Aug 2018
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.;Ruiz-Tagle V., Cristóbal
This paper examines the effect of exposure to air pollution on the probability of a pregnancy ending in a stillbirth delivery. We use official registry data of pregnancy outcomes and municipality-…
Oct 2005
Author(s): Cifuentes, Luis A.;Krupnick, Alan J.;O'Ryan, Raúl;Toman, Michael
Health problems due to poor air quality have been among the main environmental concerns in Mexico City, Santiago, Bogotá, Sao Paulo, Lima, Quito among other cities in the region. This study provides…
Nov 2004
Author(s): Bleviss, Deborah;BBG Group
The purpose of this report is to carry out for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) a strategic analysis of specific medium-sized cities in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region that…
Oct 2004
Author(s): Coletta, Nat J.
The intended goal of this paper is to expand the IDB's current disaster policy in the area of human-driven disasters. This paper explores and expands on the definition and scope of "human-…
Oct 2004
Author(s): Kraemer, R. Andreas;Kampa, Eleftheria;Interwies, Eduard
This working paper first introduces tradable permits as part of an overall taxonomy of economic instruments in the field of water management. In this context, three fundamentally different fields of…
Feb 2002
Author(s): Rogers, Peter
To choose better water investments we need to have a better appreciation of what is possible with improved governance, of how to identify improved governance, how to design institutions for it, and…
Jan 2002
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This issue of the Microenterprise Development Review examines three mergers involving microfinance institutions in Paraguay, Nicaragua and Bolivia (El Comercio, Confia and Eco Futuro, respectively…
Jan 2002
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
En esta edición de Microempresa se presentan dos artículos principales. En el primero, se examinan las implicancias de las fusiones de la entidades microfinancieras en América Latina, ante la…
Jun 2000
Author(s): Bayón, Ricardo;Lovink, J. Steven;Veening, Wouter J.
El objetivo principal de este informe es presentar un panorama general de los distintos mecanismos de financiamiento probados y experimentales que pueden emplearse para alentar la conservación y el…
Mar 2000
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
For the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean to respond effectively to the Climate Change challenge, they need to be able to understand what the impacts of Climate Change may be for each…
Dec 1997
Author(s): Russell, Clifford S.;Powell, Philip T.
El interés en los problemas ambientales de los países en desarrollo ha dado lugar a una cantidad cada vez mayor de obras teóricas sobre la selección de instrumentos de política, en las cuales se…
Jul 1997
Author(s): Acurio, Guido;Rossin, Antonio;Teixeira, Paulo Fernando;Zepeda, Francisco
El capítulo 21 de la Agenda 21 establece las bases para un manejo integral de los residuos sólidos municipales como parte del desarrollo sostenible. Este diagnóstico de la situación del manejo de…
May 1997
Author(s): Sorensen, Mark;Smit, Jac;Barzetti, Valerie
This report seeks to provide the reader with a strong background on the benefits, challenges, and approaches to the development of a sustainable urban greening program. The examples and ideas in the…
Mar 1995
Author(s): Hueth, Darrell L.
This paper evaluates the use of subsidies to achieve efficient resource utilization, beginning with a discussion of the nature of erosion and methods of estimating rates of erosion. The second…