Aug 2019
Author(s): Pombo, Cristina; Ortega, Gloria; Olmedo, Federico; Solalinde, Mauricio; Cubo, Aitor
¿Cómo es que un gobierno podría asegurar que no se paguen pensiones a personas fallecidas? ¿Cómo podría impedir el uso fraudulento de números de identidad en la asignación de subsidios? Tener un…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Jackson, C. Kirabo; Navarro-Sola, Laia; Pardo, Francisco
Is a school's impact on high-stakes test scores a good measure of its overall impact on students? Do parents value school impacts on high-stakes tests, longer-run outcomes, or both? To answer…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Alfonso, Mariana; Busso, Matías; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Yentzen, Triana
Teachers are the most important within-school factor to improve student achievement and educational outcomes, and education systems interested in improving educational results need to attract,…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Benavente, José Miguel; Calvo, Carolina
Using a panel data of innovative Chilean firms, we obtain a private return for R&D expenditure over 30 percent during this decade. Despite the fact of being almost twice the return obtained for…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Briceño, Bertha; Marshall, Michelle; Strand, Kyle
Knowledge-sharing and open collaboration activities are powerful tools for bringing different perspectives to the table when addressing challenges and designing solutions. Over the years, the IDB has…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Novella, Rafael; Rosas-Shady, David; Alvarado, Alfredo
Forecasts about the effect of new technologies on labor demand are generally pessimistic. However, little is known about the current level of adoption and the effect on labor demand, particularly in…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Villacis, Byron
Aunque pocos lo reconocen, las proyecciones de población son herramientas esenciales para la planificación, gestión y evaluación de políticas públicas y privadas. Qué tan preparados son los países…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Gordillo, Fabio; Sosa, Martín; Benitez, Juan Pablo
Los sistemas de transporte público en Paraguay solo aceptan pago con dinero en efectivo, lo cual conlleva retos operacionales asociados a este manejo y la auditoría de los servicios de transporte.…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Vignola, Raffaele ; Kamimura, Renan
Este reporte analiza experiencias en el establecimiento e implementación de sistemas de monitoreo forestal en Brasil. En nivel nacional se identificaron 49 iniciativas de monitoreo, la mayoría…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Sampaio, Breno; Sampaio, Gustavo R.; Ribas, Rafael P.; Trevisan, Giuseppe
This paper examines the labor market returns to attending free elite higher education for different socioeconomic and demographic groups in Brazil. Using restricted-access data from a flagship public…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Harrison, Rodrigo; Parada, Marcela; Villena, Marcelo
Este documento analiza el diseño y desempeño de la licitación de afiliados en el bien conocido sistema de retiro chileno. El sistema es principalmente administrado por empresas privadas que operan en…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Santos, Humberto; Munevar, Isabela; Sanchez, Fabio
To contribute to the debate about decentralization of education management, in this paper, we take advantage of the arbitrary rule used in Colombia to define the municipalities that can autonomously…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Goñi Pacchioni, Edwin A.; Reyes, Santiago
Entrepreneurship is becoming an important source of economic activity and each time more sophisticated institutional arrangements (ecosystems) are populating more developed markets, as chances to…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Cifuentes-Jara, Miguel; Catalán, Michelle
Este documento sistematiza experiencias de Guatemala en monitoreo forestal. Guatemala ha acumulado más de 25 años de experiencia en monitoreo forestal y uso de tecnologías espaciales, aunque los…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Prada, María Fernanda; Navarro-Palau, Patricia; Soares, Sammara
Despite the renewed interest in technical education, only a handful of studies analyze its effect on academic outcomes. In this paper we apply a regression discontinuity design to oversubscribed…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Hincapié, Isabel; Montalva, Veronica
The wide socioeconomic achievement gaps in Latin America are partly due to the more effective teachers sorting into the most advantaged schools. Even though several countries in the region provide…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Bonzi Teixeira, Augusto; Alarcon Rodriguez, Arturo Daniel
Esta nota técnica descreve as principais iniciativas do Programa de Recuperação do Grupo CEEE, os resultados iniciais atingidos até o momento e as lições aprendidas. Essas iniciativas se concentram…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Blackman, Allen; Villalobos, Laura
El cambio del uso de tierra dentro de las áreas protegidas (AP) en el hemisferio sur es común. Sin embargo, se sabe poco de si las AP desalientan desproporcionalmente la conversión de los bosques…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Martínez, Matias
This paper estimates the effects of school accountability on year-to-year teacher mobility in Chile. An accountability program was implemented between 2012 and 2015, which established sanctions for…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín; Hallerberg, Mark; Scartascini, Carlos
Do voters punish governments that introduce fiscal “austerity” measures? If so, does voter response vary according to the design (composition) of fiscal adjustments? What determines the timing of…