Jan 2022
Author(s): Abufhele, Alejandra;Bravo, David;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Soto-Ramirez, Pamela
The learning and developmental losses from pre-primary program closures due to COVID-19 may be unprecedented. These disruptions early in life, when the brain is more sensitive to environmental…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Hernández Agramonte, Juan Manuel;Namen, Olga;Näslund-Hadley, Emma;Biehl, María Loreto
This paper presents novel evidence of an intervention to foster preschool students cognitive skills during COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted a policy experiment that provided preschool student parents…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena;Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu;Prada, María Fernanda
La transformación tecnológica está redefiniendo la demanda de habilidades en el mercado de trabajo. Como resultado, cada vez es más necesario flexibilizar y agilizar los sistemas de formación. Este…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Ramos Bonilla, Andrea ;Stampini, Marco
We explore whether the academic benefit from attending a preferred secondary school differs between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of the Jamaican Conditional Cash Transfer Program, Programme of…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Chegwin, Valentina;Hobbs, Cynthia;Thailinger, Agustina
Education spending has increased significantly in Latin America and the Caribbean over the last few decades and Jamaica is no exception. The country has prioritized education within its policy agenda…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Ubertini, Christian
In the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti's earthquake, the Government of Haiti faced massive reconstruction needs in all sectors. As part of the response of the Government of Haiti to the massive…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Acevedo, Ivonne;Almeyda, Gonzalo;Flores, Iván;Hernández, Carolina;Székely, Miguel;Zoido, Pablo
Política educativa que presenta los resultados principales de un estudio regional que mide los costos reales de la pandemia para la educación con base en análisis de encuestas de empleo y varios…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad;Macours, Karen
In 1997, the Mexican government designed the conditional cash transfer program Progresa, which became the worldwide model of a new approach to social programs, simultaneously targeting human capital…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Urrutia, Carlos E.;De Marco, Sergio;Sarmiento Caldas, Felipe
El presente documento busca ser una guía para el diseño de transferencias monetarias condicionadas. La situación educativa de los jóvenes más vulnerables en Honduras y El Salvador ha empeorado debido…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Blackman, Allen;Bonilla, Jorge Alexander;Villalobos, Laura
In cities around the world, Covid-19 lockdowns have improved outdoor air quality, in some cases dramatically. Even if only temporary, these improvements could have longer-lasting effects on policy by…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Pipicano, Wilmer;Peña, Andrés Javier;Pipicano, Christian;Fernández, María Andrea;Porras, Isabela;Arias, Néstor;Miranda, Leonel
Transportar niñas y niños al colegio como pasajeros en bicicleta es una alternativa que los adultos, y en especial las madres, adoptan, por la flexibilidad y economía de este modo de desplazamiento.…
Nov 2021
Author(s): De Abreu, Belinha
Media literacy education is a tool for combating mis/disinformation in a time where there is so much uncertainty. The lack of credible news means that we are left with news stories driven by…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Herrera, Alejandro
Providing access to a financial diary app to graduating high school students improves financial literacy test scores and knowledge of market prices. The financial app also leads to greater levels of…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Herrera, Alejandro
Proporcionar acceso a una aplicación de diarios financieros a graduados recientes de la educación secundaria mejora las puntuaciones en educación financiera y el conocimiento de los precios de…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory;Navarro-Palau, Patricia;Prada, María Fernanda;Soares, Sammara
This paper studies the impact of online technical education offered to complement regular academic instruction in high school on student schooling outcomes. Using a regression discontinuity design…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel;Busso, Matías;Dinkelman, Taryn;Martínez, Claudia
We document large gaps between parents knowledge and school reports of students attendance and grades. Sending frequent text messages with information on attendance, grades and school behavior…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel;Busso, Matías;Dinkelman, Taryn;Martínez, Claudia
Existen grandes brechas entre la información que tienen las familias y las escuelassobre la asistencia y las calificaciones de los estudiantes. El envío frecuente de mensajes de texto con información…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Peña, Ignacio;Gutiérrez, Tomás;Gutiérrez, Milagros
This study analyzes the rise of the Miami startup ecosystem and the opportunities for mutual benefit engendered by a strong connection with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
The…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Zanoni, Wladimir;Acevedo, Paloma;Guerrero, Diego
This paper analyzes how slum upgrading programs impact elementary school childrens attendance in Uruguay. We take advantage of the eligibility rule that deems slums eligible for a SUP program if they…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Arias Ortiz, Elena;Dueñas, Ximena;Elacqua, Gregory;Giambruno, Cecilia;Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes;Pérez Alfaro, Marcelo
This technical note seeks to contribute to the implementation of hybrid education models in LAC from a practical standpoint anchored in the regional context. To this end, it presents a flexible…