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Aug 2018
Author(s): Navarro, Juan Carlos
Taking full advantage of the opportunities brought by the digital economy requires transforming Latin American and Caribbean's productive sectors and firms. Digital technologies such as the…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Howell, Hunt; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Stevenson, Claudia; Grant, Kayla
This paper reviews the Inter-American Development Bank's policy-based loans, which are designed to improve competitiveness in selected Latin American and Caribbean countries. It summarizes the…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Navarro, Juan Carlos; Benavente, José Miguel; Crespi, Gustavo
The main purpose of this study is to present the conceptual basis that supports science, technology, and innovation (STI) policy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It starts by clarifying STI…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Navarro, Juan Carlos
There is palpable enthusiasm among leaders in the Latin American and Caribbean region for innovative technological solutions to old and new challenges. Inspired by the growing demand for empirical…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Ojanperä, Sanna; Kallestad, Eirin; Tourreilles, Federica; Schwartz, Liora; Olcese, Claudia; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Magri, Nicola; Anta, Rafael; Guaipatín, Carlos
We believe we have a story that will inspire new ways of approaching international development. During the past five years, the Innovation Lab (I-Lab), born out of the Division of Competiveness and…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Navarro, Juan Carlos; Zuñiga, Pluvia
In 2010, the IDB published The Imperative of Innovation, a survey of the status of science, technology, and innovation in the Latin American and Caribbean region. The regions technological progress…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Zuñiga, Pluvia
The advent of the knowledge society has highlighted the growing importance of innovation and intellectual assets as sources of competitiveness and long-term economic growth. This book examines human…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Pagés, Carmen; Scartascini, Carlos; Funaro, Rita; Madrigal, Lucía; Duryea, Suzanne; Chaparro, Juan Camilo; Rodríguez-Pombo, María Victoria; Lora, Eduardo; Sanguinetti, Pablo; Savedoff, William D.; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Verdisco, Aimee; Alfonso, Mariana; Powell, Andrew
Traditionally, the concept of quality of life has been viewed through objective indicators. Beyond Facts looks at quality of life through a new lens, namely, the perceptions of millions of Latin…
Jan 2007
Author(s): Galindo, Arturo; Scartascini, Carlos; Payne, J. Mark; Daughters, Robert; Melo, Alberto; Echebarría, Koldo; Lora, Eduardo; Filc, Gabriel; Micco, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Panizza, Ugo; Benavides, Juan; Magaldi de Sousa, Mariana; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Márquez, Gustavo; Cortázar Velarde, Juan Carlos; Mesa-Lago, Carmelo; Harper, Leslie; Rodríguez-Clare, Andrés; Perusia, Juan Cruz
Latin America suffered a profound state crisis in the 1980s, which prompted not only the wave of macroeconomic and deregulation reforms known as the Washington Consensus, but also a wide variety of…
Oct 2006
Author(s): Navarro, Juan Carlos
The One Laptop Per Child initiative is an educational program that aims at deploying millions of rugged, ultra low-cost, individually connected laptop computers to the majority of children in…
Jan 2006
Author(s): Murillo, Maria Victoria; Schneider, Ben Ross; Iacoviello, Mercedes; Scartascini, Carlos; Monaldi, Francisco; Payne, J. Mark; Martínez-Gallardo, Cecilia; Stein, Ernesto H.; Echebarría, Koldo; Whitehead, Laurence; Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Lora, Eduardo; Filc, Gabriel; Bergara, Mario; Saiegh, Sebastián; Magaldi de Sousa, Mariana; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Pereyra, Andrés; Cárdenas, Mauricio; Tommasi, Mariano; Santiso, Javier; Hughes, Sallie; Zuvanic, Laura; Jones, Mark P.; Clavijo, Laura
This report examines the quality of public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean after more than a decade of political and economic reform. A wide variety of examples and case studies are…
Jan 2003
Author(s): Adhikari, Ramesh; Negroni, Mirka J.; Leino, Jessica; Rana, P. B.; Nguyen, Tam Robert; Rey de Marulanda, Nohra; Kremer, Michael; Rodríguez, Ennio; Arce M., Daniel G.; Sandler, Todd; Bronfman, Mario; Devlin, Robert; Rufín, Carlos; Sakai, Kazu; Kanbur, Ravi; Kahn, Matthew E.; Weiss, John; Wyplosz, Charles; Jessen, Anneke; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Tungwarara, Ozias; Hunt, Joseph Michael; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Nogueira, Roberto Martínez; Taccone, Juan José; Carnoy, Martin; Kendall, Tamil; Frantz, Brian; Wescott, Clay
This book is based on a conference entitled "Regional Public Goods and Regional Development Assistance", held in Washington, D.C. on November 6-7, 2002. It examines how the IDB and the ADB…
Aug 2000
Author(s): Navarro, Juan Carlos; Verdisco, Aimee
On average, teachers' qualifications in Latin America fall short of what is needed to implement and sustain the education reforms under way in most countries. Large investments in teacher…
Jan 1994
Author(s): Argüello, Manuel; González de Pacheco, Rosa Amelia; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Irarrázaval, Ignacio
This book describes the interaction between community organizations (OPCs, or organizaciones de participación comunitaria), the local communities, and the public sector in Venezuela, Costa Rica, and…