Dec 2018
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn; Oviedo, Daniel; Innao, Marco; Pedraza, Lauramaría
Investments in public transit infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean often aim to reduce spatial and social inequalities by improving accessibility to jobs and other opportunities. The…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Scholl, Lynn; Martínez, Daniel; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Oviedo, Daniel; Yáñez-Pagans, Patricia
Despite the growing interest in and proliferation of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems around the world, their causal impacts on labor market outcomes remain unexplored. Reduced travel times for those…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martínez, Daniel; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Salgado, Edgar; Scholl, Lynn; Yañez, Patricia
Limited access to safe transportation is one of the greatest challenges to labor force participation faced by women in developing countries. This paper quantifies the causal impacts of improved urban…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Rivas, María Eugenia
Understanding and recognizing the different transportation conditions and mobility behavior of low-income groups is extremely important for developing and delivering sustainable transportation…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Ariza, Katherine; Gordillo, Fabio; Mojica, Carlos; Hollnagel, Julia
Este reporte presenta una reseña del financiamiento en transporte público, sus retos, sus alternativas y experiencias exitosas a nivel mundial. En él se detallan una serie de elementos que permiten…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Hansz, Martín; Hernández, Diego; Rubinstein da Silva, Elias
La planificación del transporte urbano se ha desarrollado tradicionalmente sobre la base de modelos analíticos centrados en la movilidad observada, esto es, en los desplazamientos y sus…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Demaestri, Edgardo C.; Moskovits, Cynthia; Chiara, Jimena
This paper discusses the main issues concerning sovereign fiscal and financial risks from public–private partnerships (PPPs) with a focus on contingent liabilities (CLs). It is based on the…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Schwartz, Moises; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Wright, Allan; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Mooney, Henry; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk
The divergence in the development of the countries that correspond to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Caribbean Country Department and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Waithe, Kimberly; Lorde, Kishmar
The Barbados economy has been challenged over the last decade by elevated fiscal deficits and a rapid build-up in debt. While the country has made efforts to address this challenge through revenue…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Diaz, Rodrigo; Mojica, Carlos; Hollnagel, Julia
Este documento tiene como objetivo presentar un recuento de las lecciones aprendidas y los retos en la implementación de sistemas de transporte público. El presente estudio analiza cinco proyectos…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Wright, Allan; Grenade, Kari
Fiscal councils are among the most recent innovations in terms of the architecture of fiscal institutions. This paper provides an overview of the history and evolution of these institutions, research…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Pineda, Mauricio; Zamora, Edgar; Alves, Dalve Alexandre Soria; Ponce De León, Marisela
La Guía de Auditorías de Seguridad Vial - ASV, se aplica a proyectos nuevos particularmente en las fases de planeación, diseño y construcción y a la reconstrucción de vías existentes. Por otro lado,…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Pineda, Mauricio; Zamora, Edgar; Alves, Dalve Alexandre Soria; Ponce De León, Marisela
El propósito principal de esta guía es el de proporcionar a los equipos de auditoría, y a las agencias de infraestructura vial de los gobiernos de América Latina y el Caribe, los lineamientos para la…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Rodriguez Porcel, Manuel; Gordillo, Fabio
El documento tiene como objetivo ser una guía metodológica y de buenas prácticas para la implementación de sistemas de recaudo interoperables en cualquier ciudad de América Latina y el Caribe. Se…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Granada, Isabel; Rodriguez Porcel, Manuel; Bezanilla Corte, Antonia
Poder transportarse sin peligros,independiente del propósito de viaje,con información adecuada sobre las distintas opciones,sabiendo hacer uso de ellas y con la posibilidad de usarlas,a un costo,…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Suescún, Rodrigo
This paper describes the FMM-MTFF model, a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model developed by the Fiscal Management Division (FMM) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support the…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
Public spending has climbed in Latin America and the Caribbean. Riding a commodity windfall and low interest rates, many governments in the region tried to spend their way into the future.…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Yáñez-Pagans, Patricia; Martínez, Daniel; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Scholl, Lynn; Vázquez, Antonia
This paper discusses the transportation challenges that urban areas in Latin America and the Caribbean face and reviews the causal evidence on the impact brought by different urban transport system…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor
While countries in the Caribbean are highly diverse, several common development challenges emerge, including weak fiscal institutions, crime and violence, a sluggish private sector, weak productive…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Schwartz, Moises; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Dippel, Christian; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Khadan, Jeetendra; Pecha, Camilo; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Loser, Claudio; Wright, Allan; Waithe, Kimberly; Bollers, Elton; Bonnett, Kevin; Wenner, Mark D.; Mejia, Camila; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk
The book explores the historical development and status of political and economic institutions in The Caribbean. The Caribbean institutional reality is studied vis-à-vis best international practices…