Apr 2022
Author(s): Bolzico, Javier;Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol
Esta publicación presenta el análisis y conclusiones de un estudio sobre esquemas de garantía pública en tiempos de COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Para mitigar los efectos económicos…
May 2021
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Perilla, Sergio;Vlaicu, Razvan
This paper examines new data on public sector employees from 18 Latin American countries to shed light on the role of trust in the performance of government agencies. We developed an original survey…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Benages, Eva;Mas, Matilde
This paper presents the framework and methodology for the economic valuation of the knowledge-based economy in five Latin American (LA) countries, namely Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru and the…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Camacho, Juanita;Messina, Julián;Montenegro, Guadalupe
Latin American governments swiftly implemented income assistance programs to sustain families' livelihoods during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. This paper analyzes the potential coverage and…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
The current coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented public health challenge that has devastating economic impacts for households. Using a sample of 230,540 respondents to online surveys in 17…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Galiani, Sebastián
A conditional cash transfer program in the Dominican Republic offered an opportunity to randomize the entry of 61 firms into 72 markets and study the effects of increased competition on prices and…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Galiani, Sebastián
Un programa de transferencia monetaria condicionada en la República Dominicana ofrecía una oportunidad para aleatorizar la entrada de 61 empresas en 72 mercados y estudiar los efectos del aumento de…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Abuelafia, Emmanuel;Astudillo, Jhonatan A.;Barrios, Juan José;Coj-Sam, Jorge;Del Carmen, Giselle;Díaz, Ana Karen;Escobar, Julia;Filippo, Agustín;Garcimartín, Carlos;Lagarda, Guillermo;Linares, Jennifer;López, Arnoldo;Martínez, André;Mejía, Alejandra;Prat, Jordi;Solorzano, José;Torrentes-García, Laura;Vargas, Fanny;Zentner, Joaquín
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. It also…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Abuelafia, Emmanuel;Astudillo, Jhonatan A.;Barrios, Juan José;Coj-Sam, Jorge;Del Carmen, Giselle;Díaz, Ana Karen;Escobar, Julia;Filippo, Agustín;Garcimartín, Carlos;Lagarda, Guillermo;Linares, Jennifer;López, Arnoldo;Martínez, André;Mejía, Alejandra;Prat, Jordi;Solorzano, José;Torrentes-García, Laura;Vargas, Fanny;Zentner, Joaquín
Este resumen de políticas describe los desafíos en los sectores de infraestructura de Belice, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haití, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá y República Dominicana.…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Mohan, Preeya;Strobl, Eric;Watson, Patrick
In-firm training is a crucial innovative activity in modern knowledge-based economies which face increasing global competition and rapidly changing technology. Nevertheless, there are few studies…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Schuster, Christian
Merit-based selection of bureaucrats is central to state capacity building, yet rare in developing countries. Most executives instead favor patronage -political discretion- in public employment.…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Ruiz, José Juan;Muratori, Umberto;Llopis, Jimena;Izquierdo, Alejandro
The Priorities for Productivity and Income(PPIs) database provides indicators used in estimations covering the period 2000-2012 (in their original version and their normalized version), as well as a…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Funaro, Rita;Ambrus, Steven
In Latin America, clientelism pervades civil services; bureaucrats entrusted with critical areas of national life are often hired more for their political value than professional competence. This…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Funaro, Rita;Ambrus, Steven
En América Latina, el clientelismo está muy extendido en la administración pública;los burócratas encargados de los aspectos críticos de la vida nacional a menudo son contratados más por su valor…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Credit is the boost small and medium enterprises in Latin America need most. It gives companies that anchor distribution chains the opportunity to integrate small producers into the formal economy.…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Agosin, Manuel R.;Stein, Ernesto H.;Guzmán, Rolando M.;Vergara, Rodrigo;Zuccardi, Igor;Barreix, Alberto Daniel;Roca, Jerónimo;Artana, Daniel;Bour, Juan Luis;Panadeiros, Monica;Chona, Gilberto;Pineda Mannheim, Carlos R.;Manzano, Osmel;Cuesta, Ana María;Vodusek, Ziga;Granados, Jaime;Opertti, Fabrizio;Illarieti C., Pablo A.;Gutiérrez Rocha, Mario;De Vicente, Jorge;Zegarra, Eduardo;Rufín, Carlos;Rodríguez-Balza, Rafael;Ripani, Laura;Mavridis, Dimitris;Godínez, Armando;Alfonso, Mariana;Schrank, Andrew;Beliz, Gustavo;Villa-Mar, Karelia;Estol Peixoto, Rosina
Esta obra es una publicación elaborada por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo para el diálogo de políticas con las autoridades de la República Dominicana. El objetivo de este trabajo consiste en…
Nov 1997
Author(s): Santana, Isidoro
Los servicios médicos del seguro social y las igualas médicas privadas son sistemas de provisión de servicios prepagados de salud. El primero se organiza bajo la modalidad de producción estatal, con…
Nov 1997
Author(s): Flores, Ramón
El presente trabajo recoge los resultados de una investigación sobre la organización industrial de la escuela básica en la zona pobre. Comenzando con un análisis apretado del impacto del proceso de…