Oct 2019
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Rodríguez Chatruc, Marisol; Russell, Nathaniel
A despeito da substancial literatura avaliando o impacto de políticas ativas para o mercado de trabalho como, por exemplo, a formaço profissional, há relativamente poucos estudos dedicados a examinar…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Viteri Andrade, Alicia
La producción bruta total del sector generación a carbón, genera un impacto de 0,69% en el PIB de la economía. En términos del empleo, el sector genera un impacto directo estimado de 4.391 personas…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Viteri Andrade, Alicia
La producción bruta total del sector generación a carbón, genera un impacto de 0,69% en el PIB de la economía. En términos del empleo, el sector genera un impacto directo estimado de 4.391 personas…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Feng, Kuishuang
This study explores the labour impact of four scenarios of electricity generation in Chile, including three coal power phase-down scenarios. These scenarios would result in the creation of between 32…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn; Elagaty, Mohamed; Ledezma-Navarro, Bismarck; Zamora, Edgar; Miranda-Moreno, Luis
Due to a lack of reliable data collection systems, traffic fatalities and injuries are often under-reported in developing countries. Recent developments in surrogate road safety methods and video…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Joseph, Joel; Pemberton, Cecile; Phillip, Ursan
This report presents the first nationally representative estimates of the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and non-partner sexual violence against women in Suriname. The data comes from…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Joseph, Joel; Pemberton, Cecile; Phillip, Ursan
This report presents the first nationally representative estimates of the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and non-partner sexual violence against women in Suriname. The data comes from…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Novella, Rafael; Valencia, Horacio
Information asymmetries and limited skills are two main factors affecting jobseekers’ chances to access quality jobs in developing countries. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of a job…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Carrillo Maldonado, Paul A.; Díaz Cassou, Javier
This paper applies an agnostic structural vector autoregression (SVAR) approach to study the response of four Andean economies (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru) to international shocks. More…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Fuertes, Nicolás; Schodt, Sara
This project analyzes teachers’ practices for around 2000 teachers in 204 schools in Ecuador. Each year a group of teachers was filmed and screened using the CLASS instrument to measure their…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Bustelo, Monserrat; Flabbi, Luca; Viollaz, Mariana
Recent years have seen an ever-greater expansion of the digital economy, a development that may bring new opportunities to workers who were at a disadvantage in the traditional economy. We focus on a…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Walsh, Brian; Feng, Kuishuang; Di Capua, Laura; Liu, Yu; Zuluaga, Daniela; Robles, Marcos; Hubacek, Klaus
Carbon taxes are advocated as efficient fiscal and environmental policies, but they have proven difficult to implement. One reason is that carbon taxes can aggravate poverty by increasing prices of…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Walsh, Brian; Feng, Kuishuang; Di Capua, Laura; Liu, Yu; Zuluaga, Daniela; Robles, Marcos; Hubacek, Klaus
Los impuestos al carbono son promovidos como políticas fiscales y ambientales eficientes, aunque han resultado difíciles de implementar. Una razón es que pueden agravar la pobreza al aumentar los…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Cristia, Julian P.; Humpage, Sarah D.
While families in rural Guatemala recognize the value of vaccination and mostly vaccinate their children at early ages, they often fail to follow through with the course of treatment, drastically…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Cristia, Julian P.; Humpage, Sarah D.
Aunque las familias en las zonas rurales de Guatemala reconocen el valor de las vacunas, y generalmente vacunan a sus hijos a edades tempranas, a menudo no completan el tratamiento, lo que reduce…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe; Vodusek, Ziga
The goal of this report is to discuss the outlook for bilateral trade and investment flows between LAC and Korea, signal the most salient business opportunities at hand, and review progress and…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe; Vodusek, Ziga
El objetivo de este informe es evaluar las perspectivas para los flujos bilaterales de comercio e inversiones entre ALC y Corea, señalar las oportunidades de negocios más importantes y repasar los…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Mullally, Conner; Rivas, Mayra; McArthur, Travis
We evaluate a program in Guatemala offering training and transfers of a local chicken variety using a randomized phase-in design with imperfect compliance. We do not find strong evidence for or…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Keller, Lukas; González, Stephanie
Digital platforms can improve the functioning of markets characterized by coordination problems and high levels of fragmentation, such as the transportation market. In recent years, the adoption of…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Keller, Lukas; González, Stephanie
Las plataformas digitales pueden mejorar el funcionamiento de los mercados caracterizados por problemas de coordinación y altos niveles de fragmentación. Un beneficiado de este cambio ha sido el…