Feb 2019
Author(s): Banerjee, Abhijit; Breza, Emily; Townsend, Robert; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Approaches to underdevelopment based on misallocation of resources have two premises. First, that there is huge heterogeneity in terms of underlying productivity among potential and actual…
May 2017
Author(s): Granda, Catalina; Hamann, Franz; Tamayo, Cesar
In this paper, we build a heterogeneous agents-dynamic general equilibrium model wherein saving constraints interact with credit constraints. Saving constraints in the form of fixed costs to use the…
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…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Mas, Ignacio
The progress of financial inclusion in the Latin American and Caribbean region is constrained by the high cost of providing and accessing financial services. On the client side, micro- and small-…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Medellín, Nadin; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Stampini, Marco; Villa, Juan Miguel
This monograph reviews the processes used by conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to recertify beneficiaries for services or classify them as ready to…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Medellín, Nadin; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Stampini, Marco; Villa, Juan Miguel
Esta monografía analiza los procesos que aplican los programas de transferencias monetarias condicionadas (PTMC) en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) para la recertificación de los beneficiarios de…
Oct 2015
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Khadan, Jeetendra
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The countries…
Oct 2015
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Khadan, Jeetendra
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The countries…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Arráiz, Irani; Bruhn, Miriam; Stucchi, Rodolfo
This paper studies the use of psychometric tests, designed by the Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL), as a tool to screen out high credit risk and potentially increase access to credit for small…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Azevedo, Viviane; Baigun, Alejandra; Bouillon, César P.; Duke, Duncan; Gallardo Montoya, María Lourdes
The report answers the question, how has Latin America and the Caribbean's market at the BOP changed during recent years? Using national household and expenditure surveys, the report presents…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Azevedo, Viviane; Baigun, Alejandra; Bouillon, César P.; Duke, Duncan; Gallardo Montoya, María Lourdes
El informe responde ¿Cómo ha cambiado el mercado de la base de la pirámide en América Latina y el Caribe durante los últimos años? Con base en encuestas nacionales de ingreso y gasto del hogar, el…
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…
May 2015
Author(s): Puerta, Juan Manuel; Morales, Carlos; Suarez, David; Ramirez-Goldin, Ana
This paper outlines an in-depth evaluation of three private sector green lending projects of the Bank. It complements the broader Evaluation of IDB Group's Work through Financial Intermediaries…
May 2015
Author(s): Puerta, Juan Manuel; Morales, Carlos; Suarez, David; Ramirez-Goldin, Ana
El presente documento esboza una evaluación en profundidad de tres proyectos del Banco para el sector privado relacionados con el financiamiento ambiental. El documento sirve de complemento a la…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
El sector agrícola paraguayo emplea directa o indirectamente a casi una cuarta parte de la población, aporta una quinta parte del PIB y da cuenta de tres cuartas partes de las exportaciones. No…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
The agricultural sector has long been the foundation of the Paraguayan economy. The sector directly or indirectly employs nearly a quarter of the population, contributes a fifthof GDP, and accounts…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Women-owned small and micro enterprises at the base of the pyramid (BOP) account for nearly 20 percent of businesses in Paraguay, yet they generally cannot access credit because they lack…
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 2014
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
More than two-thirds of BOP Salvadorian homeowners lack access to financing to finish construction, make repairs, connect to basic services, or formalize their tenure. Many live in unhealthy and…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Más de dos tercios de los propietarios de vivienda en El Salvador que viven en casas con necesidad de reparación carecen de acceso a financiamiento para concluir la construcción, efectuar mejoras,…