Nov 2019
Author(s): Corderi, David; Hori, Tsuneki; Yamín, Luis Eduardo
Existing and projected economic losses caused by floods all over the world have generated a growing consensus about the need for investment in flood risk mitigation. Most of the evidence on the…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Musacchio, Aldo; Pineda, Emilio; Huber, John; Jara, Mauricio; Kim, Hyungon; Ter-Minassian, Teresa; Wagner, Rodrigo
The situation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to be dire. This book uses an original database of SOE performance that shows that every year about one-…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gomes, Zandra ; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Waithe, Kimberly
Barbados is a small tourism based economy accounting directly for 12 percent of real gross domestic product and over 40 percent of GDP when considering indirect spillovers to other sectors. It has…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Trachtenberg, Danielle
This paper estimates the effects of NAFTA on labor and wages in Mexico using a local labor-markets approach. While NAFTA offered greater export opportunities to Mexican firms that may raise…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Vera, Diego
Decreases in labor supply among cash-aid recipients are often cited as potential drawbacks of cash-transfer programs. In developing countries, such concern might be misplaced: This paper documents…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Hincapié, Isabel; Montalva, Veronica
The extensive sorting of more talented teachers into the most advantaged schools contributes to the wide socioeconomic achievement gaps in Latin America. The Chilean Pedagogical Excellence Assignment…
Nov 2019
Author(s): He, Zheli
Trade liberalization affects real-wage inequality through two channels: the distribution of nominal wages across workers and, if the rich and the poor consume different bundles of goods, the…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano; Caballero, Gustavo; Cofré, Fabián; González, Stephanie; Hand, Anne; Keller, Lukas; Silva Porto, María Teresa
The objective of this document is to understand the potential that voluntary savings has to increase pension coverage for low-income and independent workers in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. It…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano; Caballero, Gustavo; Cofré, Fabián; González, Stephanie; Hand, Anne; Keller, Lukas; Silva Porto, María Teresa
Este documento tiene como objetivo entender el potencial que tiene el ahorro voluntario para aumentar la cobertura previsional entre trabajadores de bajos ingresos e independientes en Chile, Colombia…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil
Rwanda has made strong progress in reducing poverty and enhancing economic growth in the last 15 years. Nonetheless, with the highest population density in Africa and its population projected to…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil; Cicowiez, Martin; Vargas, Renato; Horridge, Mark
In 2014, the United Nations published the first International Standard for environmental-economic statistics, known as the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA).. As more countries adopt…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Martínez, Matias
This paper estimates the effects of school accountability on year-to-year teacher mobility in Chile. An accountability program was introduced between 2012 and 2015, which established sanctions for…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Estrazulas, Francisco; Bebczuk, Ricardo N.
The goal of this report is to discuss the current and prospective level of bilateral trade and investment flows between Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Estrazulas, Francisco; Bebczuk, Ricardo N.
Este informe presenta las tendencias del comercio y las inversiones entre los países del Golfo y de América Latina y el Caribe, identifica oportunidades de crecimiento y esboza algunas…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil; Cicowiez, Martin; Moreda, Adela
The growth of cultural tourism globally has presented an important opportunity for public investment in tourism to drive economic development in developing countries. With Bolivia’s regional…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Jaimovich, Analia; Román, Alonso
This research examines the effect of accountability threats for low performing schools on resource allocation decisions and provides evidence that schools act with strategic behavior only when the…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Bertoni, Eleonora; Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Méndez, Carolina; Paredes, Diana
This paper explores rank-ordered teacher candidates’ preferences for public schools in Peru by analyzing the 2015 teacher hiring process. Our analysis shows that, in seeking permanent positions in…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Rose, Jonathan; Wattenbach, Horst; Szwedzki, Roni; Maciel, Odette; Rabchinsky, Galia; Pedraza, Lina; Fraga, Federico; Belohrad, Viola; Putic, Melanie
This will be the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE)s fifth independent evaluation of the IDB Group program with Bolivia. This approach paper defines the scope, methodology, and timeline for the…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Rose, Jonathan; Wattenbach, Horst; Szwedzki, Roni; Maciel, Odette; Rabchinsky, Galia; Pedraza, Lina; Fraga, Federico; Belohrad, Viola; Putic, Melanie
Esta es la quinta evaluación independiente que realiza la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE) del programa del Grupo BID con Bolivia. Este documento de enfoque define el alcance, metodología y…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Rodríguez Chatruc, Marisol; Russell, Nathaniel
While there is a large body of literature evaluating how active labor-market policies such as training impact worker outcomes, relatively few studies examine how such policies impact workers who are…