May 2019
Author(s): Fernandini Puga, Manuel; González, Wildo; Aquino, Ruth N.
Uno de los factores que impide que las instituciones financieras de la región logren incrementar su volumen de financiamiento de hipotecas es el descalce de plazo. En Paraguay, la irrupción de la…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Banerjee, Abhijit; Breza, Emily; Townsend, Robert; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Approaches to underdevelopment based on misallocation of resources have two premises. First, that there is huge heterogeneity in terms of underlying productivity among potential and actual…
May 2017
Author(s): Granda, Catalina; Hamann, Franz; Tamayo, Cesar
In this paper, we build a heterogeneous agents-dynamic general equilibrium model wherein saving constraints interact with credit constraints. Saving constraints in the form of fixed costs to use 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…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Chang, Roberto; Fernandez, Andres; Gulan, Adam
Corporate sectors in emerging markets have noticeably increased their reliance on foreign financing, presumably reflecting low global interest rates. The evidence also shows a rebalancing from bank…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Mas, Ignacio
The progress of financial inclusion in the Latin American and Caribbean region is constrained by the high cost of providing and accessing financial services. On the client side, micro- and small-…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Medellín, Nadin; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Stampini, Marco; Villa, Juan Miguel
This monograph reviews the processes used by conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to recertify beneficiaries for services or classify them as ready to…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Medellín, Nadin; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Stampini, Marco; Villa, Juan Miguel
Esta monografía analiza los procesos que aplican los programas de transferencias monetarias condicionadas (PTMC) en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) para la recertificación de los beneficiarios de…
Oct 2015
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Khadan, Jeetendra
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The countries…
Oct 2015
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Khadan, Jeetendra
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The countries…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Arráiz, Irani; Bruhn, Miriam; Stucchi, Rodolfo
This paper studies the use of psychometric tests, designed by the Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL), as a tool to screen out high credit risk and potentially increase access to credit for small…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Azevedo, Viviane; Baigun, Alejandra; Bouillon, César P.; Duke, Duncan; Gallardo Montoya, María Lourdes
The report answers the question, how has Latin America and the Caribbean's market at the BOP changed during recent years? Using national household and expenditure surveys, the report presents…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Azevedo, Viviane; Baigun, Alejandra; Bouillon, César P.; Duke, Duncan; Gallardo Montoya, María Lourdes
El informe responde ¿Cómo ha cambiado el mercado de la base de la pirámide en América Latina y el Caribe durante los últimos años? Con base en encuestas nacionales de ingreso y gasto del hogar, el…
May 2015
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Cada vez más, líderes empresariales y gobiernos prestan atención a los retornos sociales, económicos y financieros que se obtienen de enfocarse en las mujeres y en la igualdad de género. Desde una…
May 2015
Author(s): Puerta, Juan Manuel; Morales, Carlos; Suarez, David; Ramirez-Goldin, Ana
This paper outlines an in-depth evaluation of three private sector green lending projects of the Bank. It complements the broader Evaluation of IDB Group's Work through Financial Intermediaries…
May 2015
Author(s): Puerta, Juan Manuel; Morales, Carlos; Suarez, David; Ramirez-Goldin, Ana
El presente documento esboza una evaluación en profundidad de tres proyectos del Banco para el sector privado relacionados con el financiamiento ambiental. El documento sirve de complemento a la…
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…