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…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Lotti, Giulia; Avellán, Leopoldo; Galindo, Arturo
Fiscal policy is procyclical in developing countries. An ample literature has explained this fact and explored its consequences for aggregate cyclical fluctuations. Multilateral Development Banks (…
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…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Margot, Diego; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
Much attention has been devoted to how much infrastructure investment LAC needs. Less attention has been devoted to where that investment comes from. This report examines how much LAC invests in…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Margot, Diego; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
Durante las últimas décadas se ha prestado especial atención a cuánto es necesario invertir en infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Sin embargo, no ha ocurrido lo mismo en relación al…
Feb 2015
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo; Vuletin, Guillermo
Government spending in the developing world has historically been procyclical. Traditional explanations for this have mostly revolved around the explicit or implicit notion that fiscal procyclicality…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Bonet, Jaime Alfredo; Rueda, Fabio
Debido a la alta dependencia de las transferencias desde el gobierno federal, tradicionalmente se ha argumentado que existe un bajo esfuerzo fiscal en los estados mexicanos. Esta aproximación es…
Mar 2011
Author(s): Bonet, Jaime Alfredo; Acevedo-Daunas, Rafael M.; Alvarado, Nathalie; Barco, Carolina; Brakarz, José; Contreras, Francisco; Cuenin, Fernando; Doyle, Morgan; Doherty-Bigara, Jennifer; Fretes Cibils, Vicente; Hori, Tsuneki; Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Ludeña, Carlos E.; Méndez, Paola; Miralles-Wilhelm, Fernando; Mojica, Carlos; Rueda, Fabio; Sabo, Rebecca; Stevenson, Claudia; Tagwerker, Christopher; Terraza, Horacio; Torres Arzayús, Patricia; Valencia, Sandra; Varea, Marco; Wilk, David
This work presents a comprehensive analysis of urban sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean. The document is composed of six sections, including this introduction. Providing the…
Mar 2011
Author(s): Bonet, Jaime Alfredo; Acevedo-Daunas, Rafael M.; Alvarado, Nathalie; Barco, Carolina; Brakarz, José; Contreras, Francisco; Cuenin, Fernando; Doyle, Morgan; Doherty-Bigara, Jennifer; Fretes Cibils, Vicente; Hori, Tsuneki; Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Ludeña, Carlos E.; Méndez, Paola; Miralles-Wilhelm, Fernando; Mojica, Carlos; Rueda, Fabio; Sabo, Rebecca; Stevenson, Claudia; Tagwerker, Christopher; Terraza, Horacio; Torres Arzayús, Patricia; Valencia, Sandra; Varea, Marco; Wilk, David
Este documento presenta un análisis de la sostenibilidad urbana en América Latina y el Caribe. El trabajo está compuesto por seis secciones. La segunda sección expone una reseña de la relación entre…
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…