May 2017
Author(s): Gallagher, Kevin; Lagarda, Guillermo; Linares, Jennifer
The 2008 Financial Crisis and subsequent financial turbulence has triggered economists and policymakers to revisit the extent to which capital account liberalization is optimal for all countries at…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Fundación Ecología y Desarrollo; Multilateral Investment Fund
This report sets out to present some of the highlights from a more in depth study carried out on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in Mexico, presenting the case study of Echale a tu…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Ruiz Pozuelo, Julia; Slipowitz, Amy; Vuletin, Guillermo
This article challenges recent findings that democracy has sizable effects on economic growth. As extensive political science research indicates that economic turmoil is responsible for causing or…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Ruiz Pozuelo, Julia; Slipowitz, Amy; Vuletin, Guillermo
This online appendix presents a thorough analysis of the nature, dynamics, and most important events for 38 cases of democratization, including the list of democracy experts and key country-specific…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías
This paper shows, using probit analysis, that low national savings increase the risk of macroeconomic crisis. Foreign savings are a poor substitute of national savings not only for domestic…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Cruces, Juan José
This paper measures the flow of funds into the real estate sector for the city of Buenos Aires since 1992 and compares it to traditional savings instruments. For each dollar that went into the city…
May 2015
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Cristia, Julian P.; Humpage, Sarah D.
Many families fail to vaccinate their children despite the supply of these services at no cost. This study tests whether personal reminders can increase demand for vaccination. A field experiment was…
Mar 2015
Author(s): African Development Bank (AfDB); Asian Development Bank (ADB); Development Bank of Latin America (CAF); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); European Investment Bank (EIB); Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Islamic Development Bank (IDB); World Bank (WB)
1. In June 2012, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, our eight Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) delivered a joint statement Commitment to Sustainable Transport (…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Teeple, Jim; Deibert, Michael; Helleranta, Meri; Antón Díaz, Pablo; Azevedo, Viviane; Lalime, Thomas; Santelices, Cristian; Sipp, Caroline
This publication takes stock of the efforts Haiti is making to transform several key sectors. Some are fundamental for economic growth; others are essential for improving its people's living…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Teeple, Jim; Deibert, Michael; Helleranta, Meri; Antón Díaz, Pablo; Azevedo, Viviane; Lalime, Thomas; Santelices, Cristian; Sipp, Caroline
Cette publication présente les efforts déployés par Haiti pour transformer plusieurs secteurs clés. Certains sont fondamentaux pour la croissance économique, d'autres sont essentiels pour…
May 2013
Author(s): Bretas, Fernando; Nery, Claudia; Mellinger, Yvon
Actualmente diversas ciudades de América Latina y el Caribe se encuentran ante el reto de corregir los pasivos ambientales y sociales generados por un crecimiento desordenado. En Brasil, el PROSAMIM…
Mar 2013
Author(s): Partridge, William L.; Mejía, María Clara
This document focuses on four sectors where socio-cultural analysis is particularly critical for addressing issues of reducing poverty and exclusion. In the case of major infrastructure projects, the…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo
Este documento forma parte del curso La Realidad Macroeconómica: Una Introducción a los Problemas y Políticas del Crecimiento y la Estabilidad en América Latina. El presente módulo tiene por…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Galindo, Arturo; Lora, Eduardo
Este documento forma parte del curso La Realidad Macroeconómica: Una Introducción a los Problemas y Políticas del Crecimiento y la Estabilidad en América Latina. El presente módulo tiene por…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
In most cultures around the world, municipal markets are popular places for starting up small businesses. An entrepreneur can set up a stall with very low overhead costs, and sell anything from food…
Jan 2010
Author(s): González Alcocer, María Eugenia; Cohen, Michael; Oliveira, Cléia Beatriz H. de; Santos, Bárbara Araújo dos; Alvarado, Nathalie; Palenque, Patricia; Rojas, Eduardo; de Araujo Larangeira, Adriana; Ruiz, Verónica; Fretes Cibils, Vicente; Couriel, Jack; França, Elisabete; Smolka, Martim; Burgos, Ramiro; Brakarz, José; Fandiño, Sonia; Bonat Pegoraro, Denise; Romo, Margarita; Dávila Armas, Heisda; Cuenin, Fernando; Nieto, María de la Luz; Abizanda, Beatriz
Building Cities reviews the experiences of the Latin American and Caribbean region in the design and implementation of neighbourhood upgrading programmes. The volume has a particular focus on the…
Jan 2010
Author(s): González Alcocer, María Eugenia; Cohen, Michael; Oliveira, Cléia Beatriz H. de; Santos, Bárbara Araújo dos; Alvarado, Nathalie; Palenque, Patricia; Rojas, Eduardo; de Araujo Larangeira, Adriana; Ruiz, Verónica; Fretes Cibils, Vicente; Couriel, Jack; França, Elisabete; Smolka, Martim; Burgos, Ramiro; Brakarz, José; Fandiño, Sonia; Bonat Pegoraro, Denise; Romo, Margarita; Dávila Armas, Heisda; Cuenin, Fernando; Nieto, María de la Luz; Abizanda, Beatriz
Construir ciudades pasa revista a la experiencia de América Latina y el Caribe en el diseño y ejecución de programas de mejoramiento de barrios. El libro expone el conocimiento adquirido por los…
Nov 2008
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
This working paper discusses "Safer Commune" - a neighbourhood crime prevention program in Chile that has come under criticism via evidence of rising crime rates and fear of crime in…
Apr 2008
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Urban, Anne-Marie; Pineda Mannheim, Carlos R.
The starting point for this document was the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) technical cooperation project Gender and Municipal Development (NI-T1002), which was financed by the Bank's…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Valenzuela, Juan Pablo
El presente trabajo enfatiza en los aspectos fiscales del proceso de descentralización de los gobiernos locales en Chile, a través de un diagnóstico respecto del sistema de financiamiento municipal…