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Jan 2009
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Stein, Ernesto H.; Abuelafia, Emmanuel; Berensztein, Sergio; Braun, Miguel; Di Gresia, Luciano; Alston, Lee J.; Melo, Marcus André; Mueller, Bernardo; Pereira, Carlos; Cárdenas, Mauricio; Mejía, Carolina; Olivera, Mauricio; Mejía Acosta, Andrés; Albornoz, Vicente; Araujo, María Caridad; Molinas, José R.; Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal; Carranza, Luis; Chávez, Jorge F.; Valderrama, José; Moraes, Juan Andrés; Chasquetti, Daniel; Bergara, Mario; Puente, José Manuel; Daza, Abelardo; Ríos, Germán; Rodríguez, Alesia; Hallerberg, Mark
This book presents a new framework for analyzing the political economy of budget processes in Latin America that is based on the following premises: i) the budget process must be considered as part…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Cárdenas, Mauricio; Di Maro, Vincenzo; Mejía, Carolina
Using an approach that complements standard income-based measures with broader measures of well-being this paper addresses the relationship between quality of life and deprivation. In particular,…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Spiller, Pablo T.; Stein, Ernesto H.; Tommasi, Mariano; Scartascini, Carlos; Alston, Lee J.; Melo, Marcus André; Mueller, Bernardo; Pereira, Carlos; Aninat, Cristóbal; Londregan, John; Navia, Patricio; Vial, Joaquín; Cárdenas, Mauricio; Junguito, Roberto; Pachón, Mónica; Mejía Acosta, Andrés; Araujo, María Caridad; Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal; Saiegh, Sebastián; Lehoucq, Fabrice; Negretto, Gabriel; Aparicio, Francisco Javier; Nacif, Benito; Benton, Allyson Lucinda; Molinas, José R.; Montero, Marcela; Monaldi, Francisco; González de Pacheco, Rosa Amelia; Obuchi, Richard; Penfold, Michael
What determines the capacity of countries to design, approve and implement effective public policies? To address this question, this book builds on the results of case studies of political…
Sep 2007
Author(s): Giuffrida, Antonio; Bernal, Raquel; Cárdenas, Mauricio; Handa, Ashu; Trujillo, Antonio J.; Vernon, John A.; Rodríguez Wong, Laura; Angeles, Gustavo; Mayer-Foulkes, David; Larrea, Carlos
There is increasing awareness that race and ethnicity play an important role in the poverty and social marginalization of Latin American and Caribbean populations.
Feb 2006
Author(s): Cárdenas, Mauricio; Junguito, Roberto; Pachón, Mónica
The 1991 Colombian Constitution strengthened the checks and balances of the political system by enhancing the role of Congress and the Constitutional Court, while somewhat limiting the powers of the…
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…