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Latin America - Institutional Capacity Building of OISEVI : P144422 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR15031 JUL 07, 2014

Raffo,Veronica Ines

Learning dynamics and support for economic reforms : why good news can be bad (English)

Support for economic reforms has often shown puzzling dynamics: many reforms that began successfully lost public support. This paper shows that learning dynamics can rationalize this paradox because the process of revealing reform outcomes is an example of sampling without replacement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6973 JUL 01, 2014

van Wijnbergen, Sweder; Willems, Tim

Evolving wage cyclicality in Latin America (English)

A vector autoregression model with time-varying coefficients is used to examine the evolution of wage cyclicality in four Latin American economies: Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, during the period 1980-2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6978 JUL 01, 2014

Messina, Julian; Gambetti, Luca

Statement of loans for June 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)

Working Paper 89734 JUN 30, 2014

Latin American entrepreneurs : many firms but little innovation : El emprendimiento en America Latina : muchas empresas y poca innovacion (Spanish)

Entrepreneurship is a fundamental driver of growth, development, and job creation. While Latin America and the Caribbean has a wealth of entrepreneurs, firms in the region, compared to those in other regions, are small in size and less likely to grow or innovate. ... See More +

Publication 83837 JUN 20, 2014

Lederman, Daniel; Messina, Julian; Pienknagura, Samuel; Rigolini, Jamele English

Biochar systems for smallholders in developing countries : leveraging current knowledge and exploring future potential for climate-smart agriculture (English)

Biochar is the carbon-rich organic matter that remains after heating biomass under the minimization of oxygen during a process called pyrolysis. ... See More +

Publication 88888 JUN 12, 2014

Lehmann, Johannes; Roberts, Kelli; Scholz, Sebastian M.; Sembres, Thomas; Whitman, Thea; Wilson, Kelpie

Understanding the poverty impact of the global financial crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Any time there is an economic crisis; there is the very real potential that its consequences for human welfare will be severe. Thus when the developed world plunged into such a crisis in 2008 and growth rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) began to plummet, fears rose that the region will suffer rising unemployment, poverty, malnutrition, and infant mortality, among other things. ... See More +

Publication 88887 JUN 12, 2014

Bussolo, Maurizio; Dixon, Peter; Freije, Samuel; Fruttero, Anna; Grosh, Margaret; de Hoyos, Rafael E.; Oliveri, Maria Laura; Rimmer, Maureen; Savescu, Cristina; Verikios, George

The long-awaited rise of the middle class in Latin America is finally happening (English)

In many developing countries, the supply of skilled workers is likely to continue to be stronger than demand, and this should drive down the skill premium and reduce inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6912 JUN 01, 2014

Bussolo, Maurizio; Maliszewska, Maryla; Murard, Elie

Statement of loans for May 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)

Working Paper 89018 MAY 31, 2014

Developing a program for contaminated site management in low and middle income countries (English)

Contaminated sites associated with economic growth and development and increased urbanization pose a growing public health and environmental problem. ... See More +

Working Paper 88070 MAY 08, 2014

Kovalick, Walter W.; Montgomery, Robert H.

The price is not always right : on the impacts of (commodity) prices on households (and countries) (English)

This paper provides an overview of the impact of once-and-for-all changes in commodity prices and other prices on household welfare. It begins with a collection of stylized facts related to commodities based on household survey data from Latin America and Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6858 MAY 01, 2014

Lederman, Daniel; Porto, Guido

Housing matters (English)

Housing matters to the livability of cities and to the productivity of their economies. The failure of cities to accommodate the housing needs of growing urban populations can be seen in the proliferation of poorly serviced, high-density informal settlements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6876 MAY 01, 2014

Hammam, Sonia

Cash transfers and temptation goods : a review of global evidence (English)

Cash transfers have been demonstrated to improve education and health outcomes and alleviate poverty in various contexts. However, policy makers and others often express concern that poor households will use transfers to buy alcohol, tobacco, or other "temptation goods." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6886 MAY 01, 2014

Evans, David K.; Popova, Anna

Statement of loans for April 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)

Working Paper 88338 APR 30, 2014

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Central America & Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project - P149670 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSA7871 APR 04, 2014

Campos Garcia,Ana

Can Latin America tap the globalization upside ? : Can Latin America tap the globalization upside ? (English)

This paper discusses the theoretical arguments in favor of and against economic globalization and, with a view to ascertaining whether Latin America may be able to capture the globalization upside, examines the trends and salient features of Latin America's globalization as compared with that of Southeast Asia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6837 APR 01, 2014

de la Torre, Augusto; Didier, Tatiana; Pinat, Magali

Measuring road safety performance through regional observatory in Latin America (English)

The epidemic of road injury in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries is rising at an alarming rate (40percent increase in 2010 compared to 1990) and is now one of the leading causes of death among young adults as confirmed by recent global reports on road safety. ... See More +

Brief 87824 APR 01, 2014

Raffo, Veronica; Bose, Dipan; Shotten, Marc

Statement of loans for March 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)

Working Paper 87767 MAR 31, 2014

Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Central America & Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project - P149670 (English)

Project Information Document PIDA3954 MAR 26, 2014

Campos Garcia,Ana

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - Central America & Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project - P149670 (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet ISDSC7787 MAR 11, 2014

Campos Garcia,Ana

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Latin America - Institutional Capacity Building of OISEVI : P144422 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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JUL 07, 2014 ISR15031 Implementation Status and Results Report
Learning dynamics and support for economic reforms : why good news can be bad (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6973 Policy Research Working Paper
Evolving wage cyclicality in Latin America (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6978 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for June 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)
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JUN 30, 2014 89734 Working Paper
Latin American entrepreneurs : many firms but little innovation : El emprendimiento en America Latina : muchas empresas y poca innovacion (Spanish)
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JUN 20, 2014 83837 Publication English
Biochar systems for smallholders in developing countries : leveraging current knowledge and exploring future potential for climate-smart agriculture (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88888 Publication
Understanding the poverty impact of the global financial crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 88887 Publication
The long-awaited rise of the middle class in Latin America is finally happening (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6912 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for May 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)
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MAY 31, 2014 89018 Working Paper
Developing a program for contaminated site management in low and middle income countries (English)
See More +
MAY 08, 2014 88070 Working Paper
The price is not always right : on the impacts of (commodity) prices on households (and countries) (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2014 WPS6858 Policy Research Working Paper
Housing matters (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6876 Policy Research Working Paper
Cash transfers and temptation goods : a review of global evidence (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6886 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for April 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)
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APR 30, 2014 88338 Working Paper
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Appraisal Stage) - Central America & Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project - P149670 (English)
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APR 04, 2014 ISDSA7871 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Can Latin America tap the globalization upside ? : Can Latin America tap the globalization upside ? (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6837 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring road safety performance through regional observatory in Latin America (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87824 Brief
Statement of loans for March 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)
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MAR 31, 2014 87767 Working Paper
Project Information Document (Appraisal Stage) - Central America & Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project - P149670 (English)
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MAR 26, 2014 PIDA3954 Project Information Document
Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (Concept Stage) - Central America & Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project - P149670 (English)
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MAR 11, 2014 ISDSC7787 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet