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  • 30-August-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 319: The rationale for higher education investment in Ibero-America

    This working paper contributes to the debate around the financing of higher education and calls for a fair distribution of the costs of higher education between the private sector (including students and their families) and the public sector, allocated according to the ratio of private and public benefits and externalities that it generates.

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  • 25-July-2013

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    Start- Up Latin America 2016

    Start-ups are gaining momentum in Latin America's innovation strategies. Start-up Latin America: Promoting Innovation in the Region analyses the role of policies in promoting the creation and expansion of start-ups. It provides a comparative snapshot of recent initiatives in six countries in the region to identify good practices and foster knowledge sharing to improve innovation policy design and implementation.

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  • 17-July-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 318: How redistributive is fiscal policy in Latin America? The case of Chile and Mexico

    Fiscal policy plays an essential role in reducing income inequality in OECD countries while this effect tends to be lower in Latin American economies. This paper adds to the discussion by looking at the issue from a tax-benefit analysis perspective; namely by estimating the impact of the welfare system on the different income groups in Chile and Mexico.

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  • 6-May-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 317: Opening the black box of contract renegotiations: An analysis of road concessions in Chile, Colombia and Peru

    This paper reviews road concession programmes in Chile, Colombia and Peru over the period 1993-2010 and analyses how their shortcomings have resulted in large extra fiscal costs. Weak State institutions, unclear legislation and deficient contract design have allowed for frequent and costly renegotiation of road concessions.

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  • 6-May-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 316: The politics of transport infrastructure policies in Colombia

    This joint work by the OECD Development Centre and Fedesarrollo focuses on the policy making process of transport infrastructure in Colombia for the period 2002-10. It identifies the main bottlenecks to be improved in the implementation of public policies in the main phases of the transport infrastructure policy cycle, namely planning, budgeting, execution (i.e. new investment and maintenance), and monitoring and evaluation.

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  • 26-April-2013

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    Latin American Economic Outlook 2013_Chinese

    Latin American Outlook 2013 in Chinese

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  • 19-April-2013

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    Making Development Happen: Política fiscal para el desarrollo en República Dominicana

    Es necesario por tanto que las reformas fiscales constituyan una pieza clave del plan estratégico de desarrollo de un país en el medio y largo plazo. En este sentido, este informe sitúa algunas posibilidades de reforma en materia fiscal en la República Dominicana en un contexto regional e internacional de buenas prácticas.

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  • 19-April-2013

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    Making Development Happen: Fiscal Policy for Development in the Dominican Republic

    Tax reforms must play a central role in a country’s medium- and long-term development strategy. The report analyses some of the possible tax reforms in the Dominican Republic within a regional and international context of good practices. The fiscal recommendations are made within the context of the institutional frameworks, with particular emphasis on matters of economic policy that should be considered in the reform process.

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  • 22-February-2013

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    Perspectivas Economicas de America Latina 2013:Políticas de pymes para el cambio estructural_PPT

    El contexto macroeconómico, Pymes y cambio estructural: un panorama, Prioridades: financiamiento, competencias, integración

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  • 18-February-2013

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    Perspectives économiques de l’Amérique latine 2013: Politiques envers les PME pour le changement structurel_PPT

    Le contexte macroéconomique, PME et changement structurel: un panorama, Priorités: financement, compétences, intégration

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