Dec 2016
Author(s): Porto, Alberto
Los desequilibrios territoriales, entre países y al interior de los países, constituyen uno de los problemas relevantes, tanto para la teoría como para la política económica. En Argentina la…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol
Existe un interés creciente en promover el desarrollo y el buen funcionamiento de las alianzas público-privadas (APP) como instrumento para mejorar la infraestructura de los países de América Latina…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica entered the world economic downturn in 2008 from a position of ongoing weak economic performance and high, increasing debt levels. As a result, Jamaica's fiscal situation quickly became…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Muñoz Miranda, Andrés; Radics, Axel; Bone, Claudia
En este estudio se documenta la presencia de disparidades fiscales entre gobiernos subnacionales de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) y se comprueban las limitaciones de los sistemas de transferencias…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Sutton, Heather; Álvarez, Lucciana
This policy brief uses data from the 2014/2015 Latin American Public Opinion Project survey to examine attitudes toward intimate partner violence and child physical discipline in six Caribbean…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Uyarra, Elvira; Moñux, Diego; Li, Yanchao; Esteban, Adrián; Rigby, John; Ospina, María José; Edler, Jakob
Public procurement accounts for a significant proportion of overall demand for goods and services. Thus, it could be a useful tool for fostering innovation and economic growth. While interest in the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Wright, Allan
It is essential to have secure, stable monetary and worldwide payment frameworks that reduce exposure to Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (ML/FT), while permitting access to markets and…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Guerrero Cázares, Hernando
El presente documento busca establecer temas de interés para el inicio de un diálogo constructivo entre autoridades ambientales de América Latina, tanto en lo que concierne a licenciamiento como a…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Kantis, Hugo; Federico, Juan; Magendzo, Adrián
Los motores que dinamizaron el crecimiento económico de los países de América Latina en la última década están mostrando claros signos de agotamiento. Esta situación plantea la necesidad de pensar en…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bueso-Merriam, Jacqueline; Demichelis, Francisco; Fernández Díez, María Carmen; Giuliodori, David; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Stucchi, Rodolfo
A shortcoming of the current empirical impact evaluation literature is the lack of studies that measure the effect of access to credit in the medium and long term, as well as the impact on…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bueso-Merriam, Jacqueline; Demichelis, Francisco; Fernández Díez, María Carmen; Giuliodori, David; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Stucchi, Rodolfo
Una limitación de la literatura empírica actual sobre evaluación de impacto es la carencia de estudios que midan los impactos del crédito en el mediano y largo plazo, así como en los tipos de…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Mitnik, Oscar A.; Ripani, Laura; Rosas-Shady, David
The evidence on the effectiveness of youth training programs in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) tends to be encouraging regarding the quality of employment of beneficiaries (positive impacts…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.
Economic diversification is an incessant theme threading policy discussion in Trinidad and Tobago, although with an ebb and flow over time. This topic is once again at the forefront of policy…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Deonarine, Amrita; Hosein, Roger; Khadan, Jeetendra
Despite seven rounds of negotiations since 2007, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Canada were unable to concur on the establishment of a free trade agreement (FTA) to replace the existing…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Tomar, Louisa; Guicheney, William; Kyarisiima, Hope; Zimani, Tinashe
This paper analyzes different ways in which big data can be leveraged to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government. It describes five cases where massive and diverse sets of information…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.
This report estimates the direct and indirect macroeconomic impact of the Brexit leave vote on the Caribbean during 2016 and 2017 in terms of economic growth, exports, tourism, and remittances. We…
Sep 2016
Author(s): De León, Ignacio L.; Fernandez Donoso, Jose
This document analyzes the perceptions of small innovative enterprises (SIE) in Latin America of the effectiveness of the legal protection afforded by intellectual property rights (IPR). To analyze…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Ahmad, Ehtisham; Viscarra Andrade, Hernán
The Chilean National Investment System (Sistema Nacional de Inversiones, or SNI), is a model of consistent and transparent investment appraisal. However, the investment outcomes have exacerbated…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Herrera, Diego
Alternative finance (AF) or "crowdfunding" is the most notable financial technology (fintech) business model in Latin America and the Caribbean. Although still small in volume, reaching US$…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Pailhé, Cristina
A nivel mundial se observan esfuerzos crecientes para medir y monitorear indicadores de inclusión financiera. No obstante, existe aún una brecha sustancial de datos segregados por sexo,…