Mar 1997
Author(s): Pérez Torres, Raúl
Raúl Pérez Torres (1941-), Ecuadorian poet, Director of Abrapalabra Editors, National Short Story Award (1976), Casa de las Americas Award (1980), Juan Rulfo Award (1990).
Mar 1997
Author(s): Pérez Torres, Raúl
Raúl Pérez Torres (1941-), poeta ecuatoriano, Director de la Editora Abrapalabra, ganador de los Premios del Cuento (1976), Casa de las Américas (1980) y Juan Rulfo (1990).
Mar 1997
Author(s): Morán, Ricardo; Castro, Claudio de Moura
The Inter-American Development Bank sponsored a workshop in Terezopolis, Brazil, in August 1995 to review current thinking among analysts and activists involved with programs for youth in Brazil. The…
Mar 1997
Author(s): Southgate, Douglas
The key question the research in this paper tries to answer is whether those four activities truly represent a viable economic alternative in Latin America's environmentally fragile hinterlands…
Mar 1997
Author(s): Márquez, Gustavo; Morley, Samuel A.
This paper discusses poverty and unemployment in Argentina, beginning with the turbulent years since 1980. Argentina suffered a 25 percent reduction in per capita income, two bouts of hyperinflation…
Mar 1997
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Spiegel, Mark M.
This paper examines the implications of a North-South trade accord where investments in the Southern partner nation exhibit country risk. Our analysis demonstrates that North-South trade accords can…
Mar 1997
Author(s): Aedo, Cristían
El futuro de las reformas estructurales se encuentra en discusión en América Latina. Este documento tiene por objeto ofrecer una síntesis de los hechos y opiniones que están alimentando este debate.…
Mar 1997
Author(s): Navarro, Juan Carlos; de la Cruz, Rafael
Este informe presenta el resultado de un estudio de la organización de los servicios de educación en Venezuela, en el marco de un estudio comparativo que comprende estudios de propósito similar en…
Mar 1997
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo; Pagés, Carmen
En la última década la orientación de las políticas microeconómicas dio un giro extraordinario en América Latina, pero la legislación laboral prácticamente no cambió. El propósito central de este…
Mar 1997
Author(s): Southgate, Douglas
Una manera de reconciliar la protección del hábitat y el bienestar económico local es promover actividades económicas que sean a la vez lucrativas e inocuas para el medio ambiente. Se ha sugerido que…
Mar 1997
Author(s): Székely, Miguel
This work builds on previous research to develop a methodology that simplifies the identification of the best policy options for poverty alleviation in a given country. When a population can be…
Mar 1997
Author(s): Birdsall, Nancy; Londoño, Juan Luis
In light of recent results, the fight against poverty in Latin America has been far from satisfactory. The standard approach of multicultural credit agencies will continue to be limited if it does…
Feb 1997
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Fifty objects, from original bronzes and maquettes by Antoni Gaudí, to modern furniture and appliances, and Cobi, Javier Mariscal's design adopted for the mascot of the Olympic Games in 1992.…
Feb 1997
Author(s): Vives, Antonio
This paper analyzes the reasons countries have for choosing to incorporate the private sector into the provision of infrastructure and will briefly review the modalities in which private sector…
Feb 1997
Author(s): Gavin, Michael; Hausmann, Ricardo
The sharp differences between financial markets as they exist in Latin America and how we might expect them to look under full integration suggest that the financial constraints on Latin American…
Feb 1997
Author(s): Kaufman, George G.; Kroszner, Randall S.
This paper analyzes the consequences of alternative financial structures for financial efficiency and stability. The focus is on the organizational structure of banks. Alternative bank structures…
Feb 1997
Author(s): Vives, Antonio
La pérdida de calidad de los servicios de infraestructura asociada con la participación del sector público llevaron en la década de los 70 al comienzo de una ola de desregulación y privatización.…
Jan 1997
Author(s): Wright, Jesse
Bank involvement with derivative activities--both for risk management and as a line of business--is considerable, and supervisory authorities are paying heightened attention to securities markets.…
Jan 1997
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This 1997 Annual Report on the Bank's activities in environment and natural resources reviews the record since the IDB-8 Agreement and highlights some of the most interesting and innovative…
Jan 1997
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This Annual Report details the Bank's activities in environment and natural resources during 1996. The Bank has translated its sustainable development mandate into five priority areas of…