Jan 2022
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo;Lotti, Giulia;Martínez Carrasco, José;Pecha, Camilo
The objectives of this analysis are twofold: (i) First, it aims to enhance our understanding of the role design and execution characteristics of IDB financed projects play in project success and…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo;Leal Calderon, Zulima;Lotti, Giulia
The timely disbursement of funds is a necessary condition for the success of international development projects. Disbursements track the progress of projects in completing the products that…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Celhay, Pablo;Márquez, José Luis;Martinez, Sebastian;Mecerreyes, Cristina;Muñoz, Matías;Sturzenegger, Germán;Vidal, Cecilia
En este estudio, evaluamos la efectividad de una intervención de dotación de sistemas comunales de agua por cañería y soluciones individuales de saneamiento en pequeñas comunidades rurales dispersas…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Montiel, César;Corral, Leonardo
Project Completion Reports (PCRs) are the main instrument through which different multilateral organizations measure the success of a project once it closes. PCRs are important for development…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Álvarez, Carola;Corral, Leonardo;Martínez Carrasco, José;Montiel, César
This investigation builds on the Alvarez et al. (2021) Project Completion Report (PCR) analysis and its aim is to assess the implications of that study for the current portfolio of projects under…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Álvarez, Carola;Corral, Leonardo;Cuesta, Ana María;Martínez Carrasco, José;Montiel, César;Yépez, Consuelo
The goal of development assistance is to deliver measurable results. At the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Development Effectiveness Framework (DEF) was adopted to enhance the likelihood…
Jan 2021
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo;Zane, Giulia
This paper evaluates the impact of rural roads improvement works to benefit indigenous communities in the highlands of Ecuador, largely dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. The findings…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo;Zane, Giulia
This paper evaluates the impact of a rural electrification program benefiting indigenous and maroon communities in Suriname. Using quasi-experimental methods we find that the program increased…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo;León, John Jairo
This technical note analyzes specific project- and country-level characteristics that affect the duration of the projects approval process from year to year and builds a framework to characterize…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Bartels, Sandra;Suarez, Ginés;Gamarra Tong, Luis;Mansilla, Mario Noel
La presente nota técnica brinda recomendaciones de estrategias a incluir en las intervenciones en asentamientos urbanos de origen informal para reducir sus condiciones de riesgo de desastre y…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo;Zane, Giulia
This paper evaluates the impact of irrigation improvement works to benefit indigenous communities in the highlands of Ecuador, largely dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. The findings…
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…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Davis, Lucas;Martinez, Sebastian
This paper analyzes data of temperature loggers in 450 homes in a housing development in Mexico. It also discusses best practices for deployment and data analysis and demonstrate how data from…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo;Goncalves Cavalcanti, Vitor;Leal Calderon, Zulima;Lotti, Giulia
This paper assesses the link between the effort to prepare investment projects and the effort to implement them. Effort is measured as the total number of staff hours devoted to the project…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo;Leon-Diaz, John
The study finds that variability in the approval rate of IDB-funded investment projects depends more on specific project characteristics than on macroeconomic conditions faced by countries or errors…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo;Goncalves Cavalcanti, Vitor;Lotti, Giulia
This study assesses whether, by decreasing project preparation time, execution times are lengthened. This study finds no systematic evidence that links project preparation time with project execution…
Apr 2019
Author(s): González, Mario;Le Pommellec, Marion
Se presentan resultados de la evaluación de impacto del Componente 1 del PAGRICC el cual ofreció incentivos para cubrir costos de un paquete tecnológico para restaurar recursos naturales y mejorar…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Hoces de la Guardia, Fernando;Sturdy, Jennifer
The social science landscape is changing rapidly; alongside existing standards for ethics in research there are rising standards for what is considered credible and rigorous research, including the…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Aparicio, Gabriela;Gerardino, María Paula;Rangel, Marcos
This paper looks at the effects of fetal pollution-exposure on birthweight and examines whether air pollution concomitant to economic development is indeed more harmful to male than female fetuses.…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela
Men and women are biologically different and may sometimes have different roles, but they should have equal rights. As things stand, however, women work more yet get less formal compensation or…