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…
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…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Moreda, Fekadu; Lord, Benjamin; Nalesso, Mauro; Coli Valdes Daussa, Pedro; Corrales, Juliana
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) provides financial and technicalsupport for infrastructure projects in water and sanitation, irrigation, flood control, transport, and energy, and for…
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…
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…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This publication tells the story of the collaboration between the Inter-American Development Bank, PepsiCo, and the PepsiCo Foundation. At a February 2011 ceremony in Mexico City, a five-year…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
"You are what you eat." It's a familiar expression, but do youhave any idea how true it is? Food does a lot more than simply nourish our bodies; it's an essential part of who we…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
"Eres lo que comes" es una expresión muy común, pero ¿realmentetienes idea de qué tan cierto es? El alimento hace mucho más que cumplir su función de nutrición; es esencial en lo que somos…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
"We are mostly water." True or false? Strange as it may seem, it's true! Our bodies are 75 percent water. In fact, some animals such as jellyfish are up to 99 percent water - about the…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
En gran parte, somos agua ¿Verdadero o falso? Por extraño que suene ¡Es verdad! Nuestros cuerpos están constituidos en un 75% por agua. De hecho, hay animales como las medusas cuyos organismos pueden…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Schodt, Sara; Parr, James; Araujo, María Caridad; Rubio-Codina, Marta
This document reviews the literature on the definition and measurement of quality of home visiting programs designed to promote early childhood development, with a particular focus on those…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Schodt, Sara; Parr, James; Araujo, María Caridad; Rubio-Codina, Marta
Este documento revisa la literatura sobre la definición y medición de calidad de los programas de visitas domiciliarias diseñados para promover el desarrollo infantil temprano, con un foco particular…