Aug 2018
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.; Ruiz-Tagle V., Cristóbal
This paper examines the effect of exposure to air pollution on the probability of a pregnancy ending in a stillbirth delivery. We use official registry data of pregnancy outcomes and municipality-…
Aug 2017
Author(s): de Groote, Roberto
The Caribbean countries have experienced positive economic growth rates and significant increases in their exports, but GDP remains relatively low, and indicators of poverty, productivity, and…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn; Bouillon, César P.; Oviedo, Daniel; Corsetto, Lisa; Jansson, Maya
This evaluation expands a previous evaluation of the Office of Evaluation and Oversight of the BRT project results with respect to their objectives of improving mobility and access for the poor. It…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn; Bouillon, César P.; Oviedo, Daniel; Corsetto, Lisa; Jansson, Maya
Este análisis amplía una evaluación anterior de la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión de los resultados de los proyectos de BRT con respecto a sus objetivos de mejorar la movilidad y el acceso para…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Rivas, Axel; Delgado, Lucas Esteban
Este documento es una guía de las innovaciones educativas que están surgiendo en América Latina a partir del uso intensivo de nuevas tecnologías. Es un mapa que hace posible avistar el futuro, o al…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Di Fabio, Claudia; Roldán, Flavia; Angelelli, Pablo; Crespi, Gustavo
La economía de Uruguay ha transitado una "década de oro" en materia de crecimiento, liderado fundamentalmente por un alto dinamismo de la inversión, la productividad y las exportaciones,…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Navarro, Juan Carlos; Benavente, José Miguel; Crespi, Gustavo
The main purpose of this study is to present the conceptual basis that supports science, technology, and innovation (STI) policy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It starts by clarifying STI…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
A healthy environment is made up of many elements that are indispensable for our physical and spiritual health, our cultural wellbeing, and our happiness. Among these are, of course, breatheable air…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Un entorno saludable es aquel que nos proporciona los elementos indispensables para nuestra salud física y espiritual, nuestro bienestar cultural y nuestra felicidad. Entre ellos se encuentran, por…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Like all living things, humans are "open systems." We're part of - not separate from - our environment, and we continually exchange materials, energy and information with it. What…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Los humanos, al igual que todos los seres vivos, somos sistemas abiertos. Somos parte ¿no separada¿ de nuestro medio ambiente, e intercambiamos continuamente materiales, energía e información con él…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Balsa, Ana; Bloomfield, Juanita; Caffera, Marcelo
This study explores the impact of air pollution on adverse birth outcomes. The study focuses on the effect of breathable particulate matter with diameter of 10 micrometers or less (PM10) on the…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Vela, Mauricio A.; Miller, Sebastián J.
This paper studies the allocation of total disaster risk reduction public spending among regions in Peru. The main objective of this work is to identify the main determinants of the distribution of…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.; Vela, Mauricio A.
In addition to the morbidity and mortality concerns of outdoor air pollution, studies have shown that air pollution also generates problems for children`s cognitive performance and human capital…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Masson, Malaika; Walter, Martin; Priester, Michael
How can LAC governments promote the use of clean and green technology in the mining sector and what are the supporting instruments, regulations, infrastructure and institutional aspects that are…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.; Vela, Mauricio A.
This paper focuses on the question of whether the magnitude of long-established environmentally related taxes (ERT) is related to countries environmental performance. While environmental taxes…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.; Vela, Mauricio A.
Environmental taxes have been discussed as one of the main mechanisms to deal with environmental problems. Nonetheless, instruments of this type have rarely been implemented, and the adoption of new…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Dixon, John A.
This paper provides guidance to Bank staff on how to conduct an expanded, comprehensive economic cost-benefit analysis (CBA) in order to measure net benefits from a project taking both project and…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Replogle, Michael; Ríos Flores, Ramiro Alberto; Porter, Christopher; Tao, Wendy; Iannariello, María Pia; Dutt, Gautam
Rising incomes in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) portend rising use of motor vehicles, with attendant challenges to manage traffic congestion, air pollution, energy security, and global…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Replogle, Michael; Ríos Flores, Ramiro Alberto; Porter, Christopher; Tao, Wendy; Iannariello, María Pia; Dutt, Gautam
El aumento del ingreso per cápita en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) trae a la par un incremento en el uso de automotores, con el consiguiente desafío de tener que lidiar con los congestionamientos…