Jun 2008
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;Enterprise Research Institute
This paper outlines some of the issues that affect small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in three areas: regulation, procurement, and dispute resolution. The work presented herein is part of the…
Jun 2007
Author(s): Magalhães, Fernanda;Rojas, Eduardo
The search for solutions to urban and social problems prompted by informal settlements is gaining importance in the development agenda of most large cities in Latin America. Nearly 60 percent of the…
Apr 2007
Author(s): Sheehan, Jerry
Governments in many countries are devoting increased attention to bolstering business innovation capabilities. This interest reflects growing recognition of the importance of innovation in driving…
Apr 2007
Author(s): Sheehan, Jerry
This presentation discusses the use of incentives to foster innovation in the private sector. It includes a discussion of supporting and funding R&D in the business sector; the use of tax…
Apr 2007
Author(s): Do Canto, Odilon Antônio Marcuzzo
The paper discuses the Brazilian scientific and technological framework, which has allowed the country to achieve outstanding advances in several fronts when compared to other developing countries.…
Apr 2007
Author(s): Do Canto, Odilon Antônio Marcuzzo
The presentation discuses incentives used to support innovation in the private sector in Brazil. It focuses on the incentives for supporting firms' innovative activities, which include a wide…
Apr 2007
Author(s): Sheehan, Jerry
El presente artículo brinda un breve panorama general de los instrumentos de política para apoyar la innovación empresarial, con el fin de identificar las ventajas y desventajas que implican el…
Apr 2007
Author(s): Sheehan, Jerry
Esta presentación trata sobre el uso de incentivos para fomentar la innovación en el sector privado. Se incluye una descripción del apoyo y la financiación de I+D en el sector empresarial, el uso de…
Apr 2007
Author(s): Do Canto, Odilon Antônio Marcuzzo
Esta presentación presenta el estado y la evolución de la promoción de la innovación en las empresas industriales brasileñas. A través de una serie de indicadores cuantitativos se puede observar la…
Dec 2006
Author(s): Pantanali, Carla;Benavides, Juan
Este informe incluye un análisis del rol de los subsidios en el sector eléctrico en América Latina. También, se incluye experiencias de algunos países de América Latina en materia de subsidios al…
Nov 2006
Author(s): Machado, Roberto
El presente estudio realiza un análisis comparativo regional acerca de la eficiencia del gasto público tanto a nivel agregado como a nivel del gasto social, el gasto en educación y el gasto en salud…
Mar 2006
Author(s): Sabatini, Francisco
The cities offer Latin America and the Caribbean their best opportunity for economic and social development. Aside from concentrating on more than two thirds of the population, it is estimated that…
Feb 2006
Author(s): Rojas, Eduardo
The Bank expanded its housing finance activities in the 1990s, shifting its support toward sector reforms that increase the capacity of housing finance and delivery mechanisms to cater to the needs…
Feb 2006
Author(s): Petrei, Humberto;Trejos, Juan Diego;Thompson Chacón, Eric
El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar la gestión pública social para formular propuestas a fin de mejorar la administración, focalización y el orden de prioridades de los gastos sociales. Con ello…
Nov 2005
Author(s): Machinea, José Luis;Vera, Cecilia
Durante los años noventa las economías de América Latina y el Caribe fueron escenario de un conjunto de reformas estructurales y de nuevas orientaciones de política económica. En ese periodo, las…
May 2005
Author(s): López-Cálix, José R.;Melo, Alberto;Tinsley, Elaine;Calvo, Sara
The last Public Expenditure Review for Ecuador (PER) was produced in 1993. More than a decade later, the purpose of this report is to provide the Ecuadorian authorities with the World Bank's and…
Dec 2004
Author(s): López, Ramón
This working paper empirically documents the size of (2) in the rural sector and investigates its consequences for rural development (agricultural growth, patterns of growth and rural poverty) for…
Dec 2004
Author(s): Benavides, Juan;Dussan, Manuel
Este artículo propone estrategias y medidas para enfrentar los problemas originados en los altos costos de la contratación de energía y el esquema de subsidios eléctricos de Guatemala. Las propuestas…
Sep 2004
Author(s): Medici, André
This technical note discusses the civil servant pension system in Brazil over the past two decades. Since 1998 the Brazilian government has been implementing reforms to increase the financial…
Jun 2003
Author(s): Brakarz, José
La experiencia de Bolivia, relatada en este estudio, aborda tanto la temática de la participación municipal en las estrategias de combate a la pobreza, como los arreglos y mecanismos institucionales…