Oct 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory
Over the last 25 years, more than two-thirds of OECD countries have increased school choice opportunities for parents. For example, in recent years, new forms of delivery like government-dependent…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Jackson, C. Kirabo
Recent studies document that, in many cases, the schools that parents prefer over others do not improve student test scores. This could be because (a) parents cannot discern schools causal impacts,…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Moriya, Henry; Fernández Díez, María Carmen; Fernandini Puga, Manuel; Méndez, Juan Carlos
Este estudio presenta la aplicación de una metodología de diagnóstico de la demanda y la oferta de financiamiento para el desarrollo y la adopción de nuevas tecnologías digitales (NTD) en la cadena…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Echavarría, Juan José; Villamizar-Villegas, Mauricio; McAllister, Daniela
Utilizamos una extensa base de datos de panel del período 2006-2014, proveniente de múltiples fuentes de información, entre las que están el Fondo para el Financiamiento del Sector Agropecuario (…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Frisancho, Verónica
This paper designs and implements a field experiment that provides students from less advantaged backgrounds with individualized feedback on academicperformance during the transition from middle to…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Dinkelman, Taryn; Martínez, Claudia; Romero, Dario
Schools that provide higher education often belong to either a merit-based selective system or an open-access less selective system. This paper presents the results of a field experiment that…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Japan Research Institute; Multilateral Investment Fund
This report consolidates the key findings from a series of in-depth country-level studies on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in Thailand, presenting the case study of Doi Tung…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Japan Research Institute; Multilateral Investment Fund
This report consolidates the key findings from a series of in-depth country-level studies on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in China, presenting the case study of Earth and People…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Japan Research Institute; Multilateral Investment Fund
This report consolidates the key findings from a series of in-depth country-level studies on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in the Philippines, presenting the case study of…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Albornoz, Facundo; Berlinski, Samuel; Cabrales, Antonio
This paper studies a model where student effort and talent interact with parental and teachers' investments, as well as with school system resources. The model is rich, yet sufficiently…
May 2015
Author(s): Anlló, Guillermo; Bisang, Roberto; Katz, Jorge
La reciente dinámica local e internacional amerita una reconsideración acerca de la visión tradicional de la agricultura como una actividad sencilla cuyo desempeño se asocia ineludiblemente con la…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Cresta, Juan B.; Velastiquí, José; Garay, Pedro; Garcia, Alvaro
La agroindustria se proyecta como una de las actividades claves para el crecimiento económico nacional de los próximos años. De acuerdo a datos de Cuentas Nacionales, la participación del complejo…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Goñi Pacchioni, Edwin A.; Josling, Timothy; Trapido, Paul; Fernández Díez, María Carmen
América Latina -y en particular la Región Andina- ha experimentado una década de crecimiento superior al registrado en otras regiones del mundo1 y en otros períodos de su historia reciente.2 Este…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Aramburu, Julián; González, Mario; Salazar, Lina; Winters, Paul
This paper presents the results of an impact evaluation for the CRIAR program, implemented in rural areas in Bolivia. The objective of this program is to increase the agricultural income and food…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Aramburu, Julián; González, Mario; Salazar, Lina; Winters, Paul
Este estudio presenta los resultados de la evaluación de impacto del programa CRIAR. Este programa tiene como objetivo incrementar los niveles de ingreso y seguridad alimentaria a través de mejoras…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
El sector agrícola paraguayo emplea directa o indirectamente a casi una cuarta parte de la población, aporta una quinta parte del PIB y da cuenta de tres cuartas partes de las exportaciones. No…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
The agricultural sector has long been the foundation of the Paraguayan economy. The sector directly or indirectly employs nearly a quarter of the population, contributes a fifthof GDP, and accounts…
Feb 2011
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
El Proyecto de Apoyo a la Transición Competitiva Agroalimentaria en la República Dominicana (PATCA) resultó ser un esfuerzo importante para mejorar los servicios de asistencia técnica y de adopción…
Jan 2010
Author(s): González, Mario; Maffioli, Alessandro; Salazar, Lina; Winters, Paul
The volume Assessing the Effectiveness of Agricultural Interventions is the Special Topic for the Development Effectiveness Overview 2008-2009. The Special Topic provides an in-depth analysis of what…
Jun 2008
Author(s): Caixeta Filho, José Vicente
This paper discusses Brazil's transportation infrastructure policy implications. This sector is crucial for the competitive success of an agricultural enterprise or of the entire agricultural…