The IDB has researchers in many departments producing working papers on economic and social topics. Many of these documents constitute background research for the IDB’s flagship publication "Development in the Americas" prepared by the Research Department. In addition, the IDB finances and mentors studies conducted by other institutions in order to build knowledge and research capacity. All IDB working papers are peer reviewed and meet high editorial standards.
Building Capabilities for Productive Development
By Ernesto Stein, Jorge Cornick, Eduardo Fernández-Arias, Ernesto Dal Bó and Gonzalo Rivas
Productive development policies are notoriously hard. This book identifies key features of institutional design and agency-level practices that have led to successful productive development policies across Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica and Uruguay.
Sports for Development
By Carlos Scartascini and Laura Jaitman
The IDB has been supporting Sports-for-Development (SFD) initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean since 2004. This document reviews IDB-sponsored initiatives in 18 countries to shed light on what works and doesn’t work. Given the importance of designing programs right to avoid unintended consequences, increasing data collection and analysis is crucial. This monograph is a contribution to that effort.