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): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); World Economic Forum
This report presents a series of recommendations intended to address some of the main challenges facing Brazil's infrastructure sector as it transitions to a new financing model in which the…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn; Oviedo, Daniel; Innao, Marco; Pedraza, Lauramaría
Investments in public transit infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean often aim to reduce spatial and social inequalities by improving accessibility to jobs and other opportunities. The…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn; Martínez, Daniel; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Oviedo, Daniel; Yáñez-Pagans, Patricia
Despite the growing interest in and proliferation of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems around the world, their causal impacts on labor market outcomes remain unexplored. Reduced travel times for those…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martínez, Daniel; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Salgado, Edgar; Scholl, Lynn; Yañez, Patricia
Limited access to safe transportation is one of the greatest challenges to labor force participation faced by women in developing countries. This paper quantifies the causal impacts of improved urban…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Yañez, Patricia; Sanchez, Raul
This paper provides an overview of salient road safety issues in the LAC region. It reviews existing theoretical and empirical evidence of interventions to improve road safety outcomes, concentrating…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Pereira Dos Santos, Pablo
Guarantees are powerful tools to scale up private investment in infrastructure and enhance the catalytic role Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) play in mobilizing private resources to bridge the…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Mitnik, Oscar A.; Sanchez, Raul; Yañez, Patricia
This paper quantifies the impacts of transport infrastructure investments on economic activity in Haiti, proxied by satellite luminosity data. Our identification strategy exploits the differential…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Lotti, Giulia; Avellán, Leopoldo; Goncalves Cavalcanti, Vitor; Cossens, Shakirah
This Technical Note aims to analyze project characteristics associated with problems in execution as reported in the Progress Monitoring Report (PMR), a tool used by the Inter-American Development…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Caruso Bloeck, Martín; Galiani, Sebastián; Weinschelbaum, Federico
This paper studies the relative effectiveness of these and other mechanisms by way of a formal model in which workers choose between job opportunities in the formal and informal sectors. Although the…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Jaitman, Laura
This paper uses the crime economics framework to shed light on the main drivers of crime and proposes avenues for future research and action in the region to reduce crime and its social and economic…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Sanchez, Raul; Yañez, Patricia
This paper studies the effects of areal cable cars on mode of transport, time use and employment in the metropolitan area of La Paz, Bolivia. Using an instrumental variables approach, we estimate…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The 2018 third quarter edition of the Quarterly Business Review (QBR) provides management with a status of the Bank's performance. The QBR reports on outputs, lending program priorities and…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Celhay, Pablo; Martinez, Sebastian; Vidal, Cecilia
This paper examines gaps in child development by socioeconomic status (SES) using a large nationally representative sample of children 0–59 months old in Bolivia and a rich set of child health and…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Celhay, Pablo; Chemor Ruiz, Antonio; Delgado Sánchez, Verónica; Halley Castillo, María Elizabeth; Martinez, Sebastian; Muñoz, Matías; Pérez, Michelle; Perez-Cuevas, Ricardo; Villagrán Muñoz, Víctor Manuel
El Programa Seguro Médico Siglo XXI (SMSXXI)2 tiene el objetivo de facilitar el acceso a los servicios de salud y contribuir a disminuir el empobrecimiento causado por problemas de salud, mediante el…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Acevedo, Paloma; Alviar, Carlos; Chung, Tania; Martinez, Sebastian; Pinzón, Leonardo; Sánchez-Monin, Emmanuelle
Este documento presenta los resultados del análisis de la encuesta de línea de base de la evaluación experimental del Programa de Apoyos Comunitarios (PACO). El objetivo del programa es disminuir las…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Bando, Rosangela; Gertler, Paul
We analyze evidence from 10 at-scale field experiments in four countries on the effect of inquiry- and problem-based pedagogy (IPP) on students’ math and science test scores. IPP creates active…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Yáñez-Pagans, Patricia; Martínez, Daniel; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Scholl, Lynn; Vázquez, Antonia
This paper discusses the transportation challenges that urban areas in Latin America and the Caribbean face and reviews the causal evidence on the impact brought by different urban transport system…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The 2018 second quarter edition of the Quarterly Business Review (QBR) provides management with a status of the Bank's performance. The QBR reports on outputs, lending program priorities and…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) currently has three lending categories based on the development purpose, eligibility, and disbursement requirements of the loan, as well as the criteria for…