Jul 2019
Author(s): Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Fernández, Marcos A.; Garcimartín, Carlos
Pese a que durante los últimos años ha sido una de las economías más dinámicas de la región, Panamá continúa siendo uno de los países más desiguales de América Latina. Si bien la desigualdad se ha…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Almeida, Eduardo; Prat, Jordi; Vargas-Moreno, Juan Carlos; Acevedo, María Cecilia; Del Carmen, Giselle; Mejía, Alejandra; Solera, Marco; Castillo Martínez, Paula; Del Campo, Victoria; Flores, Juan; Lennon Sabatini, Joaquín; Paz, Marcelo; Valencia, Adriana
Honduras: A Territorial Approach to Development presents an innovative approach to address the development challenges of the country. The document first describes the main challenges to inclusive…
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,…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica
Based on rigorous empirical evidence, this paper evaluates if the excitement about school-based financial education programs is warranted. First, relying on recent experimental evidence, the paper…
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): Jaureguiberry, Florencia; López, Ángela; Zoido, Pablo
La inversión pública en educación ha aumentado en la última década en la región. Sin embargo, como porcentaje del PIB y nivel por alumno sigue estando por debajo del promedio de los países de la OCDE…
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…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Acevedo, Paloma; Alviar, Carlos; Carrasco, Yeny; Pinzón, Leonardo; Pinzón, Leonardo; Pinzón, Leonardo; Sánchez-Monin, Emmanuelle; Smith, Ruth Ann Cecilia; Pérez Expósito, Ana
Este documento presenta los resultados del análisis de la encuesta de línea de base de la evaluación experimental del Programa Nutrividas. El objetivo del programa es mejorar el estado nutricional de…
Oct 2018
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia; Cubides Mateus, Mayaris; Garibotto, Giorgina; Beron, Christian
Uruguay is one of very few countries in Latin America that has a nationally representative, longitudinal survey of early childhood development. In 2015–2016, during the second wave of the survey, an…
Oct 2018
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia; Cubides Mateus, Mayaris; Garibotto, Giorgina; Beron, Christian
Uruguay es uno de los pocos países de América Latina que tiene una encuesta longitudinal representativa a nivel nacional del desarrollo de la primera infancia. En 2015-2016, durante la segunda fase…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Acevedo, Paloma; Alviar, Carlos; Chung, Tania; Martinez, Sebastian; Pinzón, Leonardo; Sánchez-Monin, Emmanuelle
Este documento presenta los resultados del análisis de la encuesta de línea de base de la evaluación experimental del Programa de Apoyos Comunitarios (PACO). El objetivo del programa es disminuir las…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Muñoz, Ercio; Rucci, Graciana; Saltiel, Fernando; Urzúa, Sergio
Inequality in Latin America fell substantially in the early 2000s. In this paper, we take advantage of administrative matched employee-employed data in Brazil, Chile and Ecuador to examine whether…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica
Using data from a randomized controlled trial in 300 public high schools in Peru, this paper studies the potential of school-based financial education programs for youth. The intervention improves…
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…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Eichler, Rena; Nelson, Jennifer; Iriarte, Emma; Gigli, Susan; Zúñiga Brenes, Paola; Ríos-Zertuche, Diego
The Salud Mesoamerica Initiative is a public-private partnership that provides funding to national governments in Mesoamerica (the region consisting of southern Mexico and Central America) that is…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Álvarez, María Cristina; Tapia Conyer, Roberto; Regalia, Ferdinando; Eichler, Rena; Ciria Matilla, María Cruz; Nelson, Jennifer; Wong, Ethan; Betancourt Cravioto, Miguel; Zúñiga Brenes, Paola; Gigli, Susan; Iriarte, Emma; Mujica, Ricardo; Ríos-Zertuche, Diego; Kress, Daniel
Salud Mesoamerica Initiative (SMI) is an ambitious regional results-based aid initiative in Mesoamerica that ties a portion of donor funding to the achievement of externally measured maternal,…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Verch, Karine
As a public policy in Brazil, Primeira Infância Melhor (PIM) is a cross-cutting approach to promote child development in the first years of life. Through home visits, the PIM promotes child…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Verch, Karine
Como una política pública en Brasil, Primera Infancia Mejor (PIM) es una acción transversal de promoción de desarrollo infantil en los primeros años de vida. Por medio de visitas domiciliarias, el…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Verch, Karine
Política pública inovadora no Brasil, o Primeira Infância Melhor (PIM) é uma ação transversal de promoção do desenvolvimento integral nos primeiros anos de vida. Por meio da visitação domiciliar, o…