Sep 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Christie, Jason; Gomes, Zandra ; Baboolal, Denesh; Montano, Robin
Welcome to the September 2019 Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin. Infrastructure is the lifeblood of a country. However, low, and even declining, investments, insufficient maintenance and extreme…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Navarro-Palau, Patricia; Prada, María Fernanda; Soares, Sammara
Despite the renewed interest in technical education, only a handful of studies analyze its effect on academic outcomes. In this paper we apply a regression discontinuity design to oversubscribed…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Munevar, Isabela; Sanchez, Fabio; Santos, Humberto
To contribute to the debate about decentralization of education management, in this paper, we take advantage of the arbitrary rule used in Colombia to define the municipalities that can autonomously…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Ruiz-Tagle V., Cristóbal; Schueftan, Alejandra
Ambient air pollution is a serious problem in cities in south-central Chile because of massive combustion of wood as fuel for residential heating. To reduce air pollution emissions, Chile’s…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Tejeda Ricardez, Jesus; Molina, María Julia; Urteaga Dufour, José Antonio; Gischler, Christiaan; Borja, Marco; Duque, Andrés; De Waziers, Benedicte; Morales, Olga
A través de esta serie de casos de estudio, el Departamento de Infraestructura y Energía del BID pretende dar a conocer su trabajo en la región, los problemas que aborda, los retos en la…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Heresi, Rodrigo
This paper investigates how low-frequency commodity price fluctuations trigger a reallocation process that endogenously generates a decline in manufacturing productivity. I build a model in which…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Azuero, Rodrigo; Bosch, Mariano; Cardoza, Marvin; Sánchez-Navarro, Dennis
This paper advances understanding of the relationship between tax policy and productivity, taking advantage of unique data from the Dominican Republic to document a significant negative impact of tax…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Marotta, Luana
Low salaries, a limited amount of full-time teaching positions, and alternative systems of allocating teaching hours lead teachers to look for additional jobs in other schools. Although this is a…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Bedoya del Olmo, Celia
This publication presents the life stories of the beneficiaries of the pilot projects directed to rural disperse communities in Colombia, Honduras, Mexico and Peru, financed by the Multi-donor…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Hancevic, Pedro; Núñez, Héctor; Rosellón, Juan
The efficient deployment of green technologies, and more generally, the clean energy transition, will require electricity tariff reforms. Existing tariff schemes often fail to achieve basic economic…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Fuertes, Nicolás; Rieble-Aubourg, Sabine; Schodt, Sara
In this project we analyze data for 82 preschool centers in Trinidad and Tobago where teachers were assessed using the CLASS. The results show that teachers are performing well in the Emotional…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Granada, Isabel; Monje Silva, Andrea; Pastor, Manuel; Gutiérrez, Maria Clara; Caldo, Alejandra; Pérez, Daniel
Achieving gender equality, a pillar for development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), remains a great challenge in the region. Mainstreaming gender across all sectors of the economy is…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Luzardo, Alejandra; De Azevedo, Belisario; Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Becerra, Laura; Funes, Gerardo; Santoro, Martina; Penix-Tadsen, Phillip; Pison, Juan Pablo
In Video Games: More than Just a Game, you will get to know 50 Latin American and Caribbean studios, their trends, and their successes with over 350 video games. This report will help you understand…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Luzardo, Alejandra; De Azevedo, Belisario; Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Becerra, Laura; Funes, Gerardo; Santoro, Martina; Penix-Tadsen, Phillip; Pison, Juan Pablo
En los videojuegos no son un juego conocerás a 50 estudios latinoamericanos y caribeños, sus tendencias y sus éxitos. Este informe te permitirá entender el potencial de la industria como negocio, el…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Lefevre, Benoit; Ducci, Jorge; Vera, Felipe; Slack, Enid; Valenzuela, Luis; Davis, Diane E.; Rojas, Francisca Maria Magdalena; Harkness, Alaina; Ramírez, Alfredo; Rihm, Alfredo; Orellana, Arturo; Robertson, Cristián; Valenzuela, Esteban; Astaburuaga, Francisca; Carvalho, Gustavo; Cienfuegos, Ignacio; Robinson, James; Muñoz, Juan Carlos; Bresciani, Luis Eduardo; Allard, Pablo; Bettancourt, Pía; Alcayaga, Sebastián; Ortega, Sergio; Mashini, Dominique
The complexity of urban centers has increased. Cities have been transformed into territories that present important governance, interjurisdictional coordination, and financing challenges.…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Lefevre, Benoit; Ducci, Jorge; Vera, Felipe; Slack, Enid; Valenzuela, Luis; Davis, Diane E.; Rojas, Francisca Maria Magdalena; Harkness, Alaina; Ramírez, Alfredo; Rihm, Alfredo; Orellana, Arturo; Robertson, Cristián; Valenzuela, Esteban; Astaburuaga, Francisca; Carvalho, Gustavo; Cienfuegos, Ignacio; Robinson, James; Muñoz, Juan Carlos; Bresciani, Luis Eduardo; Allard, Pablo; Bettancourt, Pía; Alcayaga, Sebastián; Ortega, Sergio; Mashini, Dominique
La complejidad de las aglomeraciones urbanas han aumentado. Las ciudades se han transformado en territorios que presentan importantes desafíos de gobernanza, coordinación inter-jurisdiccional y…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Young, Michelle
A new diagnosis of gang activity in Belize City, sponsored by the government of Belize and undertaken with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank, reveals issues of significant concern…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Bracken, Mike; Greenway, Andrew; Kenny, Angeles
Digital transformation leads to improved analysis and use of data. Through this transformation, the public sector can implement more efficient and effective policies. Although many governments…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Bracken, Mike; Greenway, Andrew; Kenny, Angeles
La revolución digital que están experimentando los gobiernos, está llevando a que se planteen programas que mejoren el análisis y uso de dato para plantear políticas públicas más efectivas y…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Hojman, Andrés; López Bóo, Florencia
This paper evaluates the impacts of a public program that introduced access to part-time childcare centers for children younger than four years of age in poor urban areas in Nicaragua. We explore the…