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Women's Underrepresentation in IFI Leadership
November 27, 2023
EU-Africa Strategy: State of Play
November 24, 2023
Economic Integration of Venezuelan Immigrants in Colombia: A Policy Roadmap
December 07, 2022
This paper studies the formal labor market integration and firm creation of Venezuelan immigrants and refugees in Colombia between late 2019 to late 2021. It applies a novel framework to identify segments of the Colombian economy where Venezuelan immigrants and refugees are lagging behind.
Overcoming Barriers to Venezuelan Women’s Inclusion and Participation in Colombia
May 04, 2022
This paper aims to present the main barriers Venezuelan women face to access to the labor market and participation in Colombia.
A Decision Tree for Digital Payment Services: The Case of Mexico
July 06, 2021
This paper explores the reasons why digital payment services in Mexico are used to a much lower extent than would be expected considering the country’s level of development and the authorities’ efforts to expand these types of services during the past two decades.
The Effect of COVID-19 on the Economic Inclusion of Venezuelans in Peru
December 16, 2020
This policy paper, part of the “Let Them Work” initiative, outlines how the Government of Peru, donors, international organizations, and NGOs can address and overcome these barriers and promote economic inclusion.
How to Prioritize Early Childhood? A Note on the Recent Experience in Colombia
May 27, 2020
This paper assesses Colombia’s recent expansion in comprehensive early childhood care, underscoring the importance of strong high-level political commitment, inter-institutional coordination and stable financing.
Fuel Subsidy Reform and Green Taxes: Can Digital Technologies Improve State Capacity and Effectiveness?
July 11, 2019
Reforming inefficient and inequitable energy subsidies continues to be an important priority for policymakers as does instituting “green taxes” to reduce carbon emissions. The paper outlines how the use of digital technology can help accomplishing those reforms, drawing on four country c...
Energy Dividends in Bolivia: Are There Any Alternatives to Price Subsidies?
September 18, 2018
Bolivia, like many other fuel producers, subsidizes the domestic consumption of energy heavily, particularly oil and natural gas. This paper estimates the magnitude of the subsidies and offers an approximate picture of their incidence by income decile.