Feb 2019
Author(s): Nogueira, Manoel Fernandes Martins; Alarcon Rodriguez, Arturo Daniel
Este estudio tiene por objetivo estimar el costo de oportunidad de la energía hidroeléctrica que se pierde en el sistema eléctrico brasilero, ya sea por paradas forzadas o por paradas programadas.…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Ji, Yi; Hallack, Michelle; Mejdalani, Alexandre Novaes; Chueca, J. Enrique; Lopez Soto, David Daniel
Net Metering (NM) policies have been widely used as a mechanism to allow the inclusion of distributed generation (DG) resources in the energy system, especially the adoption of solar photovoltaic…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Minoja, Livia; Dalaison, Wilhelm
Ciudad Mujer es un programa de Servicios Integrados para el Empoderamiento de la Mujer (SIEM) para impulsar el bienestar, la inclusión socioeconómica y el empoderamiento femenino, que reúne bajo un…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Harper, Leslie; Orjuela E., Jasbleidy
La contratación pública se ha utilizado como un instrumento para promover objetivos socioeconómicos, ofreciendo una vía óptima para combatir la pobreza y promover el crecimiento económico a nivel…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Vijay, Modi; Bott, Jack; Fobi Nsutezo, Simone ; Aiello, Roberto Gabriel; Aclan, Carolina
The utility business was historically hardware driven, where utilities generated power and hoped it reached the customer. They meter the consumption at the home, and replace resources when failure is…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Fernandez, Andres; Imrohoroglu, Ayse; Tamayo, Cesar
Latin American countries have long exhibited low levels of saving rates when compared to other countries in relatively similar stages of economic development (e.g., Asian economies). Motivated by…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel
Energy liberalization is commonly measured by the level of market competitiveness and price reductions. This review applies an alternative method, market power, to give a sense of firms’ pricing…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID); Plenus
El Módulo de Autonomía Económica constituye uno de los ejes estratégicos de intervención de los programa de Servicios Integrados para el Empoderamiento de la Mujer. Facilita a las usuarias servicios…
May 2017
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel; Anaya, Fernando
La presente publicación tiene por objetivo evaluar la introducción del gas natural como opción energética en Centroamérica en base a la estimación de la demanda potencial, análisis de estrategias y…
May 2017
Author(s): Pastor, Cinthya; Serebrisky, Tomás; Alberti, Juan; González, Aldo; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor
El presente documento busca analizar más allá de cuánto invertir en infraestructura, el cómo financiar la inversión privada en infraestructura en tres países de ALC. En particular se busca…
May 2017
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Ramirez, Francisco A.
This study uses simulations of state-dependent distributions of fiscal limits for 18 economies in Central America and the Caribbean to better understand governments¿ ability to service their debt,…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Carrillo, Paul E.; Castro, Edgar; Scartascini, Carlos
This paper evaluates the effect of positive inducements on tax behavior by exploiting a natural experiment in which a municipality of Argentina randomly selected 400 individuals among more than 72,…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Bernal, Raquel; Eslava, Marcela
The Colombian 2012 tax reform reduced payroll taxes and employer contributions to health insurance by 13.5%, while also increasing corporate income taxes, and leaving untouched the benefits to…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Echevarría, Carlos; Jesurun-Clements, Nancy; Mercado Díaz, Jorge Enrique; Trujillo, Carlos
En 2016 se cumplieron veinte años de la firma del Tratado Marco del Mercado Eléctrico de América Central (1996) por los Presidentes de las seis naciones del Istmo Centroamericano, así como cuarenta…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Echevarría, Carlos; Monge Guevara, Guillermo
En contraposición con el modelo de expansión tradicional de los sistemas eléctricos, basados en generación centralizada, la generación distribuida (GD) se perfila como un nuevo paradigma disruptor…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wenner, Mark D.; Wright, Allan; Clarke, Dillon; Waithe, Kimberly
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores constraints to private sector development in the Caribbean. With economic growth weak and dependent on only a few sectors -either tourism or…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
The performance of the private sector is crucial for a country's economic growth. Thus, this report revisits the theme of low Caribbean growth, viewed through a macroeconomic lens in the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Gischler, Christiaan; Janson, Nils; Espinasa, Ramón; Humpert, Malte
This paper focuses on how the Eastern Caribbean can achieve its unrealized sustainable energy potential, where: "Eastern Caribbean" means Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Porcar, Beatriz; Arrasate, María Ignacia; Georgoulias, Andreas; Sawada, Emilio; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Meller, Hendrik
This evaluation applies the Envision Rating System on the Punta del Tigre Combined-Cycle Power Generation Project B (PTB) in Uruguay. Envisionis a unique system that assesses the sustainability of…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Levy, Alberto
2016 will surely be the hottest year since records began in the 19th century. The increase will be very close to the target set in the Paris Agreement to avoid an increase in global temperature by 1.…