Jul 2019
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Sztajerowska, Monika
The investment promotion puzzle remains unsolved. Nearly every country in the world has established an investment promotion agency (IPA) to attract and retain foreign direct investment (FDI) in both…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Sztajerowska, Monika
El rompecabezas de la promoción de inversiones sigue sin resolverse. Casi todos los países del mundo han establecido una agencia de promoción de inversiones (API) con el fin de atraer y retener…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Loewendahl, Henry
Attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) is an important pillar of economic development policy, and most countries in the world have established national investment promotion agencies (IPAs) with…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Maguire, Edward R.; Oakley, Megan T.; Corsaro, Nicholas
This report presents a comprehensive evaluation of the Cure Violence initiative implemented in Trinidad and Tobago from July 2015 to August 2017. It describes the evaluation’s methods and findings…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Torresano Melo, Mónica; Calles López, Jaime
Ecuador arrancó el siglo 21 con un serio problema de inseguridad. Las tasas de homicidios crecían desde 1980, pasando de 6,3 homicidios por 100.000 habitantes, hasta 2010 con 17,5. En medio de esta…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Bando, Rosangela; Gertler, Paul
We analyze evidence from 10 at-scale field experiments in four countries on the effect of inquiry- and problem-based pedagogy (IPP) on students’ math and science test scores. IPP creates active…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Bertoni, Eleonora; Elacqua, Gregory; Jaimovich, Analia; Rodríguez, Julio; Santos, Humberto
This paper contributes to the teacher sorting literature by analyzing equity in the distribution of teachers in three educational systems in Latin America, with different equalization policies,…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este libro examina las políticas públicas que varios países de la región están poniendo en práctica para atraer, preparar y seleccionar docentes efectivos. También analiza la evolución histórica de…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este livro analisa as políticas públicas que vários países da região estão implementando para atrair, preparar e selecionar professores eficazes. Também examina a evolução histórica da profissão…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel
We analyze the effects on teacher retention and between school mobility of a program that rewards excellence in pedagogical practice in Chile. Teachers apply voluntarily for the award and those who…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Brotherton, David C.; Gude, Rafael
Since 2007, the Ecuadorian approach to crime control has emphasized efforts to reach higher levels of social control based on policies of social inclusion and innovations in criminal justice and…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Brotherton, David C.; Gude, Rafael
Desde 2007, la propuesta ecuatoriana en cuanto al control del crimen se ha esforzado por alcanzar niveles más altos de control social basados en políticas de inclusión social e innovaciones en la…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Sutton, Heather; Baxter, Sasha
Over the past decade, Guyana has recorded impressive economic growth. Many argue that the country’s economic future looks even brighter thanks to the recent massive oil discovery. But its development…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este informe examina las políticas públicas que varios países de la región están poniendo en práctica para atraer, preparar, y seleccionar a docentes efectivos. También analiza la evolución histórica…
May 2017
Author(s): Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Schady, Norbert
Teachers vary considerably in their effectiveness, but identifying teacher characteristics that predict their impact on learning outcomes has been elusive. We analyze a teacher evaluation that is…
May 2017
Author(s): Sutton, Heather; Álvarez, Lucciana; van Dijk, Jan; van Kesteren, John; Ruprah, Inder J.; Godinez Puig, Luisa; Jaitman, Laura; Torre, Iván; Pecha, Camilo
While citizen security has become an ever-increasing concern for many Caribbean countries, the magnitude of the problem has not been matched with an equally robust response in terms of research. This…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The IDB's interactive data portal CaribbeanEconomics.org presents microeconomic data collected through primary data collection, and macroeconomic data compiled from various public sources.…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Muggah, Robert; de Carvalho, Ilona Szabó; Alvarado, Nathalie; Marmolejo, Lina; Wang, Ruddy
Cities are where the policy and practice of citizen security are determined. Although national and subnational strategies are essential to scaling-up crime prevention, cities are where they are put…