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): 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…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Olivari, Jocelyn
This paper identifies the main characteristics of a subset of Chilean firms that has the potential to positively impact the economy through employment generation. The study also verifies whether…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Aboal, Diego;Veneri, Federico
This technical note uses data from a new survey that collected information on entrepreneurs and their businesses in nine Latin American countries, with the objective of determining the relevant…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Cathles, Alison
Data representing various aspects of entrepreneurship in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region are more abundant today than 10 years ago. The information about entrepreneurship in the LAC…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Pittaluga, Lucía
Desde hace algunos años, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) ha estado apoyando a Programas de Apoyo a los Clusters, en su mayoría en el Cono Sur. La presente consultoría analizó qué…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Pittaluga, Lucía
Desde hace algunos años, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) ha estado apoyando a Programas de Apoyo a los Clusters, en su mayoría en el Cono Sur. La presente consultoría analizó qué…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Pittaluga, Lucía
Desde hace algunos años, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) ha estado apoyando a Programas de Apoyo a los Clusters, en su mayoría en el Cono Sur. La presente consultoría analizó qué…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Rius, Andrés
En 2005, el Gobierno del Uruguay y el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo pusieron en marcha el Programa de Apoyo a la Competitividad de Conglomerados y Cadenas Productivas (PACC). La finalidad del…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Tacsir, Ezequiel;Vargas, Fernando
This paper analyzes and compares the determinants of innovation in the service industry and its impact on labor productivity at the firm level in three countries of Latin America (Chile, Colombia,…
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…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Devlin, Robert
Systematic application of industrial policies has reemerged in Latin America after a hiatus during the era of the Washington Consensus. These industrial policies are broadly different from the past.…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Devlin, Robert
La aplicación sistemática de políticas industriales ha resurgido en AméricaLatina tras un parón durante la época del Consenso de Washington. Estas
políticas industriales son muy distintas de…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Tacsir, Ezequiel;Grazzi, Matteo;Castillo, Rafael
Skill gaps are a key constraint to innovation, hindering productivity growth and economic development. In particular, shortages in the supply of trained professionals in disciplines related to…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Giuliani, Elisa;Maffioli, Alessandro;Pacheco, Manuel;Pietrobelli, Carlo;Stucchi, Rodolfo
Do the programs that aim to promote and develop industry clusters (also known as Cluster Development Programs) work? Do they have an impact on enterprise development? This paper offers an insight…
May 2013
Author(s): Pietrobelli, Carlo;Staritz, Cornelia
Value chain interventions are increasingly used by international organizations and national donor agencies in the context of their private sector development strategies. This paper argues that an…