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Smart Spending in Education
Smart Spending in Education

Empowering nations to make informed financial decisions that benefit all students, regardless of their socio-economic background.

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Our focus is on Smart Spending - a research initiative aimed at generating knowledge to help Latin American and Caribbean countries achieve greater equality through effective school financing. In addition to our research efforts, we also provide direct support to policies and programs in various countries, drawing upon our extensive experience in this field. Our ultimate goal is to empower nations to make informed financial decisions that benefit all students, regardless of their socio-economic background. 

Effective Resource Allocation

SIGEDs, transparent funding formulas, and systems for assigning students and teachers to schools.

Investment of resources

We build capacities for policymakers and school leaders to manage resources efficiently.

Monitoring of the use of resources

We promote the adoption of school-level expenditure tracking systems to monitor resource allocation

A group of students in a classroom. Financing - Inter-American Development Bank - IDB Is School Funding Unequal in Latin America?
A person standing in a classroom with children in the background. Research - Inter-American Development Bank - IDB The Potential of Smart Matching Platforms in Teacher Assignment: The Case of Ecuador
A group of children laughing. Social development - Inter-American Development Bank - IDB Can Information on School Attributes and Placement Probabilities Direct Search and Choice? Evidence from Choice Platforms in Ecuador and Peru

A conversation led by:

  • Carola Fuentes, Journalist and CEO of La Ventana Cine

Guests:

  • Martín Benavides, Minister of Education of Per­ 
  • Monserrat Creamer, Minister of Education of Ecuador

With the participation of: 

  • Gregory Elacqua, Principal Economist, Education Division, ID¨ 
  •  Carolina Méndez, Education Specialist, Office of Peru, IDB
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZIDB0000578-522669563-43838
UR-L1176 Second period Jan-Dec 2022 - Public Report.PDF
Published Jul. 21, 2023
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-522669563-41327
UR-L1176 Second period Jan-Dec 2021 - Public Report.PDF
Published Aug. 16, 2022
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-470358958-33
UR-L1176 - Loan Proposal.pdf
Published Aug. 25, 2021
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-743111168-12
UR-L1176 - EASE - Educación para la Transformacion - Versión 1 - FFD.pdf
Published May. 11, 2021
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-743111168-36
UR-L1176 - EASE - Educacion para la Transformacion - Version Final.pdf
Published Jul. 08, 2021
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-743111168-37
UR-L1176 - Informe de Consultas.pdf
Published Jul. 08, 2021
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Teacher hiring: the subject we failed

A conversation led by:

  •  Carola Fuentes, Journalist and CEO of La Ventana Cine

Guests:

  • Martín Benavides, Minister of Education of Per­
  • Monserrat Creamer, Minister of Education of Ecuador

With the participation of: 

  • Gregory Elacqua, Principal Economist, Education Division, ID¨
  • Carolina Méndez, Education Specialist, Office of Peru, IDB
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-743111168-37
UR-L1176 - Informe de Consultas.pdf
Published Jul. 08, 2021
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-743111168-36
UR-L1176 - EASE - Educacion para la Transformacion - Version Final.pdf
Published Jul. 08, 2021
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A conversation led by:

  • Carola Fuentes, Journalist and CEO of La Ventana Cine

Guests:

  • Martín Benavides, Minister of Education of Per­
     
  • Monserrat Creamer, Minister of Education of Ecuador

With the participation of: 

  • Gregory Elacqua, Principal Economist, Education Division, ID¨
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  •  Carolina Méndez, Education Specialist, Office of Peru, IDB
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-743111168-37
UR-L1176 - Informe de Consultas.pdf
Published Jul. 08, 2021
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1375635338-33795
UR-L1176_P1025181_SP.pdf
Published Aug. 09, 2022
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-522669563-42518
UR-L1176 First period Jan-Jun 2022 - Public Report.PDF
Published Feb. 07, 2023
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A conversation led by:

  • Carola Fuentes, Journalist and CEO of La Ventana Cine

Guests:

  •  Christopher Neilson, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton Universit´
  •  Hugo Ñopo, Principal Researcher, Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE), Peru

With the participation of: 

  •  Luana Marotta, Consultant, Education Division, ID¨
  • Alonso Roman, Consultant, Education Division, ID
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZIDB0000171-1375635338-35645
UR-L1176_P2041947_SP.pdf
Published Jul. 04, 2023
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-522669563-41327
UR-L1176 Second period Jan-Dec 2021 - Public Report.PDF
Published Aug. 16, 2022
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https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-470358958-33
UR-L1176 - Loan Proposal.pdf
Published Aug. 25, 2021
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A conversation led by:
- Carola Fuentes, Journalist and CEO of La Ventana Cine

Guests:
- Nicolas Ajzenman, Assistant Professor of Economics, São Paulo School of Economics (FGVB)
- Susanna Loeb, Professor of Education and Director, Annenberg Institute, University of Brown

With the participation of: 
Gregory Elacqua, Principal Economist, Education Division, ID¨Carolina Méndez, Education Specialist, Office of Peru, ID
 

https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZIDB0000578-522669563-43838
UR-L1176 Second period Jan-Dec 2022 - Public Report.PDF
Published Jul. 21, 2023
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