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
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): 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): 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): Deyal, Zubin; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly
The concepts of economic growth, public debt, and the government’s fiscal balance are strongly intertwined. In Barbados, low growth and recurring fiscal deficits have led to rapid accumulation of…
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…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Smets, Lodewijk; Piatti-Fünfkirchen, Moritz
This study examines the relationship between public financial management (PFM), the financing of health interventions and health outcomes. Specifically, the paper econometrically tests whether the…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Nogueira, Manoel Fernandes Martins; Alarcon Rodriguez, Arturo Daniel
Este estudio tiene por objetivo estimar el costo de oportunidad de la energía hidroeléctrica que se pierde en el sistema eléctrico brasilero, ya sea por paradas forzadas o por paradas programadas.…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Salazar, Mónica; Guillard, Charlotte; Crespi, Gustavo
Policymakers need statistics and indicators to diagnose the situation of the sector or issue at stake and then propose policies and programs based on evidence, and to monitor and evaluate public…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); BID Invest; IDB Lab
The IDB Group in the Central America Isthmus and the Dominican Republic - Activities Report 2018.
Feb 2019
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID); BID Invest; BID Lab
Informe de actividades del año 2018 del Grupo BID en el Istmo Centroamericano y la República Dominicana.
Feb 2019
Author(s): Vassallo, José Manuel; Bueno, Paola Carolina
Most cities of the Latin America and the Caribbean region face similar problems, including low quality public transport supply, lack of planning, congestion, and both atmospheric and noise pollution…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Medellín, Nadin
"Technology Allied with Long-term Support Services", featured topic in the website “Panorama of Aging and Long-term Care”.
Feb 2019
Author(s): Medellín, Nadin
Resumen "La tecnología aliada de los servicios de apoyo a la dependencia", tema destacado del Panorama de Envejecimiento y Atención a la Dependencia.
Feb 2019
Author(s): López, Andrés; Obaya, Martín; Pascuini, Paulo; Ramos, Adrián
El litio se ha convertido en uno de los recursos que más interés despierta a nivel mundial . Esto ocurre tanto entre las empresas que participan de las industrias extractivas o de la química, que ven…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Aranco, Natalia
Summary "Ensuring the Quality of Long-term Support Services", featured topic in the website “Panorama of Aging and Long-term Care”.
Feb 2019
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo; Figal Garone, Lucas; Maffioli, Alessandro; Stein, Ernesto H.
This paper estimates the direct and spillover effects of two matching grants schemes designed to promote firm-level research and development (R&D) investment in Chile on firm productivity.…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Alberti, Juan
This paper compares two approaches to the evaluation of mega transport project success. The first one is called the “iron triangle” approach. Under this approach, a megaproject is considered…