Dec 2018
Author(s): Martínez, Daniel; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Salgado, Edgar; Scholl, Lynn; Yañez, Patricia
Limited access to safe transportation is one of the greatest challenges to labor force participation faced by women in developing countries. This paper quantifies the causal impacts of improved urban…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Suarez, Ginés; Esquivel, Maricarmen; Barandiarán, Melissa; Zuloaga, Daniela
The effects of climate change and disasters triggered by natural hazards pose a significant threat to sustainable development in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. According to the Bank’s…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth; Hiramatsu, Anri; Ariza, María Camila; Silva de Anzorena, María Paloma
Las mujeres que residen en ciudades de América Latina y el Caribe cuentan con acceso a mejores niveles de ingresos que aquellas que residen en áreas rurales. Sin embargo, estos niveles están todavía…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Harper, Leslie; Orjuela E., Jasbleidy
La contratación pública se ha utilizado como un instrumento para promover objetivos socioeconómicos, ofreciendo una vía óptima para combatir la pobreza y promover el crecimiento económico a nivel…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; León, Gianmarco; Roza, Vivian; Valdivia, Martín; Vega, Gabriela
We use a field experiment to evaluate the impact of two informational get-out-the-vote (GOTV) campaigns to boost female electoral participation in Paraguay. We find that public campaigns had no…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Schimanski, Caroline; Chagalj, Cristian
This study analyzes the evolution of gender-based educational and occupational segregation, from 1999 to 2016, for four Caribbean countries (The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago).…
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…
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…
May 2018
Author(s): Mir Cervantes, Claudia; Veraza López, Alonso
Violence against women is a serious human rights issue that entrenches discrimination. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights declares that this type of violence “contradicts the…
May 2018
Author(s): Mir Cervantes, Claudia; Veraza López, Alonso
La violencia contra las mujeres es un problema grave de derechos humanos que tiene su raíz en la discriminación. Para la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, este tipo de violencia “…
May 2018
Author(s): Sample, Kristen
Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have seen, in recent years, a sharp uptick in public mobilization against corruption, as well as the adoption of transparency and accountability-enhancing…
May 2018
Author(s): Sample, Kristen
En los últimos años, América Latina y el Caribe ha experimentado un fuerte repunte en la movilización pública contra la corrupción, así como en la adopción de reformas que mejoran la transparencia y…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Safranoff, Ana; Tiravassi, Antonella
Based on an analysis of the Survey of Convicted Prisoners relating to eight Latin American countries, this document contributes to a deepening of the knowledge about women who have been imprisoned.…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Safranoff, Ana; Tiravassi, Antonella
A partir del análisis de la Encuesta de Presos Condenados de ocho países de América Latina, el documento contribuye a expandir el conocimiento sobre las mujeres privadas de libertad. En primer lugar…
Apr 2018
Author(s): López-Bassols, Vladimir; Grazzi, Matteo; Guillard, Charlotte; Salazar, Mónica
Dado el papel central que ocupan la ciencia, la tecnología y la innovación (CTI) como ejes esenciales para un mejor desarrollo socio-económico en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), es de suma…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, half of its potential. Increasingly, business leaders and governments are paying more attention to this economic, social and…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Las mujeres y las niñas representan la mitad de la población mundial y, por lo tanto, la mitad de su potencial. Cada vez más, líderes empresariales y gobiernos prestan más atención a este motor…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The geographic location of the Latin America and the Caribbean region makes it susceptible to natural disasters, including hurricanes, landslides, droughts, and earthquakes. In 2017, Latin America…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
La ubicación geográfica de la región de América Latina y el Caribe la vuelve susceptible a los desastres naturales, entre ellos los huracanes, los corrimientos de tierra, las sequías y los terremotos…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Pemberton, Cecile; Joseph, Joel
The dataset comes from the 2017 National Women's Health Survey for Trinidad and Tobago, a national, quantitative, cross-sectional survey of 1,079 women ages 15 to 64.