Jan 2022
Author(s): Barrera, Victor;Villacis, Alexis;Alwang, Jeffrey;Escudero, Luis;IDB Invest
Expanding incomes in Asian countries and changes in fresh-fruit value chains have created an important niche for producers of dragon fruit. Ecuadorean producers have responded and taken advantage of…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Barrera, Victor;Villacis, Alexis;Alwang, Jeffrey;Zapata, Angélica;IDB Invest
Blackberry production has been common for decades in Ecuador''s inter-Andean valleys, but a fresh or processed export industry has not emerged despite export successes experienced in…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel;Busso, Matías;Dinkelman, Taryn;Martínez, Claudia
We document large gaps between parents knowledge and school reports of students attendance and grades. Sending frequent text messages with information on attendance, grades and school behavior…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel;Busso, Matías;Dinkelman, Taryn;Martínez, Claudia
Existen grandes brechas entre la información que tienen las familias y las escuelassobre la asistencia y las calificaciones de los estudiantes. El envío frecuente de mensajes de texto con información…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Figal Garone, Lucas;Maffioli, Alessandro;Stein, Ernesto H.
Chile's FONDEF and FONTEC R&D grant programs both boost the productivity of direct beneficiaries, increasing total factor productivity (TFP) by around 4.2 percent. However, spillover effects…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Figal Garone, Lucas;Maffioli, Alessandro;Stein, Ernesto H.
Ambos programas de subsidios de ID de Chile, FONDEF y FONTEC, generan ganancias de productividad de los beneficiarios directos, aumentando su productividad total de los factores (PTF) en 4,2%. Sin…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Indarte, Selene;García Plata, Gabriel Antonio;Soto Marió, Alessandra Beatriz
Esta publicación analiza las tendencias en salud en América Latina y el Caribe, destacando emprendimientos que ofrecen soluciones innovadoras a grandes desafíos del sistema de salud, mediante el uso…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Comisión Asesora en Alta Tecnología
This paper uses a randomized controlled experiment in Costa Rica to determine whether IB use by Banco Nacional de Desarrollo's micro and small enterprise (MSE) clients has an impact on their…
Jun 2010
Author(s): Hewitt, John;Monge-González, Ricardo
This paper addresses the relationships between innovation, research and development (R&D) and productivity in domestic ICT firms in Costa Rica. Factors considered were the types of innovation…
Nov 2003
Author(s): Melo, Alberto
El presente documento evalúa la competitividad actual de Perú, que logró avances importantes durante la década de los 90 como resultado de reformas estructuras y el mejoramiento del manejo…