Dec 2018
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel; Ji, Yi; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle; Lopez Soto, David Daniel
With rapid energy growth in the past 40 years, the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region has maintained a steady increase in electricity needs above the global level. While there is no question…
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): Marchán, Estefanía; Espinasa, Ramón; Yépez-García, Ariel
This report quantifies the effect of energy prices and subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean and finds that discretionary price-setting mechanisms often lead to expensive, inefficient, and…
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-…
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…
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): Paredes, Juan Roberto; Ramírez C., John J.
This monograph describes the linkages between the concept of capacity in energy markets and the characteristics of Variable Renewable Energies (VRE), hydro, solar, and wind. We live in a carbon-…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Paredes, Juan Roberto; Ramírez C., John J.
Esta monografía describe la relación entre el concepto de capacidad en los mercados energéticos y las características de las Energías Renovables Variables (ERV) mostrando con ejemplos prácticos cómo…
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; Hori, Tsuneki; Visconti, Ernesto; Durán, Rolando; Torres, Ana María; Suarez, Ginés; Jiménez, Virgina
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…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Suarez, Ginés; Salazar, Lina; Sanahuja, Haris; 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 Bolivia. Dicho índice…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Lafortune, Jeanne; Tessada, José
La realidad migratoria en Chile ha cambiado fuertemente en las últimas dos décadas. Números oficiales del Departamento de Extranjería y Migración indican que la población migrante se habría duplicado…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Gischler, Christiaan; Janson, Nils; Espinasa, Ramón; Humpert, Malte
This paper focuses on how the Eastern Caribbean can achieve its unrealized sustainable energy potential, where: "Eastern Caribbean" means Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts…