Dec 2018
Author(s): Banuri, Sheheryar; Keefer, Philip; Walque, Damien de
A booming literature has argued that mission-based motives are a central feature of mission-oriented labor markets. This paper shifts the focus to task-based motivation and finds that it yields…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Schwartz, Moises; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Wright, Allan; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Mooney, Henry; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk
The divergence in the development of the countries that correspond to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Caribbean Country Department and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Pereira Dos Santos, Pablo
Guarantees are powerful tools to scale up private investment in infrastructure and enhance the catalytic role Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) play in mobilizing private resources to bridge the…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Mitnik, Oscar A.; Sanchez, Raul; Yañez, Patricia
This paper quantifies the impacts of transport infrastructure investments on economic activity in Haiti, proxied by satellite luminosity data. Our identification strategy exploits the differential…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Lotti, Giulia; Avellán, Leopoldo; Goncalves Cavalcanti, Vitor; Cossens, Shakirah
This Technical Note aims to analyze project characteristics associated with problems in execution as reported in the Progress Monitoring Report (PMR), a tool used by the Inter-American Development…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Waithe, Kimberly; Lorde, Kishmar
The Barbados economy has been challenged over the last decade by elevated fiscal deficits and a rapid build-up in debt. While the country has made efforts to address this challenge through revenue…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Caruso Bloeck, Martín; Galiani, Sebastián; Weinschelbaum, Federico
This paper studies the relative effectiveness of these and other mechanisms by way of a formal model in which workers choose between job opportunities in the formal and informal sectors. Although the…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Jaitman, Laura
This paper uses the crime economics framework to shed light on the main drivers of crime and proposes avenues for future research and action in the region to reduce crime and its social and economic…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Sanchez, Raul; Yañez, Patricia
This paper studies the effects of areal cable cars on mode of transport, time use and employment in the metropolitan area of La Paz, Bolivia. Using an instrumental variables approach, we estimate…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Muñoz Miranda, Andrés; Martínez-Vázquez, Jorge
This paper argues that the need for metropolitan-wide government is higher the larger the unrealized benefits from economies of scale and externalities. It contends that there is no trade-off between…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Souto, Gonzalo; Tommasino, Humberto; Errea, Eduardo; Sáder, Mayid
En este volumen se realiza un relevamiento de las principals cadenas agroindustriales del país, enfatizando en los movimientos de cargas que se realizan a lo cadena de valor, la logística utilizada,…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Antón, Arturo; Rasteletti, Alejandro
En este documento se presenta un modelo de equilibrio general estático de decisión ocupacional con heterogeneidad en habilidades laborales y empresariales, capaz de generar elevados niveles de…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Barnes, Douglas F.; Samad, Hussain
Impact evaluation has gained recognition over the last decade as an essential component of project development. Impact evaluation details how and to what extent policies and project interventions…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Passos, Mauro; Alarcon Rodriguez, Arturo Daniel; Dalaison, Wilhelm
+ SOL + LUZ põe na mão de qualquer pessoa, numa linguagem e formato simples, as respostas a muitas das inquietudes em relação ao que são sistemas fotovoltaicos, como funcionam, por que utilizá-los,…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The 2018 third quarter edition of the Quarterly Business Review (QBR) provides management with a status of the Bank's performance. The QBR reports on outputs, lending program priorities and…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Minoja, Livia; Fernández, Luz; Yurivilca, Rossemary
Los lineamientos, dirigidos a los jefes de equipo y los ejecutores, explican cómo los edificios, tanto de infraestructura social como de otros sectores, pueden contribuir al cumplimiento de la meta…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Celhay, Pablo; Martinez, Sebastian; Vidal, Cecilia
This paper examines gaps in child development by socioeconomic status (SES) using a large nationally representative sample of children 0–59 months old in Bolivia and a rich set of child health and…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Diaz, Rodrigo; Mojica, Carlos; Hollnagel, Julia
Este documento tiene como objetivo presentar un recuento de las lecciones aprendidas y los retos en la implementación de sistemas de transporte público. El presente estudio analiza cinco proyectos…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schwartz, Liora; Bos, María Soledad
Este catálogo presenta experiencias ejemplares de innovación en infraestructura escolar en América Latina y el Caribe, con alto nivel de innovación en: condiciones de confort, sustentabilidad…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Cardona Vasco, Clara; González Ávila, Liliana; Hermida Gómez, Néstor; Moscoso Pérez, Robinson
Análisis temático comparativo de 10 países para documentar, examinar y sistematizar información clave sobre la implementación de la Guía de estándares de calidad NEO en más 230 proveedores de…