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…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Cornelius, Wayne
This paper analyzes Mexico’s evolution as a historical country of emigration, exporting large numbers of workers to the United States for more than a century, to a transit state for Northern Triangle…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Novella, Rafael; Repetto, Andrea; Robino, Carolina; Rucci, Graciana
La juventud es una etapa crítica en la vida de las personas: un periodo de transición, en el que se han de tomar decisiones trascendentales en muchos ámbitos, especialmente en la educación y el…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Amaral, Nicole; Eng, Nick; Ospino, Carlos; Pagés, Carmen; Rucci, Graciana; Williams, Nate
This paper provides new evidence to characterize changes in the demand for skills associated with shifts in occupations for a sample of 10 of the G20 countries, using information available from…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Amaral, Nicole; Eng, Nick; Ospino, Carlos; Pagés, Carmen; Rucci, Graciana; Williams, Nate
Este documento proporciona nueva evidencia para caracterizar los cambios en la demanda de habilidades asociadas con los cambios en las ocupaciones para una muestra de 10 de los países del G20,…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Goñi Pacchioni, Edwin A.; Gonzales, Alessandra; Pardo, Francisco
Knowledge is transferred between firms explicitly or tacitly. While non-embedded knowledge can be transferred explicitly through patent citations, embedded knowledge is essentially transferred…
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): Office of Evaluation and Oversight
OVE's Annual Report summarizes and explores key themes from 15 evaluation published in 2016. Additionally, this report includes the results of OVE's first round of validations on the…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión
El informe anual de OVE explora temas claves derivados de 15 evaluaciones publicadas en 2016 y ofrece un resumen de cada una. Además, este informe incluye los resultados de la primera ronda de…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Bureau de l’Évaluation et de la Supervision
Le rapport annuel de l'OVE présente un résumé des 15 évaluations publiées dans l'année 2016, ainsi que des thèmes transversaux qui ressortent d¿eux. En outre, ce rapport inclut les…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Escritório de Avaliação e Supervisão
O Relatório Anual do OVE resume e explora os temas-chave de 15 avaliações publicadas em 2016. Adicionalmente, este relatório inclui os resultados da primeira rodada de validação dos progressos…
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…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Suominen, Kati
The Internet roared to the scene in Latin America and it is transforming the way Latin Americans interact, shop, bank, and spend their time. The Internet is changing regional consumption patterns,…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Fryer, Michelle; Stone, Leslie F.; Maciel, Odette; Quintanilla, Oscar; Sadeghi, Patricia; Bouillon, César P.
This evaluation presents a comparative analysis of the support provided by the Inter-American Development Bank to housing and neighborhood upgrading programs in four countries: Barbados, Guyana,…