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Latinobarometer Project
The project would consolidate the public opinion survey system developed by Latinobarometro in 17 Latin American countries to determine individual expectations and concerns in the areas of economic and social policy, regional integration, and participatory democracy. Obtain the data base compiled since 1995 by Latinobarometro as an instrument of research, policy evaluation, and design of future projects by the IDB. Use the system developed by Latinobarometro to survey public opinion on issues of potential interest to the Bank.

Project Detail

Country

Regional

Project Number

TC9711129

Approval Date

May 4, 1998

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

-

Subsector

-

Lending Instrument

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Lending Instrument Code

-

Modality

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Facility Type

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Environmental Classification

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Total Cost

USD 1,020,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 550,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 470,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/SF-5939-RG Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Fund for Special Operations Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/SF-5939-RG
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Fund for Special Operations
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
Blogs
Published 2023
The Integration of the Amazon Region: 14,000 km of Opportunities
The Amazon Summit (August 8 and 9) represents a remarkable historical moment by bringing together dignitaries from Amazonian countries, local communities and key stakeholders in the search for solutions to the multidimensional challenges of this vital region renowned for its biodiversity and critical role in global climate regulation. This meeting eloquently highlights the powerful tool
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
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
Economia do Comportamento para Melhores Políticas Públicas
Prazo de inscrição: 27 de Agosto, 2024Nos últimos anos, cada vez mais governos e formuladores de políticas têm percebido que, para serem verdadeiramente bem-sucedidas, as políticas públicas devem considerar a forma como os indivíduos se comportam e tomam decisões. Com essa premissa, este curso se propõe a ensinar os conceitos fundamentais da economia do comportamento e como estes diferem da visão do modelo econômico tradicional. O curso também introduz ferramentas que podem ajudar a promover a tomada de melhores decisões e apresenta casos reais de intervenções em que esses “empurrões” foram usados para aprimorar as políticas públicas em países da América Latina e de outras partes do mundo.
Blogs
Published 2023
La integración de la Amazonía, 14.000 km de oportunidades
La Cumbre Amazónica del 8 y 9 de agosto representa un momento histórico al reunir a dignatarios de países amazónicos, comunidades locales y referentes de todos los sectores en la búsqueda de soluciones para los desafíos multidimensionales de esta región tan reconocida por su biodiversidad y su papel vital en la regulación climática global. Este
Publications
Published 2023
President's Report 2023
IDB Report of the President 2023.
Blogs
Published 2023
Headwinds facing the post-pandemic recovery in the Caribbean
After two tumultuous years, 2023 remains characterized by headwinds facing countries across the world. Our previous publications have highlighted the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 shock to economies across the Caribbean region, particularly given its extreme dependence on external demand for resources, tourism, and finance. Just as the pandemic’s effects began to dissipate in 2021,
Publications
Published 2024
Financial Development, Growth, and Inequality: The Role of Institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
This publication explores the relationships between institutions, financial development, and income inequality. It assesses the extent of reforms that can promote financial development and argues that institutional improvements capable of increasing financial development can simultaneously mitigate income inequality. This work, focusing on the Latin American and Caribbean region, uses a broad set of measures of financial development, financial institutions, and capital markets. It employs a comprehensive set of inequality indicators and income definitions, as well an econometric model of the financial possibility frontier, to demonstrate that institutions contributing to financial development also help reduce income inequality.
Blogs
Published 2022
How Has the Pandemic Impacted Latin Americans’ Views on Regional Integration?
Has regional integration been affected in any way by the setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic? This is one of the questions that inspired “The Voice of Latin America. Opinions on Regional Integration and Trade in Latin America” (Spanish), a new study according to which 71% of Latin Americans support regional integration, a figure on
Blogs
Published 2022
¿Cómo perciben los latinoamericanos la integración regional en tiempos de pandemia?
¿La integración regional fue afectada, de algún modo, por las vicisitudes de la pandemia? Este es uno de los interrogantes que impulsó la realización del estudio “La voz latinoamericana. Las percepciones de integración regional y comercio en América Latina”, según el cual el 71% de los latinoamericanos apoya la integración regional, cifra equivalente al resultado
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