Aug 2019
Author(s): Solano-Rodriguez, Baltazar; Pye, Steve; Li, Pei-Hao; Ekins, Paul; Manzano, Osmel; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
An energy transition driven by climate policy and technological change creates uncertainty for oil producers. Many Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) governments rely on oil for fiscal revenues. Here…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Almeida, Eduardo; Prat, Jordi; Vargas-Moreno, Juan Carlos; Acevedo, María Cecilia; Del Carmen, Giselle; Mejía, Alejandra; Solera, Marco; Castillo Martínez, Paula; Del Campo, Victoria; Flores, Juan; Lennon Sabatini, Joaquín; Paz, Marcelo; Valencia, Adriana
Honduras: Un enfoque territorial para el desarrollo presenta un enfoque distinto de cómo enfrentar los retos de desarrollo del país. El documento inicia con los principales retos al desarrollo…
May 2019
Author(s): Pratt, Lawrence; Ortega, Juan Manuel
The issuance of green bonds has grown rapidly in the past several years. However, agricultural green bonds have lagged far behind, because of the difficulties of developing international…
May 2019
Author(s): Huete García, Agustín
Los avances de los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) en el fortalecimiento de la institucionalidad de la protección social no necesariamente han estado acompañados por un reconocimiento de…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Flabbi, Luca; Levy Algazi, Santiago
This paper develops a search and matching model where firms and workers are allowed to form matches (jobs) that can be formal or informal. Workers optimally choose the level of schooling acquired…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Bornacelly, Iván; Rieble-Aubourg, Sabine
In Barbados, investment in education is one of the highest in the region and there is almost universal access to basic education. However, learning outcomes are still unequal, and while many young…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Blenman, Shamar; Khadan, Jeetendra; Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Waithe, Kimberly; Wright, Allan; Schmid, Juan Pedro
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin looks at the year in review. 2017 has been a mixed year for the countries of the Caribbean Country Department of the IDB. While The Bahamas, Barbados and…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Echavarría, Juan José; Villamizar-Villegas, Mauricio; Restrepo-Tamayo, Sara; Hernandez-Leal, Juan D.
Este trabajo utiliza, por primera vez, los microdatos del Censo Nacional Agropecuario del 2014 para evaluar el impacto del otorgamiento de crédito en el sector agropecuario. A través de un análisis…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela; Galiani, Sebastián; Gertler, Paul
Public expenditures on non-contributory pensions are equivalent to at least onepercent of GDP in several countries in Latin America and is expected to increase. We explore the effect of non-…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Martínez, María Adelaida; Martinez, Sebastian; Pérez, Michelle; Sánchez, Mario
While the effects of conditional cash transfers on primary school enrollment, attendance and dropouts are well documented, few studies address their impact on longer-term outcomes
like high-…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Martín del Campo, Antonio C.; Martínez Ruiz, Israel
En los últimos años, las políticas de desarrollo social de los gobiernos federal y estatales de México se han propuesto como uno de sus objetivos principales reducir los niveles de pobreza, lo que se…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Agüero, Jorge M.; Frisancho, Verónica
Violence against women takes place mainly in the private sphere and isperpetrated by people close to the victim. These features can introduce large
biases into its reporting in specialized…