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Database of Political Institutions 2020 (DPI 2020)

The Database of Political Institutions 2020 (DPI2020) presents institutional and electoral results data such as measures of checks and balances, tenure and stability of the government, identification of party affiliation and ideology, and fragmentation of opposition and government parties in the legislature. The current version of the database expands its coverage to about 180 countries for 45 years, 1975-2020. It has become one of the most cited databases in comparative political economy and comparative political institutions, with more than 4,500 article citations on Google Scholar as of December 2020.

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Latin Macro Watch

The Latin Macro Watch (LMW) is a macroeconomic and financial database that offers indicators on economic activity, fiscal and external accounts, financial markets, and forecasts. Historical data at monthly, quarterly, and annual frequencies are available starting in 1990 and covers the 26 borrowing members of the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Revelations of Expectations (REVELA)

The May surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks in the region indicate that the simple average of growth expectations in 2022 decreased by 0.3 percentage points from 2.7% to 2.4% and the simple average of inflation expectations increased by 0.6 percentage points from 6.8% to 7.4%. Paraguay and Peru decreasing their growth expectations. Mexico registered and increase while the remaining countries do not present changes. On the other side, higher inflation expectations are observed in most of the countries, except in Brazil and Uruguay.

In the case of expectations for 2023, the May surveys indicate that the simple average of growth expectations stay without change while inflation expectations increased 0.2 percentage points. Guatemala, Peru and Uruguay registered an increase in the expectations of growth, while Chile, and Mexico present negative changes respect to April’s survey. In the case of inflation, it is observed an increase in most countries but Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay expectations remained stable.

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Priorities for Productivity and Income (PPIS)

The Priorities for Productivity and Income (PPIs) website offers results of the PPIs study carried out by IDB’s Research Department, which identifies priorities for Latin American countries across eight productivity-determinant sectors that maximize the likelihood of reaching higher income-per-capita groups, depending on their actual income-per-capita level.

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SkillsBank is a website that provides easy access to rigorous evidence on how to promote skills at different stages of the life cycle. This tool is expected to be used by policymakers, practitioners, and researchers.

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