Oct 2018
Author(s): Salazar Cota, Adriana; Fernández, Luz; Dalaison, Wilhelm
El objetivo de este documento es orientar a los países prestatarios y al personal del BID en la práctica de las compras verdes a fin de que los proyectos financiados por el Banco no sólo disminuyan…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Salazar Cota, Adriana; Fernández, Luz; Dalaison, Wilhelm
This document provides guidelines for borrowing countries and IDB personnel on green procurement practices, so that Bank’s funded projects will reduce the negative environmental impact of goods,…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Acevedo, Paloma; Alviar, Carlos; Chung, Tania; Martinez, Sebastian; Pinzón, Leonardo; Sánchez-Monin, Emmanuelle
Este documento presenta los resultados del análisis de la encuesta de línea de base de la evaluación experimental del Programa de Apoyos Comunitarios (PACO). El objetivo del programa es disminuir las…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Torresano Melo, Mónica; Calles López, Jaime
Ecuador arrancó el siglo 21 con un serio problema de inseguridad. Las tasas de homicidios crecían desde 1980, pasando de 6,3 homicidios por 100.000 habitantes, hasta 2010 con 17,5. En medio de esta…
Oct 2018
Author(s): de Halleux, Morgane; Estache, Antonio; Serebrisky, Tomás
This paper matches country-specific performance and governance characteristics of the electricity sector in order to draw conclusions about the correlation between governance features and performance…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano; Ripani, Laura; Pagés, Carmen
En esta nota interactiva, la primera de la serie “El futuro del trabajo en América Latina y el Caribe”, abordamos este tema desde una perspectiva general, con la idea de ofrecer un marco conceptual…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano; Ripani, Laura; Pagés, Carmen
In this first issue of “The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean” series, we approach this topic from a general perspective with the idea of offering a conceptual framework to set the…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory
Over the last 25 years, more than two-thirds of OECD countries have increased school choice opportunities for parents. For example, in recent years, new forms of delivery like government-dependent…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Bando, Rosangela; Gertler, Paul
We analyze evidence from 10 at-scale field experiments in four countries on the effect of inquiry- and problem-based pedagogy (IPP) on students’ math and science test scores. IPP creates active…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
Public spending has climbed in Latin America and the Caribbean. Riding a commodity windfall and low interest rates, many governments in the region tried to spend their way into the future.…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
El gasto público ha aumentado en América Latina y el Caribe. Aprovechando las bajas tasas de interés y las ganancias extraordinarias de los productos básicos, muchos gobiernos de la región intentaron…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano; Ripani, Laura; Pagés, Carmen
En esta nota interactiva, la primera de la serie “El futuro del trabajo en América Latina y el Caribe”, abordamos este tema desde una perspectiva general, con la idea de ofrecer un marco conceptual…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
Assessment of the impact of various scenarios related to accelerating growth and structural change in Haiti. The analysis is based on simulations with a relatively standard recursive dynamic…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
In this document we consider various scenarios related to changes in policies and exogenous conditions; our purpose is to assess various vulnerabilities and opportunities for Haiti. The analytical…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
The objective of the model and simulations presented in this report is to provide a basic, rough and stylized framework for counterfactual exercises in order to obtain orders of magnitude of the…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Yáñez-Pagans, Patricia; Martínez, Daniel; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Scholl, Lynn; Vázquez, Antonia
This paper discusses the transportation challenges that urban areas in Latin America and the Caribbean face and reviews the causal evidence on the impact brought by different urban transport system…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor
While countries in the Caribbean are highly diverse, several common development challenges emerge, including weak fiscal institutions, crime and violence, a sluggish private sector, weak productive…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Alaimo, Veronica; Dborkin, Daniela
This paper presents new data documenting the level and evolution of public spending on non-contributory programs for 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Salaried formal workers…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Feng, Kuishuang; Hubacek, Klaus; Liu, Yu; Marchán, Estefanía; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
Los subsidios a la energía son criticados debido a su ineficiencia económica, por promover un uso derrochador de la energía, y como consecuencia incrementar las emisiones de carbono. Por otro lado,…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Feng, Kuishuang; Hubacek, Klaus; Liu, Yu; Marchán, Estefanía; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
Energy subsidies have been criticized due to their economic inefficiency and promotion of wasteful usage of energy and associated carbon emissions. Conversely, environmental taxes are advocated as…