Nov 2019
Author(s): Gonzalez Acero, Carolina; Martinez, Sebastian; Winters, Solis; Pérez Expósito, Ana
Aproximadamente la mitad de los niños menores de cinco años del Departamento de Baja Verapaz, Guatemala, sufren de desnutrición crónica. El programa SPOON busca mejorar las prácticas nutricionales y…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Acevedo, Paloma; Alviar, Carlos; Carrasco, Yeny; Pinzón, Leonardo; Pinzón, Leonardo; Pinzón, Leonardo; Sánchez-Monin, Emmanuelle; Smith, Ruth Ann Cecilia; Pérez Expósito, Ana
Este documento presenta los resultados del análisis de la encuesta de línea de base de la evaluación experimental del Programa Nutrividas. El objetivo del programa es mejorar el estado nutricional de…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Watson Williams, Carol
This study was specifically designed to collect information on women’s health and their experiences of violence in Jamaica. A combination of quantitative and qualitative methods was used to collect…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Pemberton, Cecile; Joseph, Joel
This report presents the first nationally representative estimates of the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and non-partner sexual violence (NPSV) against women in Trinidad and Tobago.…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Tejerina, Luis; Perez-Cuevas, Ricardo; Adderley, Brendalee; Delevaux, Camillie; Braithwaite, Nanika; Kuster, Rene; Osorio, Itzel; García, Gabriela
The Bahamas faces critical challenges due to an increase in chronic diseases (CDs). Overweight and obesity are on the rise among all age groups. In addition, the prevalence of raised blood glucose is…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Eichler, Rena; Nelson, Jennifer; Iriarte, Emma; Gigli, Susan; Zúñiga Brenes, Paola; Ríos-Zertuche, Diego
The Salud Mesoamerica Initiative is a public-private partnership that provides funding to national governments in Mesoamerica (the region consisting of southern Mexico and Central America) that is…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Eichler, Rena; Nelson, Jennifer; Iriarte, Emma; Gigli, Susan; Zúñiga Brenes, Paola; Ríos-Zertuche, Diego
La Iniciativa Salud Mesoamérica (ISM) es una asociación público-privada que ofrece financiamiento a los gobiernos nacionales de Mesoamérica (región que se compone de América central y del sur de…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Gertner, Gastón; Johannsen, Julia; Martinez, Sebastian
En Bolivia, según la encuesta de demografía y salud de 2008, la desnutrición crónica alcanza a 27% de niños menores 5 años. Las poblaciones vulnerables son propensas a déficits nutricionales debido…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Hosein, Roger
This paper estimates the trade, revenue, and welfare effects of the proposedCaribbean Community (CARICOM)-Canada free trade agreement (FTA) on
CARICOM countries using a partial equilibrium…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Molina-Millan, Teresa; Barham, Tania; Macours, Karen; Maluccio, John A.; Stampini, Marco
We review the literature on the long-term impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs in Latin America. Long-term impacts are defined as those that both: 1) are related to the accumulation of…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Waithe, Kimberly; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon; Thomas, Chrystol; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Okey, Onoh-Obasi
British voters surprised the world when they voted to leave the European Union in June 2016. Markets reacted heavily to the surprise, resulting in high volatility in all major stock indices as well…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Leer, Jane; López Bóo, Florencia; Pérez Expósito, Ana; Powell, Christine
Although there is ample support for the causal link between home visit parenting programs and child development outcomes, few studies have explored what it is that drives this relationship -to what…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon
Chinese and Caribbean economic relations have deepened over the past decade and a half. The paper analyzes the impetus for China's foreign economic policy to reach out to developing regions such…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Schodt, Sara; Parr, James; Araujo, María Caridad; Rubio-Codina, Marta
This document reviews the literature on the definition and measurement of quality of home visiting programs designed to promote early childhood development, with a particular focus on those…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Schodt, Sara; Parr, James; Araujo, María Caridad; Rubio-Codina, Marta
Este documento revisa la literatura sobre la definición y medición de calidad de los programas de visitas domiciliarias diseñados para promover el desarrollo infantil temprano, con un foco particular…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
¿Por qué establecer límites y prioridades? En el mundo existe mucha variabilidad entre países en el tamaño del gasto en salud per cápita, y el monto tiende a variar positivamente con el ingreso per…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Alonso, Paloma; Pinto, Diana M.; Astorga, Ignacio; Freddi, Jazmin
Esta publicación es la primera de cinco notas técnicas sobre asociaciones público-privadas (APP) en el sector de la salud en la región de América Latina. La finalidad de esta primera nota es…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Amelina, Maria
This paper provides the first experimental evaluation of the participatory budgeting model showing that it increased public participation in the process of public decision making, increased local tax…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
This policy brief answers three main questions for the Jamaican economy: (a) Do remittances act as a safety net during negative health shocks? (b) Are remittances subject to moral hazard by receivers…
Aug 2013
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia
This paper documents disparities in cognitive development- as measured by a receptive vocabulary test-between children from households with high and low socioeconomic status (SES) in two different…