Dec 2019
Author(s): Lopez Soto, David Daniel; Mejdalani, Alexandre Novaes; Nogales, Adelaida; Tolmasquim, Mauricio; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle
The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region holds a comfortable leading place in terms of the share of renewables in the electricity generation matrix, mainly due to the share of hydropower…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Marzolf, Natacha C.; Pakhtigian, Emily L.; Burton, Eric; Jeuland, Marc; Pattanayak, Subhrendu K.; Phillips, Jonathan; Singer, Christine Eibs; Taylor, Hadley; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle; Cuervo, Javier; Jacome, Carlos
Global patterns in electricity access show uneven progress towards universal electrification (SDG 7). Nearly 90 percent of households lacking basic electricity access are rural. Although reaching…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Lares, Mary Elena; Pacheco, Luis A.; Sucre, Carlos G.
El propósito del este documento es diseñar una agencia independiente modelo que administre y regule la actividad de exploración y producción de hidrocarburos – petróleo y gas natural –de un país…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Lopez Soto, David Daniel; Di Chiara, Lorena; Mejdalani, Alexandre Novaes; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle
This note is a picture about the situation of the planning models in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) and the discussion of the main challenges they will be facing with the innovation behind the…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Vieyra, Juan Cruz; Aamot, Aida; Baron, Alejandro; Huapaya Nava, Mario; Quiroz, Juan Carlos
El sector extractivo en América Latina y el Caribe debe recuperar la confianza de la ciudadanía y asegurar su contribución al desarrollo sostenible desde el punto de vista económico, social y…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Feal-Zubimendi, Soledad; Quijada, José Alejandro; Sánchez, Gabriel; Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia; Miller, Sebastián J.; Massia, Santiago; Pietrafesa, Florencia
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. It also includes recommendations to overcome these challenges, along with an…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Bollers, Elton; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Khadan, Jeetendra; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk; Waithe, Kimberly; Wright, Allan
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. It also includes recommendations to overcome these…
Feb 2019
Author(s): López, Andrés; Obaya, Martín; Pascuini, Paulo; Ramos, Adrián
El litio se ha convertido en uno de los recursos que más interés despierta a nivel mundial . Esto ocurre tanto entre las empresas que participan de las industrias extractivas o de la química, que ven…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Hallack, Michelle; Vazquez, Miguel; Mejdalani, Alexandre Novaes; Lopez Soto, David Daniel; Mendes e Costa, Roberta
School electrification can decrease the gap between rural and urban education. The Brazilian policy focusing on electricity access in school decreased student’s dropout rate. Rural electrification…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Hallack, Michelle; Vazquez, Miguel; Mejdalani, Alexandre Novaes; Lopez Soto, David Daniel; Mendes e Costa, Roberta
La electrificación escolar puede disminuir la brecha entre la educación rural y urbana. Los programas de electrificación rural, como Luz para Todos en Brasil, han tenido éxito en aumentar el acceso a…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie
In this paper, the author examines the current structure of the tax system for hydrocarbon production in Trinidad and Tobago in light of global trends in hydrocarbon taxation. Some of the main…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
"We are mostly water." True or false? Strange as it may seem, it's true! Our bodies are 75 percent water. In fact, some animals such as jellyfish are up to 99 percent water - about the…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
En gran parte, somos agua ¿Verdadero o falso? Por extraño que suene ¡Es verdad! Nuestros cuerpos están constituidos en un 75% por agua. De hecho, hay animales como las medusas cuyos organismos pueden…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Like all living things, humans are "open systems." We're part of - not separate from - our environment, and we continually exchange materials, energy and information with it. What…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Los humanos, al igual que todos los seres vivos, somos sistemas abiertos. Somos parte ¿no separada¿ de nuestro medio ambiente, e intercambiamos continuamente materiales, energía e información con él…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Gonzalez Diez, Verónica M.; Huppi, Monika; Corrales, Maria Elena; Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Khadr, Ali; Michelitsch, Roland; Alcántara, Rafael; Vargas, Felipe; Biau, Julie; Celse L'Hoste, Margareth; Cabrera, Maria
As part of its 2015 annual work plan, the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) is preparing the evaluation of the Bank's country program with Haiti for the period 2011-2015. This paper sets…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Gonzalez Diez, Verónica M.; Huppi, Monika; Corrales, Maria Elena; Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Khadr, Ali; Michelitsch, Roland; Alcántara, Rafael; Vargas, Felipe; Biau, Julie; Celse L'Hoste, Margareth; Cabrera, Maria
En el marco del plan de trabajo anual para 2015, la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE) está preparando la Evaluación del Programa de País de Haití para el período comprendido entre 2011 y 2015…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.; Fryer, Michelle; Alonso, Pablo; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Scholl, Lynn; Valdés Conroy, Héctor; Hernández, María José; Molina, Adriana; Maciel, Odette; Vargas, María José
As part of its 2015 annual work plan, the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) is preparing the evaluation of the Bank's country program with Suriname for the period January 2011-December…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.; Fryer, Michelle; Alonso, Pablo; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Scholl, Lynn; Valdés Conroy, Héctor; Hernández, María José; Molina, Adriana; Maciel, Odette; Vargas, María José
En el marco del plan de trabajo anual para 2015, la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE) está preparando la Evaluación del Programa de País de Suriname para el período comprendido entre enero de…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Linares, Ana María; Schijman, Agustina; Scholl, Lynn; Fevre, Chloe; Britton, Kathryn; Guerrero, Alejandro; Tetreault, Alayna; Ramirez, Santiago; Palomino, Alejandro; Hernández, María José; Beltrán, Víctor
As part of its 2015 annual work plan, the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) has prepared the Bank's country program evaluation (CPE) with Uruguay for the period 2010-2015. This CPE is the…