Nov 2005
Author(s): Piras, Claudia;Ripani, Laura
This study asks a simple question that has significant implications for gender equality. After decades of increasing female participation in the labor market, advances in the labor legislation and…
Oct 2005
Author(s): Cueto, Santiago
This paper discusses the links between empirical information and the development of educational policies in Latin America. The data presented in this paper comes from responses to a questionnaire…
Oct 2005
Author(s): Cifuentes, Luis A.;Krupnick, Alan J.;O'Ryan, Raúl;Toman, Michael
Health problems due to poor air quality have been among the main environmental concerns in Mexico City, Santiago, Bogotá, Sao Paulo, Lima, Quito among other cities in the region. This study provides…
Jul 2005
Author(s): Cardona, Omar D.
This report describes the application in 12 countries of a system of four indicators that measure the potential impact of natural hazards, the key element of those countries' vulnerability, and…
May 2005
Author(s): López-Cálix, José R.;Melo, Alberto;Tinsley, Elaine;Calvo, Sara
The last Public Expenditure Review for Ecuador (PER) was produced in 1993. More than a decade later, the purpose of this report is to provide the Ecuadorian authorities with the World Bank's and…