Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Sanchez, Fabio; Santos, Humberto
To contribute to the debate about the reorganization of the public-school supply, in this paper we analyze a reform introduced in Colombia in 2001 that merged several independent small schools into a…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Martínez, Matias
This paper estimates the effects of school accountability on year-to-year teacher mobility in Chile. An accountability program was implemented between 2012 and 2015, which established sanctions for…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Cruz, Cesi; Keefer, Philip
The Database of Political Institutions presents institutional and electoral results data such as measures of checks and balances, tenure and stability of the government, identification of party…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Schuster, Christian
Merit-based selection of bureaucrats is central to state capacity building, yet rare in developing countries. Most executives instead favor patronage -political discretion- in public employment.…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Cruz, Cesi; Keefer, Philip; Scartascini, Carlos
The Database of Political Institutions presents institutional and electoral results data such as measures of checks and balances, tenure and stability of the government, identification of party…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Jaimovich, Analia
In order to improve the quality of education, several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are implementing institutional reforms that affect the roles and responsibilities of education…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Jaimovich, Analia
Para mejorar la calidad de la educación, varios países de América Latina y el Caribe están implementando reformas institucionales que modifican las responsabilidades de los diversos niveles de…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Alessandro, Martín; Lafuente, Mariano; Santiso, Carlos
There is a growing interest in Latin America and the Caribbean in strengthening the strategic Center of Government (CoG). Stricto sensu, the CoG refers to the institution or group of institutions…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Ardanaz, Martín
According to an influential theoretical argument, presidential systems tend to present smaller governments because the separation between those who decide the size of the fiscal purse and those who…