Oct 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The July 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered by…
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…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The June 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered by…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The April 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that simple average growth expectations for 2016 for the eight countries covered by REVELA…
May 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
According to the surveys conducted by Central Banks in the region, 2016 growth expectations fell by 0.1% in March compared to the previous month and inflation expectations rose by 0.1%. At the…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
According to the surveys conducted by Central Banks in the region, 2016 growth expectations decreased by 0.1% and inflation expectations increased by 0.2% in February. At the individual country level…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
According to surveys conducted by Central Banks in the region, 2016 growth expectations have decreased by 0.2% and inflation expectations have increased by 0.2% in January. At the individual country…
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…
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…