Aug 2018
Author(s): Guanais, Frederico C.; Regalia, Ferdinando; Perez-Cuevas, Ricardo; Harris, Donna Oretha; Pinto, Diana M.; Pinzón, Leonardo; Sánchez, María Deni; Tejerina, Luis; Anaya, Milagros; Doubova, Svetlana V.; Marín, Tania; Moreno, Ralfh; Mullachery, Pricila; Rocha, Marcia; Sánchez, María Deni; Schantz, Karolina
En la región de América Latina y Caribe (ALC), la mayoría de los países buscan reformar sus sistemas de salud para lograr la cobertura universal y mejorar la eficiencia de sus gastos sanitarios, al…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Escuela de Gobierno del IDE Business School
Garantizar el derecho a la identidad para toda la población depende de una institucionalidad robusta que sea capaz de brindar servicios de identidad y registro de forma accesible, eficiente y segura…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Quijada, José Alejandro; Sierra, José David; Espinola, Natalia
Paraguay is one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Despite solid growth and sound macroeconomic fundamentals, foreign direct investment flows remain sluggish. Since…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; León, Gianmarco; Roza, Vivian; Valdivia, Martín; Vega, Gabriela
We use a field experiment to evaluate the impact of two informational get-out-the-vote (GOTV) campaigns to boost female electoral participation in Paraguay. We find that public campaigns had no…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Toch, Eran
This discussion paper was developed by the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Division in collaboration with the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Toch, Eran
Este documento de trabajo fue elaborado por la División de Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda (HUD, por sus siglas en inglés) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) en colaboración con el…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Hanauer, Merlin
Protected areas are fundamental to reaching the goals laid out as a part of the recent Sustainable Development Goals. Recognition of the importance of protected areas from policy makers,…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Jackson, C. Kirabo
Recent studies document that, in many cases, the schools that parents prefer over others do not improve student test scores. This could be because (a) parents cannot discern schools causal impacts,…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
This policy brief examines these crises, explores successes and pitfalls in the response mechanisms, and extracts valuable lessons to assist decision makers in dealing with droughts, providing…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
El cambio climático está acelerando la frecuencia y gravedad de las sequías, generando desafíos tanto para los encargados de políticas como para la población a nivel mundial. Este informe de…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
A mudança climática está aumentando a frequência e intensidade das secas, o que impõe enormes desafios tanto para os formuladores de políticas como para os cidadãos em todo o mundo. Esta síntese de…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones; IDB Invest; Trujillo, Verónica; Navajas, Sergio
Esta base de datos contiene información sobre desempeño e inclusión financiera por institución regulada en la región. FINLAC data cubre siete años (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 y 2015) y…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.; Ruiz-Tagle V., Cristóbal
This paper examines the effect of exposure to air pollution on the probability of a pregnancy ending in a stillbirth delivery. We use official registry data of pregnancy outcomes and municipality-…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Keefer, Philip; Espinoza, Mauricio; Espinoza, Álvaro; Fort, Ricardo
We revisit North (1981) and Acemoglu and Johnson (2005) and find, in contrast to earlier work, that third-party enforcement of norms of cooperative behavior contributes to economic development.…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Goñi Pacchioni, Edwin A.; Gonzales, Alessandra; Pardo, Francisco
Knowledge is transferred between firms explicitly or tacitly. While non-embedded knowledge can be transferred explicitly through patent citations, embedded knowledge is essentially transferred…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cravo, Tulio; Jacinto, Paulo; Schimanski, Caroline
The important debate about how economic fluctuations affect employment reallocation in heterogeneous businesses is currently open in the literature. This debate is relevant as it matters for the…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Rubio-Codina, Marta; Dormal, Marta
As home visiting programs continue to expand, it is crucial to develop cost-effective methods to monitor their quality that are feasible at-scale. This paper compares two instruments widely used…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Rubio-Codina, Marta; Dormal, Marta
A medida que los programas de visitas continúan expandiéndose, es crucial desarrollar métodos costo-efectivos de monitoreo de su calidad, que sean factibles de aplicación a escala. Este documento…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Contreras, Manuel E.; Richard, Patrick; Siebert, Sara; Ovince, Junior; Blackwell, Alexandra
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is highly prevalent in Haiti and constitutes a serious public health problem. Social norms promoting power imbalance between women and men and condoning VAWG…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Chauvin, Juan Pablo
Gender segmentation in the labor market is widespread. However, most existing studies of the effects of labor demand shocks on local economies assume away gender. In this paper, I show that local…