Jan 2022
Author(s): Villacis, Alexis;Barrera, Victor;Alwang, Jeffrey;Caicedo Vargas, Carlos;Quiroz, James;IDB Invest
Since the early nineteenth century, cacao has been an important export earner for Ecuador. Today the importance of this sector remains, as Ecuador is the main producer and exporter of Fine and Flavor…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Alwang, Jeffrey;Villacis, Alexis;Barrera, Victor;IDB Invest
The value of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis) exports from Paraguay has recently increased dramatically. Much of this growth is due to positioning of the good within the universe of products where…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Barrera, Victor;Villacis, Alexis;Alwang, Jeffrey;Escudero, Luis;IDB Invest
Expanding incomes in Asian countries and changes in fresh-fruit value chains have created an important niche for producers of dragon fruit. Ecuadorean producers have responded and taken advantage of…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Barrera, Victor;Villacis, Alexis;Alwang, Jeffrey;Zapata, Angélica;IDB Invest
Blackberry production has been common for decades in Ecuador''s inter-Andean valleys, but a fresh or processed export industry has not emerged despite export successes experienced in…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Hallak, Juan Carlos;Tacsir, Andrés;BID Invest
Las preocupaciones de los países desarrollados por la seguridad alimentaria y las condiciones sanitarias y fitosanitarias han llevado a crecientes exigencias públicas y privadas de trazabilidad sobre…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Jaureguiberry, Florencia;Tappatá, Mariano;BID Invest
El crecimiento exponencial de las exportaciones de cerezas en Argentina en los últimos años se fundamenta tanto en factores externos como internos al sector. Las buenas condiciones del mercado global…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Castello, Héctor;Ferraro, Carlo;Paz, Josefina;Rojo, Sofía;Yangosián, Marcelo;BID Invest
Este trabajo analiza el desarrollo de nuevas exportaciones agroindustriales en la Argentina, a partir de la instalación a mediados de la década de los años noventa, de una empresa transnacional que…
Nov 2021
Author(s): Zeballos, Eduardo;BID Invest
Bolivia tiene una distribución geográfica amplia con una gran variedad de ecosistemas que le permiten el desarrollo de diferentes cadenas agroalimentarias, algunas de ellas, por sus sobresalientes…
Sep 2021
Author(s): Hidalgo Campero, Jorge Antonio
Bolivia tiene una distribución geográfica amplia con una gran variedad de ecosistemas que le permiten el desarrollo de diferentes cadenas agroalimentarias, algunas de ellas, por sus sobresalientes…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Rizzo, Tesalia
This paper critically assesses research that examines the link between participatory institutions and political trust in the context of developing countries, with a focus on Latin America. A…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Roseth, Benjamin;Reyes, Angela;Yee Amézaga, Karla
Much has been written about the importance of evidence-based public policy. Nonetheless, few rigorous studies have been conducted on the cost to a country of the lack of good-quality statistical…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Roseth, Benjamin;Reyes, Angela;Yee Amézaga, Karla
Mucho se ha escrito sobre la importancia de la política pública basada en evidencia; sin embargo, existen pocas cuantificaciones rigurosas acerca de cuánto le cuesta a un país no contar con…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Devlin, Robert;Pietrobelli, Carlo
In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the use of industrial polices. The need for modern industrial policies has been increasingly acknowledged in the literature and by the praxis of…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Molina, Oswaldo;Olivari, Jocelyn;Pietrobelli, Carlo
Traditionally the Peruvian context has been unfavorable for innovation by local firms in the mining sector. However, some firms have managed to innovate despite these conditions in recent years. The…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Seepersad, Randy
This report is part of an IDB Technical Note series on crime and violence in the Caribbean. The overall aim is to establish a baseline of the crime prevention arena against which progress can be…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Harriot, Anthony D.;Jones, Marlyn
This report is part of an IDB technical note series on crime and violence in the Caribbean. The overall aim is to establish a baseline of the crime prevention arena against which progress can be…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto
This technical note examines the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) and research and development (R&D) investment on innovation and productivity in Chilean firms, in…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Di Fabio, Claudia;Roldán, Flavia;Angelelli, Pablo;Crespi, Gustavo
La economía de Uruguay ha transitado una "década de oro" en materia de crecimiento, liderado fundamentalmente por un alto dinamismo de la inversión, la productividad y las exportaciones,…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Monge-González, Ricardo
This technical note presents a detailed review of Costa Rica's recent innovation policy. It discusses how far Costa Rica is from having innovation ecosystems (human networks that generate…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Shapira, Philip;Youtie, Jan;Cox, Debbie;Uyarra, Elvira;Gök, Abullah;Rogers, Juan;Downing, Chris
This technical note analyzes international experiences and practices of public technology extension service programs. Technology extension services comprise varied forms of assistance provided…