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Analyzing the dynamics of school dropout in upper secondary education in Latin America : a cohort approach (English)

This study examines trends in school dropout at the upper secondary education level across Latin America over the past two decades, and attempts to identify factors influencing these rates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7223 MAR 26, 2015

Bentaouet Kattan,Raja; Székely,Miguel

Project Information Document (Concept Stage) - Santa Cruz Road Corridor Connector Project - P152281 (English)

Project Information Document PIDC17238 FEB 25, 2015

0000A8056

The changing patterns of financial integration in Latin America (English)

This paper describes how Latin America and the Caribbean has been integrating financially with countries in the North and South since the 2000s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7190 FEB 01, 2015

Didier, Tatiana; Moretti, Matias; Schmukler, Sergio L.

Improving environmental sustainability in road projects (English)

The focus of this document is to provide a wide range of ideas and options to improve the inclusion of environmental sustainability throughout the road transportation project cycle (system planning, project planning and design, construction, and operation and maintenance) based on environmental sustainability indicators and highlighting environmentally sustainable products and materials for road construction. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 93903 FEB 01, 2015

Montgomery, Robert; Schirmer, Howard Jr.; Hirsch, Art

Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality : evidence from repeated cross-sections (English)

This paper assesses the link between democracy and inequality. Inequality is measured at the cohort level with pseudo-panel data built from nine Latin American countries' household surveys (1995-2009, biannual). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7153 JAN 01, 2015

Balcazar, Carlos Felipe

OECS ports : an efficiency and performance assessment (English)

Handling charges in Caribbean ports are two to three times higher than in similar ports in other regions of the world. In some cases, it costs significantly less to ship a container to Hong Kong SAR, China, or Europe than it does to ship to a neighboring island no more than 100 miles away. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7162 JAN 01, 2015

Cubas, Diana; Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia; Bofinger, Heinrich C.

Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (Vol. 3) : Latin America and the Carribean (English)

This third report in the Turn Down the Heat series covers three World Bank regions: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC); the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); and parts of Europe and Central Asia (ECA). ... See More +

Publication 92704 JAN 01, 2015

World Bank; Reyer, Christopher; Hare, Bill; Waha, Katharina; Otto, Ilona M.; Serdeczny, Olivia; Schaeffer, Michiel; Schleussner, Carl-Friedrich; Reckien, Diana; Marcus, Rachel; Kit, Oleksandr; Eden, Alexander; Adams, Sophie; Aich, Valentin; Albrecht, Torsten; Baarsch, Florent; Boit, Alice; Canales Trujillo, Nella; Cartsburg, Matti; Coumou, Dim; Fader, Marianela; Hoff, Holger; Jobbins, Guy; Jones, Lindsey; Krummenauer, Linda; Langerwisch, Fanny; Le Masson, Virginie; Ludi, Eva; Mengel, Matthias; Möhring, Jacob; Mosello, Beatrice; Norton, Andrew; Perette, Mahé; Pereznieto, Paola; Rammig, Anja; Reinhardt, Julia; Robinson, Alex; Rocha, Marcia; Sakschewski, Boris; Schaphoff, Sibyll; Schewe, Jacob; Stagl, Judith; Thonicke, Kirsten Spanish

Statement of loans for January 2015 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)

Working Paper 94677 JAN 01, 2015

Left behind : chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean - overview (English)

By most measures, the 2000s were one of the most impressive decades for economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). With the exception of 2009, the region’s gross domestic product per capita grew consistently at an average rate of 2.5 percent between 2000 and 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 94701 JAN 01, 2015

Vakis, Renos; Rigolini, Jamele; Lucchetti, Leonardo

Left behind : chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean - overview : Los olvidados : pobreza cronica en America Latina y el Caribe - resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)

By most measures, the 2000s were one of the most impressive decades for economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). With the exception of 2009, the region’s gross domestic product per capita grew consistently at an average rate of 2.5 percent between 2000 and 2012. ... See More +

Working Paper 94701 JAN 01, 2015

Vakis, Renos; Rigolini, Jamele; Lucchetti, Leonardo

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

Working Paper 93922 DEC 31, 2014

IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 65 financial institutions (FIs) across 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. ... See More +

Brief 94876 DEC 30, 2014

Hommes, Martin; Sorokina, Aksinya

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Latin America and Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 94213 DEC 19, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Kim, Eung Ju

Pensions at a glance : Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Pensions at a Glance in Latin America and the Caribbean provides for the first time an ample range of indicators for comparing pension system design of 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Publication 94320 DEC 08, 2014

OECD; World Bank; IDB

Party age and party color : new results on the political economy of redistribution and inequality (English)

This paper advances research on inequality with unique, new data on income distribution in 61 countries, including 20 Latin American countries, to explore the effects of political parties on redistribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7129 DEC 01, 2014

Keefer, Philip; Milanovic, Branko

Export shocks and the volatility of returns to schooling : evidence from twelve Latin American economies (English)

This paper builds on previous studies to uncover evidence suggesting that cyclical fluctuations in returns to schooling are determined by fluctuations in foreign demand, which tend to be positively correlated with returns to schooling. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7144 DEC 01, 2014

Lederman, Daniel; Rojas, Diego

Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (English)

Over the past decade (2003-12), Latin America has experienced strong income growth and a notable reduction in income inequality, with the region's Gini coefficient falling from 55.6 to 51.8. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7146 DEC 01, 2014

Cord, Louise; Barriga Cabanillas, Oscar; Lucchetti, Leonardo; Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos; Sousa, Liliana D.; Valderrama, Daniel

Benchmarking the determinants of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has seen a decade of remarkable growth and income convergence. Growth has been a key driver for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 91015 DEC 01, 2014

Araujo, Jorge Thompson; Brueckner, Markus; Clavijo, Mateo; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina; Wacker, Konstantin M.

Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (Vol. 4) : Bajemos la temperatura : Cómo hacer frente a la nueva realidad climática - América Latina y el Caribe - resúmen regional (Spanish)

This third report in the Turn Down the Heat series covers three World Bank regions: Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC); the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); and parts of Europe and Central Asia (ECA). ... See More +

Publication 92704 DEC 01, 2014

World Bank; Reyer, Christopher; Hare, Bill; Waha, Katharina; Otto, Ilona M.; Serdeczny, Olivia; Schaeffer, Michiel; Schleussner, Carl-Friedrich; Reckien, Diana; Marcus, Rachel; Kit, Oleksandr; Eden, Alexander; Adams, Sophie; Aich, Valentin; Albrecht, Torsten; Baarsch, Florent; Boit, Alice; Canales Trujillo, Nella; Cartsburg, Matti; Coumou, Dim; Fader, Marianela; Hoff, Holger; Jobbins, Guy; Jones, Lindsey; Krummenauer, Linda; Langerwisch, Fanny; Le Masson, Virginie; Ludi, Eva; Mengel, Matthias; Möhring, Jacob; Mosello, Beatrice; Norton, Andrew; Perette, Mahé; Pereznieto, Paola; Rammig, Anja; Reinhardt, Julia; Robinson, Alex; Rocha, Marcia; Sakschewski, Boris; Schaphoff, Sibyll; Schewe, Jacob; Stagl, Judith; Thonicke, Kirsten

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Analyzing the dynamics of school dropout in upper secondary education in Latin America : a cohort approach (English)
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MAR 26, 2015 WPS7223 Policy Research Working Paper
Project Information Document (Concept Stage) - Santa Cruz Road Corridor Connector Project - P152281 (English)
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FEB 25, 2015 PIDC17238 Project Information Document
The changing patterns of financial integration in Latin America (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7190 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving environmental sustainability in road projects (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 93903 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality : evidence from repeated cross-sections (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7153 Policy Research Working Paper
OECS ports : an efficiency and performance assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7162 Policy Research Working Paper
Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (Vol. 3) : Latin America and the Carribean (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 92704 Publication Spanish
Statement of loans for January 2015 : Latin America and Caribbean and others (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94677 Working Paper
Left behind : chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean - overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94701 Working Paper
Left behind : chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean - overview : Los olvidados : pobreza cronica en America Latina y el Caribe - resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 94701 Working Paper
Statement of loans for December 2014 : Latin America and Caribbean (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 93922 Working Paper
IFC financing to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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DEC 30, 2014 94876 Brief
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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DEC 19, 2014 94213 Newsletter
Official Documents- Amendment to the Administration Agreement with the Government of the Swiss Confederation for Additional Contribution to TF071887 (English)
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DEC 16, 2014 Agreement
Pensions at a glance : Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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DEC 08, 2014 94320 Publication
Party age and party color : new results on the political economy of redistribution and inequality (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7129 Policy Research Working Paper
Export shocks and the volatility of returns to schooling : evidence from twelve Latin American economies (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7144 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7146 Policy Research Working Paper
Benchmarking the determinants of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 91015 Working Paper
Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (Vol. 4) : Bajemos la temperatura : Cómo hacer frente a la nueva realidad climática - América Latina y el Caribe - resúmen regional (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2014 92704 Publication