Dec 2018
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Yañez, Patricia; Sanchez, Raul
This paper provides an overview of salient road safety issues in the LAC region. It reviews existing theoretical and empirical evidence of interventions to improve road safety outcomes, concentrating…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Franco, Ana Paula; Kitmang Matencios, Jostin; Sardon, Sebastian; Ñopo, Hugo R.
Análisis temático comparativo de las experiencias de 5 países para analizar las estrategias, innovaciones y soluciones que se han realizado en el ámbito de la intermediación laboral.
Dec 2018
Author(s): Mejdalani, Alexandre Novaes; Mendes e Costa, Roberta; Hallack, Michelle; Lopez Soto, David Daniel; Vazquez, Miguel
School electrification can decrease the gap between rural and urban education. The Brazilian policy focusing on electricity access in school decreased student’s dropout rate. Rural electrification…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Hansz, Martín; Hernández, Diego; Rubinstein da Silva, Elias
La planificación del transporte urbano se ha desarrollado tradicionalmente sobre la base de modelos analíticos centrados en la movilidad observada, esto es, en los desplazamientos y sus…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Verhulst, Stefaan G.; Young, Andrew
Across the world, significant time and resources are being invested in making government data accessible to all with the broad goal of improving people’s lives. Evidence of open data’s impact - on…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Lema, Daniel; Gallacher, Marcos; Egas, Juan José; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
This report analyzes agricultural policy in Argentina, in particular with respect to the degree of support producers and consumers receive. Available evidence suggests that: (i) as a result of export…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Lema, Daniel; Gallacher, Marcos; Egas, Juan José; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
Este informe analiza la política agrícola argentina, particularmente lo relacionado al nivel de apoyo brindado a los productores y consumidores. A manera de contexto, el informe comienza con un…
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): 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,…