Dec 2018
Author(s): Gingerich, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
Welfarist justifications of democracy presume that citizens have policy preferences that are responsive to pertinent information. Is this accurate? This paper addresses that question by providing a…
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): Jaitman, Laura
This paper uses the crime economics framework to shed light on the main drivers of crime and proposes avenues for future research and action in the region to reduce crime and its social and economic…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Maguire, Edward R.; Oakley, Megan T.; Corsaro, Nicholas
This report presents a comprehensive evaluation of the Cure Violence initiative implemented in Trinidad and Tobago from July 2015 to August 2017. It describes the evaluation’s methods and findings…
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): 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): 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…
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): Sutton, Heather; Baxter, Sasha
Over the past decade, Guyana has recorded impressive economic growth. Many argue that the country’s economic future looks even brighter thanks to the recent massive oil discovery. But its development…
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.…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Galiani, Sebastián; Jaitman, Laura; Weinschelbaum, Federico
Crime and the durability of goods are strongly connected issues. However, surprisingly, they have been studied separately. This paper explores the relationship between the production of durable goods…
May 2017
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
While citizen security has become an ever-increasing concern for many Caribbean countries, the magnitude of the problem has not been matched with an equally robust response in terms of research. This…
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…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Caprirolo, Dino; Jaitman, Laura; Mello, Marcela
Em 2014, a violência custou US$75.894 milhões para ao Brasil ou 3,14% do PIB. Esse valor representa 53% do custo total da criminalidade na América Latina e no Caribe (ALC). O Brasil se destaca por…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Jaitman, Laura; Caprirolo, Dino; Granguillhome Ochoa, Rogelio; Keefer, Philip; Leggett, Ted; Lewis, James Andrew; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio; Mello, Marcela; Sutton, Heather; Torre, Iván
This publication is the first to provide a comprehensive, systematic, and rigorous analysis of the costs of crime in Latin America and the Caribbean. The main challenges in the region are addressed:…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Jaitman, Laura; Caprirolo, Dino; Granguillhome Ochoa, Rogelio; Keefer, Philip; Leggett, Ted; Lewis, James Andrew; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio; Mello, Marcela; Sutton, Heather; Torre, Iván
Este volumen es el primero en proporcionar un análisis integral, sistemático y riguroso de los costos de la delincuencia en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Se abordan los principales desafíos de la…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Jaitman, Laura; Caprirolo, Dino; Granguillhome Ochoa, Rogelio; Keefer, Philip; Leggett, Ted; Lewis, James Andrew; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio; Mello, Marcela; Sutton, Heather; Torre, Iván
Este volume é o primeiro a fornecer uma análise abrangente, sistemática e rigorosa dos custos do crime na América Latina e no Caribe. São abordados os principais desafios da região: o custo social…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Jaitman, Laura; Caprirolo, Dino; Granguillhome Ochoa, Rogelio; Keefer, Philip; Leggett, Ted; Lewis, James Andrew; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio; Sutton, Heather; Torre, Iván
This publication is the first to provide a comprehensive, systematic and rigorous analysis of the costs of crime in Latin America and the Caribbean. The main challenges in the region are addressed:…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Jaitman, Laura; Caprirolo, Dino; Granguillhome Ochoa, Rogelio; Keefer, Philip; Leggett, Ted; Lewis, James Andrew; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio; Sutton, Heather; Torre, Iván
Este volumen es el primero en proporcionar un análisis integral, sistemático y riguroso de los costos de la delincuencia en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Se abordan los principales desafíos de la…