Apr 2021
Author(s): Carneiro, Pedro; Castro Vargas, Sofía; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Elacqua, Gregory; Fuertes, Nicolás; Schady, Norbert
In this document we analyze the impacts of a large-scale intervention that provided access to daycare centers for children in low-income neighborhoods in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Our results…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Ubfal, Diego; Arráiz, Irani; Beuermann, Diether; Frese, Michael; Maffioli, Alessandro; Verch, Daniel
There has been growing interest in approaches to business training that incorporate insights from psychology to develop soft skills associated with successful entrepreneurship. The empirical evidence…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Blackman, Allen; Villalobos, Laura
Un conjunto creciente de investigadores y responsables de política pública sostienen, de manera un tanto contraintuitiva, que la extracción regulada de madera puede ayudar a conservar los bosques en…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela; Galiani, Sebastián; Gertler, Paul
Public expenditures on non-contributory pensions are equivalent to at least 1 percent of GDP in several countries in Latin America and is expected to increase. We explore the effect of non-…
Jan 2021
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo; Zane, Giulia
This paper evaluates the impact of rural roads improvement works to benefit indigenous communities in the highlands of Ecuador, largely dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. The findings…
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…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Zanoni, Wladimir; Acevedo, Paloma; Hernández, Hugo
Conceptual and Methodological Note on "urban discrimination". The conceptual part is focused on the definition of the term "urban discrimination" (discrimination against slum…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo; Zane, Giulia
This paper evaluates the impact of a rural electrification program benefiting indigenous and maroon communities in Suriname. Using quasi-experimental methods we find that the program increased…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Milano, Flavia; Pallares, Ulises
This publication provides precise guidance on how to conduct public consultations with stakeholders. It also brings together regulatory frameworks in Guyana to conduct public consultations in the…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo; Zane, Giulia
This paper evaluates the impact of irrigation improvement works to benefit indigenous communities in the highlands of Ecuador, largely dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. The findings…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Tavares, Ignacio; Cavalcanti de Almeida, Aléssio Tony; Levy, Denise; Banerjee, Onil
Este artigo desenvolve uma avaliação ex-post do programa de desenvolvimento do turismo Prodetur no estado de Pernambuco, Brasil. Para tanto, foram cumpridas, de forma sequencial, duas etapas…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo; BID Invest; BID Lab
El Panorama de la Efectividad en el Desarrollo (DEO) es un informe anual elaborado por el Grupo BID para dar a conocer los resultados y el impacto de su trabajo en América Latina y el Caribe. Este…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; IDB Invest; IDB Lab
The Development Effectiveness Overview (DEO) is an annual report produced by the IDB Group to share the results and impact of its work in Latin America and the Caribbean. It showcases the IDB Group…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; IDB Invest; IDB Lab
The Development Effectiveness Overview (DEO) is an annual report produced by the IDB Group to share the results and impact of its work in Latin America and the Caribbean. It showcases the IDB Group…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo; BID Invest; BID Lab
El Panorama de la Efectividad en el Desarrollo (DEO) es un informe anual elaborado por el Grupo BID para dar a conocer los resultados y el impacto de su trabajo en América Latina y el Caribe. Este…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Freire, Carolina; Hojman, Andrés; Martinez, Sebastian
The quality of center-based child care, which depends upon the type of environment and the types of interactions between caregivers and children, is thought to be of critical importance for improving…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad; Schady, Norbert
Very few developing countries have long-term longitudinal surveys that have followed children from the early years throughout their adult life, with low attrition rates and large sample sizes. This…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Maldonado, Jorge Higinio; Moreno Sánchez, Rocío del Pilar; Vargas Morales, Myriam Elizabeth; Henao Henao, Juan Pablo; González Tarazona, Yurani; Guerrero Compeán, Roberto; Schling, Maja
Coastal zones are among the most economically productive areas of the world. However, they are also among the most vulnerable regions to disasters triggered by natural hazards. Recent recognition of…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Mogollón, Mónica; Ortega, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
Most tax agencies use letters as the method of communicating with taxpayers. Still, other technologies exist that could be more effective. This paper reports the results of a field experiment…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Álvarez Marinelli, Horacio; Berlinski, Samuel; Busso, Matías
This paper assesses the effectiveness of an intervention aimed at improving the reading skills of struggling third-grade students in Colombia. In a series of randomized experiments, students…