Sep 2018
Author(s): Stucchi, Rodolfo; Lotti, Giulia; Maffioli, Alessandro; Broccolini, Chiara; Presbitero, Andrea
In this paper we assess whether multilateral lending mobilize private capital inflows. We find evidence of positive significant mobilization effects of multilateral lending on the number of deals and on…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo
The paper shows that international government borrowing from multilateraldevelopment banks is countercyclical while international government borrowing form private sector lenders is procyclical. The…
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…
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…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Barajas, Adolfo; Restrepo, Sergio; Steiner, Roberto; Medellín, Juan Camilo; Pabón, César
After building up foreign currency-denominated (FC) liabilities over several years, the balance sheets of Colombian firms might be particularly vulnerable to a shift in external conditions. This…
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…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Chang, Roberto; Fernandez, Andres; Gulan, Adam
Corporate sectors in emerging market economies have increased noticeably their reliance on foreign financing, presumably reecting low global interest rates. This trend has largely reflected increased…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Levy Yeyati, Eduardo; Zúñiga, Jimena
Capital flows have been the subject of acute policy concern since the Brady plan launched the emerging markets bond asset class. Their massive volume, coupled with their volatile and procyclical…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This report is the second of two volumes which together constitute the Inter-American Development Bank's 2015 Annual Report. This report contains the management's discussion and analysis of…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Este es el segundo de dos volúmenes que constituyen el Informe Anual del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) 2015. El presente volumen contiene la discusión y análisis de la Administración:…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The Annual Report contains a review of the Bank's operations in 2015 (loans, guarantees and grants). The second volume contains the full set of the financial statements of the Bank's…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
El Informe anual contiene un examen de las operaciones del Banco en 2015 (préstamos, garantías y financiamiento no reembolsable). El segundo volumen contiene el conjunto completo de los estados…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Le Rapport annuel examine les opérations de la Banque pour 2015 (prêts, garanties et subventions). Le second volume contient l'ensemble complet des états financiers des ressources de la Banque.
Apr 2016
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento (BID)
O Relatório Anual contém uma análise das operações do Banco em 2015 (empréstimos, garantias e concessões). O segundo volume contém também o conjunto completo de declarações financeiras sobre os…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.
Many independent countries in the Caribbean have large stocks of migrantsabroad who send remittances to relatives in the homeland. Most Caribbean
migrants reside in four principal host or…
May 2015
Author(s): Attanasio, Orazio P.; Bonfatti, Andrea; Kitao, Sagiri; Weber, Guglielmo
This paper studies the effect of demographic transitions on the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The paper builds a model of multi-regions of the world and derives the path of…
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): Cesa-Bianchi, Ambrogio; Céspedes, Luis Felipe; Rebucci, Alessandro
This paper first compares house price cycles in advanced and emerging economies using a new quarterly house price dataset covering the period 1990- 2012. It is found that that house prices in…
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…