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…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Manzano, Osmel;Ruiz-Arranz, Marta;Rivera, Luis;Trejos, Alberto;Prat, Jordi;Rojas-Romagosa, Hugo;Guevara, Porfirio;Auguste, Sebastián;Linares, Jennifer;Abuelafia, Emmanuel;Lagarda, Guillermo;Salman, Danial M.;López, Arnoldo;Pagliacci, Carolina;Brizuela, María Eugenia;Guzmán, Rolando M.
En los últimos 30 años, la región de Centroamérica y la República Dominicana ha vivido un periodo de estabilidad y progreso económico en donde le ha apostado a la integración comercial, a la…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.;Cornick, Jorge;Fernández-Arias, Eduardo;Rivas, Gonzalo
Productive development policies (PDPs) are notoriously hard. They involve a daunting level of technical detail, require public-private collaboration, are in constant danger of capture, and demand…
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…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Solera, Marco;Durán, Esteban;Prat, Jordi;Dumas, Víctor;Lafuente, Mariano;Ardanaz, Martín;Gutiérrez Juárez, Priscilla;Vargas Cullell, Jorge;Beverinotti, Javier
Social spending is a powerful tool to reduce poverty, achieve higher equality and better life conditions for the inhabitants of a country. In "Social Expenditure in Central America, Panama and…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Solera, Marco;Durán, Esteban;Prat, Jordi;Dumas, Víctor;Lafuente, Mariano;Ardanaz, Martín;Gutiérrez Juárez, Priscilla;Vargas Cullell, Jorge;Beverinotti, Javier
El gasto social es un poderoso instrumento para reducir la pobreza, lograr una mayor equidad y mejorar las condiciones de vida de los habitantes de un país. En "Una mirada al gasto social en…
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…
Feb 2015
Author(s): Manzano, Osmel;Auguste, Sebastián;Alfaro, Laura;Artana, Daniel;Taylhardat, Adolfo;Cuevas, Mario;Porto, Luis
Promotion of foreign direct investment (FDI) has been a priority policy goal in Central America, Panama and Dominican Republic for the past twenty years. Fiscal benefits are among the policies that…
Feb 2015
Author(s): Manzano, Osmel;Auguste, Sebastián;Alfaro, Laura;Artana, Daniel;Taylhardat, Adolfo;Cuevas, Mario;Porto, Luis
La promoción de la inversión extranjera directa (IED) ha sido un objetivo de política prioritario en los últimos veinte años por lo que se han implementado, entre otras medidas, beneficios fiscales…
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…
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…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano;Melguizo, Ángel;Pagés, Carmen
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has reduced its inequality and poverty, and is looking towards the future with greater optimism than in the past. As the region grows, new problems appear…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano;Melguizo, Ángel;Pagés, Carmen
América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) ha reducido su desigualdad y su pobreza, y enfrenta las próximas décadas con mayor optimismo que en el pasado. Conforme la región crece, aparecen nuevos problemas a…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano;Melguizo, Ángel;Pagés, Carmen
América Latina e Caribe (ALC) reduziram sua desigualdade e sua pobreza e enfrentarão as próximas décadas com maior otimismo do que no passado. Conforme a região cresce, aparecem novos problemas que…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Pomareda, Carlos;Manzano, Osmel;Pineda, Bismarck;Zegarra, Eduardo;Cuevas, Mario;Auguste, Sebastián;Sandino, Adelmo;Sánchez Ruiz, Erasmo A.;Bolaños Fletes, Lisardo Armando;Acevedo, Ivonne;Flores, Selmira
El mundo de la agricultura para Centroamérica y la República Dominicana está cambiando radicalmente y ello se ha convertido en motivo de atención para los encargados de las políticas públicas. Entre…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;United Nations;Organization of American States
This document represents a contribution made by the Tripartite Committee comprising the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Economic Commission…
Feb 2011
Author(s): Da Costa, Mercedes;Juan-Ramón, V. Hugo
Este libro examina los fundamentos teóricos de un programa financiero utilizado en Costa Rica, describe la evolución de las principales variables de los sectores real, monetario, fiscal y externo de…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian
Despite progress in communication technologies, lack of information still severely handicaps companies seeking to operate in international markets. Furthermore, the investments that these companies…