Aug 2020
Author(s): Arisi, Diego; Cortés, Alix; Morales, Ulises
This Knowledge for Results (K4R) guide is a knowledge management and public innovation methodology that helps public institutions obtain better results by streamlining government processes and/or…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Arisi, Diego; Cortés, Alix; Morales, Ulises
Presentamos en esta guía Conocimiento para Resultados (K4R) (Knowledge for Results en inglés), una metodología de gestión de conocimiento e innovación pública que ayuda a las instituciones del Estado…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel; Ramos, Alejandra
We study the role social interactions at the workplace play in the decision to apply for a professional recognition program. In Chile, teachers can apply to a pedagogical excellence award. Successful…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Bello, Omar; Williams, Robert; Hendrickson, Michael; De Andrade, Roberto; Mery, Gustavo; Bazo, Andrés; De Quattro, Jeff; Ibarra, Francisco; Marcano, Blaine; Marconi, Salvador; Ruiz, Esteban; Attademo-Hirt, Florencia ; Nelson, Michael; Barón, Marie Edwige
Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 marks the second time in just over a year that the country was affected by a Category 4 hurricane. Hurricane Matthew's greatest impact was felt on the country…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Bernal, Pedro; Ajzenman, Nicolás; Kettle, Stewart; López Bóo, Florencia; Iriarte, Emma
This Technical Note describes the process of designing a behavioral intervention to help reduce the prevalence of anemia in children in El Salvador. It first describes a traditional micronutrient…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Paltán, Homero; Basani, Marcello; Minaya, Verónica; Rezzano, Nicolas
Alcanzar el Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) 6, “Asegurar la disponibilidad y la gestión sostenible del agua y el saneamiento para todos”, requiere de un cambio de paradigma de manejo de…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Morales, Fernando; Pierola, Martha Denisse
The Venezuelan migration to Peru has been growing at fast speed since 2016 reaching a peak in 2018. Using a panel that allows us to control for individual effects, we study the heterogeneous short-…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.
Popular empirical strategies that examine the labor impacts of migrants, like the skill-cell approach, are frequently used to measure the effects of immigrants from a particular skill group on native…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo; Zane, Giulia
This paper evaluates the impact of irrigation improvement works to benefit indigenous communities in the highlands of Ecuador, largely dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. The findings…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Correia, Tiago de Barros; Tolmasquim, Mauricio; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle
Auctions to procure long-term contracts with Independent Power Producers are the most common instrument to scale-up the private investment and the deployment of renewable energy sources capacity in…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Deopersad, Chitralekha; Persaud, Christopher; Chakalall, Yuri; Bello, Omar; Masson, Malaika; Perroni, Alejandra; Carrera-Marquis, Daniela; Fontes de Meira, Luciana; Gonzales, Candice; Peralta, Leda; Skerette, Nyasha; Marcano, Blaine; Pantin, Machel; Vivas, Gabriel; Espiga, Carlos; Allen, Eduardo; Ruiz, Esteban; Ibarra, Francisco; Espiga, Franklin; Gonzalez, Mauricio; Marconi, Salvador; Nelson, Michael
Hurricane Dorian is not an isolated occurrence, but the latest example of recurrent extreme climate events that have changed the Bahamian landscape and impacted its economy. The increase in water…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Prager, Steven; Rios, Ana R.; Schiek, Benjamin; Almeida, Juliana; Gonzalez, Carlos E.
Over the last several decades, countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have been developing rapidly in terms of economic development and incomes. The agriculture sector is…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Davis, Graham A.; Smith, James L.
This report reviews the taxation of oil, gas, and mining sectors by the governments of the major Latin American and Caribbean producing countries. It finds the fiscal regimes in place to be complex…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Davis, Graham A.; Smith, James L.
Este informe revisa la tributación de los sectores de petróleo, gas y minería por parte de los gobiernos de los principales países productores de América Latina y el Caribe. En informe encuentra que…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Truog, Susan; Lawrence, Emily; Defawe, Olivier; Ramirez Rufino, Smeldy; Perez Richiez, Orlando
Los vehículos aéreos no tripulados (VANT) o Drones, al igual que otras invenciones como el internet, el GPS y la energía nuclear, son derivados de aplicaciones diseñadas para los conflictos. Su…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Truog, Susan; Lawrence, Emily; Defawe, Olivier; Ramirez Rufino, Smeldy; Perez Richiez, Orlando
Autonomous unmanned vehicles (UAS) or Drones, similar to many other interventions such as the internet, GPS and nuclear energy, derived from applications designed for military purposes.
In the…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Cafferata, Fernando G.; Gingerich, Daniel
Punitive anti-crime policies in the Americas have contributed to steadily increasing rates of incarceration. This creates prison overcrowding and can lead to recidivism. Harsh penalties are often…
Aug 2020
Author(s): López-Ghio, Ramiro; Salazar Echavarría, Carlos; Schloeter, Luis
In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) the overall infrastructure investment gap has undermined the regions ability to sustain recent levels of economic growth. Estimates suggest that the region…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Cotacachi, David; Grigera, Ana
This document summarizes some of the actions taken by the indigenous peoples of Latin America to confront COVID-19. It aims to be a support for the communities and their authorities in decision-…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Cotacachi, David; Grigera, Ana
Este documento resume algunas de las acciones tomadas por los pueblos indígenas de América Latina para hacer frente al COVID-19. Pretende ser un apoyo para las comunidades y sus autoridades en la…