Dec 2021
Author(s): Salgado, Edgar;Mitnik, Oscar A.
Driving restrictions are popular interventions in rapidly urbanizing developing countries. Their relatively inexpensive implementation appeals to the pressing need to reduce traffic congestion and…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Pierri, Gastón;Lafuente, Mariano
Digital government and citizen oversight initiatives have increased in number in recent years. Governments have increased the numbers of virtual platforms that display data on public works, and…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Pierri, Gastón;Lafuente, Mariano
Las iniciativas de gobierno digital y control ciudadano han aumentado en los últimos años. Sin embargo, la literatura sobre su efectividad es escasa. En este estudio se busca presentar evidencia…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank;IDB Invest;IDB Lab
The IDB Group works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing financial and technical support to 26 borrowing-member countries in the region. The 2005-2020 IDB Group Country…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo;BID Invest;BID Lab
El Grupo BID se esfuerza en mejorar vidas en América Latina y el Caribe proporcionando apoyo financiero y técnico a los 26 países miembros prestatarios de la región. El Perfil de País del Grupo BID…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn;Oviedo, Daniel;Innao, Marco;Pedraza, Lauramaría
Investments in public transit infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean often aim to reduce spatial and social inequalities by improving accessibility to jobs and other opportunities. The…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn;Martínez, Daniel;Mitnik, Oscar A.;Oviedo, Daniel;Yáñez-Pagans, Patricia
Despite the growing interest in and proliferation of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems around the world, their causal impacts on labor market outcomes remain unexplored. Reduced travel times for those…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martínez, Daniel;Mitnik, Oscar A.;Salgado, Edgar;Scholl, Lynn;Yañez, Patricia
Limited access to safe transportation is one of the greatest challenges to labor force participation faced by women in developing countries. This paper quantifies the causal impacts of improved urban…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo;Schling, Maja;Montiel, César
This paper presents the first rigorous empirical evidence of the impact of a large hydrocarbon project in both its economic and environmental dimension. Concentrating on Peru’s largest hydrocarbon…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo;Goncalves Cavalcanti, Vitor;Garberi, Pedro M.;Marcano, Luis;Montilla, Abraham R.
The stock of IDB-supported projects with extensions longer than 24 months is increasing. This is creating concerns about mounting costs for both the Bank and the borrower country as well as…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
The 2018 first quarter edition of the Quarterly Business Review (QBR) provides management with a status of the Bank's performance. The QBR reports on outputs, lending program priorities and…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Llaguno, Duval;Briceño, Bertha;Morales, Olga;Bersano Calot, Lara;García, Carolina Inés
“¿Y tú qué harías?” es una nueva metodología para compartir aprendizajes surgidos de la experiencia de la ejecución de proyectos de desarrollo. Es una herramienta que combina la reflexión sobre casos…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela;Galiani, Sebastián;Gertler, Paul
Public expenditures on non-contributory pensions are equivalent to at least onepercent of GDP in several countries in Latin America and is expected to increase. We explore the effect of non-…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Mitnik, Oscar A.;Ripani, Laura;Rosas-Shady, David
The evidence on the effectiveness of youth training programs in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) tends to be encouraging regarding the quality of employment of beneficiaries (positive impacts…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo;Henderson, Heath;Miranda, Juan José
This document studies the economic effect of windfall gains by examining a Peruvian natural experiment. The Camisea Fund for Socioeconomic Development (FOCAM) is an inter-governmental fiscal transfer…
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…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Bueso-Merriam, Jacqueline;Galindo, Arturo;Gómez-Peña, Andrés
The Development Effectiveness Overview (DEO) is an annual report produced by the IDB to show the results and impact of its work in Latin America and the Caribbean. It reports on the IDB's…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Bueso-Merriam, Jacqueline;Galindo, Arturo;Gómez-Peña, Andrés
El Panorama para la Efectividad en el Desarrollo (DEO por sus siglas en inglés) es el informe anual del BID que muestra los resultados e impactos de su trabajo en América Latina y el Caribe. Reporta…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Miranda, Juan José;Corral, Leonardo;Blackman, Allen;Asner, Gregory;Lima, Eirivelthon
Protected areas are a cornerstone of forest conservation in developing countries. Yet we know little about their effects on forest cover change or the socioeconomic status of local communities, and…
Aug 2014
Author(s): McCarthy, Nancy;Henderson, Heath
Many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are interested in diversifying their energy sources for energy security and in contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gases. Non-traditional…