Feb 2022
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge;Frieden, Jeffry;Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio;Stein, Ernesto H.
Few propositions in economics are as widely accepted as the theory of comparative advantage: If two countries have a comparative advantage in the production of different goods and services, trade can…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Musacchio, Aldo;Pineda, Emilio;Huber, John;Jara, Mauricio;Kim, Hyungon;Ter-Minassian, Teresa;Wagner, Rodrigo
The situation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to be dire. This book uses an original database of SOE performance that shows that every year about one-…
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…
May 2016
Author(s): Boneu, Franco;Alfaro Serrano, David;Maffioli, Alessandro;Pietrobelli, Carlo;Stucchi, Rodolfo;Casaburi, Gabriel;Castillo, Victoria;Figal Garone, Lucas;Giuliani, Elisa;Giuliodori, David;Matta, Andrés;Pittaluga, Lucía;Rodríguez, Alejandro;Rojo, Sofía
Do cluster development programs work? Do they fundamentally encourage the essential inter-firm linkages and coordination? Do they lead to innovation and productivity, enterprise development, larger…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad;Ardanaz, Martín;Armendáriz, Edna;Behrman, Jere R.;Berlinski, Samuel;Cristia, Julian P.;Flabbi, Luca;Hincapie, Diana;Jalmovich, Analía;Kagan, Sharon Lynn;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Pérez Expósito, Ana;Schady, Norbert
Child well-being matters for both ethical and economic reasons as children who flourish in the early years are more likely to become healthy, productive citizens later in life. This year's…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad;Ardanaz, Martín;Armendáriz, Edna;Behrman, Jere R.;Berlinski, Samuel;Cristia, Julian P.;Flabbi, Luca;Hincapie, Diana;Jalmovich, Analía;Kagan, Sharon Lynn;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Pérez Expósito, Ana;Schady, Norbert
El bienestar infantil es importante tanto por razones éticas como económicas porque los niños que prosperan en los primeros años tienen más probabilidad de volverse ciudadanos productivos y…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad;Ardanaz, Martín;Armendáriz, Edna;Behrman, Jere R.;Berlinski, Samuel;Cristia, Julian P.;Flabbi, Luca;Hincapie, Diana;Jalmovich, Analía;Kagan, Sharon Lynn;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Pérez Expósito, Ana;Schady, Norbert
O bem-estar infantil é importante tanto por razões éticas como económicas porque as crianças que se desenvolvem nos primeiros anos são mais propensos a se tornarem cidadãos produtivos e saudáveis no…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Armijo, Marianela;Cuesta, Juan Pablo;Feinstein, Osvaldo Néstor;García López, Roberto;García Moreno, Mauricio;Kaufmann, Jorge;Makón, Marcos Pedro;Pimenta, Carlos;Sanginés, Mario;Sanín Ángel, Héctor;Santiso, Carlos;Urra, Francisco Javier;Varea, Marco
Improving public services, using State resources efficiently, and managing State agencies effectively have been ongoing concerns of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) governments since the beginning…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Armijo, Marianela;Cuesta, Juan Pablo;Feinstein, Osvaldo Néstor;García López, Roberto;García Moreno, Mauricio;Kaufmann, Jorge;Makón, Marcos Pedro;Pimenta, Carlos;Sanginés, Mario;Sanín Ángel, Héctor;Santiso, Carlos;Urra, Francisco Javier;Varea, Marco
Mejorar los servicios públicos, usar de manera eficiente los recursos y gestionar de forma efectiva las instituciones del Estado ha sido una preocupación constante de los gobiernos de América Latina…
Dec 2014
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio;Foditsch, Nathalia
Broadband is key to inclusive growth. It contributes substantially to socialand economic development in the areas of job creation, business investment, and online services, among others. Several…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés;Fretes Cibils, Vicente;Muñoz Miranda, Andrés;Gilbert, Alan;Webb, Steven;Reese, Eduardo;Almansi, Florencia;Del Valle, Julieta;Pasternak, Suzana;Brain, Isabel;Mora, Pía;Sabatini, Francisco;Torres Ramírez, Jorge Enrique;Vance, Irene;McHardy, Pauline;Salazar, Clara;Puebla, Claudia;Ponce, Gabriela;Flores, René;Calderón Cockburn, Julio;Chiavone, Irene;Macellaro, Miguel;Silvera, Adriana;Kim, Jeongseob
This book highlights the importance of renting and its potential to help solve the most pressing housing problems in Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently, 1 in 5 households in the region rent…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés;Fretes Cibils, Vicente;Muñoz Miranda, Andrés;Gilbert, Alan;Webb, Steven;Reese, Eduardo;Almansi, Florencia;Del Valle, Julieta;Pasternak, Suzana;Brain, Isabel;Mora, Pía;Sabatini, Francisco;Torres Ramírez, Jorge Enrique;Vance, Irene;McHardy, Pauline;Salazar, Clara;Puebla, Claudia;Ponce, Gabriela;Flores, René;Calderón Cockburn, Julio;Chiavone, Irene;Macellaro, Miguel;Silvera, Adriana;Kim, Jeongseob
Esta investigación muestra la importancia del alquiler y su potencial en la solución de los principales problemas habitacionales. En la actualidad, 1 de cada 5 hogares de la región alquila su…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Vieyra, Juan Cruz;Masson, Malaika;Walter, Martin;Quiroz, Juan Carlos;Manzano, Osmel;Ross, Michael;Lowe, Heather A.;Brathwaite, Rhea;Jarquín, María José;Kyle, Jordan;Greene, Tira;Regis, Mark;Arisi, Diego;González Espinosa, Ana Carolina;Ardanaz, Martín;Balza, Lenin;Espinasa, Ramón;Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto;Valverde Martínez, Pablo
During the last decade, the Latin American and Caribbean region has experienced unprecedented natural resources abundance. This book highlights how transparency can help realize the benefits and…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Vieyra, Juan Cruz;Masson, Malaika;Walter, Martin;Quiroz, Juan Carlos;Manzano, Osmel;Ross, Michael;Lowe, Heather A.;Brathwaite, Rhea;Jarquín, María José;Kyle, Jordan;Greene, Tira;Regis, Mark;Arisi, Diego;González Espinosa, Ana Carolina;Ardanaz, Martín;Balza, Lenin;Espinasa, Ramón;Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto;Valverde Martínez, Pablo
Durante la última década, la región de América Latina y el Caribe ha experimentado una abundancia sin precedentes por sus recursos naturales. Este libro pone de relieve cómo la transparencia puede…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Vieyra, Juan Cruz;Masson, Malaika;Walter, Martin;Quiroz, Juan Carlos;Manzano, Osmel;Ross, Michael;Lowe, Heather A.;Brathwaite, Rhea;Jarquín, María José;Kyle, Jordan;Greene, Tira;Regis, Mark;Arisi, Diego;González Espinosa, Ana Carolina;Ardanaz, Martín;Balza, Lenin;Espinasa, Ramón;Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto;Valverde Martínez, Pablo
During the last decade, the Latin American and Caribbean region has experienced unprecedented natural resources abundance. This book highlights how transparency can help realize the benefits and…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Vieyra, Juan Cruz;Masson, Malaika;Walter, Martin;Quiroz, Juan Carlos;Manzano, Osmel;Ross, Michael;Lowe, Heather A.;Brathwaite, Rhea;Jarquín, María José;Kyle, Jordan;Greene, Tira;Regis, Mark;Arisi, Diego;González Espinosa, Ana Carolina;Ardanaz, Martín;Balza, Lenin;Espinasa, Ramón;Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto;Valverde Martínez, Pablo
Durante la última década, la región de América Latina y el Caribe ha experimentado sin precedentes abundancia de recursos naturales. Este libro pone de relieve cómo la transparencia puede ayudar a…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Cortázar Velarde, Juan Carlos;Lafuente, Mariano;Sanginés, Mario;Schuster, Christian;Echebarría, Koldo;Longo, Francisco;Strazza, Luciano;Iacoviello, Mercedes
This book focuses on civil service reform within the central administration in Latin America. It analyzes updated versions of the country assessments carried out by the Inter-American Development…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Cortázar Velarde, Juan Carlos;Lafuente, Mariano;Sanginés, Mario;Schuster, Christian;Echebarría, Koldo;Longo, Francisco;Strazza, Luciano;Iacoviello, Mercedes
Este libro se enfoca en la reforma del Servicio Civil (empleo público de la administración central) en América Latina. Analiza diagnósticos actualizados de la calidad institucional de los sistemas de…
May 2014
Author(s): Giedion, Úrsula;Tristao, Ignez;Escobar, Liliana;Bitrán, Ricardo;Cañón, Oscar;Molins, Silvia;Alonso, Lucía;Fernández, Jorge;Panopoulou, Giota;González-Pier, Eduardo;Prieto, A. Lorena;Cid, Camilo;Montañez, Vilma;Sabignoso, Martín;Silva, Humberto;Curcio, Javier;Dinarte, Mauricio;Bolaño Prado, Luis
Guaranteeing the right to health care under equal conditions for all is a goal that every society desires to achieve, particularly in a region as unequal as Latin America and the Caribbean. Universal…
May 2014
Author(s): Giedion, Úrsula;Tristao, Ignez;Escobar, Liliana;Bitrán, Ricardo;Cañón, Oscar;Molins, Silvia;Alonso, Lucía;Fernández, Jorge;Panopoulou, Giota;González-Pier, Eduardo;Prieto, A. Lorena;Cid, Camilo;Montañez, Vilma;Sabignoso, Martín;Silva, Humberto;Curcio, Javier;Dinarte, Mauricio;Bolaño Prado, Luis
Garantizar el derecho a la salud en igualdad de condiciones para todos es una meta hacia la que toda sociedad quiere avanzar, máxime en una región tan desigual como América Latina y el Caribe. La…