Mar 2019
Author(s): Marques Garcia, Luana; Ortiz Sosa, Diana; Urban, Anne-Marie
Women with disabilities are at higher risk of experiencing violence than men with disabilities as well as women without disabilities. Yet, in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), there is a…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Bollers, Elton; Clarke, Dillon; Johnny, Teneisha; Wenner, Mark D.
In 2014 a survey of 11 indigenous villages and 337 households was conducted to understand the economic conditions and document perceptions and opinions of leaders and households on various matters of…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Deyal, Zubin; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly
The concepts of economic growth, public debt, and the government’s fiscal balance are strongly intertwined. In Barbados, low growth and recurring fiscal deficits have led to rapid accumulation of…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Vassallo, José Manuel; Bueno, Paola Carolina
Most cities of the Latin America and the Caribbean region face similar problems, including low quality public transport supply, lack of planning, congestion, and both atmospheric and noise pollution…
Feb 2019
Author(s): López, Andrés; Obaya, Martín; Pascuini, Paulo; Ramos, Adrián
El litio se ha convertido en uno de los recursos que más interés despierta a nivel mundial . Esto ocurre tanto entre las empresas que participan de las industrias extractivas o de la química, que ven…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Alberti, Juan
This paper compares two approaches to the evaluation of mega transport project success. The first one is called the “iron triangle” approach. Under this approach, a megaproject is considered…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Marchionni, Mariana; Gluzmann, Pablo; Serrano, Joaquín; Bustelo, Monserrat
El objetivo del trabajo es arrojar luz sobre los factores que afectan la participación laboral femenina (PLF) en América Latina, tomando como eje de análisis a la comparación entre México y Perú, dos…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Linares, Jennifer; Manzano, Osmel; López, Arnoldo; Ruiz-Arranz, Marta; Garcimartín, Carlos; Ochoa, Elizabeth; Pagliacci, Carolina; Martínez, André; Solorzano, José
Este reporte describe la coyuntura que está viviendo la región de Centroamérica y República Dominicana y su perspectiva para 2019. Además, analiza la reducción reciente en el patrón de precios de los…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Linares, Jennifer; Manzano, Osmel; López, Arnoldo; Ruiz-Arranz, Marta; Garcimartín, Carlos; Ochoa, Elizabeth; Pagliacci, Carolina; Martínez, André; Solorzano, José
This report describes the current situation of the region of Central America and the Dominican Republic and its outlook for 2019. It also analyzes the recent reduction in the food price pattern and…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Morrison, Judith; Lustig, Nora; Ratzlaff, Adam
Las brechas étnicas y raciales en desempeño económico, oportunidades laborales y acceso a servicios básicos, tales como educación y salud, permanecen como un gran reto pendiente en América Latina.…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Morrison, Judith; Lustig, Nora; Ratzlaff, Adam
Ethnic and racial gaps in economic outcomes, labor opportunities and access to basic services, such as education and health remain a challenge throughout Latin America. Taxes and public spending are…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel; Ji, Yi; Hallack, Michelle; Lopez Soto, David Daniel
With rapid energy growth in the past 40 years, the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region has maintained a steady increase in electricity needs above the global level. While there is no question…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Cresta, Juan B.; Muñoz, Gonzalo; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo; Garcia, Alvaro
Este documento presenta un análisis de las políticas agropecuarias en Paraguay entre 2009 y 2016, utilizando la metodología de Estimados de Apoyo al Productor (PSE por sus siglas en inglés). La…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Lema, Daniel; Gallacher, Marcos; Egas, Juan José; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
This report analyzes agricultural policy in Argentina, in particular with respect to the degree of support producers and consumers receive. Available evidence suggests that: (i) as a result of export…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Lema, Daniel; Gallacher, Marcos; Egas, Juan José; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
Este informe analiza la política agrícola argentina, particularmente lo relacionado al nivel de apoyo brindado a los productores y consumidores. A manera de contexto, el informe comienza con un…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Waithe, Kimberly; Lorde, Kishmar
The Barbados economy has been challenged over the last decade by elevated fiscal deficits and a rapid build-up in debt. While the country has made efforts to address this challenge through revenue…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Barnes, Douglas F.; Samad, Hussain
Impact evaluation has gained recognition over the last decade as an essential component of project development. Impact evaluation details how and to what extent policies and project interventions…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth; Vera, Felipe; Donovan, Michael G.; Adler, Verónica; Wainer, Laura Sara; Roquero, Pablo; Poskus, Mariana A.; Valenzuela, Luis; Letelier, Marcela; Olivares, Pablo; Treimun, John; Gamboa, Alexis; Canales, Karina; Guajardo, Javier; Davis, Diane E.; Claramunt Torche, Pauline; Silva de Anzorena, María Paloma
Durante el siglo XX la población mundial se incrementó más que en ningún otro periodo de la historia: desde alrededor de 1.5 billones de personas en el 1900 hasta cerca de 7 billones hoy en día.…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Wright, Allan; Grenade, Kari
Fiscal councils are among the most recent innovations in terms of the architecture of fiscal institutions. This paper provides an overview of the history and evolution of these institutions, research…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry
Despite tremendous strides in recent years toward economic stabilization, debt reduction, and structural reform, financial sector development and access in Jamaica lag behind peers. Development-…