Jul 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; IDB Invest; IDB Lab
The Development Effectiveness Overview (DEO) is an annual report produced by the IDB Group to share the results and impact of its work in Latin America and the Caribbean. It showcases the IDB Group…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo; BID Invest; BID Lab
El Panorama de la Efectividad en el Desarrollo (DEO) es un informe anual elaborado por el Grupo BID para dar a conocer los resultados y el impacto de su trabajo en América Latina y el Caribe. Este…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Freire, Carolina; Hojman, Andrés; Martinez, Sebastian
The quality of center-based child care, which depends upon the type of environment and the types of interactions between caregivers and children, is thought to be of critical importance for improving…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Schady, Norbert
Very few developing countries have long-term longitudinal surveys that have followed children from the early years throughout their adult life, with low attrition rates and large sample sizes. This…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Maldonado, Jorge Higinio; Moreno Sánchez, Rocío del Pilar; Vargas Morales, Myriam Elizabeth; Henao Henao, Juan Pablo; González Tarazona, Yurani; Guerrero Compeán, Roberto; Schling, Maja
Coastal zones are among the most economically productive areas of the world. However, they are also among the most vulnerable regions to disasters triggered by natural hazards. Recent recognition of…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Mogollón, Mónica; Ortega, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
Most tax agencies use letters as the method of communicating with taxpayers. Still, other technologies exist that could be more effective. This paper reports the results of a field experiment…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Álvarez Marinelli, Horacio; Berlinski, Samuel; Busso, Matías
This paper assesses the effectiveness of an intervention aimed at improving the reading skills of struggling third-grade students in Colombia. In a series of randomized experiments, students…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Galiani, Sebastián
A conditional cash transfer program in the Dominican Republic offered an opportunity to randomize the entry of 61 firms into 72 markets and study the effects of increased competition on prices and…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Galiani, Sebastián
Un programa de transferencia monetaria condicionada en la República Dominicana ofrecía una oportunidad para aleatorizar la entrada de 61 empresas en 72 mercados y estudiar los efectos del aumento de…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Cuesta, Ana María; Caldo, Alejandra; Sosa, Martín; Martínez, Daniel; Aquino, Ruth N.
En la presente nota técnica se describe el diseño de la evaluación de impacto del programa, el marco muestral para el levantamiento de la línea de referencia y sus resultados como una etapa inicial…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Johannsen, Julia; Martinez, Sebastian; Vidal, Cecilia; Yarygina, Anastasiya
En este estudio se presentan los resultados de la evaluación de impacto del programa de desarrollo infantil temprano “Crecer Bien Para Vivir Bien” en Bolivia. El programa buscaba contribuir a mejorar…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Johannsen, Julia; Martinez, Sebastian; Vidal, Cecilia; Yarygina, Anastasiya
Este documento presenta los resultados de la evaluación de impacto de la modalidad de centros infantiles del programa “Crecer Bien Para Vivir Bien” en Bolivia. El programa buscaba contribuir a…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Hincapié, Isabel; Montalva, Veronica
The extensive sorting of more talented teachers into the most advantaged schools contributes to the wide socioeconomic achievement gaps in Latin America. The Chilean Pedagogical Excellence Assignment…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Martínez, Matias
This paper estimates the effects of school accountability on year-to-year teacher mobility in Chile. An accountability program was introduced between 2012 and 2015, which established sanctions for…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Jaimovich, Analia; Román, Alonso
This research examines the effect of accountability threats for low performing schools on resource allocation decisions and provides evidence that schools act with strategic behavior only when the…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn; Elagaty, Mohamed; Ledezma-Navarro, Bismarck; Zamora, Edgar; Miranda-Moreno, Luis
Due to a lack of reliable data collection systems, traffic fatalities and injuries are often under-reported in developing countries. Recent developments in surrogate road safety methods and video…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil; Levy, Denise; Tavares, Ignacio
Essa infografia apresenta os resultados de uma análise de impacto econômico do Programa de Desenvolvimento Sustentável do Turismo, no estado de Pernambuco, Brasil e apoiado pelo BID a partir de 2010…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Mullally, Conner; Rivas, Mayra; McArthur, Travis
We evaluate a program in Guatemala offering training and transfers of a local chicken variety using a randomized phase-in design with imperfect compliance. We do not find strong evidence for or…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Navarro-Palau, Patricia; Prada, María Fernanda; Soares, Sammara
Despite the renewed interest in technical education, only a handful of studies analyze its effect on academic outcomes. In this paper we apply a regression discontinuity design to oversubscribed…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Munevar, Isabela; Sanchez, Fabio; Santos, Humberto
To contribute to the debate about decentralization of education management, in this paper, we take advantage of the arbitrary rule used in Colombia to define the municipalities that can autonomously…