May 2015
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.; Soriano, Alejandro; Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Roseth, Benjamin; Maciel, Odette; Mendieta Umaña, Maria Paula; Churanek, Danya; Morales, Carlos; Beltrán, Víctor; Corrales, Maria Elena; Di Tata, Juan Carlos; Gonzalez, Ángela; Nieves, Isabel; Ramos, Johanna; Sadeghi, Patricia
This document presents an evaluation by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the Country Program of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or the Bank) with Colombia over the period…
May 2015
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.; Soriano, Alejandro; Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Roseth, Benjamin; Maciel, Odette; Mendieta Umaña, Maria Paula; Churanek, Danya; Morales, Carlos; Beltrán, Víctor; Corrales, Maria Elena; Di Tata, Juan Carlos; Gonzalez, Ángela; Nieves, Isabel; Ramos, Johanna; Sadeghi, Patricia
En este documento se presenta una evaluación de la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE) del Programa de País del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID o el Banco) con Colombia durante 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…
Feb 2010
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Powell, Andrew; Becerra, Oscar
This paper uses simple regression techniques to make an initial assessment of the monetary damages caused by the January 12, 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti. Damages are estimated for a disaster…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Noy, Ilan
Natural disasters are by no means new, yet the evolving understanding of their relevance to economic development and growth is still in its infancy. This paper summarizes the state of the economic…
Jun 2007
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Valenzuela, Patricio; Borensztein, Eduardo
Natural disasters are an important source of vulnerability in the Caribbean region. Despite being one of the more disaster-prone areas of the world, it has the lowest levels of insurance coverage.…