Aug 2019
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica
En 2016, una asociación pública-privada implementó un exitoso programa de educación financiera dirigido a los tres últimos años de la secundaria en 150 escuelas públicas de 6 regiones del país. En…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Messina, Julián; Silva, Joana
This paper documents an inverse U-shape in the evolution of wage inequality in Latin America since 1995, with a sharp reduction starting in 2002. The Gini coefficient of wages increased from 42 to 44…
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…
May 2019
Author(s): Haro, María Isabel; Fernández Díez, María Carmen
Los sistemas de monitoreo y evaluación (M&E) son esenciales en los bancos públicos de desarrollo para mejorar la efectividad y transparencia en el uso de recursos públicos. Pero si bien entre…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Paredes, Gabriela; Munguia, Sindy
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…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano; Caballero, Gustavo; Cofré, Fabián; González, Stephanie; Keller, Lukas; Silva Porto, María Teresa
Los sistemas de pensiones de contribución definida como el chileno trasladan gran parte de los riesgos asociados al sistema pensional al trabajador. Por lo tanto, para su buen funcionamiento estos…
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…
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…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Nelson, Kara L.; Erickson, John
A case study was conducted in the intermittent drinking water distribution system in Arraiján, Panamá, a rapidly growing peri-urban area west of Panama City. Pressure, flow, turbidity and chlorine…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Ballivian, Amparo; Bamberger, Michael; Caso Raphael, Agustín; Cooper, Ryan; Diéguez, Gonzalo; Farfán Mares, Gabriel; Frugoni, Gabriel; García López, Roberto; Kaufmann, Jorge; Martínez, Úrsula; Medina Giopp, Alejandro; Muente, Arturo; Orozco, Hernán; Székely, Miguel; Monegro, Juan Tomás; Vargas, Victor; Velásquez, Aníbal; Wi, Seongbak
Los sistemas de monitoreo y evaluación constituyen el resultado de la aplicación de principios, procesos, procedimientos y prácticas operativas y administrativas para el desarrollo de un conjunto de…