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 2003
Author(s): Devlin, Robert; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Suominen, Kati; Shearer, Matthew; Miller, Eric T.; Cornejo, Rafael; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Stabilito, Augusto; Sobral de Elía, Mariana; Skinner, Martha
The purpose of this document is to inform Bank staff and other interested parties about recent developments in integration and trade among the countries of the Western Hemisphere and between these…