Oct 2017
Author(s): Soriano, Alejandro; Rodrigo, Maria Fernanda; Hernández, María José; Ramirez Abarca, Nadia; Russell, Nathaniel; Sadeghi, Patricia
This Country Program Evaluation will evaluate the IDB’s program with Nicaragua during the period 2013-2017. The evaluation includes an analysis of operations approved in 2013-2017 as well as others…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Soriano, Alejandro; Rodrigo, Maria Fernanda; Hernández, María José; Ramirez Abarca, Nadia; Russell, Nathaniel; Sadeghi, Patricia
Esta Evaluación del Programa de País evaluará el programa del BID con Nicaragua durante el período 2013-2017. La evaluación comprende el análisis de operaciones aprobadas en 2013-2017, así como otras…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Kahn, Theodore; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
Trade between Korea and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experienced an unprecedented boom beginning in the early 2000s. Following the broader course of Asia-LAC relations, this trade surge was…
Jul 2017
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia; Cubides Mateus, Mayaris; Duryea, Suzanne
Este estudio reporta un análisis exhaustivo de los datos de línea de base de la evaluación del Programa Cresca com Seu Filho (PCCSF) en Fortaleza, Brasil, mostrando que los niños que participará en…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Linares, Ana María; Michelitsch, Roland; Haarsager, Ulrike; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Soriano, Alejandro; Szwedzki, Roni; Maqueda Gassos, Stephany; Oliveira, Patricia; Russell, Nathaniel; Seiwald, Raphael; Ramirez-Goldin, Ana; Cardona, Catherine
The Boards of Governors of the IDB Group decided in March 2015 to support the proposal for the "merge-out" of the IDB's and IIC's private sector operations into a "new"…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Linares, Ana María; Michelitsch, Roland; Haarsager, Ulrike; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Soriano, Alejandro; Szwedzki, Roni; Maqueda Gassos, Stephany; Oliveira, Patricia; Russell, Nathaniel; Seiwald, Raphael; Ramirez-Goldin, Ana; Cardona, Catherine
En marzo de 2015, las Asambleas de Gobernadores del Grupo BID decidieron respaldar la propuesta para la fusión hacia afuera de las operaciones del sector privado del BID y la CII, trasladándolas a…
Dec 2016
Author(s): García-Cicco, Javier; Kawamura, Enrique
This paper empirically tests the effects of foreign currency debt on economic performance and investment behavior in non-financial firms in six Latin America and Caribbean countries. It is found find…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Boltz, Andrea María; Arrasate, María Ignacia; Georgoulias, Andreas; Levy, Alberto; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Watkins, Graham George; Meller, Hendrik
This evaluation applies the Envision Rating System on the Norte Grande Electricity Transmission Program (NGETP) in Argentina, focusing in the Northeast Section (NEA). Envision is a system that…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Perivier, Helen; Arrasate, María Ignacia; Georgoulias, Andreas; Killmer, Annette; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Watkins, Graham George; Meller, Hendrik
This evaluation applies the Envision Rating System on the Serra do Mar and Atlantic Forest Mosaics System Socio-environmental Recovery Program in Brazil. Envision is a unique system that assesses the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Arrasate, María Ignacia; Georgoulias, Andreas; Basani, Marcello; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Watkins, Graham George; Meller, Hendrik
This evaluation applies the Envision Rating System on the Metropolitan Quito Environmental Sanitation Program - Phase II in Ecuador, focusing in the environmental restoration of Quito's natural…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Barajas, Adolfo; Restrepo, Sergio; Steiner, Roberto; Medellín, Juan Camilo; Pabón, César
After building up foreign currency-denominated (FC) liabilities over several years, the balance sheets of Colombian firms might be particularly vulnerable to a shift in external conditions. This…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Puerta, Juan Manuel
The Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI), launched in 2012, is the Bank's most recent response to the urban development needs in the region. Through ESCI the Inter-American…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Puerta, Juan Manuel
La Iniciativa Ciudades Emergentes y Sostenibles (ICES), que se puso en marcha en 2012, es la respuesta más reciente del Banco a las necesidades de desarrollo urbano en la región. A través de la ICES…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Rubio-Codina, Marta; Tomé, Romina; Araujo, María Caridad
El Programa Nacional Cuna Más (PNCM) atiende a niños menores de 36 meses en zonas de pobreza y pobreza extrema con el objetivo de mejorar su nivel de desarrollo. El PNCM brinda dos servicios: el…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Heracleous, Maria; González, Mario; Winters, Paul
Using administrative data from the urban Mexican Oportunidades program, this paper analyzes why poor households choose less education for their children, even when offered financial compensation for…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Chang, Roberto; Fernandez, Andres; Gulan, Adam
Corporate sectors in emerging markets have noticeably increased their reliance on foreign financing, presumably reflecting low global interest rates. The evidence also shows a rebalancing from bank…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Caballero, Julián; Fernandez, Andres; Park, Jongho
This paper studies the influence of external financial factors on economic activity in emerging economies (EMEs) motivated by a considerable increase in foreign financing by the corporate sector in…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Chang, Roberto; Fernandez, Andres; Gulan, Adam
Corporate sectors in emerging market economies have increased noticeably their reliance on foreign financing, presumably reecting low global interest rates. This trend has largely reflected increased…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Gibbons, María Amelia; Maffioli, Alessandro; Rossi, Martín
This paper evaluates the impact of two programs that provide public and private goods, in the form of irrigation canals and materials (such as hail nets). Using a twelve-year panel of wine producers…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Larraín Ríos, Guillermo
El mapeo de la regulación actual comprendió la revisión del marco legal y normativo de los países Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, México y Perú, estructurado bajo los temas que se detallan a…