Sep 2019
Author(s): Arias, Leandro; Rud, Juan Pablo; Ruzzier Christian A.
This paper provides high-level strategic insight for taking forward water and sanitation regulation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). To do this, the paper analyzes the expected impact of…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Sanchez, Fabio; Santos, Humberto
To contribute to the debate about the reorganization of the public-school supply, in this paper we analyze a reform introduced in Colombia in 2001 that merged several independent small schools into a…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Martínez, Matias
This paper estimates the effects of school accountability on year-to-year teacher mobility in Chile. An accountability program was implemented between 2012 and 2015, which established sanctions for…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Sarni, Will
As part of Stockholm World Water Week 2018 (SWWW), the IDB organized, in coordination with several partners, a set of four sessions (“Eye on LAC”) in which the necessity, challenges, and…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Toch, Eran
This discussion paper was developed by the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Division in collaboration with the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Toch, Eran
Este documento de trabajo fue elaborado por la División de Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda (HUD, por sus siglas en inglés) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) en colaboración con el…
May 2017
Author(s): Arniella, Elio F.
The objective of this document is to present an assessment of the current situation in the application of Smart Water Infrastructure Technologies (SWIT) and to provide a summary of potential key…
May 2017
Author(s): Arniella, Elio F.
El objetivo de este documento es presentar una evaluación de la situación actual en la aplicación de Tecnologías inteligentes para infraestructura hídrica (SWIT por sus siglas en ingles) y aportar…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Nelson, Kara L.; Erickson, John
A case study was conducted in the intermittent drinking water distribution system in Arraiján, Panamá, a rapidly growing peri-urban area west of Panama City. Pressure, flow, turbidity and chlorine…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría
Entre 1990 y el 2015, más de 220 millones de personas (de un total de 600 millones) se incorporaron a los servicios de agua y saneamiento. Hoy, además de lograr el acceso universal, tenemos el reto…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Hoffmann, Bridget
This paper uses willingness to pay (WTP) data from a field experiment in Hyderabad, India in 2013 to determine whether non-monetary prices better target health products to the poor than monetary…
Aug 2016
Author(s): von Sperling, Marcos
The major focus of this report is the description and critical analysis of the main wastewater treatment processes used in Brazil. Special emphasis is given to small to medium size communities with…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Bouskela, Mauricio; Casseb, Márcia; Bassi, Silvia; De Luca, Cristina; Facchina, Marcelo
A Smart City is one that places people at the center of development, incorporates Information and Communication Technologies into urban management, and uses these elements as tools to stimulate the…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Bouskela, Mauricio; Casseb, Márcia; Bassi, Silvia; De Luca, Cristina; Facchina, Marcelo
Una Ciudad Inteligente es aquella que coloca a las personas en el centro del desarrollo, incorpora Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación en la gestión urbana y usa estos elementos como…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Bouskela, Mauricio; Casseb, Márcia; Bassi, Silvia; De Luca, Cristina; Facchina, Marcelo
Uma Cidade Inteligente é aquela que coloca as pessoas no centro do desenvolvimento, incorpora tecnologias da informação e comunicação na gestão urbana e utiliza esses elementos como ferramentas que…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Machado, Fabiana; Vesga, Giselle
This report presents descriptive statistics from Colombian water and sanitation data, and corresponding public opinion data. The water and sanitation data are at the firm and municipality level and…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
A healthy environment is made up of many elements that are indispensable for our physical and spiritual health, our cultural wellbeing, and our happiness. Among these are, of course, breatheable air…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Un entorno saludable es aquel que nos proporciona los elementos indispensables para nuestra salud física y espiritual, nuestro bienestar cultural y nuestra felicidad. Entre ellos se encuentran, por…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
"We are mostly water." True or false? Strange as it may seem, it's true! Our bodies are 75 percent water. In fact, some animals such as jellyfish are up to 99 percent water - about the…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
En gran parte, somos agua ¿Verdadero o falso? Por extraño que suene ¡Es verdad! Nuestros cuerpos están constituidos en un 75% por agua. De hecho, hay animales como las medusas cuyos organismos pueden…