Nov 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Margot, Diego; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
Much attention has been devoted to how much infrastructure investment LAC needs. Less attention has been devoted to where that investment comes from. This report examines how much LAC invests in…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Margot, Diego; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
Durante las últimas décadas se ha prestado especial atención a cuánto es necesario invertir en infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Sin embargo, no ha ocurrido lo mismo en relación al…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
Trade and investment were unarguably the main drivers of Korea's outstanding economic development. Heavy government intervention together with the private sector's continuous efforts to…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Santa Gadea, Rosario
Trade and investment have been the main drivers of economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and in the member countries of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru…
May 2015
Author(s): Cabrera, Maria; Vargas, Felipe; Murcia, Juan Felipe; Bolza-Schunemann, Eva; Torres, Mauricio; Churanek, Danya; Szwedzki, Roni; Puerta, Juan Manuel; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Soriano, Alejandro; Michelitsch, Roland
This document describes OVE's approach to evaluating the work of IDB Group (IDBG) through financial intermediaries (FIs). In OVE's 2015-2016 Work Program and Budget (RE-479-1), the IDB…
May 2015
Author(s): Cabrera, Maria; Vargas, Felipe; Murcia, Juan Felipe; Bolza-Schunemann, Eva; Torres, Mauricio; Churanek, Danya; Szwedzki, Roni; Puerta, Juan Manuel; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Soriano, Alejandro; Michelitsch, Roland
Este documento describe el enfoque empleado por OVE para evaluar la labor del Grupo del BID a través de intermediarios financieros. En el programa de trabajo y presupuesto de OVE para 2015-2016 (…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Espino, Emilio; González Rozada, Martín
This paper explores the qualitative and quantitative implications of taxation for growth and savings in three Latin American countries: Brazil, Chile and Mexico, studying a small open economy in the…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Alberti, Juan
Evidence suggests that an "infrastructure gap" vis-à-vis other industrial and developing regions opened up in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) over the past two decades. The Inter-…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Balza, Lenin; Espinasa, Ramón
Oil producers small enough to be price takers without barriers to investment or production should have reacted positively to the fourfold price increase after 2002. The seven largest Latin American…
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…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Bruni, Sandro
Esta publicación de la Serie de Innovación Energética trata sobre la energía geotérmica, que es la energía almacenada en la corteza terrestre. La discusión cubre tanto el uso potencial de esta fuente…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Batlle, Carlos
The new renewable sources, such as sun or wind, show a specific set of characteristics such as geographical and temporal variability that challenge their integration into traditional energy systems…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Batlle, Carlos
Las nuevas fuentes renovables, como el sol o el viento, presentan una serie de características, como la variabilidad temporal y geográfica, que plantean retos importantes al convertirse en una opción…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Balza, Lenin; Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto; Mercado Díaz, Jorge Enrique
This paper explores the relationship between private sector participation, institutional reform, and performance of the electricity sector in 18 Latin American countries over the last four decades.…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Molina, Danielken
Driven by declining import tariffs, poor infrastructure and increasing specialization in transport-intensive goods, transport costs are arguably today's most formidable obstacles to trade in…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Molina, Danielken
Con la reducción de los aranceles de importación, la precaria infraestructura y la creciente especialización en bienes intensivos en logística, podría decirse que los costos de transporte son hoy el…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Molina, Danielken
Em um contexto de tarifas de importação em declínio, infraestrutura precária e especialização crescente em bens intensivos em transporte, os custos de transporte provavelmente são hoje o maior…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Canavire-Bacarreza, Gustavo; Martínez-Vázquez, Jorge; Vulovic, Violeta
Tax policy is among the most common and relevant instruments in the toolkit of policy-makers when thinking about promoting growth, yet there is not compelling evidence regarding its effect in Latin…
Feb 2013
Author(s): Soriano, Alejandro; Schiavo-Campo, Salvatore; Puerta, Juan Manuel; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Kavalsky, Basil; Elías, Carlos; Conroy, Hector; Alonso, Pablo; Vera, Diego; Sembler, Jose Ignacio; Huppi, Monika; Beuermann, Diether
This evaluation assesses how well IDB's current mode of engagement meets the needs and expectations of countries that have relatively higher income levels and increasing access to diverse…