Dec 2013
Author(s): Suding, Paul Hugo
This technical note presents orientation for project teams and clients on how to reconcile the financing of chemical plants with climate change objectives. In lieu of minimum performance criteria, it…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Vegas, Emiliana; Ganimian, Alejandro; Bos, María Soledad
En el 2012, ocho países de América Latina (Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, México, Perú y Uruguay) participaron en el Programa para la Evaluación Internacional de Alumnos (PISA, por…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The INTAL Monthly Newsletter reports on developments in integration and trade across Latin American and the Caribbean. It also serves as a forum for discussing the IDB's activities related to…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
La carta mensual del INTAL informa sobre desarrollos en las áreas de integración y comercio en las regiones de América Latina y el Caribe. También es el medio para difundir las actividades realizadas…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento (BID)
A carta mensal do INTAL informa sobre os desenvolvimentos nas áreas de integração e comércio nas regiões da América Latina e do Caribe. É também um meio de difusão das atividades do BID sobre estes…
Dec 2013
Author(s): McNish, Brian; Granada, Isabel
This Technical Note was prepared to support the transport sector policy dialogue between the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Belize. The note provides an overview of the…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.; Vela, Mauricio A.
In addition to the morbidity and mortality concerns of outdoor air pollution, studies have shown that air pollution also generates problems for children`s cognitive performance and human capital…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Brakarz, José; Jaitman, Laura
This technical note analyzes the methodologies used to evaluate neighborhood upgrading programs, describes their results, and suggests approaches for future evaluations. Local and central governments…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Morales Sarriera, Javier; Serebrisky, Tomás; Araya, Gonzalo; Briceño-Garmendia, Cecilia; Schwartz, Jordan
We developed a technical efficiency analysis of container ports in Latin America and the Caribbean using an input-oriented stochastic frontier model. We employed a 10-year panel with data on…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca; Lora, Eduardo; Funaro, Rita
This issue of IDEA is based on the recently released IDB book, Entrepreneurship in Latin America: A Step up the Social Ladder? It provides interesting insights into the limits of policies to promote…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca; Lora, Eduardo; Funaro, Rita
Este número de IDEA está basado en el libro: Entrepreneurship in Latin America: a Step up the Social Ladder? (El espíritu emprendedor en América Latina: ¿un peldaño para ascender en la escala social…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Desde 1996, el Instituto para la Integración de América Latina y el Caribe del BID (BID-INTAL) ha publicado la edición anual del Informe MERCOSUR, con el objeto de documentar los aspectos más…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento (BID)
Desde 1996, o Instituto para a Integração da América Latina e o Caribe do BID (BID-INTAL) tem publicado a edição anual do Informe MERCOSUL, a fim de documentar os aspectos mais importantes do…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Fernández Monge, Ernesto
The Technical Note provides an overview of the trends in Belize's tariff structure over recent years, in particular its trade policy, commitments and obligations, the tax revenue implications,…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Tique Andrade, Alfonso; Mendoza Castro, Héctor; Estol Peixoto, Rosina; Roca, María Eugenia
Mitigar las demoras en la implementación de los proyectos financiados por los Bancos Multilaterales de Desarrollo (BMD) es uno de los principales desafíos a los que frecuentemente se enfrentan estas…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Office of Evaluation and Oversight
The importance of evaluation as a tool to promote learning and improve effectiveness has been extensively recognized in the Bank and reflected in the attention given to evaluability. As a consequence…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión
La importancia de la evaluación como herramienta para promover el aprendizaje y mejorar la eficacia se ha reconocido ampliamente en el Banco y reflejado en la atención conferida a la evaluabilidad.…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Tsang, Kwok Ping; Amacher, Gregory S.; Kuuselaa, Olli-Pekka
Tradable permit markets for carbon dioxide (C02) emissions respond to short-run fluctuations in economic activity. To provide stability, both price and quantity interventions have been proposed.…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Rodríguez-Álvarez, Juan Antonio; Monge-González, Ricardo
This paper estimates the impact of two productive development programs (PDPs) in Costa Rica: PROPYME and CR Provee. The first seeks to increase the capacity of small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) to…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos
The literature on taxes and public finance generally focuses on revenues, an easily observable and generally available variable, as the observable measure of tax policy. Still, revenues depend on…