New Release Books by Inter-American Development Bank

Inter-American Development Bank is the author of Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2022 (2022), The Future of Work (2018), The Early Years (2015), Rethinking Productive Development (2014) and other 122 books.

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Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2022

Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2022
This report compiles comparable tax revenue statistics over the period 1990-2020 for 27 Latin American and Caribbean economies. Based on the OECD Revenue Statistics database, it applies the OECD methodology to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to enable comparison of tax levels and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among the economies of the region and with other economies.

The Future of Work

The Future of Work
Recent technological innovation in fields such as robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence have reduced the number of workers required in a range of sectors, while lowering costs and increasing reliability. This trend has led policymakers, academics, CEOs, and entrepreneurs to ask what types of jobs will be most affected, what new skillsets will be needed for the jobs of tomorrow, and how governments can ease the transition. “The Future of Work: Regional Perspectives” considers how technology is likely to change labor markets in Africa, Developing Asia, Emerging Europe, Central Asia, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, and Latin American and the Caribbean in the coming years. The study identifies concrete policy actions countries in these regions could take to face up to the challenges and seize the opportunities presented by emergent technology.

The Early Years

release date: Oct 22, 2015
The Early Years
This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license. The Early Years analyzes the development of Latin American and Caribbean children and makes a compelling case for government intervention in what is instinctively a family affair. Spending on effective programs for young children is an investment that, if done well, will have very high returns, while failure to implement such programs will lower the returns on the hefty investments being made in primary, secondary, and higher education. Policies for young children belong at the core of a country's development agenda, alongside policies to develop infrastructure and strengthen institutions. However, if the services provided (or funded) by governments are to benefit children, they must be substantially better than what is currently being delivered in the region. This book offers suggestions for improving public policy in this critical area.

Rethinking Productive Development

release date: Sep 04, 2014
Rethinking Productive Development
Productive transformation requires seizing the opportunities available and opening new ones in a competitive world. Rethinking Productive Development examines the market failures impeding transformation and the government failures that may make the policy remedies worse than the market illness. To address market failures, the authors propose a simple conceptual framework based on the scope and nature of the policy approach. They then systematically analyze country policies through this lens in key areas such as innovation, new firms, financing, human capital, and internationalization to show the power of this way of thinking. Still, the book warns that policymakers cannot be sure what the right policy interventions are and must set up a process to discover them that calls for public-private collaboration. Recognizing that the risk of capture needs to be checked and that even the best policies will fail without the technical, organizational, and political capacity to implement them, the book concludes with ideas on how to design institutions fostering the right incentives and how to grow public sector capabilities over time.

The Age of Productivity

release date: Apr 12, 2010
The Age of Productivity
Age of Productivity offers a look at how the low productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean is preventing the region from catching up with the developed world. The authors look beyond the traditional macro explanations and dig all the way down to the industry and firm level to uncover the causes.

Peer Reviews of Competition Law and Policy in Latin America A Follow-up: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Peru

release date: Mar 18, 2008

Competition Law and Policy in Chile A peer review

release date: May 25, 2004
Competition Law and Policy in Chile A peer review
This report presents the results of an OECD peer review of competition law and policy in Chile held in 2003.

Unlocking Credit

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Unlocking Credit
Annotation Bank loans are the main source of credit for businesses across Latin America, so understanding what determines the depth, cost, and volatility of bank credit is crucial to designing strategies that ensure financial stability and promote growth. This new edition of Economic and Social Progress in Latin America provides a comprehensive analysis of the region's all-important banking industry. The book examines two-way interactions between macroeconomic policies and financial intermediation -- not only how these policies affect banking but how banks weather intermediate shocks, and how industry incentives can prompt bank portfolio choices that influence economic policy. The report also discusses how elements of a financial safety net -- including deposit insurance, prudential regulation, protection of creditor rights, and legal and judicial enforcement -- can mitigate factors that make credit more volatile and constrain its expansion. Finally, the report studies how the banking industry's market structure affects its performance. Particular attention is given to the role of government- versus foreign-owned banks, access to credit by small and medium-sized enterprises, and the development of mortgage credit markets.

Good Jobs Wanted

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Good Jobs Wanted
This book provides an up to date summary of the best available evidence on the causes and cures of Latin American labor market problems.

Democracies in Development

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Democracies in Development
The spread of democracy over the past two decades in Latin America has contributed significantly to ensuring fundamental political freedom, civil liberties and human rights. Democracies in Development -- published in cooperation with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance -- makes it clear that a legitimate and effective democracy is also essential for sustainable economic and social development. The book analyzes the effects of institutions on democratic systems, identifies regional trends in democratic reform, and assesses efforts to enhance governance. Chapters focus on the quality of democratic politics; citizen support for democracy and electoral participation; presidential democracy; political party systems; the balance of power between the executive and legislature; the authority of accountability agencies; and mechanisms to facilitate more direct citizen participation. Appendices outline the institutional structures of the region's democracies and examine voter turnout since 1978. The accompanying CD-ROM features country-by-country election results for presidential and legislative elections. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Organizational Assessment

Organizational Assessment
Organizational Assessment: A framework for improving performance

Development Centre Seminars Global Finance from a Latin American Viewpoint

release date: Mar 09, 2000
Development Centre Seminars Global Finance from a Latin American Viewpoint
The Inter-American Development Bank and the OECD Development Centre created the International Forum on Latin American Perspectives as an annual meeting place of ideas and strategies from Latin America and from the OECD region. The tenth meeting of ...

Outsiders?

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Outsiders?
This book argues that democratization, macroeconomic stabilization, and globalization in Latin America have disrupted the traditional labor-market-based paths of integration based on public and formal employment and made those left behind more vulnerable to the traditional forces of discrimination and exclusion.

Social Protection for Equity and Growth

Social Protection for Equity and Growth
These groups often live near the subsistence level and lack the economic or political power to push for policies that can respond to their needs during times of crisis."--BOOK JACKET.

Development Beyond Economics

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Development Beyond Economics
Over 40 years, Latin America has made giant strides in some of these social and political areas, yet lags behind in others. Life expectancy has increased by 13 years, illiteracy and fertility have been halved and democracy has taken hold throughout the region. However, Latin America continues to be plagued by violence and remains the most unequal region in the world in terms of income distribution. Unprecedented migration to sprawling and often inhosptialble cities has exacerbated poverty for millions.

Myth, Reality, and Reform

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Myth, Reality, and Reform
"Myth, Reality, and Reform bridges these critiques by balancing the importance of the four key functions of higher education: academic leadership, professional development, technological training and development, and general higher education. The book suggests how to consolidate the strengths of higher education systems while fundamentally reforming their weaker features.

Financial Risk Management

Financial Risk Management
"Drawing on practical methods used by successful risk managers in emerging and developed markets throughout the world, the book provides specific guidance on establishing a modern risk management framework and developing efficient approaches to increase the profitability of risk management activities in emerging market settings."--BOOK JACKET.

Facing Up to Inequality in Latin America

release date: Jan 01, 1998

Opportunity Foregone

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Opportunity Foregone
Fundamental changes in Brazilian economic policy in the mid-1990s have dramatically slowed inflation and set the stage for sustained growth. These gains provide the opportunity to turn to other social and economic problems overshadowed for years by the country's macroeconomic problems. Among the most important issues on the agenda is education. Opportunity Foregone: Education in Brazil offers a frank and thorough assessment of the country's educational performance and the resulting social costs. It identifies necessary reforms and the barriers to reform. The book's 18 studies examine a wide variety of key issues regarding the economics of education in Brazil.

Economic and Social Progress in Latin America

release date: Jan 01, 1998

Women in the Americas

Women in the Americas
Women in the Americas examines the respective roles of men and women in development - roles determined not by biology but by social, political, and economic influences that can be affected by policies and strategies. Prevailing social policies in the region often view men as income earners and women as wives and mothers, neglecting the role of women in the work force and as community leaders. In fact, between their economic, social and domestic responsibilities, women often have double or triple workdays. Based on the central tenet that understanding gender differences is vital to development planning, Women in the Americas focuses on the status of women in social policy, the labor force, the political process, and the environment. It also examines how the concept of gender equity could be better incorporated into mainstream development policy.

Safe and Sound Financial Systems

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Safe and Sound Financial Systems
Addressing Latin America's fragile financial systems, this study analyzes what Latin American countries can do both to strengthen their domestic banking systems and reap the full benefits of integration into the global economy and liberalized international capital markets.

Proceedings [of The] Meeting of the Board of Governors

Programa de Mejoramiento de Los Servicios de Salud en El El Salvador, II Etapa, El Salvador : Préstamo 604/SF-ES

Beyond Borders: The New Regionalism in Latin America

release date: Oct 10, 2002
Beyond Borders: The New Regionalism in Latin America
Although regional integration initiatives have a long history in the world economy, these efforts have expanded significantly since the 1990s. In Latin America and the Caribbean, a wave of regional integration initiatives has included free trade areas, customs unions, and steps towards common markets. The emergence of this "new regionalism"of trade in which global and regional forces complement one another has been driven by such factors as the opening up of economies and structural reforms. This year's edition of Economic and Social Progress in Latin America explores the dimensions of integration, macroeconomic coordination, and the effects of regional integration on productivity, market access, foreign direct investment, infrastructure and income inequality. Topics include subregional integration schemes, the multilateral trade agenda launched in Doha, initiatives such as the Free Trade Area of the Americas, and interregional agreements with the European Union.

Integrated Rural Development Program, Micro-watershed Management Component : Loan 608/OC-CO

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