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…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory
Over the last 25 years, more than two-thirds of OECD countries have increased school choice opportunities for parents. For example, in recent years, new forms of delivery like government-dependent…
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…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Jackson, C. Kirabo
Recent studies document that, in many cases, the schools that parents prefer over others do not improve student test scores. This could be because (a) parents cannot discern schools causal impacts,…
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…
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): 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…
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): Bobba, Matteo; Frisancho, Verónica
This paper designs and implements a field experiment that provides students from less advantaged backgrounds with individualized feedback on academicperformance during the transition from middle to…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Dinkelman, Taryn; Martínez, Claudia; Romero, Dario
Schools that provide higher education often belong to either a merit-based selective system or an open-access less selective system. This paper presents the results of a field experiment that…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Bustelo, Monserrat; Martinez, Sebastian; Pérez, Michelle; Rodríguez Silva, Julio
Ciudad Mujer (CM) es un programa liderado por el Gobierno de El Salvador a través de la Secretaría de Inclusión Social (SIS) con el apoyo del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), que pretende…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Albornoz, Facundo; Berlinski, Samuel; Cabrales, Antonio
This paper studies a model where student effort and talent interact with parental and teachers' investments, as well as with school system resources. The model is rich, yet sufficiently…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Fernandez, Andres; Tamayo, Cesar
This technical note considers whether low savings in Latin America and the Caribbean may result from low productivity rather than vice versa. Economies with low TFP growth tend to be economies in…
May 2015
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Cada vez más, líderes empresariales y gobiernos prestan atención a los retornos sociales, económicos y financieros que se obtienen de enfocarse en las mujeres y en la igualdad de género. Desde una…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Las micro y pequeñas empresas en cabeza de mujeres de la BDP constituyen casi el 20% de las empresas en Paraguay, pero generalmente no tienen acceso a crédito pues no pueden probar su capacidad de…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Desde sus modestos inicios como organización no gubernamental dedicada a proporcionar pequeños préstamos para mejorar la vida de las personas pobres, Mibanco ha crecido de manera sostenida en las…