Oct 2018
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU); Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The 2018 Global Microscope on Financial Inclusion is a benchmarking index that assesses the enabling environment for financial access in 55 countries. The research underscores the evolving landscape…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
El Microscopio global de 2018 brinda una perspectiva única de las prácticas líderes que los gobiernos y los entes reguladores están adoptando para canalizar la revolución digital de los servicios…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
The 2018 Global Microscope provides a unique insight into the leading practices that governments and regulators are adopting to channel the digital revolution of financial services into greater…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU); Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The Global Microscope assesses the regulatory environment for financial inclusion across 12 indicators and 55 countries. The Microscope was originally developed for countries in the Latin American…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Burgess, Elizabeth; Martínez, Mariana; Magnoni, Barbara; Carballo, Ignacio E.; Hainze, Anna
Durante los últimos 15 años, el sector de las microfinanzas y las instituciones de microfinanzas (IMF) que lo componen en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), han pasado por un proceso de maduración…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU); Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
El Microscopio global 2015: Análisis del entorno para la inclusión financiera,anteriormente conocido con el nombre de Microscopio global sobre el
entorno de negocios para las microfinanzas,…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Monge-González, Ricardo; Torres-Carballo, Federico
This study explores for the first time the dynamics of entrepreneurship in Costa Rica based on an analysis of firm entry, exit, and growth rates. Using panel data from 2001 to 2012, it explores the…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Carvalho, Carlos; Pasca, Nilda; Souza, Laura; Zilberman, Eduardo
This paper augments a relatively standard dynamic general equilibrium model with financial frictions in order to quantify the macroeconomic effects of the credit deepening process observed in many…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Nakasone, Eduardo
This paper analyzes the impact of the Strengthening Women Entrepreneurship in Peru (SWEP) program. SWEP trained female micro entrepreneurs in business management practices (such as accounting and…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Schwartz, Liora; Guaipatín, Carlos
El presente estudio es una iniciativa de la División de Competitividad e Innovación (CTI) del BID para entender cómo está funcionando el Sistema Nacional de Innovación de Ecuador y cuáles son sus…
Jun 2014
Author(s): Stickney, Christy
The lack of adequate housing is a problem throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Almost 40 percent of families in the region live in a house beyond repair, have no title, or lack water,…
Jun 2014
Author(s): Stickney, Christy
La falta de una vivienda adecuada es un problema en toda América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) . Casi el 40 por ciento de las familias en la región viven en una casa en mal estado y sin posibilidad de…
May 2014
Author(s): Molina, Danielken; Roa, Mónica
In this paper we use Colombian manufacturing data on exports and external financing for the period 1998 - 2006 to estimate the credit elasticity of exports. We use bank-firm linked data to construct…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Gordon, Reena B.; Suominen, Kati
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are notably underrepresented in the external sector of Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), despite their importance in the regions economies: relatively few…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID); Gordon, Reena B.; Suominen, Kati
Las pequeñas y medianas empresas (PyME) se encuentran notablemente subrepresentadas en el sector externo de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), a pesar de su importancia en la estructura de las…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento (BID); Gordon, Reena B.; Suominen, Kati
As pequenas e médias empresas (PMEs) estão claramente sub-representadas no setor de exportação da América Latina e do Caribe (ALC), apesar de sua importância para a economia da região: relativamente…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Cohen, Peter; Ijgosse, Jeroen; Sturzenegger, Germán
This document objective is to assist practitioners and decision-makers engaged in the preparation and implementation of inclusion plans for informal recyclers working at final disposal sites. The key…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Cohen, Peter; Ijgosse, Jeroen; Sturzenegger, Germán
El objetivo de este documento es asistir a profesionales y tomadores de decisiones que participan en la preparación e implementación de un Plan de Inclusión de recicladores informales que trabajan en…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Asia and Latin America are among the world's fastest growing regions. They demonstrated strong resilience and rapid recovery following the global economic crisis, and have many useful lessons to…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Torrentes-García, Laura; Rodríguez-Álvarez, Juan Antonio; Monge-González, Ricardo
Mediante una evaluación cuasi-experimental, este trabajo estudia el impacto de una capacitación tendiente a mejorar las prácticas administrativas y el desempeño de un grupo de micro, pequeñas y…