Oct 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory
Over the last 25 years, more than two-thirds of OECD countries have increased school choice opportunities for parents. For example, in recent years, new forms of delivery like government-dependent…
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,…
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…
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…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Frisancho, Verónica
This paper designs and implements a field experiment that provides students from less advantaged backgrounds with individualized feedback on academicperformance during the transition from middle to…
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…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Dinkelman, Taryn; Martínez, Claudia; Romero, Dario
Schools that provide higher education often belong to either a merit-based selective system or an open-access less selective system. This paper presents the results of a field experiment that…
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…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Albornoz, Facundo; Berlinski, Samuel; Cabrales, Antonio
This paper studies a model where student effort and talent interact with parental and teachers' investments, as well as with school system resources. The model is rich, yet sufficiently…
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): Salazar, Lina; Maffioli, Alessandro; Aramburu, Julián; Agurto Adrianzen, Marcos
In this paper, we evaluate the short term impact of a Fruit Fly Eradication Program in the coastal areas of Peru. Exploiting arbitrary variation in the program's intervention borders, as well as…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Salazar, Lina; Maffioli, Alessandro; Aramburu, Julián; Agurto Adrianzen, Marcos
Este documento presenta la evaluación de impacto de corto plazo de un programa de erradicación de la mosca de la fruta en las áreas costeras de Perú. Aprovechando la variación arbitraria en las…