Jul 2019
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo; Leon-Diaz, John
The study finds that variability in the approval rate of IDB-funded investment projects depends more on specific project characteristics than on macroeconomic conditions faced by countries or errors…
May 2019
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Murguia, Juan M.; Rejas, Brisa; Winters, Solis
Despite the existence of a vast body of literature in the field of health economics on overweight, obesity, and undernutrition, little is known about the importance of owning a refrigerator on the…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Johannsen, Julia; Winters, Solis
The Community Nutrition Program in El Alto, Bolivia is the second phase of a program originally implemented between 2008 and 2011. The newly-structured program had objectives to improve infant and…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Celhay, Pablo; Martinez, Sebastian; Vidal, Cecilia
This paper examines gaps in child development by socioeconomic status (SES) using a large nationally representative sample of children 0–59 months old in Bolivia and a rich set of child health and…
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…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol; Páez, Juan Andrés
The importance of connectivity is growing across the world as the need for access to information and communication technologies is becoming more important for economic development. This paper…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Tejerina, Luis; Perez-Cuevas, Ricardo; Adderley, Brendalee; Delevaux, Camillie; Braithwaite, Nanika; Kuster, Rene; Osorio, Itzel; García, Gabriela
The Bahamas faces critical challenges due to an increase in chronic diseases (CDs). Overweight and obesity are on the rise among all age groups. In addition, the prevalence of raised blood glucose is…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Soriano, Alejandro; Rodrigo, Maria Fernanda; Hernández, María José; Ramirez Abarca, Nadia; Russell, Nathaniel; Sadeghi, Patricia
This Country Program Evaluation will evaluate the IDB’s program with Nicaragua during the period 2013-2017. The evaluation includes an analysis of operations approved in 2013-2017 as well as others…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Soriano, Alejandro; Rodrigo, Maria Fernanda; Hernández, María José; Ramirez Abarca, Nadia; Russell, Nathaniel; Sadeghi, Patricia
Esta Evaluación del Programa de País evaluará el programa del BID con Nicaragua durante el período 2013-2017. La evaluación comprende el análisis de operaciones aprobadas en 2013-2017, así como otras…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Eichler, Rena; Nelson, Jennifer; Iriarte, Emma; Gigli, Susan; Zúñiga Brenes, Paola; Ríos-Zertuche, Diego
The Salud Mesoamerica Initiative is a public-private partnership that provides funding to national governments in Mesoamerica (the region consisting of southern Mexico and Central America) that is…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Eichler, Rena; Nelson, Jennifer; Iriarte, Emma; Gigli, Susan; Zúñiga Brenes, Paola; Ríos-Zertuche, Diego
La Iniciativa Salud Mesoamérica (ISM) es una asociación público-privada que ofrece financiamiento a los gobiernos nacionales de Mesoamérica (región que se compone de América central y del sur de…
Jul 2017
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia; Cubides Mateus, Mayaris; Duryea, Suzanne
Este estudio reporta un análisis exhaustivo de los datos de línea de base de la evaluación del Programa Cresca com Seu Filho (PCCSF) en Fortaleza, Brasil, mostrando que los niños que participará en…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Linares, Ana María; Michelitsch, Roland; Haarsager, Ulrike; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Soriano, Alejandro; Szwedzki, Roni; Maqueda Gassos, Stephany; Oliveira, Patricia; Russell, Nathaniel; Seiwald, Raphael; Ramirez-Goldin, Ana; Cardona, Catherine
The Boards of Governors of the IDB Group decided in March 2015 to support the proposal for the "merge-out" of the IDB's and IIC's private sector operations into a "new"…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Linares, Ana María; Michelitsch, Roland; Haarsager, Ulrike; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Soriano, Alejandro; Szwedzki, Roni; Maqueda Gassos, Stephany; Oliveira, Patricia; Russell, Nathaniel; Seiwald, Raphael; Ramirez-Goldin, Ana; Cardona, Catherine
En marzo de 2015, las Asambleas de Gobernadores del Grupo BID decidieron respaldar la propuesta para la fusión hacia afuera de las operaciones del sector privado del BID y la CII, trasladándolas a…
May 2017
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio; Iglesias Rodriguez, Enrique
Information and communications technology (ICT) plays an important role in promoting and enabling social, economic, and environmental well-being worldwide. Data centers are essential for the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Boltz, Andrea María; Arrasate, María Ignacia; Georgoulias, Andreas; Levy, Alberto; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Watkins, Graham George; Meller, Hendrik
This evaluation applies the Envision Rating System on the Norte Grande Electricity Transmission Program (NGETP) in Argentina, focusing in the Northeast Section (NEA). Envision is a system that…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Perivier, Helen; Arrasate, María Ignacia; Georgoulias, Andreas; Killmer, Annette; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Watkins, Graham George; Meller, Hendrik
This evaluation applies the Envision Rating System on the Serra do Mar and Atlantic Forest Mosaics System Socio-environmental Recovery Program in Brazil. Envision is a unique system that assesses the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Arrasate, María Ignacia; Georgoulias, Andreas; Basani, Marcello; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Watkins, Graham George; Meller, Hendrik
This evaluation applies the Envision Rating System on the Metropolitan Quito Environmental Sanitation Program - Phase II in Ecuador, focusing in the environmental restoration of Quito's natural…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Gertner, Gastón; Johannsen, Julia; Martinez, Sebastian
En Bolivia, según la encuesta de demografía y salud de 2008, la desnutrición crónica alcanza a 27% de niños menores 5 años. Las poblaciones vulnerables son propensas a déficits nutricionales debido…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Puerta, Juan Manuel
The Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI), launched in 2012, is the Bank's most recent response to the urban development needs in the region. Through ESCI the Inter-American…