Dec 2014
Author(s): Keefer, Philip; Milanovic, Branko
This working paper advances research on inequality with unique, new data on income distribution in 61 countries, including 20 Latin American countries, to explore the effects of political parties on…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Salazni, Mariana; Khadan, Jeetendra; Dukharan, Marla; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Wenner, Mark D.; Thomas, Chrystol; O'Brien, Cherran; Schmid, Juan Pedro
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…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Boueri, Rogério; Mac Dowell, Maria Cristina; Pineda, Emilio; Bastos, Fabiano
This study uses Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to evaluate the efficiency of state public education systems in Brazil. State government spending on education and state gross domestic product are…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Boueri, Rogério; Mac Dowell, Maria Cristina; Pineda, Emilio; Bastos, Fabiano
Este estudio utiliza la metodología DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis o Análisis Envolvente de Datos) para evaluar la eficiencia de los sistemas de educación pública estaduales de Brasil. Se utilizaron…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Boueri, Rogério; Mac Dowell, Maria Cristina; Pineda, Emilio; Bastos, Fabiano
Este estudo utiliza a metodologia DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) para avaliar a eficiência dos sistemas de educação públicos estaduais no Brasil. O gasto público estadual com educação e o produto…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Bonet, Jaime Alfredo; Muñoz Miranda, Andrés; Pineda Mannheim, Carlos R.; Díaz Frers, Luciana; Castro, Lucio; De Cesare, Claudia M.; Alves Dantas, Rubens; Duarte Ribeiro, José Luis; Portugal, José Luiz; Sánchez Torres, Fabio; España Eljaiek, Irina; Robalino, Juan; Hall, Luis J.; Slon, Pablo; Sandoval, Catalina
Esta investigación identifica los factores que determinan el desempeño del impuesto a la propiedad inmobiliaria en América Latina y estima su potencial recaudatorio. Durante la última década, el…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Khan, Sarosh R.; Ruprah, Inder J.
Given that the Caribbean region remains open to external vulnerabilities, fiscal policy is a critical tool in managing debt sustainability. But since fiscal outcomes have been persistently poor in…
Jul 2014
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Kamau, Musheer O.; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Khadan, Jeetendra; Salazni, Mariana; Elías, Carlos; Dukharan, Marla; Beuermann, Diether; Sierra, Ricardo
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin analyzes recent economic developments of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. This issue's Special Country Reports…
Jun 2014
Author(s): Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico; Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
El principal objetivo de la serie "Panorama de las Administraciones Públicas" consiste en proporcionar datos fiables e internacionalmente comparables sobre las actividades del gobierno y…
May 2014
Author(s): Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Soldano, Miguel; Tetreault, Alayna; Vellani, Saleema; Aulet, María; Willoughby, Christopher; Alonso, Pablo
As part of its 2014 annual work plan, the Office of Evaluation and Oversight(OVE) is preparing the Country Program Evaluation (CPE) with Honduras for the period 2011-2014. This approach paper defines…
May 2014
Author(s): Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Soldano, Miguel; Tetreault, Alayna; Vellani, Saleema; Aulet, María; Willoughby, Christopher; Alonso, Pablo
Como parte de su plan anual de trabajo 2014, la Oficina de Evaluación ySupervisión (OVE) está preparando la Evaluación del Programa de País (CPE por sus siglas en inglés) con Honduras durante el…
May 2014
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Kamau, Musheer O.; Dukharan, Marla; Khan, Sarosh R.; Ruprah, Inder J.; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments and analyzes the topic of external sustainability in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Armas, Adrián; Castillo, Paul; Vega, Marco
This paper provides an overview of the reserve requirement measures undertaken by the Central Bank of Peru. It provides a rationale for the use of these instruments as well as empirical evidence of…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Pérez Pérez, Jorge Eduardo
Fiscal policy in Latin America has been historically imprudent and continues to be viewed with skepticism. At the same time, most countries have remained out of trouble for several years and were…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Seerattan, Dave
This policy brief defines the challenges of conducting appropriate fiscal policy over the past 20 years in four Caribbean countries (The Bahamas, Barbados, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago) and…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; Sierra, Ricardo
This report addresses several critical questions regarding Caribbean nations. Does size matter for economic growth and volatility? To what degree has Caribbean economic growth been inferior to that…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Varsano, Ricardo
O Brasil introduziu o imposto sobre o valor adicionado (IVA) em nível estadual em 1967, o ICM, rebatizado em 1988 de ICMS - numa época em que a base das poucos IVAs existentes não incluía a prestação…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Amorim Araujo, Erika
O objetivo deste trabalho é investigar o comportamento da cota-parte do ICMS distribuída entre os municípios de estados selecionados considerando sua evolução nos anos de 2002 a 2010. Foram…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Grafe, Fernando
La gestión de la defensa jurídica del Estado está siendo de manera insistente el centro de atención en varios países latinoamericanos, debido a sus importantes implicaciones tanto jurídicas como…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Rodrigues Afonso, José Roberto; Figueiró Silveira, Ricardo; Silva Carvalho, Célia Maria; Klintowitz, Danielle; de Azevedo, Felipe
A agenda brasileira de propostas e debates sobre a reforma tributária gira há décadas em torno do imposto sobre operações relativas à circulação de mercadorias e sobre prestações de serviços de…