Jun 2018
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Cornick, Jorge; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Rivas, Gonzalo
Productive development policies (PDPs) are notoriously hard. They involve a daunting level of technical detail, require public-private collaboration, are in constant danger of capture, and demand…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Azevedo, Paulo F.; Saes, Maria Sylvia; Schneider, Paula Sarita Bigio; Carvalho, Thiago Bernardino de; Francischini, Andresa Silva Neto; Santana, Synthia Kariny Silva de; Morgulis, Maria Clara de Azevedo
This paper presents and comparatively analyzes three case studies of productive development agencies (PDAs) in Brazil: Embrapa, Finep, and ABC Foundation. Following a discussion of the main…
May 2016
Author(s): Boneu, Franco; Alfaro Serrano, David; Maffioli, Alessandro; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Stucchi, Rodolfo; Casaburi, Gabriel; Castillo, Victoria; Figal Garone, Lucas; Giuliani, Elisa; Giuliodori, David; Matta, Andrés; Pittaluga, Lucía; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Rojo, Sofía
Do cluster development programs work? Do they fundamentally encourage the essential inter-firm linkages and coordination? Do they lead to innovation and productivity, enterprise development, larger…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Gallego, Juan Miguel; Gutiérrez, Luis H.
Adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has been slow in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) countries and is not widespread. There is a digital divide between and within…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Maffioli, Alessandro; Stucchi, Rodolfo
This paper focuses on two research problems. The first is to measure the direct impacts of innovation support measures in Brazil, and the second is to test the hypothesis of indirect effects of…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Barbero, José A.; Uechi, Luis
The report is part of an initiative to map the transport data currently available within selected developing countries, looking to evaluate availability and quality of transport-related data in…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Barbero, José A.; Uechi, Luis
Este informe es parte de una iniciativa orientada a identificar los datos de transporte disponibles en un grupo de países en desarrollo, poniendo énfasis en las brechas de información que afectan la…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Kirby, Carlos; Brosa, Nicolau
En América Latina y el Caribe, a pesar de las mejoras experimentadas a nivel logístico en los últimos años, persisten algunos problemas estructurales que suponen un freno a las exportaciones de las…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Chrisney, Martin D.; Kamiya, Marco
Este documento apresenta uma contribuição para o desenvolvimento de análises de programas de desenvolvimento produtivo (PDP). A proposta metodológica do Mapeamento e Índice de Desempenho…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Kirby, Carlos; Brosa, Nicolau
The logistics industry is one of utmost relevance and principally serves as a motor of private sec-tor development and growth of the economic sectors of a country or region. A logistics industry that…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); United Nations (UN); Organization of American States
This document represents a contribution made by the Tripartite Committee comprising the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Economic Commission…
Oct 2010
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Dalberg Global Development Advisors
This report evaluates the Program for the Development of Industrial Districts in Brazil, launched in 2003 with funding from the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF). The program played an important…
Oct 2010
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Dalberg Global Development Advisors
This presentation discusses the impact of the Program for the Development of the Industrial Districts in Brazil. It includes the program background, an output and outcomes comparison, the key…
Oct 2010
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Dalberg Global Development Advisors
The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) supports activities that promote the creation and strengthening of support services that will spur development of SMEs and stimulate demand for the use of such…
Sep 2010
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Watanuki, Masakazu; Durán Lima, José; Ludeña, Carlos E.; Alvarez, Mariano; de Miguel, Carlos; Wong, Sara; Arguello, Ricardo; Terra, María Inés; Bucheli, Marisa; Laens, Silvia; Estrades, Carmen; Chisari, Omar O.; Maquieyra, Javier; Romero, Carlos; Ferreira Filho, Joaquim Bento de Souza; Medvedev, Denis; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Tourinho, Octávio Augusto Fontes; Kume, Honorio; Pedroso, Ana Cristina de Souza
This book contains a selection of studies discussed at the first and second Regional Meetings on Computable General Equilibrium, which were held, respectively, in Santiago, Chile on 13 and 14 April…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Arevalo, Gregorio
Este documento, que se presentó en el Cuarto Congreso Latinoamericano de Clústers en Mendoza, Argentina, ofrece una presentación sobre los proyectos del BID en apoyo al desarrollo de clústers en…
Sep 2009
Author(s): da Rocha, Angela; Kury, Beatriz; Monteiro, Joana
This paper examines the process by which firms in a cluster start to export based on systemic interactions and the process of diffusion of exporting as a business strategy within the cluster. Two…
Feb 2009
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This presentation was prepared for an IDB Seminar titled "Brainstorming Session: The Political Economy of Productivity: Actors, Arenas, and Policymaking," held on February 6th, 2009. This…
Apr 2007
Author(s): do Canto, Odilon Antônio Marcuzzo
The presentation discuses incentives used to support innovation in the private sector in Brazil. It focuses on the incentives for supporting firms' innovative activities, which include a wide…
Dec 2006
Author(s): De Negri, João Alberto; Lemos, Mauro Borges; De Negri, Fernanda
This study assesses the impact of the National Technological Development Support Program (ADTEN) on the technical performance and strength of Brazilian industrial firms and unprecedented in its…