Jun 2019
Author(s): Sarni, Will
As part of Stockholm World Water Week 2018 (SWWW), the IDB organized, in coordination with several partners, a set of four sessions (“Eye on LAC”) in which the necessity, challenges, and…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Aid for Trade (AfT) seeks to support developing countries as they strengthen trade capacity and infrastructure. As the World Trade Organization’s main institutional counterpart for AfT in LAC, the…
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…
Sep 2016
Author(s): De León, Ignacio L.; Fernandez Donoso, Jose
This document analyzes the perceptions of small innovative enterprises (SIE) in Latin America of the effectiveness of the legal protection afforded by intellectual property rights (IPR). To analyze…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Lee, Sang Keon; Kwon, Heeseo Rain; Cho, HeeAh; Kim, Jongbok; Lee, Donju
This case study is one of ten international studies developed by the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), in association with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), for the…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Garzón, Camilo; Sturzenegger, Germán
Durante la Semana Mundial del Agua 2015, convocada por el Instituto Internacional del Agua de Estocolmo (SIWI), se discutieron, bajo el liderazgo del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), los…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Like all living things, humans are "open systems." We're part of - not separate from - our environment, and we continually exchange materials, energy and information with it. What…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Los humanos, al igual que todos los seres vivos, somos sistemas abiertos. Somos parte ¿no separada¿ de nuestro medio ambiente, e intercambiamos continuamente materiales, energía e información con él…
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…
Jan 2015
Author(s): De León, Ignacio L.; Fernandez Donoso, Jose
Este informe examina la percepción que tienen pequeñas empresas innovadoras (PEI) en Chile, Colombia y México sobre la efectividad de los sistemas legales de protección de la propiedad intelectual.…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Oxford Economics; British Council; Organization of American States
The aim of this research is to assess and demonstrate the economic contribution and potential of the creative and cultural industries in the countries of the Americas and 10 benchmark countries. This…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Garofalo, Pablo; Czerwonko, Alejo; Cristia, Julian P.
Many developing countries are allocating significant resources to expanding technology access in schools. Whether these investments will translate into measurable educational improvements remains an…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Buitrago Restrepo, Pedro Felipe; Duque Márquez, Iván
This manual has been designed and written with the purpose of introducing key concepts and areas of debate around the "creative economy", a valuable development opportunity that Latin…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Buitrago Restrepo, Pedro Felipe; Duque Márquez, Iván
Este manual ha sido diseñado y escrito con el propósito de presentarle las ideas y conceptos clave de un debate en gran parte desconocido. Un debate sobre una importante oportunidad de desarrollo que…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Buitrago Restrepo, Pedro Felipe; Duque Márquez, Iván
Este manual foi criado e escrito com a finalidade de apresentar as ideias e os conceitos-chave de um debate pouco conhecido. Um debate sobre uma oportunidade importante de desenvolvimento que a…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Launched at the Fourth Global Review on Aid-for-Trade (AfT), the Aid-for-Trade Report 2012-2013 touts progress achieved with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group's AfT portfolio. As…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo; Maffioli, Alessandro; Mohnen, Pierre; Vázquez, Gonzalo
The purpose of this guideline is to provide ideas and technical advice on how to measure the effectiveness of Science, Technology and Innovation Programs (STIP). The paper addresses the specific…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Roffe, Pedro; Genovesi, Luis Mariano
Este estudio tiene por propósito considerar la experiencia de un grupo de países en la implementación de los tratados de libre comercio (TLC) suscritos en años recientes con los Estados Unidos de…
Jan 2004
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The purpose of this paper (MIF/GN-78-14) is to evaluate a set of projects in the MIF's "Market Functioning" portfolio, which includes 12 projects for a total MIF contribution of US$7.6…