Sep 2021
Author(s): Navajas, Fernando; Ahumada, Hildegart; Espina-Mairal, Santos; Bermúdez, Guillermo
This technical note examines the interactions between infrastructure and productivity growth in Mexico. To address this relation, we follow an approach that seek to tie down infrastructure…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Sandoval, Diana
Gaps in accessibility to public services depends on cultural, economic, social, and geographical contexts, among others, as well as the type of disability that a person may have. Depending on these…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Freitas, Carlos Otávio; Neves, Mateus C. R.; Silva, Felipe de Figueiredo
In this paper, we explore the link between energy and agricultural production in Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia. The economic literature and policy reports, discussed here, indicate that access to…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Cavazzoni Lima, Rafael; Ferreira, Rodrigo; Faria, Márcia Groszmann; Moura, Andre Almeida Pamponet; Prado, Gerald
This paper describes the issuance of the first sustainable bond in Brazil by a public financial institution, executed by the Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais (BDMG) with the support of the…
May 2021
Author(s): Frisari, Giovanni Leo; Messervy, Max
Despite the significant challenges in mobilizing investors resources towards sustainable infrasctrure investments in Latin America and the Carribbean, an investment opportunity in low carbon and…
May 2021
Author(s): Legena, Henry; McKenzie, Brittney; Goodridge, Aria; Pivott, Karyl; Austin, Joshua; Lynch, Kristen; Spencer, Shamika; Cox, Felicia; Holder, Nikolai; Murray, Renique; Prado, Veronica R.; Ravillard, Pauline
This paper presents an alternative to the current use of gasoline and diesel for transportation in Barbados. By relying on experimental evidence, it shows that biomethane emanating from the…
May 2021
Author(s): Puig Gabarró, Pau; García Zaballos, Antonio; Iglesias Rodriguez, Enrique; Sepúlveda, Ana; Wong, Alex; Yoo, Christopher
Achieving universal and affordable digital connectivity is an essential goal for all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Although significant progress has been made to advance the…
May 2021
Author(s): Graham, Nate; Malagón, Edwin; Viscidi, Lisa; Yépez-García, Ariel
Energy storage can bring many benefits to electricity systems, including enhanced grid reliability, efficiency, and flexibility. It will also be a key enabler of mass decarbonization and climate…
May 2021
Author(s): Cárdenas, Mauricio; Bonilla, Juan Pablo; Brusa, Federico
This work is aimed at nontraditional climate policy actors such as the finance and planning ministries of Latin America and the Caribbean. The objective is to provide a glimpse into the existing,…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel; San Vicente Portes, Luis; Guerrero, Santiago
Within an industrial setting, what would ones conjecture be about the relation between Energy Intensity (EI) and productivity? Could higher Energy use be associated to more capital intensive…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Ruchansky, Beno; Oña Pólit, Renato; Moreno, Adrián
This publication is based on the studies on the transfer of climate change technologies (CCT) (also called environmentally sound technologies, EST, or TAR, for its Spanish acronym) related to energy…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sets global standards for sustainability reporting, relying on best practices for reporting on a range of economic, environmental, and social impacts. This is…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil; Cicowiez, Martin
Este artículo aplica el Modelo Integrado Económico-Ambiental (IEEM por sus siglas en inglés) al análisis del Plan de Descarbonización (PdD) de Costa Rica. Específicamente, IEEM se emplea para evaluar…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Silva Paredes, Mariana; Araujo Gutiérrez, Zuelclady Ma. F.; Ramírez García, José; Aliaga Lordemann, Javier; Noriega Navarrete, Diana Verónica; Hernández Carreto, Manuel Alejandro
This Guideline is a tool to address issues on EST in national and sectorial policies and plans to relieve the negative effects of climate change in LAC. Its main objectives are: i) To be a practical…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Netto, Maria; Mansilla, Patricio; Chaparro, Rodrigo; Magallon, Daniel
The Energy Savings Insurance Program seeks to promote investment in energy efficiency and distributed generation in Latin America, primarily through small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Saavedra, José Jorge; Alleng, Gerard
Like other Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Caribbean island economies have intrinsic characteristics that make them vulnerable to external shocks. The recent pandemic highlights the structural…
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): Groves, David G.; Syme, James; Molina-Pérez, Edmundo; Calvo, Carlos; Víctor-Gallardo, Luis; Godinez, Guido; Quirós-Tortos, Jairo; De León, Felipe; Meza Murillo, Andrea; Saavedra Gómez, Valentina; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
Given the socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, global leaders are seeking solutions to re-activate their economies while preserving the climate and mitigating the risk of future…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto; Yépez-García, Ariel
How do households consume and spend on energy? What are the drivers of their spending and consumption patterns? How does energy consumption has evolved? What is to be expected as the region climbs…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
In December 2019, Suriname became the second country in the world to submit the update of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework…