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), Saving for Development (2016), Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean A Digital Economy Toolkit (2016) and other 130 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.

Saving for Development

release date: Jul 08, 2016
Saving for Development
Why should people - and economies - save? This book on the savings problem in Latin America and the Caribbean suggests that, while saving to survive the bad times is important, saving to thrive in the good times is what really counts. People must save to invest in health and education, live productive and fulfilling lives, and make the most of their retirement years. Firms must save to grow their enterprises, employ more workers in better jobs, and produce quality goods. Governments must save to build the infrastructure required by a productive economy, provide quality services to their citizens, and assure their senior citizens a dignified, worry-free retirement. In short, countries must save not for the proverbial rainy day, but for a sunny day - a time when everyone can bask in the benefits of growth, prosperity, and well-being. This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license.

Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean A Digital Economy Toolkit

release date: Jun 22, 2016
Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean A Digital Economy Toolkit
This joint initiative by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the OECD seeks to encourage the expansion of broadband networks and services in the region, supporting a coherent and cross-sectorial approach, to maximise their benefits for economic and social development.

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.

Development Connections

release date: Apr 25, 2011
Development Connections
Development Connections takes stock of recent advances in what is broadly known as Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The authors seek to discover how information and telecommunication technologies affect both the public and private sectors in Latin America and how they can optimize ICT returns to society.

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.

Revitalizing the Jamaican Economy

release date: Jan 01, 2004

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.

Escaping the Poverty Trap

Escaping the Poverty Trap
Basing their discussions on the concept of "intergenerational transmission of poverty"--the "process by which poor parents pass on poverty and disadvantage to their children," in the words of editor Moran (until recently a senior economist with the International Development Bank''s Sustainable Development Department)--five essays reflect on political, philosophical, social, and other dimensions of investing in early childhood in Latin America. The essays include Amartya Sen''s discussion of early childhood investment within the context of the overall development process, as well explorations of the relationship between health, nutrition, and cognitive and social dimensions of poverty; the impact of early childhood investment on economic growth and equity; and the role of the state in marshalling resources for early childhood investment. Distributed by Johns Hopkins U. Press. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Competition Policy in Regulated Industries

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Competition Policy in Regulated Industries
Annotation The Bank continues its search for new ways to improve the efficiency of infrastructure services in emerging economies by increasing competitiveness and promoting regional integration. Examples are drawn from Latin America and specific European industries. There is no index. Distributed in the US by The Johns Hopkins University Press. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Democracies in Development

Democracies in Development
The accompanying CD-ROM features country-by-country election results for presidential and legislative elections."--BOOK JACKET.

Organizational Assessment

Organizational Assessment
Organizational Assessment: A framework for improving performance

The Currency Game

release date: Jan 01, 2001
The Currency Game
"Written by a distinguished group of economists and political scientists from around the hemisphere, the essays in this book include analytical perspectives, a cross-national statistical study, and a series of detailed country studies ... [and bring an] important new theoretical insights and epmpirical evidence to that debate in order to best address a policy issue critical to the future of Latin American development"--Preface.

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 ...

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

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.

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.

Economic and Social Progress in Latin America

release date: Jan 01, 1998

Facing Up to Inequality in Latin America

release date: Jan 01, 1998

Economic and Social Development Into the XXI Century

Economic and Social Development Into the XXI Century
What new directions will development take in the next century? A distinguished group of experts on economic development debated this question in late 1996. Their views of the emerging development consensus are presented in Economic and Social Development into the XXI Century. The authors give special attention to developing countries in Latin America and East Asia. Analyzing the growth of certain East Asian economies, they ask what can be emulated: state-engineered industrial policies? an export push? better initial income distribution? fiscal incentives to promote corporate growth? the region''s successful land reform efforts, or the commitment to better education? While agreeing that equity is a major determinant of economic success, they differ regarding how to achieve it.

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.

Restoring Fiscal Discipline for Poverty Reduction in Peru

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Restoring Fiscal Discipline for Poverty Reduction in Peru
This public expenditure review is produced jointly by the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, and focuses on social sectors spending and leaves aside infrastructure and other sectors. This report, finalized in June 2002 and discussed with Authorities in mid-August 2002, does not take into account policy developments occurring after this time. The report is organized as follows: Chapter 1 presents a synthesis of Peru''s public expenditure reform agenda from the Bank''s perspective. It is based on, and distills, the thematic chapters that make up this report. Chapters 2-4 examine the core functions of public expenditure management: macro fiscal aggregates, resource allocations to strategic sectors, and microeconomic efficiency of public spending. Chapters 5-8 explore selected themes, such as the decentralization of public administration and the social sectors; civil service reform; governance and corruption; and mining fiscal and environmental issues. These chapters are, in turn, supported by fifteen topic-specific background papers, including an innovative public expenditure tracking survey on municipal transfers. Other topics focus on public sector employment; decentralization of health and education; an empirical diagnostic study on governance, rule of law, and corruption; and a comparison of the Peruvian tax system with mining tax systems in other nations.
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