Apr 2022
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Galindo, Arturo;Nuguer, Victoria;Powell, Andrew
Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean was stronger than expected in 2021 but waned at the start of 2022. High commodity prices due to the war between Russia and Ukraine will provide a…
Apr 2022
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Galindo, Arturo;Nuguer, Victoria;Powell, Andrew
El crecimiento económico en América Latina y el Caribe en 2021 fue más robusto de lo esperado, pero disminuyó a principios de 2022. Los altos precios de las materias primas registradas por…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Valdivia, Martín
Savings groups provide access to financial services to households who are underserved by formal financial institutions and microfinance lenders. Access to this model in rural Peru reduced…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Valdivia, Martín
Los grupos de ahorro proporcionan acceso a servicios financieros a los hogares no atendidos por las instituciones financieras formales y microfinancieras. El acceso a este modelo en el Perú rural…
May 2021
Author(s): Gallego, Jorge;Hoffmann, Bridget;Ibarrarán, Pablo;Medina, María Paula;Pecha, Camilo;Romero, Olga;Stampini, Marco;Vargas, David;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
La crisis desencadenada por el brote del COVID-19 trajo consigo un desafío fundamental para las redes de protección social: entregar beneficios rápidamente a aquellos hogares que más lo necesitan. En…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Valdivia, Martín
This paper evaluates the impact of the introduction of savings groups on poverty, vulnerability, and financial inclusion outcomes in rural Peru. Using a cluster randomized control trial and relying…
Nov 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…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
La pandemia del coronavirus está causando una doble crisis económica y de salud a un ritmo sin precedentes. Este documento presenta los resultados de una encuesta a gran escala que fue lanzada en…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Lavado, Pablo;Liendo, César;Saavedra, José Carlos
Antes de la pandemia de la Covid-19, Perú ya enfrentaba importantes problemas estructurales como el gran tamaño del sector informal y los altos niveles de vulnerabilidad y desigualdad entre los…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Nuguer, Victoria;Powell, Andrew
Over the past two decades, Latin America and the Caribbean made strides in boosting income levels and inclusion while reducing poverty. However, growth declined in recent years, thwarting the…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Nuguer, Victoria;Powell, Andrew
A lo largo de las dos últimas décadas, América Latina y el Caribe ha avanzado mucho en el aumento de los niveles de ingresos y la inclusión, al tiempo que ha reducido la pobreza. Sin embargo, el…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica
This technical note examines demand-side constraints households in Latin America and the Caribbean face when making saving decisions, particularly households from lower income deciles. This emphasis…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Funaro, Rita;Ambrus, Steven
This edition of IDEA is based on a new IDB book entitled Who Decides Social Policy?. This seminal study tries to better understand why social and economic programs are not more effective in Latin…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Funaro, Rita;Ambrus, Steven
La presente edición de IDEA se basa en un nuevo libro del BID titulado ¿Quiénes deciden la política social?, que busca entender mejor por qué los programas sociales y económicos que se emprenden en…
May 2015
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Cristia, Julian P.;Humpage, Sarah D.
Many families fail to vaccinate their children despite the supply of these services at no cost. This study tests whether personal reminders can increase demand for vaccination. A field experiment was…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.;Caruso, Germán
This study estimates the effects of the 1970 Ancash earthquake on human capital accumulation on the affected and subsequent generation, 37 years after the shock, using the Peruvian censuses of 1993…
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…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Ajzenman, Nicolás;Galiani, Sebastián;Seira, Enrique
There are few reliable estimates of the effects of violence on economic outcomes. This study exploits the manifold increase in homicides in 2008-2011 in Mexico resulting from its war on organized…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Funaro, Rita
This issue of IDEA covers some of the IDB's recent research on climate change, including efforts on both the mitigation and adaptation fronts. That research includes both surprising findings…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Funaro, Rita
Este número de IDEA trata algunas de las recientes investigaciones del BID sobre el cambio climático, incluyendo los esfuerzos tanto en el frente de la mitigación como de la adaptación. Esa…