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…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Flabbi, Luca; Levy Algazi, Santiago
This paper develops a search and matching model where firms and workers are allowed to form matches (jobs) that can be formal or informal. Workers optimally choose the level of schooling acquired…
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…
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…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Michalczewsky, Kathia; Ramos, Barbara
In 2016 the value of Latin American and Caribbean exports contracted at a slower pace than that of world trade. This Infographic presents the analysis corresponding to the Trade and Integration…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Michalczewsky, Kathia; Ramos, Barbara
Durante 2016 las exportaciones de bienes de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) cayeron a un ritmo menor que el comercio mundial. Esta Infografía presenta el análisis correspondiente al Monitor de…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Michalczewsky, Kathia; Ramos, Barbara
The Trade and Integration Monitor 2017 analyzes the current trade recovery and assesses the capacity of the region to compete in global markets. It argues that, having overcome the longest trade…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Michalczewsky, Kathia; Ramos, Barbara
El Monitor de Comercio e Integración 2017 analiza la recuperación comercial en curso en la región y traza un balance de la capacidad de competir en los mercados mundiales. Argumenta que, superada la…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Martínez, María Adelaida; Martinez, Sebastian; Pérez, Michelle; Sánchez, Mario
While the effects of conditional cash transfers on primary school enrollment, attendance and dropouts are well documented, few studies address their impact on longer-term outcomes
like high-…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Aid for Trade (AfT) seeks to support developing countries as they strengthen trade capacity and infrastructure. As the World Trade Organization’s main institutional counterpart for AfT in LAC, the…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Agüero, Jorge M.; Frisancho, Verónica
Violence against women takes place mainly in the private sphere and isperpetrated by people close to the victim. These features can introduce large
biases into its reporting in specialized…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Torres, Javier; Agüero, Jorge M.
This paper uses seven nationally representative time use surveys in Latin America to identify key stylized facts regarding the quantity and quality of parental time investment on the skill formation…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Mohan, Preeya; Strobl, Eric; Watson, Patrick
In-firm training is a crucial innovative activity in modern knowledge-based economies which face increasing global competition and rapidly changing technology. Nevertheless, there are few studies…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Acerenza, Santiago; Gandelman, Néstor
This paper characterizes household spending in education using microdata from income and expenditure surveys for 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries and the United States. Bahamas, Chile and…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Howell, Hunt; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Stevenson, Claudia; Grant, Kayla
This paper reviews the Inter-American Development Bank's policy-based loans, which are designed to improve competitiveness in selected Latin American and Caribbean countries. It summarizes the…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Jaimes, Ivonne; Sanahuja, Haris; Torres, Ana María; Visconti, Ernesto; Novillo, Nathalia
El presente informe presenta los principales avances y retos pendientes del país a nivel de su gobernabilidad para la gestión del riesgo de desastres, medida a través del Índice de Gobernabilidad y…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Wright, Allan
From productivity performance indicators derived from the World Bank, The Bahamas is underperforming relative to our Caribbean economies and even other small economies within Latin America and the…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Suarez, Ginés; Salazar, Lina; Durán, Rolando; Torres, Ana María; Visconti, Ernesto
El presente informe resume los principales hallazgos de la aplicación del iGOPP, el Índice de Gobernabilidad y Políticas Públicas para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres, en Haití. Dicho índice…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Suarez, Ginés; Hori, Tsuneki; Durán, Rolando; Torres, Ana María; Jiménez, Virgina; Visconti, Ernesto
En este documento se describe la metodología general del Índice de Gobernabilidad y Políticas Públicas en Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (iGOPP). Asimismo se presentan los principales conceptos que…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Visconti, Ernesto; Jaimes, Ivonne; Sanahuja, Haris; Torres, Ana María; Suarez, Ginés; Vasquez de Godoy, Elda
El presente informe resume los principales hallazgos de la aplicación del iGOPP, el Índice de Gobernabilidad y Políticas Públicas para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres, en El Salvador. Dicho índice…