ingreso relativamente más…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo; Raw, Silvia; Beuermann, Diether; Conroy, Hector; Fevre, Chloe; Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Pecha, Camilo; Velarde, Marco
This approach paper describes the Country Program Evaluation (CPE) of IDB's assistance to Mexico during the five-year period 2007-2011, and it is expected to serve as input for preparation of…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo; Raw, Silvia; Beuermann, Diether; Conroy, Hector; Fevre, Chloe; Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Pecha, Camilo; Velarde, Marco
Este documento describe la Evaluación de Programa de País (EPP) con respecto a la asistencia que el BID ha brindado a México durante el período 2007-2011 y se espera sirva como insumo para la…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Pomareda, Carlos; Manzano, Osmel; Pineda, Bismarck; Zegarra, Eduardo; Cuevas, Mario; Auguste, Sebastián; Sandino, Adelmo; Sánchez Ruiz, Erasmo A.; Bolaños Fletes, Lisardo Armando; Acevedo, Ivonne; Flores, Selmira
El mundo de la agricultura para Centroamérica y la República Dominicana está cambiando radicalmente y ello se ha convertido en motivo de atención para los encargados de las políticas públicas. Entre…
Feb 2012
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio; Truitt Nakata, Ginya; Vidal, Eloy; Aldonas, Grant; St. John, David
La conectividad y el acceso de banda ancha - y en concreto, las nuevas tecnologías de comunicación, aplicaciones y servicios soportados por las redes de banda ancha - resultan esenciales para el…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Eslava, Marcela; Maffioli, Alessandro; Meléndez Arjona, Marcela
Government-owned development banks have often been justified by the need to respond to financial market imperfections that hinder the establishment and growth of promising businesses, and as a result…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Eslava, Marcela; Maffioli, Alessandro; Meléndez Arjona, Marcela
Despite the large potential gains from credit by second-tier development banks, little is known about the actual impact of these banks' lending activity. This study partially fills that gap by…