Jun 2020
Author(s): Pokhriyal, Neeti; Zambrano, Omar; Linares, Jennifer; Hernández, Hugo
Reporting poverty and other social indicators on a regular basis is a challenge in several developing countries due to the high costs associated with collecting household survey data. The present…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Bottan, Nicolas L.; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.; Hoffmann, Bridget
The current coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented public health challenge that has devastating economic impacts for households. Using a sample of 230,540 respondents to online surveys in 17…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Castilleja, Liliana
El shock del Covid-19 tiene implicaciones económicas y sociales significativas en el corto y mediano plazo. En el corto plazo, ha significado la paralización de las economías de los países andinos…
May 2020
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra
As of May 5, the Surinamese authorities confirmed a total of 10 COVID-19 cases, including 1 COVID-19 related death and 9 people who have recovered. Sixty-nine people are in quarantine. The country…
May 2020
Author(s): Hersh, Jonathan; Engstrom, Ryan; Mann, Michael; Martin, Lucia; Mejía, Alejandra
This study creates poverty maps for Belize leveraging free and open source methodologies that link satellite imagery and existing survey data with machine learning. Belize is an exemplar of country…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Bastos, Fabiano; Flórez Timorán, Hugo; Rossi, José Luiz
As perspectivas de crescimento econômico sustentado para o Brasil não são favoráveis na ausência de reformas e mudanças de políticas. A rápida e forte acumulação de desequilíbrios macroeconômicos…
May 2019
Author(s): Huete García, Agustín
Los avances de los países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) en el fortalecimiento de la institucionalidad de la protección social no necesariamente han estado acompañados por un reconocimiento de…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Echavarría, Juan José; Villamizar-Villegas, Mauricio; Restrepo-Tamayo, Sara; Hernandez-Leal, Juan D.
Este trabajo utiliza, por primera vez, los microdatos del Censo Nacional Agropecuario del 2014 para evaluar el impacto del otorgamiento de crédito en el sector agropecuario. A través de un análisis…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela; Galiani, Sebastián; Gertler, Paul
Public expenditures on non-contributory pensions are equivalent to at least onepercent of GDP in several countries in Latin America and is expected to increase. We explore the effect of non-…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Martín del Campo, Antonio C.; Martínez Ruiz, Israel
En los últimos años, las políticas de desarrollo social de los gobiernos federal y estatales de México se han propuesto como uno de sus objetivos principales reducir los niveles de pobreza, lo que se…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ibarrarán, Pablo; Medellín, Nadin; Regalia, Ferdinando; Stampini, Marco; Parodi, Sandro; Tejerina, Luis; Cueva, Pedro; Vásquez, Madiery
Twenty years have passed since conditional cash transfer programs were first implemented in Latin America and the Caribbean. This book takes the opportunity to critically review the design options…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ibarrarán, Pablo; Medellín, Nadin; Regalia, Ferdinando; Stampini, Marco; Parodi, Sandro; Tejerina, Luis; Cueva, Pedro; Vásquez, Madiery
Los programas de transferencias monetarias condicionadas cumplen veinte años de implementación en América Latina y el Caribe. Este libro aprovecha dicha ocasión para revisar críticamente las opciones…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Verdisco, Aimee; Cueto, Santiago; Thompson, Jennelle
This paper presents findings from the Regional Project on Child Development Indicators, PRIDI for its acronym in Spanish. PRIDI created a new tool, the Engle Scale, for evaluating development in…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto
This paper examines three intrinsic underlying variables affecting the provision of rural electricity services: household income, household location and a country's relative wealth in terms of…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica
This technical note examines demand-side constraints households in Latin America and the Caribbean face when making saving decisions, particularly households from lower income deciles. This emphasis…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Donovan, Michael G.; McHardy, Pauline
Despite the large number of social housing programs in the Caribbean, little is known about their outcomes and the factors underlying evolution of housing policy. This report reviews the…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn; Gray, Cheryl; Bouillon, César P.; Oviedo, Daniel; Corsetto, Lisa
Bus rapid transit (BRT) systems have become an increasingly popular approach to addressing mobility and environmental problems in urban areas in Latin America and around the world. Building on OVE…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn; Gray, Cheryl; Bouillon, César P.; Oviedo, Daniel; Corsetto, Lisa
Los sistemas de tránsito rápido de autobuses (BRT) se están utilizando cada vez más como un enfoque para abordar los temas relativos a la movilidad y el medio ambiente en las zonas urbanas de América…
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…