Jun 2019
Author(s): Almeida, Eduardo; Prat, Jordi; Vargas-Moreno, Juan Carlos; Acevedo, María Cecilia; Del Carmen, Giselle; Mejía, Alejandra; Solera, Marco; Castillo Martínez, Paula; Del Campo, Victoria; Flores, Juan; Lennon Sabatini, Joaquín; Paz, Marcelo; Valencia, Adriana
Honduras: A Territorial Approach to Development presents an innovative approach to address the development challenges of the country. The document first describes the main challenges to inclusive…
May 2019
Author(s): Tejeda Ricardez, Jesús; Echeverría, Carlos; de Waziers, Benedicte; Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto; Larrea, Sisi; Durán, Gabriel; Morales, Olga
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…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Ayres, João; García, Marcio; Guillen, Diogo; Kehoe, Patrick
Brazil has had a long period of high inflation. It peaked around 100 percent per year in 1964, decreased until the first oil shock (1973), but accelerated again afterward, reaching levels above 100…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Pérez, Daniel; Gutiérrez, Maria Clara; Mix Vidal, Richard
El sector transporte en América Latina y el Caribe contribuye con aproximadamente el 34% de las emisiones globales de gases de efecto invernadero relacionadas con la energía, situación que ha…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Linares, Jennifer; Manzano, Osmel; López, Arnoldo; Ruiz-Arranz, Marta; Garcimartín, Carlos; Ochoa, Elizabeth; Pagliacci, Carolina; Martínez, André; Solorzano, José
This report describes the current situation of the region of Central America and the Dominican Republic and its outlook for 2019. It also analyzes the recent reduction in the food price pattern and…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Linares, Jennifer; Manzano, Osmel; López, Arnoldo; Ruiz-Arranz, Marta; Garcimartín, Carlos; Ochoa, Elizabeth; Pagliacci, Carolina; Martínez, André; Solorzano, José
Este reporte macroeconómico para Centroamérica y República Dominicana describe en profundidad y con datos a nivel nacional y global la coyuntura que está viviendo la región y su perspectiva para 2019…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel; Ji, Yi; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle; Lopez Soto, David Daniel
With rapid energy growth in the past 40 years, the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region has maintained a steady increase in electricity needs above the global level. While there is no question…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Hallack, Michelle; Vazquez, Miguel; Mejdalani, Alexandre Novaes; Lopez Soto, David Daniel; Mendes e Costa, Roberta
School electrification can decrease the gap between rural and urban education. The Brazilian policy focusing on electricity access in school decreased student’s dropout rate. Rural electrification…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Hallack, Michelle; Vazquez, Miguel; Mejdalani, Alexandre Novaes; Lopez Soto, David Daniel; Mendes e Costa, Roberta
La electrificación escolar puede disminuir la brecha entre la educación rural y urbana. Los programas de electrificación rural, como Luz para Todos en Brasil, han tenido éxito en aumentar el acceso a…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Schwartz, Moises; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Wright, Allan; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Mooney, Henry; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk
The divergence in the development of the countries that correspond to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Caribbean Country Department and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Barnes, Douglas F.; Samad, Hussain; Rivas, Salvador
Energy access is an essential prerequisite for economic, social, and human development. The 2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) explicitly recognized affordable and clean energy…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Ruiz-Arranz, Marta; Díaz Cassou, Javier
Una vez superada la crisis financiera de finales del siglo pasado, Ecuador se adentró en una prolongada etapa de crecimiento económico que permitió reducir la incidencia de la pobreza a mínimos…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor
While countries in the Caribbean are highly diverse, several common development challenges emerge, including weak fiscal institutions, crime and violence, a sluggish private sector, weak productive…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Rossi, José Luiz
This paper studies the predictive power of several proxies for liquidity in forecasting exchange rates for a set of countries from January 2001 to April 2013. The results indicate that changes in…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo
The establishment of the inflation targeting regime in Paraguay is relatively recent, however, the results have been satisfactory. This is because based on the observed data, from the implementation…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Carrillo Maldonado, Paul A.; Díaz Cassou, Javier; Tejada, Jesús
En el presente documento se presenta una estimación del impacto macroeconómico de la reforma energética emprendida en Ecuador durante la pasada década. El análisis enfatiza los efectos que sobre las…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Finkelstein-Shapiro, Alan; González Gómez, Andrés; Nuguer, Victoria; Roldán-Peña, Jessica
We use a novel dataset that merges goods-level prices underlying the CPI in Mexico with the balance sheet information of Mexican publicly listed firms and study the connection between firms'…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This document addresses the main challenges of the energy sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), as well as the role that the private sector must play in the process of overcoming these…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Este documento aborda los principales retos que se presentan en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) en el sector energético y el papel que deberá tener el sector privado en el proceso de superación de…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Levy, Alberto; Anaya, Fernando; Vieira de Carvalho, Arnaldo
La elevada dependencia de la generación hidráulica de Centroamérica conlleva riesgos al suministro de electricidad que son difíciles de mitigar. Aunque esta dependencia ha disminuido progresivamente…