Mar 2019
Author(s): Zavala, Verónica; Garcimartín, Carlos; Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Ruiz-Arranz, Marta
Este documento resume el diagnóstico y las oportunidades en las áreas específicas para el desarrollo inclusivo y sostenible de Panamá. Tras el notable éxito económico conseguido en los últimos años,…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela
Men and women are biologically different and may sometimes have different roles, but they should have equal rights. As things stand, however, women work more yet get less formal compensation or…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Caruso Bloeck, Martín; Galiani, Sebastián; Weinschelbaum, Federico
This paper studies the relative effectiveness of these and other mechanisms by way of a formal model in which workers choose between job opportunities in the formal and informal sectors. Although the…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Bornacelly, Iván; Rieble-Aubourg, Sabine
In Barbados, investment in education is one of the highest in the region and there is almost universal access to basic education. However, learning outcomes are still unequal, and while many young…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Rivera León, Lorena; Mairesse, Jacques; Cowan, Robin
This paper provides evidence of the existence and determinants of the publication productivity gender gap in Mexico at the individual level, and its consequences for the Mexican scientific system and…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Krishna, Kala; Lychagin, Sergey; Frisancho, Verónica
Placement, both in university and in the civil service, according to performance in competitive exams is the norm in much of the world. Repeat taking of such exams is common despite the private and…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Verdisco, Aimee; Cueto, Santiago; Thompson, Jennelle
This paper presents findings from the Regional Project on Child Development Indicators, PRIDI for its acronym in Spanish. PRIDI created a new tool, the Engle Scale, for evaluating development in…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Juan, Ellis J.; Terraza, Horacio; Soulier Faure, Martin; Deregibus, Bernardo; Ramírez, Ignacio; Schwint, Alejandra; Moscoso, Guido
Esta publicación es el resultado de la compilación y la estandarización de 30 encuestas de opinión pública llevadas a cabo de 2011 a 2014 en diferentes ciudades intermedias y megaciudades de América…
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): 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…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Robles, Adrian; Robles, Marcos
This paper argues that the assumption of a homogeneous workforce, which is implicitly invoked in the decomposition analysis of changes in welfare indicators, hides the role that schooling and its…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Beverinotti, Javier
Costa Rica es un país que históricamente se ha caracterizado por sus indicadores socioeconómicos favorables y por sus reformas sociales. Por el lado del crecimiento económico, la economía ha crecido…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Montolio, Daniel
This paper examines how an infrastructure investment policy, implemented nationwide at the local level, has affected local crime rates. This policy, developed in the wake of the global recession of…
Jan 2013
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo
La pobreza, la desigualdad y la movilidad social son fenómenos estrechamente relacionados. Cuando las oportunidades económicas y de desarrollo humano favorecen a grupos reducidos de la población, es…