May 2020
Author(s): Schoen, Daví Parente
New York City's success in providing high-quality, sustainable, ecologically productive and equity-promoting parks in recent years presents a number of important lessons for cities in Latin…
May 2020
Author(s): Schoen, Daví Parente
El éxito de la ciudad de Nueva York en los últimos años al proporcionar parques de alta calidad, sostenibles, ecológicamente productivos y que promueven la equidad, son una lección importante que…
May 2020
Author(s): Schoen, Daví Parente
O sucesso da cidade de Nova York nos últimos anos na provisão de parques sustentáveis de alta qualidade, ecologicamente produtivos e promotores da equidade oferece uma série de lições importantes que…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Ayres, João; Raveendranathan, Gajendran
We analyze a general equilibrium model of firm dynamics to study the effects of shocks to productivity, labor wedge, and collateral constraint (credit shock) on firm exit. We find that only the…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Castro Abril, Miguel
The new surge in electric vehicle (EV) charging in Texas can be served efficiently during the early morning hours with large wind generation, low electricity demand, low prices, and low environmental…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil; Cicowiez, Martin
This technical guide presents the Integrated Economic-Environmental Modeling (IEEM) Platform, a recursive dynamic computable general equilibrium model developed at the Inter-American Development Bank…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Bracken, Mike; Greenway, Andrew; Kenny, Angeles
Digital transformation leads to improved analysis and use of data. Through this transformation, the public sector can implement more efficient and effective policies. Although many governments…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Bracken, Mike; Greenway, Andrew; Kenny, Angeles
La revolución digital que están experimentando los gobiernos, está llevando a que se planteen programas que mejoren el análisis y uso de dato para plantear políticas públicas más efectivas y…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Ayres, João; Raveendranathan, Gajendran
We use firm dynamics statistics on employment by age, entry, exit, and job flows to identify sources of business cycle fluctuations in the U.S. economy since 1980.
We extend the Hopenhayn (…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
This policy brief examines these crises, explores successes and pitfalls in the response mechanisms, and extracts valuable lessons to assist decision makers in dealing with droughts, providing…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
El cambio climático está acelerando la frecuencia y gravedad de las sequías, generando desafíos tanto para los encargados de políticas como para la población a nivel mundial. Este informe de…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Cathala, Corinne; Núñez, Anamaría; Rios, Ana R.
A mudança climática está aumentando a frequência e intensidade das secas, o que impõe enormes desafios tanto para os formuladores de políticas como para os cidadãos em todo o mundo. Esta síntese de…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Pereira Dos Santos, Pablo; Kearney, Matthew C.
Risk mitigation instruments such as guarantees are attractive options for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals because they provide a way for multilateral development banks (…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Mendoza, Pamela
This paper explores families' investment in skills development through education in a high-inequality, low-education quality country such as Mexico, comparing it to a lower-inequality, higher-…
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…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Krishna, Kala; Lychagin, Sergey; Frisancho, Verónica
Placement, both in university and in the civil service, according to performance in competitive exams is the norm in much of the world. Repeat taking of such exams is common despite the private and…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Tomar, Louisa; Guicheney, William; Kyarisiima, Hope; Zimani, Tinashe
This paper analyzes different ways in which big data can be leveraged to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government. It describes five cases where massive and diverse sets of information…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés; Moreno, Nancy; Vetter, David M.; Vetter, Marcia F.
El propósito de este libro es analizar esquemas no tradicionales de financiación de la inversión pública en infraestructura, enfocados particularmente en la captura de las plusvalías del suelo urbano…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés; Moreno, Nancy; Vetter, David M.; Vetter, Marcia F.
The purpose of this book is to analyze non-traditional financing schemes for public investment in infrastructure, focused in particular on capturing the capital gains of urban land. This study shows…
Sep 2016
Author(s): García Zaballos, Antonio; Jeun, Inkyung
Modern society cannot evolve and operate without critical infrastructures, most of which have become dependent of internet connectivity for a variety of information management, communications, and…