Feb 2019
Author(s): Araki, Satoshi; Panizza, Ugo
Esta nota reproduce todos los cuadros y gráficos del documento “El uso de indicadores de corrupción en las calificaciones soberanas”, usando datos actualizados a diciembre de 2017. La mayor parte de…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Kahn, Theodore; Baron, Alejandro; Vieyra, Juan Cruz
Improving infrastructure and basic services is a central task in the region’s growth and development agenda. Despite the importance of private sector participation, governments will continue to play…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Engel, Eduardo; Noveck, Beth Simone; Ferreira Rubio, Delia; Kaufmann, Daniel; Lara Yaffar, Armando; Londoño Saldarriaga, Jorge; Pieth, Mark; Rose-Ackerman, Susan
Recent corruption scandals have shown the negative effects that corruption may have in countries around the world, including those of the Latin American and Caribbean region. The Inter-American…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Engel, Eduardo; Noveck, Beth Simone; Ferreira Rubio, Delia; Kaufmann, Daniel; Lara Yaffar, Armando; Londoño Saldarriaga, Jorge; Pieth, Mark; Rose-Ackerman, Susan
Los escándalos recientes de corrupción han demostrado los efectos negativos que la corrupción puede tener en países de todo el mundo, incluidos los de la región de América Latina y el Caribe. En…
Oct 2018
Author(s): de Michele, Roberto; Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol; Losada Revol, Isaías
Recent experience shows the negative consequences that corruption cases can have on the development of infrastructure, specifically on the market of public–private partnerships (PPP). Unlike…
Oct 2018
Author(s): de Michele, Roberto; Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol; Losada Revol, Isaías
La experiencia reciente muestra las consecuencias negativas que los casos de corrupción pueden tener sobre el desarrollo de la infraestructura y, muy en particular, en el mercado de las asociaciones…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Quijada, José Alejandro; Sierra, José David; Espinola, Natalia
Paraguay is one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Despite solid growth and sound macroeconomic fundamentals, foreign direct investment flows remain sluggish. Since…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Noveck, Beth Simone; Koga, Kaitlin; Aceves Garcia, Rafael; Deleanu, Hannah; Cantú-Pedraza, Dinorah
Corruption presents a fundamental threat to the stability and prosperity of Mexico and combating it demands approaches that are both principled and practical. In 2017, the Inter-American Development…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Noveck, Beth Simone; Koga, Kaitlin; Aceves Garcia, Rafael; Deleanu, Hannah; Cantú-Pedraza, Dinorah
La corrupción representa una amenaza fundamental para la estabilidad y la prosperidad de México, y combatirla requiere de enfoques tanto prácticos como basados en principios. En 2017, el Banco…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Public-private partnerships to promote transparency Institutional quality and transparency are key to the effective delivery of public services and to building a business climate that incentives…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
La calidad institucional y la transparencia son claves para la adecuada prestación de servicios públicos y para establecer un clima de negocios que incentive las inversiones y apoye el desarrollo del…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo
This paper studies the relationship between sovereign ratings and corruption indicators. The paper first shows a strong correlation between ratings issued by the three main rating agencies (Standard…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo
Este trabajo analiza la relación entre las calificaciones soberanas y los indicadores de corrupción. En primer lugar, se muestra una fuerte correlación entre las calificaciones emitidas por las tres…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Jones, Mark P.
In the early 2000s the Inter-American Development Bank launched a visionary and influential research agenda that dramatically improved understanding of the policymaking process (PMP) in Latin America…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
The performance of the private sector is crucial for a country's economic growth. Thus, this report revisits the theme of low Caribbean growth, viewed through a macroeconomic lens in the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Uyarra, Elvira; Moñux, Diego; Li, Yanchao; Esteban, Adrián; Rigby, John; Ospina, María José; Edler, Jakob
Public procurement accounts for a significant proportion of overall demand for goods and services. Thus, it could be a useful tool for fostering innovation and economic growth. While interest in the…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Diwan, Ishac; Keefer, Philip; Schiffbauer, Marc
Using a large, original database of 385 politically connected firms under the Mubarak regime in Egypt, we document for the first time the negative impact of cronyism on economic growth. In the early…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip; Vlaicu, Razvan
What explains significant variation across countries in the use of vote buying instead of campaign promises to secure voter support? This paper explicitly models the tradeoff parties face between…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Gingerich, Daniel; Oliveros, Virginia; Corbacho, Ana; Ruiz-Vega, Mauricio
An influential body of scholarship argues that corruption behaves as a selffulfilling prophecy. The idea of this work is that levels of corruption emerge endogenously as a result of a society-wide…