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): Domínguez, Patricio; Asahi, Kenzo
This paper studies the effect of ambient light on crime, taking advantage of the daylight saving time (DST) policy, which imposes exogenous variations in daylight exposure at specific hours of the…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Binder, Alberto; Rúa, Gonzalo; Bravo, Juan José
Las limitaciones del acceso a la justicia en México exigen cambios importantes a la hora de definir y construir esa hoja de ruta orientada a fortalecer las instituciones de seguridad ciudadana y…
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): Gingerich, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
Welfarist justifications of democracy presume that citizens have policy preferences that are responsive to pertinent information. Is this accurate? This paper addresses that question by providing a…
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): Jaitman, Laura
This paper uses the crime economics framework to shed light on the main drivers of crime and proposes avenues for future research and action in the region to reduce crime and its social and economic…
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): Alvarado, Nathalie; Muggah, Robert
Hoy en día hay cada vez más ciudades que están innovando con iniciativas de prevención y reducción del crimen y de la violencia. Garantizar la seguridad de los ciudadanos es una de las funciones más…
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…
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…
May 2017
Author(s): Peirce, Jennifer
This paper presents updated information about crime and violence in Belize, and about current and recent initiatives that address these issues, with an emphasis on youth and on Southside Belize City…
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…