Sep 2019
Author(s): Luzardo, Alejandra; De Azevedo, Belisario; Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Becerra, Laura; Funes, Gerardo; Santoro, Martina; Penix-Tadsen, Phillip; Pison, Juan Pablo
In Video Games: More than Just a Game, you will get to know 50 Latin American and Caribbean studios, their trends, and their successes with over 350 video games. This report will help you understand…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín; Hallerberg, Mark; Scartascini, Carlos
Do voters punish governments that introduce fiscal “austerity” measures? If so, does voter response vary according to the design (composition) of fiscal adjustments? What determines the timing of…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Puig, Jorge
Fiscal adjustment episodes tend to be accompanied by large public investment cuts, contributing to the well-documented pro-cyclical bias in public capital expenditures. We study patterns of public…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Arquitectos Urbanistas A+U S.A.S
Este estudio plantea un proyecto integral de ordenamiento territorial y planificación urbana para la “Ciudadela del Abra” en el Municipio de Sacaba, Departamento de Cochabamba, donde se observa un…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Wright, Allan; Grenade, Kari
Fiscal councils are among the most recent innovations in terms of the architecture of fiscal institutions. This paper provides an overview of the history and evolution of these institutions, research…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; León, Gianmarco; Roza, Vivian; Valdivia, Martín; Vega, Gabriela
We use a field experiment to evaluate the impact of two informational get-out-the-vote (GOTV) campaigns to boost female electoral participation in Paraguay. We find that public campaigns had no…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, half of its potential. Increasingly, business leaders and governments are paying more attention to this economic, social and…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Las mujeres y las niñas representan la mitad de la población mundial y, por lo tanto, la mitad de su potencial. Cada vez más, líderes empresariales y gobiernos prestan más atención a este motor…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Vlaicu, Razvan
This paper estimates the effect of voting eligibility on civic engagement measured along three dimensions: political motivation, political activities, and political knowledge. These outcomes…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Cruz, Cesi; Keefer, Philip
The Database of Political Institutions presents institutional and electoral results data such as measures of checks and balances, tenure and stability of the government, identification of party…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Teignier, Marc; Cuberes, David
This paper studies the aggregate effects of the existing differences between male and female-run firms in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Using data from the World Bank Enterprise Survey and…
May 2017
Author(s): Bonilla-Roth, Marcia E.; Zapparoli, Isabelle
This paper provides a comprehensive estimate of the subnational need for urban infrastructure to meet the growing demands for public services in medium-sized emerging cities in Latin America and the…
May 2017
Author(s): Aruoba, S. Boragan; Drazen, Allan; Vlaicu, Razvan
This paper proposes a structural approach to measuring the effects of electoral accountability. A political agency model with imperfect information is modeled in order to identify and quantify…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Stone, Leslie F.; Maciel, Odette; Quintanilla, Oscar; Sadeghi, Patricia; Bouillon, César P.
This evaluation presents a comparative analysis of the support provided by the Inter-American Development Bank to housing and neighborhood upgrading programs in four countries: Barbados, Guyana,…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Stone, Leslie F.; Maciel, Odette; Quintanilla, Oscar; Sadeghi, Patricia; Bouillon, César P.
Esta evaluación contiene un análisis comparativo del apoyo que ha proporcionado el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo a los programas de vivienda y mejoramiento de barrios de cuatro países: Barbados…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Delgado Carrillo, Pablo E.; Fernandini Puga, Manuel
El limitado acceso al financiamiento para vivienda sigue siendo una restricción de primer orden para elevar los niveles de vida de amplios sectores de la población en América Latina y el Caribe (…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Grenade, Kari; Scott-Joseph, Ankie
This study contends that Caribbean countries cannot adequately surmount their fiscal and debt challenges in the absence of binding rules that are geared toward entrenching fiscal discipline, curbing…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Multilateral Investment Fund
This Toolkit is intended to provide concrete guidance on how to mainstreamgender throughout the project cycle in Multilateral Investment
Fund (MIF) projects. These tools are suggested for…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones
El Toolkit está diseñado para brindar orientación concreta sobre cómo integrarel género a lo largo del ciclo del proyecto en los proyectos del Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (FOMIN). Estas…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Jones, Mark P.
In the early 2000s the Inter-American Development Bank launched a visionary and influential research agenda that dramatically improved understanding of the policymaking process (PMP) in Latin America…