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Emerging Issues in Gender and Development
The objective of the project is to build knowledge regarding emerging gender issues and persistent areas of gender inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean to provide support to: (i) the revision and updating of the Bank's Women in Development Policy and the production of a Long-term Strategic Outlook on Gender Equality in Development and (ii) future Bank operations that address new challenges with regard to gender equality and women empowerment in the region.

Project Detail

Country

Regional

Project Number

RS-T1227

Approval Date

November 29, 2005

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

SOCIAL INVESTMENT

Subsector

GENDER EQUALITY & WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

Lending Instrument

-

Lending Instrument Code

-

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

-

Total Cost

USD 136,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 136,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/NO-9536-RS Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Norwegian Fund for Women in Development Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/NO-9536-RS
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Norwegian Fund for Women in Development
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
Publications
Published 2024
Taxation when Markets are not Competitive: Evidence from a Loan Tax
We study the interaction of market structure and tax-and-subsidy strategies utilizing pass-through estimates from the unexpected introduction of a loan tax in Ecuador, a quantitative model, and a comprehensive commercial-loan dataset. Our model generalizes bank competition theories, including Bertrand-Nash competition, credit rationing, and joint-maximization. While we find the loan tax is distortionary, neglecting the possibility of non-competitive lending inflates estimated tax deadweight loss by 80% because non-competitive banks internalize some of the burden. Conversely, subsidies are less effective in non-competitive settings. If competition were stronger, tax revenue would be 10% lower. The findings suggest that policymakers should consider market structure in tax-and-subsidy strategies.
Publications
Published 2024
Condiciones de vida de las personas que ofrecen servicios sexuales en Argentina
En Argentina, el trabajo sexual es considerado una actividad legal para adultos. Sin embargo, no está regulado y se realiza de manera informal. Este documento busca, a través de la recolección de datos cuantitativos y cualitativos, caracterizar las condiciones de vida de personas adultas que ofrecen servicios en el mercado sexual en Argentina. El estudio encuentra que muchas personas que ofrecen servicios en el mercado sexual en Argentina tienen dificultades para acceder a servicios básicos como vivienda, salud y seguridad social; además de ser víctimas de acoso, discriminación y violencia. La relevancia de la presente investigación radica en su alance territorial, el tamaño de la muestra y las dimensiones de análisis trabajadas. El análisis contribuye a informar políticas públicas dirigida a esta población.
Blogs
Published 2023
Día de las Operaciones: lo que aprendimos de Brasil
8 minutos de lectura. Como hemos explicado en anteriores experiencias en Barbados y Honduras, el Día de las Operaciones es un taller, presencial y en línea, que reúne a quienes trabajan en la ejecución de proyectos vinculados al Grupo BID, (principalmente a los miembros de las Unidades Ejecutoras y/o contrapartes del Grupo), en donde por
Publications
Published 2024
The Promises of Digital Bank Accounts for Low-income Individuals
The push for adopting digital modes of payment rests on three promises: increased efficiency of transactions, increased financial inclusion, and improvements in the financial well-being of low-income individuals. We experimentally test the extent to which these promises are fulfilled. We exploit the random assignment into an intervention to encourage direct deposits of recurrent government benefits into digital bank accounts in Colombia. Switching from cash to direct deposits reduces disbursement errors and increases access to benefits among eligible beneficiaries. It also increases the ownership of bank accounts, the demand for formal loans, and loan take-up among individuals without a financial history. However, we do not find evidence of improvements in financial well-being across any of our metrics.
Courses
Published 2024
Padrão de Desempenho Ambiental e Social 9 – Igualdade de Gênero
O contexto ambiental e social da região da América Latina e do Caribe evoluiu desde que o Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento (BID) desenvolveu, há mais de 15 anos, suas políticas de salvaguarda. O Quadro de Políticas Ambientais e Sociais do BID moderniza muitos dos requisitos dessas políticas de salvaguardas em um quadro abrangente e consolidado que responde melhor aos desafios ambientais e sociais que nossos países enfrentam: a desigualdade social, a mudança climática e o esgotamento do capital natural. Por sua vez, o novo quadro surge como uma oportunidade para melhorar, atualizar e harmonizar os padrões ambientais e sociais dentro do Grupo BID e com outros organismos multilaterais, de maneira que o mutuário deve sempre se pautar por requisitos semelhantes. O Padrão de Desempenho Ambiental e Social 9 do BID reconhece que a igualdade de gênero tem um valor intrínseco.
Blogs
Published 2023
Superhéroes del Desarrollo 2023: aprendizajes que impactan vidas
5 minutos de lectura. Tras varios años de virtualidad, el viernes 27 de octubre volvió a suceder de manera presencial el evento de premiación del trabajo de los equipos ejecutores, es decir, de aquellas contrapartes que en el terreno hacen realidad los proyectos de desarrollo apoyados por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID). Es así
Publications
Published 2023
MICI Reflections: Access to Remedy and Dispute Resolution: Contributions to the Conversation Based on MICI's Experience
The notion of remedy has gained importance and become a central issue on the international development agenda, despite accountability mechanisms and financial institutions have been subject to continued criticism in terms of their ability to provide effective remedy for communities claiming to be affected by development projects. This note aims to explore the role of alternative dispute resolution in access to remedy, and to specifically examine the contributions that MICIs Consultation Phase has made in providing solutions to communities that believe they have been adversely affected by IDB Group-financed development projects between 2017 and 2022.
Blogs
Published 2023
Un Premio Nobel para las mujeres en el mercado laboral que habla de América Latina y el Caribe  
Claudia Goldin, profesora de la Universidad de Harvard, se convirtió en la primera mujer en ganar el Premio Nobel de Economía en solitario, en lugar de forma compartida. El reconocimiento fue anunciado el 9 de octubre, en el que la Real Academia de las Ciencias de Suecia sostuvo que los escritos de Goldin constituían “el
Blogs
Published 2023
Semana de Conocimiento 2023 ¡No te la pierdas!
5 minutos de lectura. Del 23 al 27 de octubre, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) convoca a la Semana de Conocimiento 2023, un evento que reunirá a expertos de renombre mundial para explorar el papel fundamental del conocimiento en la generación de riqueza y su poder transformador en el desarrollo económico y social. Esta
Publications
Published 2022
The Importance of Financial Information in the Transport Sector: an Encouragement to New Outlooks and Perspectives in Light of the IDB's Vision 2025
Services in the transport sector in Latin America & the Caribbean are provided mainly by private enterprises of different sizes. However, as technical transport specialists, our knowledge and understanding of their management strategies and financial objectives remains limited. Most of the sectorial attention is rightly dedicated to the analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of the products/services provided by companies, leaving out of the picture the focus on the “business” side of their structures and operations. Such lack of awareness can be linked to several reasons. But one of the motives that mostly hinder transport practitioners from further analyzing these aspects is the ability to speak the private companies “financial language”. Engineers, planners, and even economists are not always familiar with the instruments of financial analysis, management accounting or corporate finance; concepts that are at the core of this language. When it comes to financial analysis, sectors practitioners are mainly biased in thinking about PPPs issues and project finance. This is certainly not a fault per se! However, such a narrow focus can unquestionably represent an obstacle to the full comprehension of the phenomena and rationales that impact the sectors functioning
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