By Eric Avis, Claudio Ferraz, and Frederico Finan Every year billions of dollars in government funds go missing. Whether these resources are diverted into the pockets of public officials, redistributed as bribes, or otherwise misused, these acts of corruption pose serious threats to government effectiveness and public trust around the world. In recent years, a number of … [Read more...] about Do Government Audits Reduce Corruption? Evidence from Brazil
By Tracy Betts IDB-funded online survey to 33,500 internet users across the Americas reveals people’s priorities in infrastructure. … [Read more...] about Filling the Infrastructure Gap in the Americas –What do people really want?
By Oscar Mitnik The 10th-anniversary meeting of the Impact Evaluation Network (IEN) of LACEA (Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association) will be held from March 22 to 24, 2017 at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) headquarters in Washington, DC. The meeting will consist of the presentation of 16 selected research papers from a record number of … [Read more...] about Don’t miss the 10th anniversary meeting of the Impact Evaluation Network
By Oscar Mitnik The Impact Evaluation Network (IEN) of the Latin America and the Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) is calling for papers for its upcoming 10th Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place at the Inter-American Development Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC from Wednesday March 22 until Friday, March 24, 2017. Active since 2007, the IEN is an … [Read more...] about LACEA’s Impact Evaluation Network: Call for Papers
By Mario González Flores If someone offered you cash payments to keep your kids in school, would you turn these down? The answer seems simple enough. Most of us would respond with a clear “of course not!” Yet, the answer might not be so simple for the poorest and most vulnerable families. Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs pay cash to poor households on the … [Read more...] about Leaving cash on the table