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…
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…
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.…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Mohan, Preeya; Strobl, Eric; Watson, Patrick
In-firm training is a crucial innovative activity in modern knowledge-based economies which face increasing global competition and rapidly changing technology. Nevertheless, there are few studies…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Trade facilitation policies intend to simplify administrative processes and accelerate the handling of shipments across borders. Recent research shows that these policies have substantial effects on…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Zhang, Yan
This paper uses customs transaction data covering all Chinese exporters and the World Bank's antidumping database to investigate how they responded to Latin-American and Caribbean (LAC)…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Jaimes, Ivonne; Sanahuja, Haris; Torres, Ana María; Visconti, Ernesto; Novillo, Nathalia
El presente informe presenta los principales avances y retos pendientes del país a nivel de su gobernabilidad para la gestión del riesgo de desastres, medida a través del Índice de Gobernabilidad y…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Valle, Mauricio Ribeiro do; Toneto Junior, Rudinei; Vieira Cicogna, Maria Paula; Tarantin Junior, Wilson
This paper shows that exchange rate depreciation has a negative effect on the balance sheet of Brazilian companies with foreign indebtedness; this effect stems mainly from the negative correlation…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
The performance of the private sector is crucial for a country's economic growth. Thus, this report revisits the theme of low Caribbean growth, viewed through a macroeconomic lens in the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bernal, Richard L.
China has recently become the third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world and is a major source of development aid for developing countries, including those in the Caribbean…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Barajas, Adolfo; Restrepo, Sergio; Steiner, Roberto; Medellín, Juan Camilo; Pabón, César
After building up foreign currency-denominated (FC) liabilities over several years, the balance sheets of Colombian firms might be particularly vulnerable to a shift in external conditions. This…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Freund, Caroline; Pierola, Martha Denisse
This paper uses firm-level data on manufacturing trade from 40 developing countries to explore how the five largest exporters in a country contribute to export growth and diversification. The origins…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Security concerns in a context of increasingly segmented supply chains haveled to stricter border control measures, which may potentially negatively
affect international trade. Customs around…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Graziano, Alejandro; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Firms selling products abroad usually have to interact with several borderagencies that develop multiple trade regulations and oversee their
compliance. These regulations establish the…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
In this paper, we examine an innovative postal export regime that involvesboth a streamlining of export procedures and provision of intermediation
services to investigate how firms' react…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Graziano, Alejandro; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
We examine transaction-level Peruvian import data to show that firms are subject to significant costs of port-of-entry delays. At the transaction level, we observe the time it takes a shipment to…