Oct 2018
Author(s): Schimanski, Caroline; Chagalj, Cristian; Ruprah, Inder J.
As a result of its colonial history the labour market of Trinidad and Tobago is characterized by two majority racial groups of approximately equal number. During colonial times, these racial groups…
Oct 2018
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia
We explore the effects of a randomly assigned conditional cash transfer in Honduras (Bono 10000) on early childhood development. We find significant impacts on cognitive development in children 0-60…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Suominen, Kati
Mercosur members have grown into Latin America’s digital leaders in the past decade. Online sales have grown much faster than national economies, retail, or foreign trade. Brazil generates 60 percent…
Oct 2018
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia; Cubides Mateus, Mayaris; Sório, Rita Elisabeth; Garibotto, Giorgina; Beron, Christian
Uruguay is one of very few countries in Latin America that has a nationally representative, longitudinal survey of early childhood development. In 2015–2016, during the second wave of the survey, an…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Granada, Isabel; Leaño, Juan Manuel; Benítez, Carolina; Navas, Cristian; Sanz, Natalia; Crotte Alvarado, Amado; Cortés, René; Armijos, Jean Pol; Ortiz, Paola; Glen, Claudia
El Bien Público Regional Transport GenderLab, ha desarrollado un benchmark regional recopilando las iniciativas de género y transporte implementadas por las ciudades miembros. Este fascículo…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones; Jiménez, Juan Pablo
Evaluación cuasi-experimental sobre el retorno de la inversión (ROI) para programas de capacitación y empleo juvenil dentro de la iniciativa NEO y su aplicación piloto en Nuevo León, México.
Oct 2018
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Dormal, Marta; Rubio-Codina, Marta
This paper analyzes the association between quality of parenting programs and child development outcomes. It focuses on parenting programs delivered through home visits (i.e., home visiting programs…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Rodrigues Gomes, Camila
Despite the widespread debate about crime in Brazil and the alarming increase in homicides in recent years, few studies have analyzed or exposed evidence of the impact of public security spending on…
Oct 2018
Author(s): López, Arnoldo; Ventosa-Santaulària, Daniel
Over the last three decades, Mexico’s macroeconomic policy has been driven by a sound orthodox strategy: an open economy via many trade agreements signed since the mid-1980s, a nominal exchange rate…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Alpízar, Francisco; Madrigal, Róger; Salas, Ariana
Este reporte presenta una reseña del panorama ambiental de Costa Rica. En él se detallan los principales desafíos del país para lograr un crecimiento inclusivo, resiliente y sostenible, incluyendo 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): Torresano Melo, Mónica; Calles López, Jaime
Ecuador arrancó el siglo 21 con un serio problema de inseguridad. Las tasas de homicidios crecían desde 1980, pasando de 6,3 homicidios por 100.000 habitantes, hasta 2010 con 17,5. En medio de esta…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
Assessment of the impact of various scenarios related to accelerating growth and structural change in Haiti. The analysis is based on simulations with a relatively standard recursive dynamic…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
In this document we consider various scenarios related to changes in policies and exogenous conditions; our purpose is to assess various vulnerabilities and opportunities for Haiti. The analytical…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
The objective of the model and simulations presented in this report is to provide a basic, rough and stylized framework for counterfactual exercises in order to obtain orders of magnitude of the…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Alaimo, Veronica; Dborkin, Daniela
This paper presents new data documenting the level and evolution of public spending on non-contributory programs for 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Salaried formal workers…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Coremberg, Ariel
La cuenta satélite de servicios de infraestructura (CSI) que se propone en esta Nota Técnica ofrece una nueva forma de abordar la prestación de los Servicios de Infraestructura (SI). Se trata de un…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Pierola, Martha Denisse; Lucenti, Krista; Li, Kun; Harris, Jeremy; De Four, Takiyah
Trade is key for growth, especially in small countries like Barbados—it helps them achieve economies of scale that otherwise would not exist. In recent years, Barbados’ trade performance has been…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Anauati, Victoria; García Mejía, Mauricio; Jaitman, Laura
El nuevo Código Orgánico General de Procesos (COGEP), que comenzó a aplicarse el 23 de mayo de 2016 en Ecuador, establece la oralidad en todas las vías procesales judiciales, exceptuando los procesos…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Shik, Olga; Boyce, Rachel; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo; Gachot, Sebastien
Although agriculture and fisheries account for only 1.6% of the GDP of the Bahamas, they produce 3% of all jobs and are important for the diversification of the economy. The Government of the Bahamas…