Nov 2021
Author(s): Jaureguiberry, Florencia;Tappatá, Mariano;BID Invest
El crecimiento exponencial de las exportaciones de cerezas en Argentina en los últimos años se fundamenta tanto en factores externos como internos al sector. Las buenas condiciones del mercado global…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Andrian, Leandro Gaston;Beverinotti, Javier;Castilleja Vargas, Liliana;Díaz Cassou, Javier;Hirs, Jorge
Este resumen de políticas describe los desafíos en los sectores de infraestructura de Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú. Asimismo, incluye recomendaciones para superar estos desafíos, junto con una…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Bollers, Elton;Deyal, Zubin;Gauto, Victor;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Khadan, Jeetendra;Mooney, Henry;Smets, Lodewijk;Waithe, Kimberly;Wright, Allan
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. It also includes recommendations to overcome these…
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 2017
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo;Sabel, Charles;Stein, Ernesto H.;Trejos, Alberto
This paper summarizes the findings of the recent Inter-American Development Bank book Two to Tango: Public-Private Collaboration Productive Development Policies, based on case studies of 25…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo;Sabel, Charles;Stein, Ernesto H.;Trejos, Alberto
It takes two to tango. Strong public-private collaboration is key for discovering and implementing effective productive development policies to bring out the best in existing economic activities and…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Schneider, Ben Ross
What makes for effective cooperation between government and business in industrial policy? Core research questions on the institutional design of arrangements for business-government interactions…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Large numbers of Nicaraguans have moved to urban areas over the past thirty years, building rough houses in spontaneous neighborhoods that lack roads, water, sanitation and energy. Nicaragua's…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Cristia, Julian P.;Evans, William N.;Beomsoo, Kim
This paper estimates the impact of a large-scale contracting-out program in Guatemala, using two waves of living standard measurement surveys which collected data before and after the expansion of…
Oct 2011
Author(s): Devlin, Robert;Moguillansky, Graciela
This book is motivated by the emerging rehabilitation of industrial policies as a tool for supporting economic transformation and high rates of growth in developing countries. It argues that…
Oct 2010
Author(s): Schneider, Ben Ross
While effective industrial policy requires close cooperation between government and business, there is little agreement on what makes that cooperation work best. This paper analyzes institutional…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Throughout Latin America low-income neighborhoods have difficulty in paving city streets. Municipalities are typically short of funds, and many informal urban settlements have not yet been properly…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
En toda América Latina a los barrios de bajos ingresos se les dificulta pavimentar sus calles. Las municipalidades típicamente tienen escasos fondos, y muchos asentamientos urbanos informales todavía…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Foster, Vivien;Guasch, José Luis;Andrés, Luis;Haven, Thomas
Infrastructure plays a key role in fostering growth and productivity and has been linked to improved earnings, health, and education levels for the poor. Yet Latin America and the Caribbean are…
Aug 2007
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Contrary to popular belief, privatizations can be socially very beneficial, but delivering these benefits to the poor often requires the power of government to regulate companies. The latest issue of…
Aug 2007
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Contrariamente a la creencia generalizada, las privatizaciones pueden resultar sumamente beneficiosas desde el punto de vista social, pero para llevar sus beneficios a los pobres se necesita la…
Jan 2003
Author(s): Tamayo, Gonzalo;Barrantes, Roxana;Alonso, Julio César;Chong, Alberto E.;Benavides, Juan;Paredes Molina, Ricardo D.;Sánchez, José Miguel;Távara, José;Rodríguez, Carlos Jorge;Pendra, Pedro Cavalcanti Gomes;Fainboim Yaker, Israel;Zavala, Verónica;De Oliveira, Luiz Guilherme Schymura;Sanhueza, Ricardo
Los países en América Latina y el Caribe han mostrado interés durante los últimos años en fomentar la participación del sector privado en proyectos de infraestructura. Eso ha permitido sanear las…
Nov 2002
Author(s): Torero, Máximo
Casi diez años después de la privatización de importantes empresas paraestatales (EPE) del Perú, el balance apriorístico aún no queda claro. En este artículo se analiza el impacto de la privatización…
Mar 1999
Author(s): Torre, Juan Carlos;Gerchunoff, Pablo
El presente trabajo propone desagregar el análisis de la experiencia argentina ocupándose de la trayectoria de un conjunto de políticas de reforma extraído del vasto cambio institucional realizado…
Feb 1999
Author(s): Díaz Solsona, Adolfo;Graziani, Carlo
El propósito del presente trabajo es identificar y estudiar los principales determinantes de los spreads en las tasas de interés bancarias en el Uruguay. Después de una detallada caracterización del…