Nov 2019
Author(s): Musacchio, Aldo; Pineda, Emilio; Huber, John; Jara, Mauricio; Kim, Hyungon; Ter-Minassian, Teresa; Wagner, Rodrigo
The situation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to be dire. This book uses an original database of SOE performance that shows that every year about one-…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Perez, Sergio; Nazareth, Pery; Correia Oliveira Paiva Junior, Ivan; Porto Nazareth, Leonardo
This manual contains the basic guidelines for proper use of the SaniBID sewerage design software. SaniBID is integrated with QGIS, which, as an open and free software, is an excellent tool for…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Orellana, Edgar; Páez, Tania; Urdaneta, Julio; de Waziers, Benedicte; 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…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Mobilizing resources is critical to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and multilateral development banks in particular have been called upon to crowd-in additional financing for the Sustainable…
May 2018
Author(s): Fernández, Diego; Solís, Helder; Basani, Marcello
El presente documento está compuesto por cuatro secciones: la primera presenta la evolución histórica del sector en el país, considerando sus aspectos institucionales, los cambios introducidos por la…
May 2018
Author(s): Sparkman, David; Sturzenegger, Germán
Sustainable Development Goal #6 (SDG6) set ambitious sanitation and wastewater treatment targets. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries have committed to achieving them by 2030.…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Hernández, Juan
Many emerging economies maintain significant positions in both external sovereign debt and foreign reserves, paying spreads of over 250 basis points on average. Arguments advanced in empirical work…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Sparkman, David; Sturzenegger, Germán
As part of World Water Week (WWW) held in Stockholm in August 2016, the IDB organized, in coordination with several partners, a set of three sessions (referred to as “Eye on LAC”) highlighting the…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto; Hansen, Erwin
This paper examines a panel (1994-2014) of Chilean non-financial firms, both publicly listed and private, which was built to analyze the determinants of the use of foreign currency debt and their…
Jan 2017
Author(s): García Larumbe, Javier; Garcia Merino, Lucio Javier; Sasaki, Keisuke
La División de Agua y Saneamiento (INE/WSA) del BID lanzó en el año 2011 una herramienta para apoyar a las empresas operadoras de agua potable y alcantarillado sanitario en la identificación y…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica entered the world economic downturn in 2008 from a position of ongoing weak economic performance and high, increasing debt levels. As a result, Jamaica's fiscal situation quickly became…
Dec 2016
Author(s): García-Cicco, Javier; Kawamura, Enrique
This paper empirically tests the effects of foreign currency debt on economic performance and investment behavior in non-financial firms in six Latin America and Caribbean countries. It is found find…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Barajas, Adolfo; Restrepo, Sergio; Steiner, Roberto; Medellín, Juan Camilo; Pabón, César
After building up foreign currency-denominated (FC) liabilities over several years, the balance sheets of Colombian firms might be particularly vulnerable to a shift in external conditions. This…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Bancalari, Antonella; Gertner, Gastón; Martinez, Sebastian
El acceso a soluciones de saneamiento mejorado y a fuentes de agua segura continúa siendo uno de los principales desafíos de política pública en Bolivia. Según la información del último censo de 2012…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Perry, Guillermo; Auvert, Diego
This paper discusses financial integration issues in the Pacific Alliance. The Alliance seeks to attain free circulation of goods, services, capital and workers among its members (presently Chile,…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Beck, Thorsten
Theory and empirical work have shown that long-term finance is critical for households, firms and government and for the overall development of the economy. The development of efficient and…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Chang, Roberto; Fernandez, Andres; Gulan, Adam
Corporate sectors in emerging markets have noticeably increased their reliance on foreign financing, presumably reflecting low global interest rates. The evidence also shows a rebalancing from bank…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Caballero, Julián; Fernandez, Andres; Park, Jongho
This paper studies the influence of external financial factors on economic activity in emerging economies (EMEs) motivated by a considerable increase in foreign financing by the corporate sector in…
Jul 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…
May 2016
Author(s): Quiroga, Ricardo; Perazza, Maria Claudia; Corderi, David; Banerjee, Onil; Cotta, Jamie; Watkins, Graham George; López Sancho, José Luis
This work is divided in three parts. The first is an assessment of thepresent state of performance in the management of the environment and the natural capital of the region. This section will…