En el mundo, alrededor de mil millones de personas -un 15% de la población- vive con algún tipo de discapacidad, según el Informe Mundial sobre la Discapacidad de la Organización Mundial de la…

Sofía Guerrero Gámez, Ana Rodríguez Coterón, Guillermo Romero Rodriguez |

Labores de limpieza en el río Matanza-Riachuelo, en la provincia de Buenos Aires, uno de los más contaminados de América Latina/Banco Mundial Disponible en inglés Cuando hablamos de inundaciones,…

Victor Vazquez Alvarez, Alexander Serrano |

It is well established in the economic literature that it’s the rich who benefit from the lion’s share of energy subsidies. Yet, it is often the poor and vulnerable who protest loudly against…

Guillermo Beylis, Barbara Cunha |

A prevention program against crime and violence in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, supports sporting activities for the children from this municipality. Photo: Victoria Ojea/World Bank

Jorge Familiar |

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Talk about ‘growth’ in Latin America has become less upbeat today than a few years ago. That’s no surprise. For over a decade, average…

Katia Vostroknutova, Jorge Thompson Araujo, Konstantin M. Wacker, Mateo Clavijo Munoz |

Understanding Macroeconomic Volatility: Part 2 The fact is that a government can soften a recession by increasing spending (the counter-cyclical approach) to raise demand and output. If government…

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

Volatility in financial markets gets wide attention in the public eye. Less noticed is what we in the development world call macroeconomic volatility—faster-than-desired swings in the broad forces…

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

‘Oh you’re going to Lima? I’ve heard the food is supposed to be amazing’. So goes the typical comment I get from friends and family when I would mention my work related travel plans. And in this…

Eric Dickson |