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): Kim, Hwa Young; Shin, Cheolkyun; Park, Yonghyo; Moon, Jiyoung
The Republic of Korea (ROK, South Korea) boasts a 5,000-year history. However, it is better known for recovering from the complete destruction caused by the Korean War (1950-1953) and for…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Pochat, Víctor; Donoso, María
El informe subregional de Sudamérica para el 8.º Foro Mundial del Agua fue elaborado por los consultores Víctor Pochat y María Concepción Donoso, en colaboración con la Universidad de Los Andes. Se…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Sancho, Francisco; Rivera, Luis; Arce, Ronald
En este estudio se hace una revisión de la situación de seis países de la Centroamérica Ístmica y un país de la América Insular, que forman parte del Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA…
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…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
This policy brief examines these crises, explores successes and pitfalls in the response mechanisms, and extracts valuable lessons to assist decision makers in dealing with droughts, providing…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
El cambio climático está acelerando la frecuencia y gravedad de las sequías, generando desafíos tanto para los encargados de políticas como para la población a nivel mundial. Este informe de…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
A mudança climática está aumentando a frequência e intensidade das secas, o que impõe enormes desafios tanto para os formuladores de políticas como para os cidadãos em todo o mundo. Esta síntese de…
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…
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…