Nov 2018
Author(s): Ruiz Arranz, Marta; Díaz Cassou, Javier
Una vez superada la crisis financiera de finales del siglo pasado, Ecuador se adentró en una prolongada etapa de crecimiento económico que permitió reducir la incidencia de la pobreza a mínimos…
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…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Pessino, Carola; Vuletin, Guillermo; Alaimo, Veronica; Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Pastor, Cinthya; Elacqua, Gregory; Serrano, Rodrigo; Pinto, Diana M.; Cafagna, Gianluca; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Keefer, Philip; Scartascini, Carlos; Vlaicu, Razvan
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): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Pessino, Carola; Vuletin, Guillermo; Alaimo, Veronica; Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Pastor, Cinthya; Elacqua, Gregory; Serrano, Rodrigo; Pinto, Diana M.; Cafagna, Gianluca; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Keefer, Philip; Scartascini, Carlos; Vlaicu, Razvan
El gasto público ha aumentado en América Latina y el Caribe. Aprovechando las bajas tasas de interés y las ganancias extraordinarias de los productos básicos, muchos gobiernos de la región intentaron…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Guanais, Frederico C.; Regalia, Ferdinando; Perez-Cuevas, Ricardo; Harris, Donna Oretha; Pinto, Diana M.; Pinzón, Leonardo; Sánchez, María Deni; Tejerina, Luis; Anaya, Milagros; Doubova, Svetlana V.; Marín, Tania; Moreno, Ralfh; Mullachery, Pricila; Rocha, Marcia; Sánchez, María Deni; Schantz, Karolina
En la región de América Latina y Caribe (ALC), la mayoría de los países buscan reformar sus sistemas de salud para lograr la cobertura universal y mejorar la eficiencia de sus gastos sanitarios, al…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este libro examina las políticas públicas que varios países de la región están poniendo en práctica para atraer, preparar y seleccionar docentes efectivos. También analiza la evolución histórica de…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Elacqua, Gregory; Hincapie, Diana; Vegas, Emiliana; Alfonso, Mariana
Este livro analisa as políticas públicas que vários países da região estão implementando para atrair, preparar e selecionar professores eficazes. Também examina a evolução histórica da profissão…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Levy Algazi, Santiago
Why has an economy that has done so many things right failed to grow fast? Under-Rewarded Efforts traces Mexico’s disappointing growth to flawed microeconomic policies that have suppressed…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Cornick, Jorge; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Rivas, Gonzalo
Productive development policies (PDPs) are notoriously hard. They involve a daunting level of technical detail, require public-private collaboration, are in constant danger of capture, and demand…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Roseth, Benjamin; Reyes, Angela; Farias, Pedro; Porrúa, Miguel; Villalba, Harold; Acevedo, Sebastián; Peña, Norma; Estevez, Elsa; Linares Lejarraga, Sebastián; Fillotrani, Pablo
Este libro se centra en la unidad más pequeña de la política pública: el trámite. El trámite –sacar la partida de nacimiento, registrar una propiedad, o abrir un negocio, por ejemplo– es lo que…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Roseth, Benjamin; Reyes, Angela; Farias, Pedro; Porrúa, Miguel; Villalba, Harold; Acevedo, Sebastián; Peña, Norma; Estevez, Elsa; Linares Lejarraga, Sebastián; Fillotrani, Pablo
This book is about the smallest unit of public policy: the government transaction. Government transactions—requesting a birth certificate, registering a property, or opening a business, for example—…
May 2018
Author(s): Dargent, Eduardo; Lotta, Gabriela; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio; Moncada, Gilberto
Why is there such heterogeneity in the level of technical and institutional capacity in national statistical offices (NSOs)? Although there is broad consensus about the importance of…
May 2018
Author(s): Dargent, Eduardo; Lotta, Gabriela; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio; Moncada, Gilberto
¿Por qué se observa una disparidad en los niveles de capacidad técnica e institucional alcanzados por las oficinas nacionales de estadística (ONE) en América Latina y el Caribe? Aunque existe un…
May 2018
Author(s): Dargent, Eduardo; Lotta, Gabriela; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio; Moncada, Gilberto
Qual o porquê da heterogeneidade no nível de capacidade técnica e institucional dos departamentos nacionais de estatística (DNE) na América Latina e Caribe? Embora exista um amplo consenso a respeito…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
A distinctive feature of urbanization in the last 50 years is the expansion of urban populations and built development well beyond what was earlier conceived as the city limit, resulting in…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Cristia, Julian P.; Hincapie, Diana; Messina, Julián; Ripani, Laura
Despite governments' best efforts, many people in Latin America and the Caribbean don't have the skills they need to thrive. This book looks at what policies work, and don't work, so…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Cristia, Julian P.; Hincapie, Diana; Messina, Julián; Ripani, Laura
A pesar del gran esfuerzo de los gobiernos, muchas personas en América Latina y el Caribe no tienen las habilidades que necesitan para prosperar. Este libro analiza qué polí­ticas funcionan, y no…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ibarrarán, Pablo; Medellín, Nadin; Regalia, Ferdinando; Stampini, Marco; Parodi, Sandro; Tejerina, Luis; Cueva, Pedro; Vásquez, Madiery
Twenty years have passed since conditional cash transfer programs were first implemented in Latin America and the Caribbean. This book takes the opportunity to critically review the design options…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ibarrarán, Pablo; Medellín, Nadin; Regalia, Ferdinando; Stampini, Marco; Parodi, Sandro; Tejerina, Luis; Cueva, Pedro; Vásquez, Madiery
Los programas de transferencias monetarias condicionadas cumplen veinte años de implementación en América Latina y el Caribe. Este libro aprovecha dicha ocasión para revisar críticamente las opciones…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian
Real borders can be thick. They are not dimensionless lines as typically assumed in theoretical models and standard empirical analyses, but a zone populated by agencies that develop and administer…