Jun 2020
Author(s): Ubfal, Diego; Arráiz, Irani; Beuermann, Diether; Frese, Michael; Maffioli, Alessandro; Verch, Daniel
A randomized controlled trial with 945 entrepreneurs in Jamaica shows positive short-term impacts of soft-skills training on business outcomes. The effects are concentrated among men and disappear 12…
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
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are shaking global socioeconomic structures. Given this, the scientific world, innovation ecosystems, and the business sector are deploying efforts at blistering…
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…
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
Os efeitos da pandemia da COVID-19 estão abalando as estruturas socioeconômicas em todo o mundo. Diante disso, o mundo científico, os ecossistemas da inovação e o setor empresarial estão empreendendo…
May 2020
Author(s): Garrido, María; Sey, Araba
This report provides a categorization of twenty-five projects part of the IDB Lab Future of Work portfolio between 2016-2019. This categorization is based on the different training approaches and…
May 2020
Author(s): Kantis, Hugo; Angelelli, Pablo
Con base en una encuesta a 2.232 emprendimientos en 19 países, y a 429 instituciones de apoyo a los ecosistemas de emprendimiento en 18 países, este documento explora el impacto del COVID-19 en las…
Mar 2020
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo; Castillo, Rafael
En las últimas dos décadas, la productividad en Perú ha subido poco pese a su destacado crecimiento económico comparado al promedio de América Latina. Esta nota describe modelos de gobernanza de las…
Mar 2020
Author(s): Matos, Felipe; Radaelli, Vanderléia
A existência de um ecossistema de startups dinâmico contribui fortemente para sustentar a inovação, traz dinamismo e eficiência à produtividade dos setores industriais, facilita a difusão do…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Kantis, Hugo; Angelelli, Pablo
¿Qué se puede hacer para acelerar la creación de emprendimientos de base científico-tecnológica (ECT) en América Latina y el Caribe? Su creación es fundamental para evitar que la región no se quede…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Vera, Diego
Limited information about borrowers may create allocative distortions in credit markets. Community-based lending programs may reduce these distortions by exploiting relevant information available to…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Vera, Diego
Decreases in labor supply among cash-aid recipients are often cited as potential drawbacks of cash-transfer programs. In developing countries, such concern might be misplaced: This paper documents…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Kinnan, Cynthia; Samphantharak, Krislert; Townsend, Robert; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
We study the dual role of networks in providing insurance and in propagating idiosyncratic shocks by using variation in the timing of severe shocks on health spending experienced by households in…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Goñi Pacchioni, Edwin A.; Reyes, Santiago
Entrepreneurship is becoming an important source of economic activity and each time more sophisticated institutional arrangements (ecosystems) are populating more developed markets, as chances to…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Vitón, Roberto; Castillo, Ana; Lopes Teixeira, Tomas
This publication continues the efforts of the IDB Group to deepen the knowledge about what is happening around the entrepreneurial world in Agtech in Latin America and the Caribbean. This study seeks…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Vitón, Roberto; Castillo, Ana; Lopes Teixeira, Tomas
Esta publicación continua los esfuerzos del Grupo BID de profundizar el conocimiento sobre lo que está pasando en torno al mundo emprendedor en Agtech en América Latina y el Caribe. Este estudio…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Ernest, William; Gutiérrez Juárez, Priscilla; Schneider, Christian; Finnovista
El estudio tiene como objetivo analizar el estado actual del ecosistema financiero de Costa Rica, tanto desde la industria tradicional hasta la irrupción de nuevos modelos de negocio provenientes de…
May 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
According to the World Bank’s Doing Business report, most Caribbean countries have made starting a business much easier in recent years. This is the result of changes in regulations and in the…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Banerjee, Abhijit; Breza, Emily; Townsend, Robert; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Approaches to underdevelopment based on misallocation of resources have two premises. First, that there is huge heterogeneity in terms of underlying productivity among potential and actual…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Price, Juan José; Mujica, Felipe
En esta publicación se cita evidencia que indica que algunos subsectores de las llamadas industrias creativas enfrentan barreras de acceso al financiamiento que pueden ser más severas que en otras…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; IDB Invest; Finnovista
This report is the second edition of the study “Fintech: Innovations You May Not Know were from Latin America and the Caribbean” (IDB, 2017), which offered a comprehensive view of the activity in and…