Mar 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica tuvo que enfrentar la crisis financiera mundial del 2008 con una economía débil y altos niveles de deuda. En esta coyuntura económica, la situación fiscal de Jamaica se hizo insostenible. A…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Azuero, Rodrigo; Bosch, Mariano; Torres, Jesica
Simplified tax regimes reduce both tax rates and compliance costs for small firms. On the one hand, these regimes increase the number of businesses formally registered and have the potential of also…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Buenadicha Sánchez, César; Bustelo, Monserrat; Duryea, Suzanne; Heredero, Elena; Rubio-Codina, Marta; Rucci, Graciana; Becerra, Laura
21st Century Skills is an initiative led by the Inter-American Development Bank that aims to gather and organize different stakeholders from public and private sectors in order to equip Latin…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Buenadicha Sánchez, César; Bustelo, Monserrat; Duryea, Suzanne; Heredero, Elena; Rubio-Codina, Marta; Rucci, Graciana; Becerra, Laura
Habilidades del siglo 21 es una iniciativa liderada por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo que busca sumar y articular distintos actores del ámbito público y privado con el fin de equipar a los…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Marques Garcia, Luana; Ortiz Sosa, Diana; Urban, Anne-Marie
Women with disabilities are at higher risk of experiencing violence than men with disabilities as well as women without disabilities. Yet, in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), there is a…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Luciano, Dinys; Hidalgo, Nidia; Acuña, Nathyeli; Urban, Anne-Marie
El femicidio es la expresión más extrema de la violencia contra las mujeres. Honduras es uno de los países con las tasas de muertes violentas de mujeres más altas del mundo. La presente nota técnica…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Slack, Enid
This paper identifies a range of governance mechanisms to support the efficient and equitable provision of public services and improve policy coordination in metropolitan areas. It provides examples…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol
There is growing interest in promoting public–private partnerships (PPPs) as an instrument to develop more and better infrastructure. Good governance for PPPs is a key aspect of promoting appropriate…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica
Based on rigorous empirical evidence, this paper evaluates if the excitement about school-based financial education programs is warranted. First, relying on recent experimental evidence, the paper…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Castagnola, Andrea; Herrero, Álvaro
La Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (CABA) es una de las ciudades de la región de América Latina y el Caribe pionera en gobierno abierto, y que forma parte del Programa Piloto de Gobiernos…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Garcimartín, Carlos; Astudillo, Jhonatan A.
El propósito de este documento es analizar el impacto de la inflación en la distribución del ingreso a través de la composición del gasto de los hogares. A diferencia de otros análisis enfocados en…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Clarke, Dillon; Johnny, Teneisha
In 2014 a survey of 11 indigenous villages and 337 households was conducted to understand the economic conditions and document perceptions and opinions of leaders and households on various matters of…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Alessandro, Martín; Cardinale Lagomarsino, Bruno; Scartascini, Carlos; Torrealday, Jerónimo
Does providing information improve citizens’ perception about government transparency? Does all information matter the same for shaping perceptions about the government? This paper addresses these…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Hoces de la Guardia, Fernando; Sturdy, Jennifer
The social science landscape is changing rapidly; alongside existing standards for ethics in research there are rising standards for what is considered credible and rigorous research, including the…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Banerjee, Abhijit; Breza, Emily; Townsend, Robert; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Approaches to underdevelopment based on misallocation of resources have two premises. First, that there is huge heterogeneity in terms of underlying productivity among potential and actual…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Andrade, Gabriela; Buvinic, Mayra
Sex-disaggregated financial inclusion data can help to inform better financial inclusion policies and products. This case study explores the case of Mexico, where a combination of an evidence-based…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Araki, Satoshi; Panizza, Ugo
This technical note reproduces all the tables and figures of the document “The Use of Corruption Indicators in Sovereign Ratings” (Panizza, 2017) using data updated to December 2017. Most results are…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Araki, Satoshi; Panizza, Ugo
Esta nota reproduce todos los cuadros y gráficos del documento “El uso de indicadores de corrupción en las calificaciones soberanas”, usando datos actualizados a diciembre de 2017. La mayor parte de…
Feb 2019
Author(s): O'Leary, Christopher J.; Cravo, Tulio; Sierra, Ana Cristina; Justino, Leandro
This paper uses for the first time program administrative data from Brazil’s National Employment System (SINE) to assess the impact of SINE job interview referrals on labor market outcomes. Data for…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Bagolle, Alexandre; Valencia, Horacio; Urquidi, Manuel
A pesar de los avances en cuanto al nivel de cobertura escolar y educación de la mano de obra en Bolivia, los trabajadores siguen teniendo bajos niveles de habilidades y las empresas siguen teniendo…