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Efficient financial allocation and productivity growth in Brazil (English)

This paper attempts to study the impact of Brazilian Development Bank credit on resource misallocation in Brazil, using manufacturing firm-level data from 2003-14. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8479 JUN 19, 2018

Calice,Pietro; Ribeiro,Eduardo P.; Byskov,Steen Disclosed

Raising the bar for productive cities in Latin America and the Caribbean : Raising the Bar for Productive Cities In LAC_Brazil_06 (English)

Cities are engines of productivity and economic growth. Today, they occupy 2 percent of total land, but are home to more than 50 percent of the global population and are responsible for close to 70 percent of total GDP. ... See More +

Working Paper 127525 JUN 01, 2018

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A busca da sustentabilidade e da eficiência para água e esgoto (A+E) rural (Portuguese)

Brief 124416 MAR 19, 2018

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Aperfeiçoando a gestão de recursos hídricos no Brasil (Portuguese)

Brief 124415 MAR 19, 2018

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"If it's already tough, imagine for me..." a qualitative perspective on youth out of school and out of work in Brazil (English)

Drawing on in-depth interviews with young women and men in rural and urban Brazil, this qualitative research explores gender dimensions in the causes and consequences of being "out of work and out of school." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8358 MAR 02, 2018

Machado,Ana Luiza; Muller,Miriam Disclosed

Competências e empregos : uma agenda para a juventude : Síntese de constatações, conclusões e recomendações de políticas (Portuguese)

Em acentuado contraste com o enorme progresso que obteve na área social nas últimas décadas, muitas das instituições sociais e econômicas do Brasil ainda são pouco efetivas para combater a exclusão social. ... See More +

Working Paper 123968 MAR 01, 2018

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Emprego e crescimento : a agenda da produtividade (Portuguese)

Este relatório analisa alguns dos fatores que podem estar por trás desse cenário de baixa produtividade no Brasil. Entre os mais mportantes: (i) a falta de concorrência interna - graças a um ambiente de negócios que favorece empresas já estabelecidas no mercado e dificulta a inovação e a entrada de novas empresas - e externa, devido às altas barreiras tarifárias e nãotarifárias ao comércio; (ii) políticas públicas que se concentram em subsídios a empresas já existentes e distorcem os mercados de capital e trabalho, em vez de fomentar a concorrência e a inovação; e (iii) a fragmentação dos órgãos de governo dedicados ao apoio às empresas, que possibilita que políticas continuem em vigor mesmo quando se mostram não eficazes. ... See More +

Working Paper 123969 MAR 01, 2018

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'If it’s already tough, imagine for me' : a qualitative perspective on youth out of schooland out of work in Brazil (English)

Drawing on in-depth interviews with young women and men in rural and urban Brazil, this qualitative research explores gender dimensions in the causes and consequences of being ‘out of work and out of school.’ ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125675 MAR 01, 2018

Machado,Ana Luiza; Muller,Miriam Disclosed

Principles and institutional arrangements for better policy design : Brazil's productivity implementation agenda - ideas, rent seeking, and institutions (English)

The previous chapters have suggested that many policy-induced distortions constrain productivity and development in Brazil. As a result, a significant number of potential policy reforms could increase competition and thereby stimulate innovation and productivity growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 123952 FEB 26, 2018

Clarke,Roland N. Disclosed

Hit and run ? income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America (English)

How do labor income shocks affect household investment in upper secondary and tertiary schooling? Using longitudinal data from 2005-15 for Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, this paper explores the effect of a negative household income shock on the enrollment status of youth ages 15 to 25. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8344 FEB 20, 2018

Cerutti,Paula Maria; Crivellaro,Elena; Reyes,German Jeremias; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto Disclosed

Brazil's globalization and integration of output markets agenda (English)

Opening to trade can boost productivity growth and resource allocation through numerous channels. The literature identifies Three main channels through which trade can boost resource allocation, and then productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper 123953 FEB 01, 2018

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Brazil’s productivity dynamics (English)

Recent developments in the theory and empirics of growth have emphasized the interplay of macroeconomic and microeconomic factors in long-term development. ... See More +

Working Paper 123982 FEB 01, 2018

Qian,Rong; Araújo,Jorge Thompson; Nucifora,Antonio Disclosed

Productivity, competition, and shared prosperity (English)

Given existing physical and human capital assets, Brazil could almost triple its income per capita if it managed to achieve the United States efficiency level. ... See More +

Working Paper 123949 FEB 01, 2018

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Efficient financial allocation and productivity growth in Brazil (English)

Brazil has traditionally been a country with low savings rates and consequently low rates of investment. Distortions in the allocation of capital are a key factor behind Brazil’s disappointing productivity performance. ... See More +

Working Paper 123980 FEB 01, 2018

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Sustainable banking network (SBN) : country progress report - addendum to SBN global progress report : Brazil (English)

Market-based sustainable finance initiatives led by members of the Sustainable Banking Network (SBN) have made significant progress in directing the financial sector toward sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper 124225 JAN 01, 2018

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Brazil - Can providing teachers with feedback and coaching improve learning? (English)

Improving the classroom effectiveness of teachers is a key part of improving student learning. How to get this right is a core challenge for education systems. ... See More +

Working Paper 123175 JAN 01, 2018

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Public infrastructure and structural transformation (English)

This study argues that public infrastructure is an important though previously neglected driving mechanism of the structural transformation process. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8285 DEC 19, 2017

Perez Sebastian,Fidel; Steinbuks,Jevgenijs Disclosed

Lei das agências : an analysis of draft law on regulatory agencies (English)

Since 2013, a new legislation was being drafted by the Senate of Brazil, in response to the perception that the Agencies often lack financial, administrative and decision making autonomy, are subject to capture by both overt and tacit political interference, with appointees lacking the necessary skills and independence. ... See More +

Working Paper 122076 DEC 15, 2017

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Creating the largest hospital network in Brazil : Rede D’Or - delivering quality, efficiencies and innovation—sustainably (English)

This case study explains about the expanding access to quality and affordable healthcare is a central element to eliminating extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 122318 DEC 14, 2017

De Paula,Carmen; Tugumi,Erika Kanashiro; Sterlin,Elena J.; Dalton,Charles William; Casanova,Ann Marie; Mccahan,Christopher M.; Correia Lima Viana,Victor; Fernandes De Oliveira,Alexandre Disclosed

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Efficient financial allocation and productivity growth in Brazil (English)
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JUN 19, 2018 WPS8479 Policy Research Working Paper
Raising the bar for productive cities in Latin America and the Caribbean : Raising the Bar for Productive Cities In LAC_Brazil_06 (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127525 Working Paper
Serviços Urbanos de Água e Esgotamento Sanitário (A+E): Desafios da Inclusão e da Sustentabilidade Rumo ao Acesso Universal (Portuguese)
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MAR 19, 2018 124417 Brief
A busca da sustentabilidade e da eficiência para água e esgoto (A+E) rural (Portuguese)
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MAR 19, 2018 124416 Brief
Aperfeiçoando a gestão de recursos hídricos no Brasil (Portuguese)
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MAR 19, 2018 124415 Brief
"If it's already tough, imagine for me..." a qualitative perspective on youth out of school and out of work in Brazil (English)
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MAR 02, 2018 WPS8358 Policy Research Working Paper
Competências e empregos : uma agenda para a juventude : Síntese de constatações, conclusões e recomendações de políticas (Portuguese)
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MAR 01, 2018 123968 Working Paper
Emprego e crescimento : a agenda da produtividade (Portuguese)
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MAR 01, 2018 123969 Working Paper
'If it’s already tough, imagine for me' : a qualitative perspective on youth out of schooland out of work in Brazil (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125675 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Principles and institutional arrangements for better policy design : Brazil's productivity implementation agenda - ideas, rent seeking, and institutions (English)
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FEB 26, 2018 123952 Working Paper
Hit and run ? income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America (English)
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FEB 20, 2018 WPS8344 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil's globalization and integration of output markets agenda (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123953 Working Paper
Brazil’s productivity dynamics (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123982 Working Paper
Productivity, competition, and shared prosperity (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123949 Working Paper
Efficient financial allocation and productivity growth in Brazil (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123980 Working Paper
Sustainable banking network (SBN) : country progress report - addendum to SBN global progress report : Brazil (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 124225 Working Paper
Brazil - Can providing teachers with feedback and coaching improve learning? (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123175 Working Paper
Public infrastructure and structural transformation (English)
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DEC 19, 2017 WPS8285 Policy Research Working Paper
Lei das agências : an analysis of draft law on regulatory agencies (English)
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DEC 15, 2017 122076 Working Paper
Creating the largest hospital network in Brazil : Rede D’Or - delivering quality, efficiencies and innovation—sustainably (English)
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DEC 14, 2017 122318 Working Paper