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En Breve

May 2002 - present

 

En breve is a series of briefs highlighting recent lessons emerging from the operational and analytical program of the World Bank Group‘s Latin America and Caribbean Region (LCR). It has been produced since 2002 by the knowledge and learning team of the operational services department of LCR.

 

Issues also available in Spanish.

 

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Managing agricultural weather risks in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil (Inglês)

Agriculture plays an important role in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Most of its production depends on small family-owned farms, which are greatly exposed to climatic and price shocks. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 78236 MAR 01, 2013

Carballo, Diego Arias; Leiva, Juan Jose; Sy, Abdoulaye; Traore, Nouhoum; Manfredi, Federico Disclosed

The agricultural insurance market in the Caribbean (Inglês)

Agricultural insurance is a tool to manage agricultural production risks and help producers reduce the effects of negative shocks and improve the allocation of resources. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 76205 MAR 01, 2013

Carballo, Diego Arias; Reis, Laura dos Disclosed

Agricultural supply chain risk assessment in the Caribbean (Inglês)

A rapid agricultural supply chain risk assessment, recently developed by the World Bank, constitutes a useful tool for a system-wide approach to identify risks, risk exposure, the severity of potential loses, and options for risk management either by supply chain participants (individually or collectively) or by third parties (government). ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 76204 MAR 01, 2013

Carballo, Diego Arias; Reis, Laura dos Disclosed

Governance of multi-sectoral interventions to promote healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (Inglês)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has been experiencing a rapid demographic and epidemiological transition which has important health and economic consequences. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 75189 JAN 01, 2013

Bonilla-Chacin, Maria E. Disclosed

The decade of action for road safety 2011-2020 : lessons from Argentina (Inglês)

The United Nations decade of action for road safety 2011-2020 sets an ambitious goal to stabilize and then reduce by half the predicted level of traffic fatalities in low and middle-income countries by 2020. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 75188 DEC 01, 2012

Raffo, Veronica; Bliss, Tony Disclosed

Improving governance and management of health systems : partnerships and observatories in Latin America and the Caribbean (Inglês)

Public health observatories proactively investigate health issues to provide robust analytical evidence to policy makers. This type of organization has different characteristics from other public health institutions, such as information-gathering bodies, academic public health departments, or state employed public health practitioners. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 74921 DEC 01, 2012

Cortez, Rafael; Ferl, Katharina Disclosed

Universal health coverage and litigation in Latin America (Inglês)

In recent years, several middle-income Latin American countries have seen a steep increase in the number of cases litigating access to curative services and inputs. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 72688 JUL 01, 2012

Iunes, Roberto; Cubillos-Turriago, Leonardo; Escobar, Maria-Luisa Disclosed

MDGs 4 and 5 : maternal and child health/reproductive health in LAC (Inglês)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region fares well on achievement of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets when compared with other regions, but the region has great disparities between and within countries on these goals. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 72687 JUN 01, 2012

Gordillo-Tobar, Amparo Disclosed

Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean : Promocion de estilos de vida saludable en America Latina y el Caribe (Espanhol)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes mellitus and chronic respiratory diseases generate a heavy burden in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 71403 MAY 01, 2012

Bonilla Chacin, Maria Eugenia Espanhol, Inglês Disclosed

Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (Inglês)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes mellitus and chronic respiratory diseases generate a heavy burden in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 71403 MAY 01, 2012

Bonilla Chacin, Maria Eugenia Espanhol, Inglês Disclosed

Innovative training in cocoa agroforestry : the farmer field schools of Nicaragua (Inglês)

The World Bank, with the financial support of the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF), is implementing the Alternative Indigenous and Afro-Descendants and Agroforestry Project (COCOA-RAAN) in the indigenous and Afro-descended (Miskito) regions of Nicaragua. ... Exibir mais +

68266 MAR 01, 2012

Gonzalez,Mary Lisbeth Disclosed

Women leaders in the management of irrigation : a source of inspiration for the Sierra of Peru : Mujeres lideres en la gestion del riego : una fuente de inspiracion para la Sierra del Peru (Espanhol)

This brief points out that in Peru many leadership positions at all levels of business, public and private, are occupied by men (over 75 percent). ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 68507 DEC 01, 2011

Chinarro, Lara; Hidrogo, Carmen; De Nys, Erwin Disclosed

Creating more livable cities : the case of the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area (Inglês)

Despite Rio de Janeiro's privileged position as Brazil's historical capital (from the eighteenth century until 1960) and as a major center for tourism, culture, and education, the city and its region (collectively known as the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro) confronted significant challenges during the final decades of the twentieth century. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 68265 DEC 01, 2011

Palladini, Eric Disclosed

Non-communicable diseases in Jamaica : moving from prescription to prevention (Inglês)

Reducing the burden of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Jamaica is a national policy. The Government of Jamaica has recognized the importance of preventing and controlling NCDs and created the National Health Fund (NHF) to reduce the cost of treating them by providing free or subsidized medicines to patients with NCD conditions and finance some prevention programs. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 65101 SEP 01, 2011

Chao, Shiyan; Carpio, Carmen; Geyndt, Willy de Disclosed

Fostering inclusive rural innovation : the case of INCAGRO in Peru (Inglês)

Both women and indigenous peoples face key barriers that limit their capacity to access and benefit from development projects. In a country like Peru where women and indigenous peoples represent a large share of the rural poor, integrating proactive measures into project design is crucial to reach these populations. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 65100 AUG 01, 2011

Ramirez, Ana Francisca; De Nys, Erwin; Elizabeth Dasso, Maria Disclosed

Together towards transparency : lessons from the implementation of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (Cost) pilot in Guatemala (Inglês)

Publicly financed construction is a key driver for economic growth and poverty reduction worldwide. At the same time, it is a sector unusually prone to corruption, not least due to large opportunities for rent extraction and the technical complexity of infrastructure investments. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 63662 JUN 01, 2011

Schuster, Christian; Abreu, Anabela Disclosed

Desarrollo inclusivo : la experiencia de VIH-Sida y discapacidad en Centroamérica (Espanhol)

The Regional Program on HIV-AIDS in Central America undertook the implementation of collaborative and inclusive actions on HIV-AIDS and Disability. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 63661 MAR 01, 2011

Berman Bieler, Rosangela; Meresman, Sergio; Galván Olrich, José Guillermo; Rodríguez, Elizabeth Disclosed

Cutting costs, boosting quality and collecting data real-time - lessons from a cell phone-based beneficiary survey to strengthen Guatemala's conditional cash transfer program (Inglês)

A 2010 country governance and Anti-Corruption (CGAC) funded pilot in Guatemala employed entry-level mobile phones in conjunction with Episurveyor, a free, web-based software for data collection, to drastically reduce costs, facilitate accuracy and accelerate implementation of a nationally-representative beneficiary survey of Guatemala's conditional cash transfer program. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 60356 FEB 01, 2011

Schuster, Christian; Perez Brito, Carlos Disclosed

A lesson in trust yields big rewards in Panama procurement : $20 million saved in one contract in 2009 alone (Inglês)

This brief includes the following heading: introduction; a bottom-up success; fuel for the future; procurement: where the rubber hits the road; and miles to go. ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 60355 FEB 01, 2011

Disclosed

The Spanish trust fund for Latin America and the Caribbean : rebuilding trust in the State in Latin America by improving the quality of public policies-ideas from the OECD (Inglês)

In their path to improve their policy-making process, Latin American governments typically face, at least, five important challenges: 1) insufficient technical capacity at the center of government to formulate policies or evaluate them ex-ante or ex-post; 2) poor coordination across policies coming from the sectors, leading to inconsistent and incoherent policies; 3) low levels of contestability during policy formulation, whether within the executive, from the legislature, or from outside the public sector; 4) a disconnect between policymaking and the implementation of these policies; and 5) while politics shapes policy-making in all countries, Latin American countries tend to have a much greater distance between proposals from different political parties as compared to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). ... Exibir mais +

Informativo 59600 NOV 01, 2010

Lafuente, Mariano; Rojas, Fernando Disclosed

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Managing agricultural weather risks in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil (Inglês)
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MAR 01, 2013 78236 Informativo
The agricultural insurance market in the Caribbean (Inglês)
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MAR 01, 2013 76205 Informativo
Agricultural supply chain risk assessment in the Caribbean (Inglês)
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MAR 01, 2013 76204 Informativo
Governance of multi-sectoral interventions to promote healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (Inglês)
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JAN 01, 2013 75189 Informativo
The decade of action for road safety 2011-2020 : lessons from Argentina (Inglês)
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DEC 01, 2012 75188 Informativo
Improving governance and management of health systems : partnerships and observatories in Latin America and the Caribbean (Inglês)
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DEC 01, 2012 74921 Informativo
Universal health coverage and litigation in Latin America (Inglês)
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JUL 01, 2012 72688 Informativo
MDGs 4 and 5 : maternal and child health/reproductive health in LAC (Inglês)
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JUN 01, 2012 72687 Informativo
Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean : Promocion de estilos de vida saludable en America Latina y el Caribe (Espanhol)
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MAY 01, 2012 71403 Informativo Espanhol, Inglês
Promoting healthy living in Latin America and the Caribbean (Inglês)
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MAY 01, 2012 71403 Informativo Espanhol, Inglês
Innovative training in cocoa agroforestry : the farmer field schools of Nicaragua (Inglês)
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MAR 01, 2012 68266
Women leaders in the management of irrigation : a source of inspiration for the Sierra of Peru : Mujeres lideres en la gestion del riego : una fuente de inspiracion para la Sierra del Peru (Espanhol)
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DEC 01, 2011 68507 Informativo
Creating more livable cities : the case of the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area (Inglês)
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DEC 01, 2011 68265 Informativo
Non-communicable diseases in Jamaica : moving from prescription to prevention (Inglês)
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SEP 01, 2011 65101 Informativo
Fostering inclusive rural innovation : the case of INCAGRO in Peru (Inglês)
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AUG 01, 2011 65100 Informativo
Together towards transparency : lessons from the implementation of the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (Cost) pilot in Guatemala (Inglês)
Exibir mais +
JUN 01, 2011 63662 Informativo
Desarrollo inclusivo : la experiencia de VIH-Sida y discapacidad en Centroamérica (Espanhol)
Exibir mais +
MAR 01, 2011 63661 Informativo
Cutting costs, boosting quality and collecting data real-time - lessons from a cell phone-based beneficiary survey to strengthen Guatemala's conditional cash transfer program (Inglês)
Exibir mais +
FEB 01, 2011 60356 Informativo
A lesson in trust yields big rewards in Panama procurement : $20 million saved in one contract in 2009 alone (Inglês)
Exibir mais +
FEB 01, 2011 60355 Informativo
The Spanish trust fund for Latin America and the Caribbean : rebuilding trust in the State in Latin America by improving the quality of public policies-ideas from the OECD (Inglês)
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NOV 01, 2010 59600 Informativo