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Jan 2018
Author(s): Aranco, Natalia; Stampini, Marco; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Medellín, Nadin
El proceso de envejecimiento acelerado que están atravesando los países de América Latina y el Caribe impone presiones sin precedentes en el ámbito de los cuidados de largo plazo. En este sentido, el…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Caruso Bloeck, Martín; Galiani, Sebastián; Ibarrarán, Pablo
This paper discusses theoretical and practical issues related to long-term care (LTC) services in Latin America. Demand for these services will rise as the region undergoes a swift demographic…
May 2017
Author(s): Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Schady, Norbert
Teachers vary considerably in their effectiveness, but identifying teacher characteristics that predict their impact on learning outcomes has been elusive. We analyze a teacher evaluation that is…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ibarrarán, Pablo; Medellín, Nadin; Regalia, Ferdinando; Stampini, Marco; Parodi, Sandro; Tejerina, Luis; Cueva, Pedro; Vásquez, Madiery
Twenty years have passed since conditional cash transfer programs were first implemented in Latin America and the Caribbean. This book takes the opportunity to critically review the design options…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Medellín, Nadin; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Stampini, Marco; Villa, Juan Miguel
This monograph reviews the processes used by conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to recertify beneficiaries for services or classify them as ready to…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Stampini, Marco; Robles, Marcos; Sáenz, Mayra; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Medellín, Nadin
Between 2000 and 2013, Latin America has considerably reduced poverty (from 46.3% to 29.7% of the population). In this paper, we use synthetic panels to show that, despite progress, the region…
Feb 2015
Author(s): Benedetti, Fiorella; Ibarrarán, Pablo; McEwan, Patrick J.
The paper analyzes a new Honduran conditional cash transfer experiment (Bono 10,000) in which 150 poor villages (of 300) were treated. The transfers were much larger in size than an earlier…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Pinto, Diana M.; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Stampini, Marco; Carman, Katherine Grace; Guanais, Frederico C.; Luoto, Jill; Sánchez, Mario; Cali, Jonathan
This technical note discusses how behavioral economics insights can be used to enhance the design of health interventions, with emphasis on those addressing non-communicable diseases, by promoting…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Bet, Germán; Cristia, Julian P.; Ibarrarán, Pablo
This paper analyzes the effects of increased shared computer access in secondary schools in Peru. Administrative data are used to identify, through propensity-score matching, two groups of schools…
May 2012
Author(s): Ibarrarán, Pablo; Ripani, Laura; Taboada, Bibiana; Villa, Juan Miguel; García, Brígida
This paper presents an impact evaluation of a revamped version of the Dominican youth training program Juventud y Empleo. The paper analyzes the impact of the program on traditional labor market…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Azevedo, Viviane; Bertachini, Helio; Cossens, Shakirah; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Díaz, Luis; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Linares, Ana María; Maffioli, Alessandro; Manzano, Gádor; Martinez, Sebastian; McCarthy, Nancy; Meduña, Patricia; Mejía, Francisco; Neret, Matilde; Pusterla, Fazia; Rodríguez, César; Salazar, Lina; Sedlacek, Guilherme Luis; Taboada, Bibiana; Toda, Ichiro; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Winters, Paul
The Development Effectiveness Overview (DEO) is the IDB's annual corporate report that accounts for the effectiveness of its work, stating the results achieved with the implementation of the…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Cueto, Santiago; Santiago, Ana; Severin, Eugenio
Although many countries are aggressively implementing the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program, there is a lack of empirical evidence on its effects. This paper presents the impact of the first large…
Oct 2011
Author(s): Card, David; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Villa, Juan Miguel
The guide outlines the main evaluation challenges associated with Active Labor Market Programs (ALMPs), and shows how to obtain rigorous impact estimates using two leading evaluation approaches. The…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Sitja Rubio, Susana; Linares, Ana María; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Meduña, Patricia; Winters, Paul; Toda, Ichiro; Neret, Matilde; Ibarrarán, Pablo; González, Mario; Rodríguez, César; Di Maro, Vincenzo; Díaz, Luis; Cossens, Shakirah; Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes
Development Effectiveness Overview 2008-2009 is a tool by which the IDB accounts for the effectiveness of its work. It reports on the progress made in the Development Effectiveness agenda of the Bank.
Nov 2009
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Cabrol, Marcelo; Ibarrarán, Pablo
Primary-school students in Argentina score low in international assessments of learning, particularly in math and science. To help remedy this situation, the Inter-American Development Bank is…
Sep 2009
Author(s): Gonzalez Diez, Verónica M.; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Maffioli, Alessandro; Rozo, Sandra
This paper is part of the project 'Ex-post Evaluation of the IDB Agricultural Technology Uptake Programs.' This paper evaluates the impact of agricultural extension services in the…
Jun 2009
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Kipp, Scott; Cruz, Jessica; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Steiner-Khamsi, Gita
This working paper discusses the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) pilot program carried out by the Haitian Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MENFP) conducted in collaboration with the IDB.…
Mar 2008
Author(s): Ibarrarán, Pablo; Sarzosa, Miguel; Soares, Yuri
This paper assesses the welfare impacts of local investments projects in rural areas of Guatemala. Using census track data from two rounds of the Guatemalan population census, as well as…
Jul 2006
Author(s): Ibarrarán, Pablo; Rosas-Shady, David; Soares, Yuri
This document constitutes a comprehensive evaluation of Juventud y Empleo (JE), the training program financed by the Bank in the Dominican Republic since 1999. The Ex-Post Project Evaluation Report…
Jul 2006
Author(s): Ibarrarán, Pablo; Rosas-Shady, David
The purpose of this report is to assess whether the job training program PROCAJOVEN has had positive impacts, i.e. to determine if it has increased the employability of its participants, and to…