By Helio Bertachini Ms. Terezinha runs her own small business selling churrasquinho, a type of steak stick, in Pindamonhangaba, a city in the countryside of São Paulo State, Brazil. Terezinha needs credit to grow her business, but until recently her access to credit was very limited.View Post … [Read more...] about Tackle the Funding Gap: Expanding Access to Credit for Brazilian Microentrepreneurs
Consider this: you have just completed the installation of a water and sanitation system for an entire neighborhood, but many households don’t connect their kitchens and bathrooms to the new water and sewer lines. With low coverage, many of the expected health benefits of the project will not materialize. … [Read more...] about How to implement an impact evaluation?
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 Elena Arias and Julián Cristia Considering everything that technology has made possible, from instant global communication to space travel, harnessing it to improve learning and revolutionize education would seem well within our reach. Indeed, the IDB is looking at how technology can improve learning across Latin America and the Caribbean, where there is an urgent … [Read more...] about To Guide or not to Guide? Using Technology to Improve Learning
By Julián Aramburu and Lina Salazar Nothing is more annoying than a fly buzzing around your head. But flies can be much more than an annoyance: fruit flies, for example, are one of the most harmful threats to fruit production in Peru, damaging crops by laying their eggs within the fruit. Since 1990, Peru’s fruit and vegetable exports have increased at an average … [Read more...] about Small Bug, Big Trouble: The Fruit Fly Plague in Peru