Mar 2021
Author(s): Ubfal, Diego;Arráiz, Irani;Beuermann, Diether;Frese, Michael;Maffioli, Alessandro;Verch, Daniel
There has been growing interest in approaches to business training that incorporate insights from psychology to develop soft skills associated with successful entrepreneurship. The empirical evidence…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Ubfal, Diego;Arráiz, Irani;Beuermann, Diether;Frese, Michael;Maffioli, Alessandro;Verch, Daniel
A randomized controlled trial with 945 entrepreneurs in Jamaica shows positive short-term impacts of soft-skills training on business outcomes. The effects are concentrated among men and disappear 12…
May 2020
Author(s): Kantis, Hugo;Angelelli, Pablo
Con base en una encuesta a 2.232 emprendimientos en 19 países, y a 429 instituciones de apoyo a los ecosistemas de emprendimiento en 18 países, este documento explora el impacto del COVID-19 en las…
Aug 2017
Author(s): De Groote, Roberto
The Caribbean countries have experienced positive economic growth rates and significant increases in their exports, but GDP remains relatively low, and indicators of poverty, productivity, and…
Aug 2017
Author(s): De León, Ignacio L.;Mora, Julian
Crowdfunding is a financial alternative that has exhibited sustainable growth over the past decade. Further, it has been positioned as a promising mechanism for LAC countries to improve their…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Howell, Hunt;Navarro, Juan Carlos;Stevenson, Claudia;Grant, Kayla
This paper reviews the Inter-American Development Bank's policy-based loans, which are designed to improve competitiveness in selected Latin American and Caribbean countries. It summarizes the…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Rabellotti, Roberta;Giuliani, Elisa;Alexander, Rachel
The aim of this paper is to map Caribbean clusters and identify their specific characteristics based on existing literature and available empirical evidence. A desk review of 32 clusters distributed…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne;Robles, Marcos
Social Pulse describes the trends in a comprehensive set of key social indicators and highlight findings that warrant attention by policymakers. The report includes information from 22 countries of…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne;Robles, Marcos
Pulso social describe las tendencias de un conjunto amplio de indicadores sociales clave e identifica los cambios de estos indicadores que merecen la atención de los responsables de las políticas. El…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne;Robles, Marcos
Pulso Social descreve as tendências em um conjunto abrangente de indicadores sociais e destaca as principais conclusões que merecem atenção por policymakers. O relatório inclui informações de 22…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Schady, Norbert
I review the evidence on access to water and sanitation infrastructure and child outcomes In Latin America. I show that there are large differences in access across countries and, within countries,…
Jul 2012
Author(s): Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés
Este informe representa un primer acercamiento al problema en América Latina, donde no existen estudios comparativos sobre la viabilidad y el impacto económico de los PCT. El objetivo es analizar el…