Government and Institutions
- El Salvador. Support to the National Statistics and Information System and National Planning.
- Guatemala. Program to Strenghten Fiscal Management.
- Costa Rica. Support to Fiscal Sustainability.
- Colombia. Support for the Adaptation and Implementation of the Cure Violence Model in Cali. Dec 14, 2016
- Jamaica. Fiscal Structural Programme for Economic Growth III. Dec 14, 2016
- El Salvador. Tax Administration Strenghtening Program. Dec 7, 2016
Novel Facebook-based survey measures citizen frustration with bureaucracy in Latin America and Caribbean
Citizens dissatisfied with functioning of their government bureaucracies: Facebook-based study. Jan 12, 2017
Jamaica will boost its tax revenues and strengthen its fiscal sustainability program for economic growth with a $50 million IDB loan. Dec 15, 2016
IDB loan to help Barbados with cleaner energy future, to reach its current natural gas demands, and to create a regional LNG supply chain. Dec 8, 2016
Date: Dec, 2016
In recent years, a growing emphasis has been given to the impact of infrastructure on economy, society and environment as well as to the sustainability of infrastructure projects. The Inter-American Development Bank, a major driver of infrastructure development in Latin America, has partnered with the China International Contractors Association (CHINCA) to advocate for sustainable development as a strategy to boost the comprehensive competitiveness of its members. With a shared vision to promote sustainable infrastructure, CHINCA and IDB will intensify collaboration and offer an impetus and guidance for Chinese contractors to invest in and undertake sustainable infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Date: Dec, 2016
This paper presents and comparatively analyzes three case studies of productive development agencies (PDAs) in Brazil: Embrapa, Finep, and ABC Foundation. Following a discussion of the main hypotheses and the methodology employed, the paper describes each case, the related counterfactual and an analysis of each PDA's capabilities. A subsequent section presents a comparative analysis of the PDAs, studying: i) the use of hybrid forms to assemble complementary capabilities: short-run effects on technological policy; ii) the effect of strategic alliances on building capabilities and dynamic effects; and iii) how industry structure and innovation should affect PDAs' strategies. Finally, the paper presents conclusions, summarizing results, methodological shortcomings and policy implications.