Jul 2022
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Castillo, Rafael
This paper exploits new data on the participation of Peruvian firms on public tenders to shed light on the potential for public procurement to encourage innovation. Many industrialized countries have…
Apr 2022
Author(s): Vargas, Fernando
The study of innovation in Latin American firms has concentrated almost exclusively on the determinants and impacts of innovation investments and outputs. Less attention has been paid to how firms…
Mar 2022
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;IDB Invest;IDB Lab
2021 was a year of economic recovery for the Central American region and the Dominican Republic. Although the recovery process has been widespread, it has unfolded at different speeds among countries…
Mar 2022
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo;BID Invest;BID Lab
El 2021 se ha consolidado como un año de recuperación económica para la región de Centroamérica y República Dominicana. Aunque el proceso de recuperación ha sido generalizado, se ha dado a diferentes…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Beverinotti, Javier;Deza, María Cecilia
En este documento se realiza un diagnóstico de la resiliencia de las empresas de la región andina antes del COVID-19. Para ello se toma como base la literatura que estudia la resiliencia de una…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Sierra Galindo, María Elena;Domínguez Rodríguez, Gloria María
This study, financed by the Integration and Trade Sector (INT) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is based on a survey of the APEC in which 16 out of the 21 economies participated. It aims…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;IDB Invest;IDB Lab
Central America and the Dominican Republic grew 3.4% in 2019. While the region has shown resilience in an adverse external environment, with growth rates above Latin America and the global average,…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo;BID Invest;BID Lab
Centroamérica y República Dominicana crecieron 3.4% en 2019. Si bien la región ha mostrado resiliencia en un entorno externo adverso, mostrando tasas de crecimiento por encima de América Latina y el…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Howell, Hunt;Navarro, Juan Carlos;Stevenson, Claudia;Grant, Kayla
This paper reviews the Inter-American Development Bank's policy-based loans, which are designed to improve competitiveness in selected Latin American and Caribbean countries. It summarizes the…
Sep 2016
Author(s): De León, Ignacio L.;Fernandez Donoso, Jose
This document analyzes the perceptions of small innovative enterprises (SIE) in Latin America of the effectiveness of the legal protection afforded by intellectual property rights (IPR). To analyze…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Lerner, Josh;Tighe, James;Dew, Steve;Bosiljevac, Vladimir;Leamon, Ann;Díez-Amigo, Sandro;Garcia-Robles, Maria Susana
In April 2015, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, commissioned the research team to prepare a report on the effectiveness of some…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Santa Gadea, Rosario
Trade and investment have been the main drivers of economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and in the member countries of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian;Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio;Suominen, Kati;Campos, Rosario;Inchauspe, Álvaro;Torres Paz, Luis;Achar Samra, Elena;Gamboa Soto, Francisco;Comandari, Carlos Honorato;Lyu, Jaewon;Edwards, Diane;González Izquierdo, María del Coriseo;Hartleb, Karl;Tarradellas i Espuny, Joan;Díaz, Guillermo;Coyoy Echeverría, Erick;Giobergia, Cecilia;Cereseto, Fabiana;Perea, José Ramón;Daude, Christian;Avendaño, Rolando;Moncaut, Nicolás;Wiñazky, Marcelo;Bekerman, Marta;Leiva Bonilla, Juan Carlos;Meléndez Arjona, Marcela;Hallak, Juan Carlos;González, Andrea
In spite of the fact that they make up more than 90% of firms and account for a substantial portion of employment in these countries, rather little is known about the role of small- and mid-size…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian;Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio;Suominen, Kati;Campos, Rosario;Inchauspe, Álvaro;Torres Paz, Luis;Achar Samra, Elena;Gamboa Soto, Francisco;Comandari, Carlos Honorato;Lyu, Jaewon;Edwards, Diane;González Izquierdo, María del Coriseo;Hartleb, Karl;Tarradellas i Espuny, Joan;Díaz, Guillermo;Coyoy Echeverría, Erick;Giobergia, Cecilia;Cereseto, Fabiana;Perea, José Ramón;Daude, Christian;Avendaño, Rolando;Moncaut, Nicolás;Wiñazky, Marcelo;Bekerman, Marta;Leiva Bonilla, Juan Carlos;Meléndez Arjona, Marcela;Hallak, Juan Carlos;González, Andrea
A pesar de que representan más del 90% de las empresas y generan un alto porcentaje del empleo, es bastante poco lo que se sabe sobre el papel que desempeñan las pequeñas y medianas empresas (PYMES)…
Jun 2012
Author(s): Piza, Caio;Cravo, Tulio;Lodato, Simon;Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares
The Opportunities for the Majority Initiative (OMJ) was originally set up for three years as a time-bound pilot initiative. The OMJ team has worked diligently to test the Base of the Pyramid model…
Jun 2012
Author(s): Piza, Caio;Cravo, Tulio;Lodato, Simon;Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares
La Iniciativa de Oportunidades para la Mayoría (OMJ) fue concebida como una iniciativa experimental para un período de tres años. El equipo de OMJ ha trabajado minuciosamente para someter a prueba el…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;United Nations;Organization of American States
This document represents a contribution made by the Tripartite Committee comprising the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Economic Commission…
Oct 2010
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
El presente documento es un mapeo de las instituciones en la región que brindan apoyo al proceso de exportación para las micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (MIPYMES) en el marco del proyecto de…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Ellis, Amanda N.;Orlando, María Beatriz;Muñoz Boudet, Ana Maria;Piras, Claudia;Reimao, Maira;Cutura, Jozefina;Frickenstein, Judith;Perez, Ane;De Castro, Orsi
Entrepreneurship contributes to a vibrant private sector and can stimulate broader economic growth. Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have experienced an important growth of…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Peru has one of the world's most sophisticated and effective systems of microfinance institutions in the world, serving many of the small businesses that constitute the economic lifeline for 70…