May 2020
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra
As of May 5, the Surinamese authorities confirmed a total of 10 COVID-19 cases, including 1 COVID-19 related death and 9 people who have recovered. Sixty-nine people are in quarantine. The country…
May 2020
Author(s): Balza, Lenin; Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto; Macedo, Demian; Mercado Díaz, Jorge Enrique
This paper revisits the relationship between private participation, regulatory governance and the performance of the electricity sector in 18 Latin American countries over the last five decades.…
May 2020
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge
This paper provides a general characterization of overall power regulation and a detailed characterization of the ongoing evolution of distributed rooftop photovoltaic (PV) regulation in Costa Rica.…
May 2020
Author(s): de la Cruz, Rafael; Manzano, Osmel; Loterszpil, Mario
En las últimas dos décadas, las naciones de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) han avanzado de manera significativa en los planos económico y social. Sin embargo, con la desaceleración de la economía…
May 2020
Author(s): Herrera, Diego
Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) comprise 99.5 percent of the businesses, 60 percent of the employed population, and about 25 percent of the gross domestic product in Latin America…
May 2020
Author(s): Ortega, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
Tax compliance can be affected by how taxpayers are informed of their outstanding liabilities. In Colombia, in-person visits from a tax inspector were compared to more impersonal methods such as…
May 2020
Author(s): Ortega, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
La manera en que se les informa a los contribuyentes sobre sus deudas fiscales puede tener un gran impacto en el pago de impuestos. En Colombia, se comparó el efecto en el pago de impuestos que tuvo…
May 2020
Author(s): Castro Abril, Miguel
This paper estimates the impact of solar and wind power intermittency on wholesale prices, arbitrage opportunities and the profitability of storage. First, I use the short term randomness of wind and…
May 2020
Author(s): Frisari, Giovanni Leo; Mills, Anaitée ; Silva Zuniga, Mariana C.; Ham, Marcel; Donadi, Elisa; Shepherd, Christine; Pohl, Irene
The need to consider climate change issues in the provision of infrastructure services through PPPs originates from two key observations in the context of climate vulnerable countries in Latin…
May 2020
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio; Iglesias Rodriguez, Enrique; Prado, Gerald; Árias, Germán; Huici, Héctor; Puig Gabarró, Pau; Martínezgarza, Ricardo; Cabello, Sebastián
El rol que juegan las infraestructuras de comunicaciones en la vida diaria del ser humano resulta cada vez más crítico; desde hace un tiempo atrás, mucho se habla de la digitalización como un paso…
May 2020
Author(s): Hersh, Jonathan; Engstrom, Ryan; Mann, Michael; Martin, Lucia; Mejía, Alejandra
This study creates poverty maps for Belize leveraging free and open source methodologies that link satellite imagery and existing survey data with machine learning. Belize is an exemplar of country…
May 2020
Author(s): Gutiérrez-Rubi, Antoni
La pandemia producida por el COVID-19 marca un momento histórico que tiene el potencial de transformar radicalmente la vida cotidiana de millones de personas en todo el mundo. Esta crisis ha llegado…
May 2020
Author(s): Puig Gabarró, Pau
This document discusses the institutional, legal, regulatory, and policy frameworks that are needed to prompt the investment necessary to close the digital connectivity infrastructure gap. These good…
May 2020
Author(s): Puig Gabarró, Pau
This document discusses ways in which sharing passive and active infrastructure within and/or across sectors can enhance quality and price-based digital services competition. Passive infrastructure…
May 2020
Author(s): Shoen, David
New York City's success in providing high-quality, sustainable, ecologically productive and equity-promoting parks in recent years presents a number of important lessons for cities in Latin…
May 2020
Author(s): Shoen, David
El éxito de la ciudad de Nueva York en los últimos años al proporcionar parques de alta calidad, sostenibles, ecológicamente productivos y que promueven la equidad, son una lección importante que…
May 2020
Author(s): Shoen, David
O sucesso da cidade de Nova York nos últimos anos na proviso de parques sustentáveis de alta qualidade, ecologicamente produtivos e promotores da equidade oferece uma série de liçes importantes que…
May 2020
Author(s): Cathles, Alison
This publication summarizes the main sources of data available for digital talent in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides an inventory of resources including a general description of the…
May 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
In 2019, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB Group) closed out the decade with a strong focus on partnerships as a tool for amplifying development impact and generating measurable results in…
May 2020
Author(s): Angelelli, Pablo; Hennessey, Michael; Henriquez, Pauline; Benavente, José Miguel; Radaelli, Vanderléia; Sasso, Simone; Anta, Rafael; Crespi, Gustavo; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Vargas, Fernando
Los efectos de la pandemia del COVID-19 están sacudiendo las estructuras socioeconómicas a nivel global. Ante ello, el mundo científico, los ecosistemas de innovación y el sector empresarial están…