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-…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Paredes, Gabriela; Munguia, Sindy
En la actualidad, los impactos del cambio climático que afectan a la región requieren de respuestas y soluciones más eficientes de mitigación de riesgos y adaptación, en especial en países de…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Daus, Anthony
Aquifer storage and recovery is one method to increase water supply using subsurface reservoirs. Groundwater replenishment or increased groundwater stored in aquifers during wet periods can…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Daus, Anthony
El cambio climático está afectando el régimen hídrico en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), lo que ha generado que muchos países sufran sequías e inundaciones de gravedad, tanto por su frecuencia como…
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…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Daigger, Glenn T.; Voutchkov, Nikolay; Lall, Upmanu; Sarni, Will
Innovation is quickly and inevitably changing the way we think and provide infrastructure services. Processes are being transformed and boundaries across sectors shifted. In the era of smart homes…
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): Barreto-Dillon, Leonellha; Basani, Marcello; De Simone, Francesco; Cotlear, Blanche
La adopción de prácticas de transparencia es uno de los determinantes principales de la eficiencia de los proveedores y reguladores de servicios de agua y saneamiento (AyS). Esta es una de las…
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…
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…
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): 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…
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…
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): Juan, Ellis J.; Terraza, Horacio; Soulier Faure, Martin; Deregibus, Bernardo; Ramírez, Ignacio; Schwint, Alejandra; Moscoso, Guido
Esta publicación es el resultado de la compilación y la estandarización de 30 encuestas de opinión pública llevadas a cabo de 2011 a 2014 en diferentes ciudades intermedias y megaciudades de América…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This publication tells the story of the collaboration between the Inter-American Development Bank, PepsiCo, and the PepsiCo Foundation. At a February 2011 ceremony in Mexico City, a five-year…