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…
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): 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…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías
This paper shows, using probit analysis, that low national savings increase the risk of macroeconomic crisis. Foreign savings are a poor substitute of national savings not only for domestic…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Why should people -and economies- save? The typical answer usually focuses on the need to protect against future shocks, to smooth consumption during hard times, in short, to save for the proverbial…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Savings in an economy matter for development. At the macro level, savings determine how much a country can invest, and they have implications for growth and economic stability. At the individual…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
In advanced economies, the vast majority of savings are intermediated through formal financial instruments. This intermediation can take one of three forms: direct financing, with individuals holding…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Why save more? One good reason is to invest more. Economies that save more can take advantage of investment opportunities and thus grow faster. Investing to improve access to education and health,…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Countries invest in physical capital in order to grow. In principle, domestic investment can be financed with either national or foreign financing. However, foreign financing is not a good substitute…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
When it comes to consumption and saving, there are two groups of people: those who produce resources actively in the labor market, and those who depend on what others produce because they are either…