Aug 2015
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llopis, Jimena; Muratori, Umberto; Ruiz, José Juan
This document discusses Priorities for Productivity and Income (PPIs) for Peru based on results obtained in the study "In Search of Larger per Capita Incomes: How to Prioritize across…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llopis, Jimena; Muratori, Umberto; Ruiz, José Juan
This document discusses Priorities for Productivity and Income (PPIs) for Bolivia based on results obtained in the study "In Search of Larger per Capita Incomes: How to Prioritize across…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llopis, Jimena; Muratori, Umberto; Ruiz, José Juan
This document discusses Priorities for Productivity and Income (PPIs) for Argentina based on results obtained in the study "In Search of Larger per Capita Incomes: How to Prioritize across…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Galiani, Sebastián; Gertler, Paul; Cooper, Ryan; Martinez, Sebastian; Ross, Adam; Undurraga, Raimundo
This paper provides empirical evidence on the causal effects that upgrading slum dwellings has on the living conditions of the extremely poor. In particular, we study the impact of providing better…
Jun 2014
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela; Gertler, Paul; Galiani, Sebastián
The creation of non-contributory pension schemes is becoming increasingly common as countries struggle to reduce poverty. Drawing on data from Mexico's Adultos Mayores Program (Older Adults…
Oct 2011
Author(s): López-Silva, Marco A.; Abreu-Lastra, Raúl; Saracho-Martínez, Alberto; Paulín-Hutmacher, Agustín
In 2001, Mexico introduced a comprehensive federal housing policy package. The results have been quantitatively impressive; however, there are qualitative concerns. It is also uncertain whether…
Dec 2004
Author(s): Slack, Enid; Cuadrado-Roura, Juan R.; Fernández Güell, José Miguel; Rojas, Eduardo; Bird, Richard; Klink, Jeroen; Lefévre, Christian; Subirats, Joan; Brugué, Quim; Monzón, Andrés; Etchegaray, Alberto
Throughout the twentieth century, there was a notable population shift in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, from rural living situations to urban centers. In 2000 there were 49 cities…
Dec 2004
Author(s): Slack, Enid; Cuadrado-Roura, Juan R.; Fernández Güell, José Miguel; Rojas, Eduardo; Bird, Richard; Klink, Jeroen; Lefévre, Christian; Subirats, Joan; Brugué, Quim; Monzón, Andrés; Etchegaray, Alberto
Una de las características más destacadas del desarrollo reciente de América Latina es el alto grado de urbanización de su población y la emergencia de un gran número de ciudades con características…