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…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Bernal, Pedro
Maintaining high standards of care from doctors, nurses and other health professionals is of critical importance for an effective and efficient health system. Yet deficient levels of health worker…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Banuri, Sheheryar; Keefer, Philip; Walque, Damien de
A booming literature has argued that mission-based motives are a central feature of mission-oriented labor markets. This paper shifts the focus to task-based motivation and finds that it yields…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Moreno-Serra, Rodrigo; Anaya Montes, Misael; Smith, Peter C.
This technical note reports on the results of a study that seeks to identify the levels of efficiency and their possible determinants across Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) health systems, as well…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Guanais, Frederico C.
With the aim of contributing to the design of evidence-based public health policies in Latin America and the Caribbean and giving special consideration to patient or health service user perspectives…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Guanais, Frederico C.; Regalia, Ferdinando; Perez-Cuevas, Ricardo; Harris, Donna Oretha; Pinto, Diana M.; Pinzón, Leonardo; Sánchez, María Deni; Tejerina, Luis; Anaya, Milagros; Doubova, Svetlana V.; Marín, Tania; Moreno, Ralfh; Mullachery, Pricila; Rocha, Marcia; Sánchez, María Deni; Schantz, Karolina
En la región de América Latina y Caribe (ALC), la mayoría de los países buscan reformar sus sistemas de salud para lograr la cobertura universal y mejorar la eficiencia de sus gastos sanitarios, al…
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…
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…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Prat, Jordi; López, Arnoldo; Manzano, Osmel; Solera, Marco; Ochoa, Elizabeth
Central America and the Dominican Republic had stable economic growth in 2017. The performance of the United States economy and low commodity prices, mainly oil, meant that the key indicators for the…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Prat, Jordi; López, Arnoldo; Manzano, Osmel; Solera, Marco; Ochoa, Elizabeth
En 2017 Centroamérica y República Dominicana tuvo un crecimiento económico estable. El desempeño de Estados Unidos y los bajos precios de las materias primas, principalmente de los hidrocarburos,…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bernal, Pedro; Martinez, Sebastian; Celhay, Pablo
This document contains the appendices to "Is Results-Based Aid More Effective than Conventional Aid? Evidence from the Health Sector in El Salvador".
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bernal, Pedro; Martinez, Sebastian; Celhay, Pablo
Results-based aid (RBA) models link funds to outcomes, rather than paying for inputs. Despite their theoretical appeal and recent adoption by donors and multilateral development banks, there is…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Jaimes, Ivonne; Durán, Rolando; Torres, Ana María; Visconti, Ernesto; Noal, Débora
El Índice de Gobernabilidad y Políticas Públicas (iGOPP) en gestión del riesgo de desastres (GRD) ha sido diseñado para evaluar la existencia formal de un número de condiciones legales,…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Garcia, Alvaro; Osorio, Claudio; Torres, Ana María; Visconti, Ernesto; Hraste, Mirka
La institucionalidad actualmente existente en Paraguay para la gestión del riesgo de desastres (GRD) se ha construido en base a un proceso de maduración y reflexión de una serie de emergencias y…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Guerrero Compeán, Roberto
Este estudio examina de manera empírica el efecto que tiene una mejora en las condiciones de la gobernabilidad en la gestión del riesgo sobre las pérdidas humanas ante la ocurrencia de un desastre.…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Dansereau, Emily; McNellan, Claire R.; Gagnier, Marielle C.; Desai, Sima S.; Haakenstad, Annie; Johanns, Casey K.; Palmisano, Erin B.; Ríos-Zertuche, Diego; Schaefer, Alexandra; Zúñiga Brenes, Paola; Hernández Prado, Bernardo; Iriarte, Emma; Mokdad, Ali H.
El presente estudio hace una revisión de los factores asociados a la cantidad y oportunidad de las consultas de atención prenatal (AP) para mujeres pobres de Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua,…
Jul 2017
Author(s):
Esta nota técnica analisa o sistema de priorização de tecnologias em saúde no Brasil, com o objetivo de avaliar seu desempenho e identificar oportunidades de melhora nos processos de decisão de…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Gaitán Duarte, Hernando G.; Rojas Reyes, María Ximena; Feliciano-Alfonso, John
El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) ha venido desarrollando una serie de proyectos y actividades regionales en el sector salud encaminadas a fortalecer los procesos de priorización del gasto…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Pecha, Camilo
This policy brief answers three main questions with respect to the no-user-fee policy adopted across public health centres in Jamaica: (i) Has the policy improved health status among working age…