Dec 2018
Author(s): Barandiarán, Melissa; Esquivel, Maricarmen; Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Suarez, Ginés; Zuloaga, Daniela
The effects of climate change and disasters triggered by natural hazards pose a significant threat to sustainable development in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. According to the Bank’s…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Barandiarán, Melissa; Esquivel, Maricarmen; Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Suarez, Ginés; Zuloaga, Daniela
El presente documento resume la Metodología de evaluación del riesgo de desastres y cambio climático desarrollada y sometida a pruebas piloto durante 2017 y 2018. Si bien la Metodología es el…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
Public spending has climbed in Latin America and the Caribbean. Riding a commodity windfall and low interest rates, many governments in the region tried to spend their way into the future.…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
El gasto público ha aumentado en América Latina y el Caribe. Aprovechando las bajas tasas de interés y las ganancias extraordinarias de los productos básicos, muchos gobiernos de la región intentaron…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Flom, Hernán
Most Latin American countries face a systemic challenge in providing citizen security. In other words, the region’s current insecurity is not only the responsibility of state actors in isolation, but…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Levy Algazi, Santiago
Why has an economy that has done so many things right failed to grow fast? Under-Rewarded Efforts traces Mexico’s disappointing growth to flawed microeconomic policies that have suppressed…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Levy Algazi, Santiago
Why has an economy that has done so many things right failed to grow fast? Under-Rewarded Efforts traces Mexico’s disappointing growth to flawed microeconomic policies that have suppressed…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Visconti, Ernesto; Jaimes, Ivonne; Sanahuja, Haris; Torres, Ana María; Benjamin, Lisa
This document describes the general methodology of the Index of Governance and Public Policy in Disaster Risk Management (iGOPP) and presents the main concepts that support both disaster risk…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Cornick, Jorge; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Rivas, Gonzalo
Productive development policies (PDPs) are notoriously hard. They involve a daunting level of technical detail, require public-private collaboration, are in constant danger of capture, and demand…
May 2018
Author(s): Dargent, Eduardo; Lotta, Gabriela; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio; Moncada, Gilberto
Por que existe uma disparidade nos níveis de capacidade técnica e institucional dos departamentos nacionais de estatística (DNE) na região de América Latina e do Caribe?

Existe um…
May 2018
Author(s): Dargent, Eduardo; Lotta, Gabriela; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio; Moncada, Gilberto
Why is there a disparity in the levels of technical and institutional capacity of national statistical offices (NSOs) in the Latin American and Caribbean region?

There is a consensus…
May 2018
Author(s): Dargent, Eduardo; Lotta, Gabriela; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio; Moncada, Gilberto
¿Por qué se observa una disparidad en los niveles de capacidad técnica e institucional de las oficinas nacionales de estadística (ONE) en América Latina y el Caribe?

Existe un consenso…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The geographic location of the Latin America and the Caribbean region makes it susceptible to natural disasters, including hurricanes, landslides, droughts, and earthquakes. In 2017, Latin America…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
La ubicación geográfica de la región de América Latina y el Caribe la vuelve susceptible a los desastres naturales, entre ellos los huracanes, los corrimientos de tierra, las sequías y los terremotos…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Jaimes, Ivonne; Durán, Rolando; Torres, Ana María; Visconti, Ernesto; Noal, Débora
El Índice de Gobernabilidad y Políticas Públicas (iGOPP) en gestión del riesgo de desastres (GRD) ha sido diseñado para evaluar la existencia formal de un número de condiciones legales,…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Garcia, Alvaro; Osorio, Claudio; Torres, Ana María; Visconti, Ernesto; Hraste, Mirka
La institucionalidad actualmente existente en Paraguay para la gestión del riesgo de desastres (GRD) se ha construido en base a un proceso de maduración y reflexión de una serie de emergencias y…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Sabel, Charles; Stein, Ernesto H.; Trejos, Alberto
This paper summarizes the findings of the recent Inter-American Development Bank book Two to Tango: Public-Private Collaboration Productive Development Policies, based on case studies of 25…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Guerrero Compeán, Roberto
Este estudio examina de manera empírica el efecto que tiene una mejora en las condiciones de la gobernabilidad en la gestión del riesgo sobre las pérdidas humanas ante la ocurrencia de un desastre.…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Fernandez, Andres; Imrohoroglu, Ayse; Tamayo, Cesar
Latin American countries have long exhibited low levels of saving rates when compared to other countries in relatively similar stages of economic development (e.g., Asian economies). Motivated by…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Powell, Andrew
The 2017 Macroreport considers recent developments in the global economy and how they may affect Latin America and the Caribbean. It reviews how countries are adapting to external conditions and how…