Sep 2019
Author(s): Arias, Leandro; Rud, Juan Pablo; Ruzzier Christian A.
This paper provides high-level strategic insight for taking forward water and sanitation regulation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). To do this, the paper analyzes the expected impact of…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Sanchez, Fabio; Santos, Humberto
To contribute to the debate about the reorganization of the public-school supply, in this paper we analyze a reform introduced in Colombia in 2001 that merged several independent small schools into a…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Harrison, Rodrigo; Parada, Marcela; Villena, Marcelo
Este documento analiza el diseño y desempeño de la licitación de afiliados en el bien conocido sistema de retiro chileno. El sistema es principalmente administrado por empresas privadas que operan en…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Santos, Humberto; Munevar, Isabela; Sanchez, Fabio
To contribute to the debate about decentralization of education management, in this paper, we take advantage of the arbitrary rule used in Colombia to define the municipalities that can autonomously…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Prada, María Fernanda; Navarro-Palau, Patricia; Soares, Sammara
Despite the renewed interest in technical education, only a handful of studies analyze its effect on academic outcomes. In this paper we apply a regression discontinuity design to oversubscribed…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Sarni, Will
As part of Stockholm World Water Week 2018 (SWWW), the IDB organized, in coordination with several partners, a set of four sessions (“Eye on LAC”) in which the necessity, challenges, and…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Orellana, Edgar; Páez, Tania; Urdaneta, Julio; de Waziers, Benedicte; Morales, Olga
A través de esta serie de casos de estudio, el Departamento de Infraestructura y Energía del BID pretende dar a conocer su trabajo en la región, los problemas que aborda, los retos en la…
May 2019
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano; Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Kaplan, David S.; García-Huitrón, Manuel; Silva Porto, María Teresa
Este documento contiene un análisis del estado que guardan los sistemas de pensiones en México, incluyendo los sistemas contributivos, sistemas estatales, municipales, universidades públicas, así…
May 2019
Author(s): Pratt, Lawrence; Ortega, Juan Manuel
The issuance of green bonds has grown rapidly in the past several years. However, agricultural green bonds have lagged far behind, because of the difficulties of developing international…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Westh Olsen, Anne Sofie; Vegas, Emiliana; Viteri, Adriana; Zoido, Pablo
La presente nota presenta los resultados de la evaluación PISA-D en Ecuador, con todos los resultados del estudio a escala nacional. Con resultados cercanos al promedio de la región, y que superan a…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Bosch, Mariano; García-Huitrón, Manuel; Kaplan, David S.; Silva Porto, María Teresa
Este documento contiene un análisis del estado que guardan los sistemas de pensiones en México, incluyendo los sistemas contributivos, sistemas estatales, municipales, universidades públicas, así…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Vegas, Emiliana; Viteri, Adriana; Zoido, Pablo
Esta nota presenta los resultados de la evaluación PISA, que incluye los resultados del estudio PISA-D y PISA-2015. Los resultados PISA-D refuerzan el retrato generalizado de bajos desempeños,…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano; Oliveri, María Laura; Berstein, Solange; García-Huitrón, Manuel; Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro
Los sistemas de pensiones son un elemento central del estado del bienestar. Estos son contratos sociales que tienen como principal objetivo proporcionar un consumo digno a los adultos mayores en…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Ganimian, Alejandro; Barrera-Osorio, Felipe; Biehl, María Loreto; Cortelezzi, María
Many developing countries offer cash to low-income families to encourage children to attend school. These initiatives have increased educational attainment, but they have rarely improved student…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Toch, Eran
This discussion paper was developed by the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Division in collaboration with the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Toch, Eran
Este documento de trabajo fue elaborado por la División de Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda (HUD, por sus siglas en inglés) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) en colaboración con el…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Jackson, C. Kirabo
Recent studies document that, in many cases, the schools that parents prefer over others do not improve student test scores. This could be because (a) parents cannot discern schools causal impacts,…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Carneiro, Pedro; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Schady, Norbert
We study the determinants of math achievement among children in early elementary school using data from a unique experiment in which children were randomly assigned to classrooms within schools for…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Thompson, Jennelle; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic
Inequity by income level, geographic area, and institution type, school absenteeism, and the lack of educational materials and high-quality professional development for teachers are some of the…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Thompson, Jennelle; Moffa, Nicholas Dominic
Las inequidades por niveles de ingreso, zona y tipo de institución, el ausentismo escolar, y la falta de materiales educativos y el desarrollo profesional docente de alta calidad son algunos de los…