May 2020
Author(s): Angelelli, Pablo; Hennessey, Michael; Henriquez, Pauline; Benavente, José Miguel; Radaelli, Vanderléia; Sasso, Simone; Anta, Rafael; Crespi, Gustavo; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Vargas, Fernando
Los efectos de la pandemia del COVID-19 están sacudiendo las estructuras socioeconómicas a nivel global. Ante ello, el mundo científico, los ecosistemas de innovación y el sector empresarial están…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Sierra Galindo, María Elena; Domínguez Rodríguez, Gloria María
This study, financed by the Integration and Trade Sector (INT) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), is based on a survey of the APEC in which 16 out of the 21 economies participated. It aims…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; IDB Invest; Peters, Amos
Central America and the Dominican Republic grew 3.4% in 2019. While the region has shown resilience in an adverse external environment, with growth rates above Latin America and the global average,…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo; BID Invest; Peters, Amos
Centroamérica y República Dominicana crecieron 3.4% en 2019. Si bien la región ha mostrado resiliencia en un entorno externo adverso, mostrando tasas de crecimiento por encima de América Latina y el…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Fernández Díez, María Carmen; Puig Gabarró, Pau
Las pequeñas y medianas empresas (PyME) de la región de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) enfrentan el gran reto de no quedarse rezagadas en la participación activa en el comercio electrónico, lo cuál…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura
This paper presents an assessment of financial market development, access, and inclusion for Barbados. Based on a review of indicators, survey data, and other metrics, our analysis suggests that…
May 2019
Author(s): Michelitsch, Roland; Soriano, Alejandro; Bouillon, César P.; Wattenbach, Horst; Rabchinsky, Galia; Ramírez, Nadia; Mejía-Betancourt, Abel; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Mújica, María Eugenia; Mora-García, Claudio; Rojas-Asqui, Xiomara; Putic, Melanie
As part of its 2018-2019 annual work program, the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has evaluated the Country Program with Costa Rica 2015-2018.…
May 2019
Author(s): Michelitsch, Roland; Soriano, Alejandro; Bouillon, César P.; Wattenbach, Horst; Rabchinsky, Galia; Ramírez, Nadia; Mejía-Betancourt, Abel; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Mújica, María Eugenia; Mora-García, Claudio; Rojas-Asqui, Xiomara; Putic, Melanie
Como parte de su programa anual de trabajo 2018-2019, la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) ha evaluado el Programa de país con Costa Rica 2015-…
May 2019
Author(s): Linares, Ana María; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Maciel, Odette; Fernández Illescas, Coral; Figueroa, Claudia; Russell, Nathaniel; Mortara, Anna; Schettino Bustamante, Clara; Putic, Melanie; Soares, Thaís; Ahumada, Alejandro; Fernández Benito, Almudena; Mejía, Francisco; Presciuttini, Gabriel
This Country Program Evaluation (CPE) with Brazil is the fifth evaluation by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the Banks country program with Brazil. The CPE is divided into four…
May 2019
Author(s): Linares, Ana María; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Maciel, Odette; Fernández Illescas, Coral; Figueroa, Claudia; Russell, Nathaniel; Mortara, Anna; Schettino Bustamante, Clara; Putic, Melanie; Soares, Thaís; Ahumada, Alejandro; Fernández Benito, Almudena; Mejía, Francisco; Presciuttini, Gabriel
Esta Evaluación del Programa de País (CPE) con Brasil es la quinta oportunidad en que la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE) evalúa el programa del Banco con el país. La evaluación está…
May 2019
Author(s): Linares, Ana María; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Maciel, Odette; Fernández Illescas, Coral; Figueroa, Claudia; Russell, Nathaniel; Mortara, Anna; Schettino Bustamante, Clara; Putic, Melanie; Soares, Thaís; Ahumada, Alejandro; Fernández Benito, Almudena; Mejía, Francisco; Presciuttini, Gabriel
Esta Avaliaço do Programa de País (CPE) com o Brasil é a quinta oportunidade em que o Escritório de Avaliaço e Superviso (OVE) avalia o programa do Banco com o país. A avaliaço está organizada em…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Cathles, Alison; Navarro, Juan Carlos
Current technological trends are reshaping the educational services toward the delivery of an improved blend of vocational training and general education--deemed essential for continuous upskilling--…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Cathles, Alison; Navarro, Juan Carlos
La economía está en una transición hacia un modo muy diferente de producir y de innovar, fuertemente influenciado por la difusión de tecnologías digitales. El cambio tecnológico se está dando de…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Arza, Valeria
This study contributes to our understanding of how barriers to innovation affect firms of different size. We review the literature on obstacles to innovation. We found that there is a gap regarding…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Clarke, Dillon; Pasha, Sukrishnalall
Most businesses in Guyana are small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are assumed to generate a significant share of employment and contribute to wealth creation. However, they operate in a…
Aug 2017
Author(s): De Groote, Roberto
The Caribbean countries have experienced positive economic growth rates and significant increases in their exports, but GDP remains relatively low, and indicators of poverty, productivity, and…
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…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Haarsager, Ulrike; Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Michelitsch, Roland; Rodrigo, Maria Fernanda; Ramírez, Nadia; García Jiménez, María Camila; Jansson, Maya; Rutherford, Richard
This evaluation assesses the work of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) in directly supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The evaluation reviews the origins and evolution…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ketterer, Juan Antonio
Since the end of the great crisis of 2007-10, the financial services industry began a process of accelerating change. New business models based on convergent technological developments are…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ketterer, Juan Antonio; Villacorta, Omar
En el presente documento se revisa la combinación de políticas públicas existentes en los países desarrollados para cerrar la brecha de financiamiento a las pequeñas y medianas empresas (pyme), y se…