May 2019
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Murguia, Juan M.; Rejas, Brisa; Winters, Solis
Despite the existence of a vast body of literature in the field of health economics on overweight, obesity, and undernutrition, little is known about the importance of owning a refrigerator on the…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Johannsen, Julia; Winters, Solis
The Community Nutrition Program in El Alto, Bolivia is the second phase of a program originally implemented between 2008 and 2011. The newly-structured program had objectives to improve infant and…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Ponce De León, Marisela; Koinange, Carly
Caminar, ir en bicicleta (movilidad activa ) y en transporte público son actividades cotidianas en la región de América Latina y el Caribe, sin embargo, la falta de seguridad vial y seguridad…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Robles, Marcos; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Schady, Norbert; Zuluaga, Daniela; Fuertes, Nicolás; Kang, Minji
In this second issue of the series "The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean", we analyze the evolution of the labor market in the education and health sectors. Not only do we…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Robles, Marcos; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Schady, Norbert; Zuluaga, Daniela; Fuertes, Nicolás; Kang, Minji
In this interactive note, the second issue of the series "The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean", we analyze the evolution of the labor market in the education and health…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Celhay, Pablo; Martinez, Sebastian; Vidal, Cecilia
This paper examines gaps in child development by socioeconomic status (SES) using a large nationally representative sample of children 0–59 months old in Bolivia and a rich set of child health and…
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…
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…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Noveck, Beth Simone
The Inter-American Development Bank and New York University’s GovLab have convened ministries of health from four countries, including Argentina, Colombia, Panama and the City of Rio de Janeiro,…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Noveck, Beth Simone
El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo y el GovLab de la Universidad de Nueva York han trabajo por un año con los Ministerios de salud de cuatro países, incluyendo a Argentina, Colombia, Panamá y la…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Noveck, Beth Simone
O Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento e o GovLab da Universidade de Nova Yorke convocaram ministérios da saúde de quatro países, incluindo Argentina, Colômbia, Panamá e a Cidade do Rio de Janeiro…
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): 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…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Japan Research Institute; Multilateral Investment Fund
This report consolidates the key findings from a series of in-depth country-level studies on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in Japan, presenting the case study of Care Center…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Japan Research Institute; Multilateral Investment Fund
This report consolidates the key findings from a series of in-depth country-level studies on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in Thailand, presenting the case study of Opendream.…
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): Verdisco, Aimee; Cueto, Santiago; Thompson, Jennelle
This paper presents findings from the Regional Project on Child Development Indicators, PRIDI for its acronym in Spanish. PRIDI created a new tool, the Engle Scale, for evaluating development in…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Fundación Ecología y Desarrollo; Multilateral Investment Fund
This report sets out to present some of the highlights from a more in depth study carried out on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in Costa Rica, presenting the case study of…