Apr 2022
Author(s): Bisang, Roberto;Lachman, Jeremías;López, Andrés;Pereyra, Martin;Tacsir, Ezequiel
En la última década el sector agropecuario fue testigo de un incipiente cambio radical a partir de la creciente utilización de tecnologías de base digital. Esta tendencia global se replicó en los…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.;Cornick, Jorge;Fernández-Arias, Eduardo;Rivas, Gonzalo
Productive development policies (PDPs) are notoriously hard. They involve a daunting level of technical detail, require public-private collaboration, are in constant danger of capture, and demand…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge;Trejos, Alberto
This paper explores the development of public sector capabilities for Productive Development Policies in Costa Rica through four case studies of successful experiences, with less successful cases…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Zuñiga, Pluvia
This file contains data at the firm level for the Enterprise survey 2010 and the Productivity, Technology and Innovation survey 2014 implemented in Suriname financed by IDB. Two data sets are…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro;Llopis, Jimena;Muratori, Umberto;Ruiz, José Juan
This study is a first contribution to prioritization across productivity determinant capabilities that attempts to obtain the equivalent of a "shadow price" for each of these capabilities…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Kayser, Olivier;Klarsfeld, Lucie;Brossard, Simon
Broadband has a potential impact on the base of the pyramid (BOP), a segment of the population previously excluded from markets, and which lacks access to quality goods and services. Broadband…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Kayser, Olivier;Klarsfeld, Lucie;Brossard, Simon
Broadband has a potential impact on the base of the pyramid (BOP), a segment of the population previously excluded from markets, and which lacks access to quality goods and services. Broadband…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Funaro, Rita
Industrial policy has often done more harm than good. The time is right for Latin America and the Caribbean to explore a new way of thinking about productive development policy that will help…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Funaro, Rita
Las políticas industriales a menudo han causado más daño que beneficio. Ha llegado el momento para que América Latina y el Caribe exploren una nueva manera de pensar las políticas de desarrollo…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Garofalo, Pablo;Czerwonko, Alejo;Cristia, Julian P.
Many developing countries are allocating significant resources to expanding technology access in schools. Whether these investments will translate into measurable educational improvements remains an…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Bet, Germán;Cristia, Julian P.;Ibarrarán, Pablo
This paper analyzes the effects of increased shared computer access in secondary schools in Peru. Administrative data are used to identify, through propensity-score matching, two groups of schools…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.;Ibarrarán, Pablo;Cueto, Santiago;Santiago, Ana;Severin, Eugenio
Although many countries are aggressively implementing the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program, there is a lack of empirical evidence on its effects. This paper presents the impact of the first large…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.;Ibarrarán, Pablo;Cueto, Santiago;Santiago, Ana;Severin, Eugenio
Aunque muchos países están implementando de manera intensa el Programa Una computadora por niño (OLPC, por sus siglas en inglés), existe una falta de evidencia empírica sobre sus efectos. Este…
Jul 2011
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo
This presentation, made during the event Development Connections Conference in July 2011 in Kingston, Jamaica asks how well investments in information and communication technology (ICT) work to…
May 2011
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;Chong, Alberto E.
This executive summary describes the motivation behind this book, the methodologies used, and both the breadth and limits of the studies. The impact evaluations on which the book is based cover the…
May 2011
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo;Chong, Alberto E.
En este resumen ejecutivo se describen la motivación que alienta este libro, las metodologías empleadas y tanto la amplitud como los límites de los estudios. Las evaluaciones experimentales en las…
May 2011
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;Un Techo Para Mi País
This brochure presents the exhibit "Design with the Base of the Pyramid" supported by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the Opportunities for the Majority Sector (OMJ) of the Inter…
Nov 2010
Author(s): Balsa, Ana;Gandelman, Néstor;Porzecanski, Rafael
This paper reports the results of a three-month randomized controlled trial to estimate the impact of an Internet and mobile telephone short message service (SMS) intervention on adolescents'…
Oct 2010
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Zuñiga, Pluvia
This study examines the determinants of technological innovation and its impact on firm labor productivity across six Latin American countries (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, and…
Oct 2010
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto;Bravo Ortega, Claudio;Navarro, Lucas
This paper uses two sources of information and different methodologies to analyze the causal effect of product and process innovation on productivity in the Chilean manufacturing industry during the…