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…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Lerner, Josh;Tighe, James;Dew, Steve;Bosiljevac, Vladimir;Leamon, Ann;Díez-Amigo, Sandro;Garcia-Robles, Maria Susana
In April 2015, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, commissioned the research team to prepare a report on the effectiveness of some…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Vargas, Fernando
La importancia de los servicios en la economía mundial ha incrementado el interés en la academia y en los gobiernos sobre la dinámica de la innovación en estas actividades y cómo promoverlas en forma…
Jul 2015
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio;Foditsch, Nathalia
This study examines the experiences of spectrum management in four countries with a high percentage of wireless broadband penetration (Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States).…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Shapira, Philip;Youtie, Jan;Cox, Debbie;Uyarra, Elvira;Gök, Abullah;Rogers, Juan;Downing, Chris
This technical note analyzes international experiences and practices of public technology extension service programs. Technology extension services comprise varied forms of assistance provided…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Wiseman, Jane
This paper is the first of the IDB's "Innovations in Public Service Delivery" series, which identifies and analyzes innovative experiences of promising practices in Latin America and…
May 2012
Author(s): Baena Olabe, Paloma;Kahn, Theodore
This technical note considers the role of information and communications technology (ICT) in promoting the use of information and active participation among various stakeholders in the context of…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;United Nations;Organization of American States
This document represents a contribution made by the Tripartite Committee comprising the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Economic Commission…