Feb 2019
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.;Bollers, Elton;Clarke, Dillon;Johnny, Teneisha
In 2014 a survey of 11 indigenous villages and 337 households was conducted to understand the economic conditions and document perceptions and opinions of leaders and households on various matters of…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Uyarra, Elvira;Moñux, Diego;Li, Yanchao;Esteban, Adrián;Rigby, John;Ospina, María José;Edler, Jakob
Public procurement accounts for a significant proportion of overall demand for goods and services. Thus, it could be a useful tool for fostering innovation and economic growth. While interest in the…
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): Dohnert, Sylvia;Persaud, Tara Lisa;Pereira, Stefano;Elliott, Wayne;Grant, Kayla
This paper is meant to help national and regional policymakers navigate the complex topic of business climate reform in the Caribbean. It combines the findings of four relatively independent data…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Zanlungo M., Juan Pablo;Katz, Jorge;Araya G., Catalina
La recuperación de la industria salmonera chilena post pandemia del virus ISA (2007-2009) ha requerido de un importante desarrollo de know-how local. Los servicios intensivos en conocimiento (KIBS)…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Rius, Andrés
In 2006 Uruguay's Parliament voted to establish a system of individual livestock traceability that would initially be mandatory for bovine populations, and in future stages will encompass all…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Marín, Anabel;Stubrin, Lilia;Da Silva Jr., J. J.
Argentina and Brazil are world leaders in agriculture; they have expanded production massively recently and have pioneered the adoption of agricultural technology intensive inputs. An important…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Villa, Laura;Melo, Jenny
El propósito de este documento es servir de referencia para la discusión interna del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) sobre el panorama de la innovación social en Colombia. Este presenta un…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Monge-González, Ricardo;Torres-Carballo, Federico
This study explores for the first time the dynamics of entrepreneurship in Costa Rica based on an analysis of firm entry, exit, and growth rates. Using panel data from 2001 to 2012, it explores the…
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.…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Rodríguez Cabello, Jorge;Rivas, Gonzalo;Seemann, Alex
Un aspecto clave para poder diseñar, monitorear y evaluar las políticas públicas es la disponibilidad, pertinencia y manejo integrado de la información pública. Para estos efectos, se requiere de una…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Rivas, Gonzalo
Diversos países de América Latina y el Caribe se encuentran impulsando políticas de estímulo al emprendimiento dinámico. A partir de la revisión de iniciativas desarrolladas en Brasil, Chile y…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Humphreys, Maria Olivia;Guaipatín, Carlos
Based on the experience of the Inter-American Development Bank's I-Lab with a technology-based project for the inclusion of children with disabilities in a poor neighborhood in Ecuador, this…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Humphreys, Maria Olivia;Guaipatín, Carlos
A partir de la experiencia del I-Lab del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo en un proyecto para la inclusión de niños con discapacidad mediante la
introducción de tecnología en una comunidad…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Navarro, Lucas
This paper uses administrative data from projects for which an application was made to CORFO's (Chile's main development agency) Seed Capital Program (SCP) during the 2008-12 period. This…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Aboal, Diego;Garda, Paula
The aim of this paper is to contribute to the scarce empirical literature that evaluates the effects of public financial support to innovation on innovation expenditures, innovation, and productivity…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Rasteletti, Alejandro;Vargas, Fernando
This paper studies productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean, with an emphasis on the service sector. It shows that the low levels of productivity observed in the region are not only a…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Guaipatín, Carlos
The purpose of this concept note is to serve as a background document for an internal discussion of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) about a new approach to address social problems by…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Guaipatín, Carlos
El propósito de esta nota conceptual es servir como documento de referencia para una discusión interna del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) sobre un nuevo enfoque para la atención de…
Jun 2013
Author(s): Dutrénit, Gabriela;De Fuentes, Claudia;Santiago, Fernando;Torres, Arturo;Gras, Natalia
An extensive literature analyzes the determinants of research and development (R&D) and the impacts of R&D on firms' innovation performance and productivity. Because most available…