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Inter-American Development Bank (Washington, DC)

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Works: 35 works in 35 publications in 2 languages and 43 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Abstracts  Examinations 
Classifications: LC177.L29, 378.8
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Most widely held works by Inter-American Development Bank (Washington, DC)
Who decides the budget? : a political economy analysis of the budget process in Latin America( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking productive development : sound policies and institutions for economic transformation by Gustavo Crespi( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rethinking Industrial Policy systematically analyzes policies in key areas such as innovation, new firms, firm networks, financing, human capital, and internationalization. The authors provide an in-depth look at specific policies and institutions that illustrate the do's and don'ts emerging from regional and international experience on the basis of the analytic tests, and they review new approaches to gauging the opportunities countries have for beneficial productive transformation into new and better products. The book discusses how these analyses are useful to inform policy to stimulate and guide productive transformation"--
Reprint series( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multinational investment, public and private, in the economic development and integration of Latin America by Inter-American Development Bank( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic and social progress in Latin America : ... report by Inter-American Development Bank( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competition policy in regulated industries : approaches for emerging economies by Paulina Beato( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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)
Secondary Schools and the Transition to Work in Latin America and the Caribbean. Sustainable Development Department Technical Papers Series by Cláudio de Moura Castro( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

U.S. and European models of delivering secondary education were examined to identify ways of improving Latin American and Caribbean secondary schools and easing Latin American and Caribbean students' transition from school to work. The following delivery options were considered: (1) separate job training from formal secondary education; (2) move technical education to the postsecondary level; (3) create tracks within formal secondary education; (4) develop a single national curriculum with electives; (5) build academics into vocational subjects; (6) blend office technology into academics; and (7) maintain a few elite secondary technical schools that are closely linked with industry. The following were among the conclusions that emerged from the analysis: (1) the traditional structure of secondary education is obsolete; (2) because of the diverse situations and cultural traditions existing in the countries of Latin American and the Caribbean, there is no single model of secondary education that can be recommended for all countries in the region; (3) many new alternatives include a progressive separation of vocational preparation from academic streams; (4) regardless of their level and regardless of whether they have ties with academic studies, the most successful technical schools are closely tied to industry; and (5) in all cases, more emphasis must be placed on solving problems rather than on memorizing facts and theories. (Contains 17 references) (mn)
URBELAC : network of European, Latin American and Caribbean cities for integrated and sustainable urban development 2010-2013( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Commission (EC) are convinced that strengthening cities is a key factor in promoting sustainable development at global, regional and local levels. Their action plans therefore include expanding cities' participation in sustainable development and social cohesion policies and developing more dynamic cooperation among them through the organisation of networks
Myth, reality, and reform : higher education policy in Latin America by Cláudio de Moura Castro( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book attempts to make sense of the dynamics in higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean, examining institutions, rules, incentives, and functions. The analysis of the diverse experience of higher education in Latin America is linked to suggestions for policy reform. In particular, the book addresses principal myths that mischaracterize both the experience and the policies that could bring about positive reforms. Following the introductory chapter, Chapter 2, "Mixed Performance," offers a brief assessment of the accomplishments and shortcomings of higher education in Latin America. Chapter 3, "Differentiated and Complex Systems," provides a historical sketch of how the traditional university evolved into an array of activities that are often poorly served by present policy. Chapter 4, "a Typology of Distinguishing Myth from Reality," presents a typology of the key functions of higher education--academic leadership, professional development, technological training and development, and general higher education (quasi-professional or general education). Chapter 5, "Key Policy Issues," applies the analysis and topology to three salient policy issues--subsidies, governance, and tools for quality control. Finally, Chapter 6, "Between Status Quo and Neoliberal Extremes," contrasts the book's main points to a neoliberal agenda, highlighting differences as well as similarities. Contains approximately 160 references. (Ev)
The Financing of Education in Latin America. Proceedings of a Seminar by Washington, Dc Inter-American Development Bank( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The proceedings of a seminar on the financing of education in Latin America are recorded here. In the Seminar's 11 sessions, technical officials from Latin American countries discussed and analyzed two broad areas of mutual interest. The first area was the relationship between expanding educational programs, their cost and financing, and socioeconomic development in the context of each country's historical experience. The second area was the adoption of new policies and priorities in the educational sector, in particular the need to shift the emphasis from high unit cost secondary and postsecondary levels to low unit cost primary levels, and the attendant social and economic benefits accruing to lower income groups. In this context, forms of vocational training and technical education that might enable new types of non-budgetary fiscal resources to be brought to bear on the problem were considered. The need to give special emphasis to the rural and urban marginal sectors of the population, to assign priority to primary education, and to extend the coverage and improve the quality of that education was also examined, as was the need to increase public outlays if dropout and repetition rates were to be reduced. (Author/RDN)
Opportunity foregone : education in Brazil by Nancy, Ed Birdsall( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The studies presented in this volume help readers to understand the constraints faced in addressing the key problems within the Brazilian education system. Steps to address the issues and benefits to be gained by addressing those issues are discussed. Forty-two authors reiterate that the success of Brazil's education reform will have an important influence Brazilian society will have in the new millennium. The book documents the poor educational performance of Brazilians and considers the consequences. The 18 studies are divided into four sections. Section 1, "Background and Setting," includes (1) "Education in Brazil: Playing a Bad Hand Badly" (Nancy Birdsall; Barbara Bruns; Richard H. Sabot); (2) "Where Does Brazil Fit? Schooling Investments in an International Perspective" (Jere R. Behrman; Ryan Schneider); (3) "Education and Economic Growth: Some Cross-Sectional Evidence" (Lawrence J. Lau; Dean T. Jamison; Shucheng Liu; Steven Rivkin); and (4) "Why Brazil Lags Behind in Educational Development" (David N. Plank; Jose Amaral Sobrinho; Antonio Carlos da Ressurreicao Xavier). Section 2, "Education and Earnings," contains: (5) "Wages, Schooling and Background: Investments in Men and Women in Urban Brazil" (John Strauss; Duncan Thomas); (6) "Temporal Evolution of the Relationship between Wages and Education of Brazilian Men" (Ricardo Barros; Lauro Ramos); (7) "Do Returns to Schooling Vary Across Industries?" (Donald Robbins; Mari Minowa); and (8) "The Quality of Schooling and Labor Market Outcomes" (Jere R. Behrman; Nancy Birdsall; Robert Kaplan). Section 3,"Education and Inequality," consists of: (9) "Educational Expansion and the Inequality of Pay in Brazil and Korea" (Young-Bum Park; David R. Ross; Richard H. Sabot); (10) "Social Mobility: The Role of Education in Determining Status" (Jose Pastore; Helio Zylberstajn); (11) "Education, Mobility and Growth" (Irma Adelman; Samuel Morley; Christoph Schenzler; Stephen Vogel); (12) "Income and Educational Inequality and Children's Schooling Attainment" (Richardo Barros; David Lam); and (13) "Family Background, Quality of Education and Public and Private Schools: Effects on School Transitions" (Alberto de Mello e Souza; Nelson do Valle Silva). Section 4, "Educational Policy Issues," includes: (14) "Efficiency-Enhancing Investments in School Quality" (Eric A. Hanushek; Joao Batista Gomes-Neto; Ralph W. Harbison); (15) "The Causes and Effects of Grade Repetition" (Joao Batista Gomes-Neto; Eric A. Hanushek); (16) "Private Education and Public Regulation" (Estelle James; Carlos Alberto Primo Braga; Paulo de Tarso Afonso de Andre); (17) "Dealing with Poor Students" (Claudio de Moura Castro; Sonia Dantas Pinto Guimaraes; Joao Batista Araujo e Oliveira; Sergio Costa Ribeiro); and (18) "The Economics of Higher Education" (Jean-Jacques Paul; Laurence Wolff). (Eh)
Economic and social progress in Latin America : 1986 report by Inter-American Development Bank( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Promoting savings in Latin America by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sample bidding documents : procurement of goods( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Inter-American Development Bank and national development banks : interaction and linkages by L. Enrique Garcia( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Forest-based development in Latin America : an analysis of investment opportunities and financing needs by Inter-American Development Bank( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Financiamiento externo de los paises de America Latina : sintesis estadistica( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reforming Primary and Secondary Education in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Idb Strategy. Sustainable Development Department Sector Strategy and Policy Papers Series by Cláudio de Moura Castro( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report summarizes what is known about educational improvement in Latin America and provides objectives and strategies to guide the Inter-American Development Bank (idb) in supporting primary and secondary education in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next decade. It is based on six background papers as well as a review of the lessons learned from recent regional and country experience. The papers are "The Need for Education Reform"; "Five Critical Areas of Reform to Improve Quality and Increase Equity"; "The Challenge of Secondary Education"; "Navigating and Managing the System: Tools to Achieve Reform Goals"; "The Art of Implementing Education Reform"; and "Looking to the Future: Developing an idb Action Plan." The critical areas of reform are making teachers partners in reform; providing more and better textbooks and teaching materials; selectively supporting the use of technology in education; decentralizing educational management and increasing accountability of key stakeholders; and strengthening early childhood education and development. The report summarizes new challenges facing secondary education in the region (I.E., meeting increasing quantitative and qualitative needs while simultaneously serving a more diverse clientele). It sets out information and management tools needed to meet long-term goals and confirms the fundamental importance of engaging in a long-term and consensual reform process. (Contains 81 references.) (Sm)
Community Colleges: Is There a Lesson in Them for Latin America? Sustainable Development Department Technical Papers Series by Cláudio de Moura Castro( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper explores the potential the North American community college model holds for Latin America as a means of responding to the expansion of secondary education in this region. The authors propose learning from, not imitating, experiences found in North America and Europe and discuss how these lessons may be of used to inform Latin American educational policy. The paper begins with a brief introduction to the origins of the community college in the United States and highlights a few of the defining characteristics of the community college model: accessibility, accountability, social mobility, and economic benefits for students. The second section of this paper provides a brief introduction to postsecondary education in Latin America and then discusses how insights gleaned from an analysis of the North American community college model might be useful in shaping Latin American educational policy and institutions. The authors conclude that the North American model of community colleges holds very real potential to inspire Latin America to create a similar system tailored to meet the unique demands and needs of the region. Appended is a summary of key descriptive statistics for American community colleges. (Contains 22 references.) (Rc)
Tres años de labor : Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo by Felipe Herrera( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Who decides the budget? : a political economy analysis of the budget process in Latin America
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