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…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Marini Ferreira, Caio
O presente estudo tem por finalidade apresentar uma análise da iniciativa liderada pelo Governo do Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil, denominada MINAS FÁCIL, por encomenda do Banco Interamericano de…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth; Guerrero Compeán, Roberto
This paper finds that per capita municipal spending on public services is strongly and non-linearly correlated to urban population density. Optimal expenditure levels for municipal services are…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo; Verner, Dorte; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Puerta, Juan Manuel; Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Marto, Ricardo; Celse L'Hoste, Margareth; Martin, Lucia
This document presents a summary of the evaluation by the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the Country Program of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB, or the Bank) with Brazil over…
May 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marina; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto
Take a look at the garbage bin in your school or home. Have you ever wondered what makes its content garbage? If you look inside, you may see that the waste at the bottom of the bin is made up of…
May 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marina; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto
Te invito a echar una mirada al recipiente de basura de tu escuela o de tu casa. ¿Te has preguntado qué hace que su contenido sea basura? Si nos asomamos, podemos ver que los desperdicios del fondo…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Estache, Antonio; Garsous, Grégoire; da Motta, Ronaldo Seroa
This paper investigates the effects of political (mis)alignment on public service delivery when mandates are shared between state and local governments. We analyze sewage treatment policies in the…