Dec 2019
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo; Goncalves Cavalcanti, Vitor; Leal Calderon, Zulima; Lotti, Giulia
This paper assesses the link between the effort to prepare investment projects and the effort to implement them. Effort is measured as the total number of staff hours devoted to the project…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo; Leon-Diaz, John
The study finds that variability in the approval rate of IDB-funded investment projects depends more on specific project characteristics than on macroeconomic conditions faced by countries or errors…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo; Goncalves Cavalcanti, Vitor; Lotti, Giulia
This study assesses whether, by decreasing project preparation time, execution times are lengthened. This study finds no systematic evidence that links project preparation time with project execution…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Watkins, Graham George; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Meller, Hendrik; Frisari, Giovanni Leo; Melo, Rahissa; Georgoulias, Andreas
This paper introduces a framework of sustainability criteria that covers an integrated spectrum of economic, financial, environmental, social, and institutional dimensions for infrastructure projects…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Watkins, Graham George; Mueller, Sven-Uwe; Meller, Hendrik; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Serebrisky, Tomás; Georgoulias, Andreas
This report investigates the nature and consequences of conflict in infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study on…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Watkins, Graham George; Mueller, Sven-Uwe; Meller, Hendrik; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Serebrisky, Tomás; Georgoulias, Andreas
Este informe investiga la naturaleza y las consecuencias de los conflictos en los proyectos de infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Hasta donde los autores tienen conocimiento, este…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Campos, Javier; Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor
The objective of this document is to conduct a critical review of the literature and international experiences on social discount rates from the central point of view of its usefulness for policy…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Campos, Javier; Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor
El objetivo de este estudio es la revisión crítica y contextualizada de la literatura y experiencias internacionales sobre la tasa de descuento social desde el punto de vista de su utilidad para la…
Dec 2007
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Bos, María Soledad; Duarte, Jesús; Cuevas, Mario; Alvarado, Nathalie; Beliz, Gustavo; Barreix, Alberto Daniel; Roca, Jerónimo; Auguste, Sebastián; Jones, Mark P.; Straface, Fernando; Sánchez, Mario; Behrman, Jere R.; Duryea, Suzanne; Maluccio, John A.; Kugler, Adriana; Gonzales, Alberto; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Carreño, Liliana; Espitia Aviléz, Gonzalo; Pineda Mannheim, Carlos R.; Vodusek, Ziga; Granados, Jaime; Zeballos, Erick; Gutiérrez Rocha, Mario
La estructura y selección de temas de la presente publicación responde, en su mayor parte, a un diagnóstico de crecimiento para Guatemala realizado en 2007, donde se identificaron un conjunto de…