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…
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…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel; Ji, Yi; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle; Lopez Soto, David Daniel
With rapid energy growth in the past 40 years, the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region has maintained a steady increase in electricity needs above the global level. While there is no question…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel; Ji, Yi; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle; Lopez Soto, David Daniel
Con el rápido crecimiento energético ocurrido en los últimos 40 años, la región de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) ha mantenido un aumento constante de las necesidades de electricidad, que se…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Pereira Dos Santos, Pablo
Guarantees are powerful tools to scale up private investment in infrastructure and enhance the catalytic role Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) play in mobilizing private resources to bridge the…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Acevedo, Paloma; Alviar, Carlos; Carrasco, Yeny; Pinzón, Leonardo; Pinzón, Leonardo; Pinzón, Leonardo; Sánchez-Monin, Emmanuelle; Smith, Ruth Ann Cecilia; Pérez Expósito, Ana
Este documento presenta los resultados del análisis de la encuesta de línea de base de la evaluación experimental del Programa Nutrividas. El objetivo del programa es mejorar el estado nutricional de…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU); Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The 2018 Global Microscope on Financial Inclusion is a benchmarking index that assesses the enabling environment for financial access in 55 countries. The research underscores the evolving landscape…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
The 2018 Global Microscope provides a unique insight into the leading practices that governments and regulators are adopting to channel the digital revolution of financial services into greater…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
El Microscopio global de 2018 brinda una perspectiva única de las prácticas líderes que los gobiernos y los entes reguladores están adoptando para canalizar la revolución digital de los servicios…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Acevedo, Paloma; Alviar, Carlos; Chung, Tania; Martinez, Sebastian; Pinzón, Leonardo; Sánchez-Monin, Emmanuelle
Este documento presenta los resultados del análisis de la encuesta de línea de base de la evaluación experimental del Programa de Apoyos Comunitarios (PACO). El objetivo del programa es disminuir las…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Alarcon Rodriguez, Arturo Daniel
Esta nota técnica explora las perspectivas de desarrollo de la hidroelectricidad de Latinoamerica y el Caribe. Inicialmente, revisa el desarrollo histórico del sector hidroeléctrico en la región.…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Pereira Dos Santos, Pablo; Kearney, Matthew C.
Risk mitigation instruments such as guarantees are attractive options for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals because they provide a way for multilateral development banks (…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Forcella, Davide; Castellani, Davide; Huybrechs, Frédéric; Allet, Marion
The inclusion of environmental criteria in microfinance products to promote sustainable activities, access to clean or more efficient use of energy or to reduce climatic and environmental risk for…
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…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Paredes, Juan Roberto
La Red del Futuro es un ejercicio de planificación energética independiente llevado a cabo por el BID con el objetivo de contribuir a la discusión de una integración efectiva de las energías…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Nascimento, Gabriela; Huback, Vanessa; Schaeffer, Roberto; Lima, Lucas; Ludovique, Camila; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Lucena, André F. P.; Vasquez, Eveline; Viviescas, Cindy; Magalar, Leticia; Szklo, Alexandre; Amendola, Fabio
The analysis presented here aims to shed some light on a successful integration of variable renewable energies to electricity networks and how, despite depending on the fluctuations of the climate…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Nascimento, Gabriela; Huback, Vanessa; Schaeffer, Roberto; Lima, Lucas; Ludovique, Camila; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Lucena, André F. P.; Vasquez, Eveline; Viviescas, Cindy; Magalar, Leticia; Szklo, Alexandre; Amendola, Fabio
El análisis aquí expuesto pretende dar luces a la discusión de la integración de las energías renovables variables a las redes eléctricas y de cómo a pesar de depender de las fluctuaciones propias…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Dansereau, Emily; McNellan, Claire R.; Gagnier, Marielle C.; Desai, Sima S.; Haakenstad, Annie; Johanns, Casey K.; Palmisano, Erin B.; Ríos-Zertuche, Diego; Schaefer, Alexandra; Zúñiga Brenes, Paola; Hernández Prado, Bernardo; Iriarte, Emma; Mokdad, Ali H.
El presente estudio hace una revisión de los factores asociados a la cantidad y oportunidad de las consultas de atención prenatal (AP) para mujeres pobres de Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua,…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Álvarez, María Cristina; Tapia Conyer, Roberto; Regalia, Ferdinando; Eichler, Rena; Ciria Matilla, María Cruz; Nelson, Jennifer; Wong, Ethan; Betancourt Cravioto, Miguel; Zúñiga Brenes, Paola; Gigli, Susan; Iriarte, Emma; Mujica, Ricardo; Ríos-Zertuche, Diego; Kress, Daniel
Salud Mesoamerica Initiative (SMI) is an ambitious regional results-based aid initiative in Mesoamerica that ties a portion of donor funding to the achievement of externally measured maternal,…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Watkins, Graham George; Mueller, Sven-Uwe; Meller, Hendrik; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Serebrisky, Tomás; Georgoulias, Andreas
This report investigates the nature and consequences of conflict in infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study on…