May 2020
Author(s): Balza, Lenin; Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto; Macedo, Demian; Mercado Díaz, Jorge Enrique
This paper revisits the relationship between private participation, regulatory governance and the performance of the electricity sector in 18 Latin American countries over the last five decades.…
May 2020
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge
This paper provides a general characterization of overall power regulation and a detailed characterization of the ongoing evolution of distributed rooftop photovoltaic (PV) regulation in Costa Rica.…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Brichetti, Juan Pablo; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Chisari, Omar O.; Mastronardi, Leonardo; Serebrisky, Tomás; Vila Martínez, Juan Pablo
En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de modelos de Equilibrio General Computado aplicados al análisis del impacto de la infraestructura en varios países de América Latina y el Caribe:…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Dutra, Joisa
While 12% of the world’s freshwater is located in Brazil, its unevenly distributed across the country. As a result, water scarcity is a real and present challenge in many areas across Brazil.…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Estache, Antonio; Serebrisky, Tomás
This paper argues that, while most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have managed to significantly improve the short-term efficiency of their infrastructure services since the widespread…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Sosa Escudero, Walter
This article discusses the possibilities of using big data and machine learning strategies to improve the provision of public services along many dimensions, including better access or quality and…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Pastor, Cinthya; Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor
El presente documento analiza de manera descriptiva los impuestos, gravámenes, tasas y/o cargos en la provisión de servicios públicos domiciliarios de electricidad y agua para un conjunto de países…
Oct 2018
Author(s): De Halleux, Morgane; Estache, Antonio; Serebrisky, Tomás
This paper matches country-specific performance and governance characteristics of the electricity sector in order to draw conclusions about the correlation between governance features and performance…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Coremberg, Ariel
La cuenta satélite de servicios de infraestructura (CSI) que se propone en esta Nota Técnica ofrece una nueva forma de abordar la prestación de los Servicios de Infraestructura (SI). Se trata de un…
May 2018
Author(s): Barreto-Dillon, Leonellha; Basani, Marcello; De Simone, Francesco; Cotlear, Blanche
La adopción de prácticas de transparencia es uno de los determinantes principales de la eficiencia de los proveedores y reguladores de servicios de agua y saneamiento (AyS). Esta es una de las…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo; Centro del Agua para América Latina y el Caribe; Tecnológico de Monterrey
Aproximadamente el 80 por ciento de la población de América Latina se concentra en áreas urbanas. En consecuencia, la presión sobre los recursos hídricos y la gestión del agua en las ciudades…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Páez, Tania; Tarre, Alejandro; Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor
A través de esta serie de casos de estudio, el Departamento de Infraestructura y Energía del BID pretende dar a conocer su trabajo en la región, los problemas que aborda, los retos en la…
Jan 2017
Author(s): García Larumbe, Javier; Garcia Merino, Lucio Javier; Sasaki, Keisuke
La División de Agua y Saneamiento (INE/WSA) del BID lanzó en el año 2011 una herramienta para apoyar a las empresas operadoras de agua potable y alcantarillado sanitario en la identificación y…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Over the last decade, several countries in the Latin American and the Caribbean region have strengthened the management of their state-owned enterprises (SOEs) through a process of reforms. SOEs are…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Durante la última década varios países de América Latina y el Caribe fortalecieron la gestión de sus empresas públicas a través de procesos de reformas. Dado que estas empresa tienen una tendencia…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Estache, Antonio; Garsous, Grégoire; Seroa da Motta, Ronaldo
This paper investigates the effects of political (mis)alignment on public service delivery when mandates are shared between state and local governments. We analyze sewage treatment policies in the…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Urban renewal programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are designed to improve the quality of life of low-income residents improvements in water and sanitation, social services,…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Titan Engineering, Inc.
The primary objective of this Technical Note is to provide guidance to utility companies either for improving the operations-phase implementation of a current environmental management system or for…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Kuratomi, Traci; Martin, Dougal; Ducci, Jorge; Rihm, Alfredo; Navia Díaz, María del Rosario; Grau, Javier
In the last decade, Belize has seen major improvements in access to water, but it is behind in achieving universal access to improved sanitation facilities. Belize has also made progress in terms of…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Rezende, Fernando
The tax reform of 1965 in Brazil sought to streamline state taxation, replacing the old tax on sales and consignment (IVC) with a modern value added tax on the circulation of goods (ICM) as part of a…