Dec 2015
Author(s): Rodriguez, Diego;Gonzalez, Andres;Fernandez, Andres
Fluctuations in commodity prices are an important driver of business cycles in small emerging market economies (EMEs). This paper documents how these fluctuations correlate strongly with the…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Marini Ferreira, Caio
O presente estudo tem por finalidade apresentar uma análise da iniciativa liderada pelo Governo do Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil, denominada MINAS FÁCIL, por encomenda do Banco Interamericano de…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Abbott Galvão, Luísa
This report outlines the results of a preliminary case study of the portrayal by the news media of violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean. It focuses on national print news…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Abbott Galvão, Luísa
El presente informe detalla los resultados obtenidos a partir de un estudio decaso realizado con el fin de analizar el modo en que los medios de comunicación retratan la violencia contra la mujer en…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Harris, Jeremy;Michalczewsky, Kathia;Ramos Martínez, Alejandro;Iannuzzi, Patricia
This report presents estimates of Latin American international trade flows in 2015 and an update through the first quarter of 2016. Prepared by the Integration and Trade Sector (INT) of the Inter-…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Harris, Jeremy;Michalczewsky, Kathia;Ramos Martínez, Alejandro;Iannuzzi, Patricia
Esta nota presenta las estimaciones de los flujos comerciales internacionales de America Latina y el Caribe para el año 2015 y una actualización hasta el primer trimestre de 2016, elaboradas por el…
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…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Nin Pratt, Alejandro;Falconi, César;Ludeña, Carlos E.;Martel, Pedro
This study analyzes the performance of Latin America and the Caribbean's agriculture between 1980 and 2012 looking at the contribution of inputs, and total factor productivity (TFP) to growth in…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Filizola, Naziano;Melo, Edileuza;Armijos, Elisa;McGlynn, John
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) produced this report for the Sustainable Energy for All Americas initiative. A team of experts on Amazon hydrology from the Universidade Federal do Amazonas…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth;Guerrero Compeán, Roberto
This paper finds that per capita municipal spending on public services is strongly and non-linearly correlated to urban population density. Optimal expenditure levels for municipal services are…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo;Instituto para la Integración de América Latina y el Caribe
El Informe MERCOSUR Nº 20 (julio de 2014-julio de 2015) analiza el panorama macroeconómico y los flujos comerciales y de inversión de los países del Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR), así como también…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento;Instituto para a Integração da América Latina e do Caribe
O Informe Mercosul Nº 20 (julho de 2014-julho de 2015) analisa o panorama macroeconômico e os fluxos comerciais e de investimentos dos países do Mercado Comum do Sul (Mercosul), assim como as…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Villa, Juan Miguel;Fernandes, Danilo;Bosch, Mariano
This paper studies the first large scale effort by the Brazilian government to increase the social security compliance of self-employed workers using behavioral interventions. In 2014, the Brazilian…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Garsous, Grégoire;Corderi, David;Velasco, Mercedes
In recent decades, a significant number of developing countries have implemented fiscal incentives programs for the tourism industry as part of their regional development policies. The main objective…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo;Verner, Dorte;Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares;Puerta, Juan Manuel;Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna;Marto, Ricardo;Celse L'Hoste, Margareth;Martin, Lucia
This document presents a summary of the evaluation by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the Country Program of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or the Bank) with Brazil over…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Yu, Bok-Keun;Miller, Sebastián J.;Sanchez-Aragon, Leonardo;Yoon, Sang Won;Ludeña, Carlos E.
Relevant and appropriate indicators for vulnerability at both the local levels are significant for effective adaptation to climate change. The paper reviews the literature of these indicators, and…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna;Puerta, Juan Manuel;Martin, Lucia
This report presents the findings of the independent assessment of PROCIDADES a facility for financing integrated urban interventions by lending directly to Brazilian municipalities. As the Inter-…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna;Puerta, Juan Manuel;Martin, Lucia
Este informe presenta los hallazgos de la evaluación independiente de PROCIDADES, un mecanismo crediticio para el financiamiento de intervenciones urbanas integradas por medio de préstamos concedidos…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo;Verner, Dorte;Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares;Puerta, Juan Manuel;Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna;Marto, Ricardo;Celse L'Hoste, Margareth;Martin, Lucia;Sadeghi, Patricia;Inter American Development Bank;The Economist Group;Stone, Leslie F.
This document presents an evaluation by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the Country Program of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or the Bank) with Brazil over the period 2011-…