Development in the Americas (DIA) 2016 - IDB Flagship Publication

Saving for Development: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Save More and Better

Why should people—and economies—save? The typical answer usually focuses on the need to protect against future shocks, to smooth consumption during hard times, in short, to save for the proverbial rainy day. This book approaches the question from a slightly different angle. While saving to survive the bad times is important, saving to thrive in the good times is what really counts. This book explores how households, firms, and governments can address the savings problem in Latin America and the Caribbean in pursuit of a sunny day when people live healthy, productive lives, firms grow to employ more workers and produce quality goods, and governments provide adequate infrastructure, quality public services, and a dignified worry-free retirement to their citizens.

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Working Papers

News

Those spendthrift Latins - The Economist

El bajo ahorro en los bancos chilenos - El Mercurio

BID: Inversión de Perú en infraestructura supera a promedio regional - Andina

BID: Perú es uno de los países que menos aporta para pensiones - El Comercio

Un hogar promedio destina el 6% de sus ingresos al ahorro - Correo

Jubilados con más ingresos con “hipotecas reversas” - La República

Rossini: Personas deberían tener más opciones de ahorro en mercado de capitales - Andina

BCR: "Hipoteca reversa" daría ingreso adicional a jubilados - El Comercio

BCR plantea propuestas para que AFP mejoren rentabillidad de aportes - Andina

Crisis de ahorro en América Latina restringe su crecimiento (...) - Argentina - Reuters Argentina

BID plantea mejorar ahorro para evitar crisis en la región - Bolivia - El Deber 

BID: América Latina sufre una crisis de ahorro - Bolivia - El Deber 

BID: América Latina sofre crise de poupança - Brazil - Investimentos e Notícias

BID: América Latina sofre crise de poupança - Brazil - Zero Hora 

Crise de poupança impede América Latina de crescer mais, diz BID - Brazil - Zero Hora (Web)

BID advierte que América Latina sufre crisis de ahorro - Colombia - El Espectador.com

"Latinoamérica ahorra poco, mal y eso le impide crecer": BID - Colombia - Portafolio.co

Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo alerta que Latinoamérica (...) - Colombia - NTN24

Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo desembolsaría a Pasto 68 mil (...) - Colombia - HSBNoticias.com

Latinoamérica ahorra poco y mal y eso le impide crecer, alerta el BID - Colombia - Minuto30.com

El BID propone a Latinoamérica eliminar los obstáculos al ahorro - Honduras - La Tribuna 

"Crisis de ahorro" impide crecer más a América Latina, dice el BID - Mexico - EconomíaHoy.mx

"Crisis de ahorro" impide crecimiento en América Latina, dice el BID - Mexico - La Jornada en Línea

Acapulco y Chilpancingo, entre las ciudades más violentas: BID - Mexico - Pulso 

Bajo ahorro en América Latina restringe crecimiento económico - Mexico - Mundo Ejecutivo Express

Latinoamérica ahorra poco y mal y eso le impide crecer, alerta el BID - Mexico - AguasDigital.com

Latinoamérica es la segunda región que menos ahorra en el mundo: BID - Mexico - El Financiero 

BID propone eliminar obstáculos al ahorro en América Latina - Panama - TVN Noticias

Latinoamérica ahorra poco y mal y eso le impide crecer, alerta el BID - Regional - Infolatam

América Latina ahorra poco y mal y eso le impide crecer, alerta el BID - Dominican Republic - El Dinero

BID pide más ahorro contra dificultades fiscales y económicas en (...) - Dominican Republic - Diario Digital RD

BID: solo un 16 % de los latinoamericanos adultos tiene ahorros (...) - Dominican Republic - Acento

Latinoamérica ahorra poco y mal y eso le impide crecer, alerta el BID - Dominican Republic - 7 Dias.com.do

Latinoamérica ahorra poco y mal y eso le impide crecer, alerta el BID - Dominican Republic - Hoy Digital

Crisis de ahorro en América Latina restringe crecimiento económico - Uruguay - El País 

Previous editions of Development in the Americas (DIA)

2015
The Early Years: Child Well-being and the Role of Public Policy Child well-being matters for both ethical and economic reasons as children who flourish in the early years are more likely to become healthy, productive citizens later in life.

 

2014
Rethinking Productive Development: Sound Policies and Institutions for Economic Transformation Anemic economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is in need of a post-Washington-Consensus policy shot in the arm. Unfortunately, the ghost of industrial policy casts a shadow over all efforts because it has often done more harm than good.

 

2013
More than Revenue: Taxation as a Development Tool More than Revenue aims to provide an up-to-date overview of the current state of taxation in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, its main reform needs, and possible reform strategies that take into account the likely economic, institutional, and political constraints on the reform process.

 

2012
Room for Development: Housing Markets in Latin America and the Caribbean This edition of the IDB's flagship publication, Development in the Americas, takes an in-depth look at the opportunities countries have to improve urban housing markets and pave the way for solutions that involve the private sector.

 

2011
Development Connections:Unveiling the Impact of New Information Technologies Policymakers and academics agree that computers, the Internet, mobile telephones and other information and communication technologies can be beneficial for economic and social development. But how strong is the impact?

 

2010
The Age of Productivity: Transforming Economiesfrom the Bottom Up The book provides tools to ponder productivity growth beyond conventional aggregate analysis, focusing on the extreme heterogeneity of sectors and firms while emphasizing the importance of policies that allow high productivity firms to thrive and expand.

 

2009
Beyond Facts: Understanding Quality of Life Using an enhanced version of the recently created Gallup World Poll, the Inter-American Development Bank surveyed people from throughout the region and found that perceptions of quality of life are often very different from the reality.

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