May 2021
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Perilla, Sergio;Vlaicu, Razvan
This paper examines new data on public sector employees from 18 Latin American countries to shed light on the role of trust in the performance of government agencies. We developed an original survey…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Acerenza, Santiago;Gandelman, Néstor
This paper characterizes household spending in education using microdata from income and expenditure surveys for 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries and the United States. Bahamas, Chile and…
May 2016
Author(s): Alcázar, Lorena;Sánchez, Alan
El objetivo del estudio es analizar los niveles, la evolución, la composición y la calidad del gasto público social en la infancia y la niñez en América Latina y el Caribe. Para ello se analiza una…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Ruiz, José Juan;Muratori, Umberto;Llopis, Jimena;Izquierdo, Alejandro
The Priorities for Productivity and Income(PPIs) database provides indicators used in estimations covering the period 2000-2012 (in their original version and their normalized version), as well as a…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
Using micro data on expenditure and income for 17 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, this paper presents stylized facts on saving behavior by age, education, income and place of residence…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Barros, Alejandro
El presente documento identifica y analiza los componentes de costos para el diseño, desarrollo y puesta en marcha de Sistemas Integrados de Administración Financiera (SIAF). Como parte del análisis…
Mar 2011
Author(s): Gitter, Seth;Manley, James;Barham, Brad
This paper examines the efficacy of three conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs in Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua in mitigating the potential negative effects of an income shock caused by falling…
Sep 2010
Author(s): Harbitz, Mia Elisabeth;Benítez Molina, Juan Carlos;Arcos Axt, Iván
El objeto del presente documento es describir de forma breve las principales características del registro civil y la situación de identificación en los países miembros del Banco Interamericano de…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo;Jaramillo, Fidel;Agosin, Manuel R.;Sánchez, Gabriel;Butler, Inés;Blyde, Juan S.;Pinheiro, Armando Castelar;Daude, Christian;Cueva Armijos, Simón;Albornoz, Vicente;Avellán, Leopoldo;Artana, Daniel;Auguste, Sebastián;Cuevas, Mario;Hausmann, Ricardo;Klinger, Bailey;Bolaños Zamora, Rodrigo;Delgado Quesada, Félix;Moya, Ramiro;Sookram, Sandra;Watson, Patrick
Why are growth rates in Latin America so disappointing? This book reviews the results of an ambitious research project to determine the binding constraints to growth, that is, the barrier whose…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
The gender of the household head has often been treated as an exogenous determinant of homeownership. This paper argues that several determinants of homeownership also affect household headship and…
Jan 2006
Author(s): Stone, Leslie F.;Olgiati, Analía;Duryea, Suzanne
Approximately 14 percent of births are unregistered in Latin America according to estimates by UNICEF (2001). Children who lack an official birth certificate can be denied access to social services…
Jan 2005
Author(s): Murillo, Maria Victoria;Urízar H., Carmen;Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime;Menezes-Filho, Naercio Aquino;Ravina, Renato;Fachola, Gabriela;Sanguinetti, Juan;Pazello, Elaine;Kuhn, Peter;Lée, Sigfrido;Cassoni, Adriana;Torero, Máximo;Zegarra, Eduardo;Márquez, Gustavo;Ronconi, Lucas;Zylberstajn, Helio;Tommasi, Mariano;Labadie, Gastón J.;Chahad, Jose Paulo;Johnson, Susan
The subject of labor unions in Latin America provokes a variety of diverse and strongly held views. While some see unions as a way to protect workers' rights and ensure an equitable…
Jan 2003
Author(s): Sojo, Carlos;Behrman, Jere R.;Pérez de Rada, Ernesto;Jiménez, Wilson;Gaviria, Alejandro;Calderón Martínez, Lissette;Alves, Denisard;Teruel, Graciela;Funkhouser, Edward;Pérez Saínz, Juan Pablo;Gray-Molina, George;Székely, Miguel;Lardé de Palomo, Anabella;Rubalcava, Luis;Timmins, Christopher;Parker, Susan W.;Vides de Andrade, Ana Regina
Social exclusion is closely linked with many economic problems in Latin America, as it prevents people from reaching their full productive potential -in turn constraining growth and revenues- and…
Dec 2002
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
En esta presentación se hacen algunas observaciones sobre las principales características de los ingresos municipales en Centroamérica, y se discuten los desafíos que habría que encarar para su…
Jan 2000
Author(s): Knaul, Felicia Marie;Murrugarra, Edmundo;Hernández Alvarez, Carlos;Cortez, Rafael;Savedoff, William D.;Espinosa Ferrando, Jaime;Ribero Medina, Rocío;Valdivia, Martín;Schultz, T. Paul;Núñez, Jairo;Parker, Susan W.
Common sense suggests that healthier people are more productive and wealthier people can obtain things that make them healthier. This book asks whether investments in health also affect productivity…
Jun 1999
Author(s): Espinosa Ferrando, Jaime;Hernández Alvarez, Carlos
El presente estudio muestra evidencias acerca de los determinantes del estado de salud de la población adulta de Nicaragua (entre 18 y 70 años) y sus efectos en la productividad de las personas…
Aug 1998
Author(s): Gershberg, Alec Ian;Jacobs, Michael
This study is designed to help practitioners prepare and evaluate institutional reforms for education and health programs. It provides an analytic framework for use by public officials and…