May 2019
Author(s): Pezo, Danilo
La intensificación sostenible de la producción ganadera es una estrategia para responder al incremento en la demanda de proteínas de origen animal, tanto para los mercados locales como de exportación…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Navarro, Juan Carlos; Cathles, Alison
Current technological trends are reshaping the educational services toward the delivery of an improved blend of vocational training and general education--deemed essential for continuous upskilling--…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Alarcon Rodriguez, Arturo Daniel; Poveda, Martín
Esta nota técnica presenta un análisis del potencial para el uso de iluminación pública eficiente en Brasil. El análisis se enfoca en municipalidades pequeñas y medianas. Partiendo de una estimación…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Arza, Valeria
This study contributes to our understanding of how barriers to innovation affect firms of different size. We review the literature on obstacles to innovation. We found that there is a gap regarding…
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.…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Clarke, Dillon; Pasha, Sukrishnalall
Most businesses in Guyana are small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are assumed to generate a significant share of employment and contribute to wealth creation. However, they operate in a…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Vijay, Modi; Bott, Jack; Fobi Nsutezo, Simone ; Aiello, Roberto Gabriel; Aclan, Carolina
The utility business was historically hardware driven, where utilities generated power and hoped it reached the customer. They meter the consumption at the home, and replace resources when failure is…
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): Aiello, Roberto Gabriel; Rugg, Richard; Salmeri, Micol; Wedgwood, Paul
This publication is intended to help sub-national energy policy decision-makers of major Latin American cities as they look to develop and implement clean energy solutions. Our aim is to help local…
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…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Sparkman, David; Sturzenegger, Germán
As part of World Water Week (WWW) held in Stockholm in August 2016, the IDB organized, in coordination with several partners, a set of three sessions (referred to as “Eye on LAC”) highlighting the…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Haarsager, Ulrike; Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Michelitsch, Roland; Rodrigo, Maria Fernanda; Ramírez, Nadia; García Jiménez, María Camila; Jansson, Maya; Rutherford, Richard
This evaluation assesses the work of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) in directly supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The evaluation reviews the origins and evolution…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ketterer, Juan Antonio
Since the end of the great crisis of 2007-10, the financial services industry began a process of accelerating change. New business models based on convergent technological developments are…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ketterer, Juan Antonio; Villacorta, Omar
En el presente documento se revisa la combinación de políticas públicas existentes en los países desarrollados para cerrar la brecha de financiamiento a las pequeñas y medianas empresas (pyme), y se…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Suominen, Kati
The Internet roared to the scene in Latin America and it is transforming the way Latin Americans interact, shop, bank, and spend their time. The Internet is changing regional consumption patterns,…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Howell, Hunt; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Stevenson, Claudia; Grant, Kayla
This paper reviews the Inter-American Development Bank's policy-based loans, which are designed to improve competitiveness in selected Latin American and Caribbean countries. It summarizes the…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge; Trejos, Alberto
This paper explores the development of public sector capabilities for Productive Development Policies in Costa Rica through four case studies of successful experiences, with less successful cases…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Castillo, Victoria; Figal Garone, Lucas; Maffioli, Alessandro; Ohaco, Moira
Este estudio evalúa el impacto de asistencias técnicas a micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (MiPyME) cofinanciadas por el Programa de Acceso al Crédito y Competitividad (PACC) en Argentina. El…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Uyarra, Elvira; Moñux, Diego; Li, Yanchao; Esteban, Adrián; Rigby, John; Ospina, María José; Edler, Jakob
Public procurement accounts for a significant proportion of overall demand for goods and services. Thus, it could be a useful tool for fostering innovation and economic growth. While interest in the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bernal, Richard L.
China has recently become the third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world and is a major source of development aid for developing countries, including those in the Caribbean…