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If fact-checking is old, why can it be considered a journalistic innovation 02 de February de 2017

In the midst of a context where false or imprecise information seems to expand throughout all platforms, journalism has found a way to expand its reach in the verification of facts and data 

journalism and development
How cities transform lives: the story of Tita in Fortaleza03 de November de 2016

Tita Tavares is a surfer and four times world surfing champion. She has gone around the world representing Brazil and her neighborhood, Titanzinho, a 'favela' (slum) transformed into a safe neighborhood with basic services. Currently Tita teaches surfing and citizen values to children and youths. Her story on overcoming is also the story of Fortaleza, her city.  

cities, urban development
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  • imagen publicacion - Annual Report 2016
    Annual Report 201604 August 2017
    For Latin America, 2016 was a year marked by profound political and economic changes. In comparison with other areas ofthe emerging world, the region’s economic performance wasweaker. For the secon...
    external relations
  • imagen publicacion - Everything we do begins with you - 2017
    Everything we do begins with you - 201711 July 2017
    We are a development bank committed to improving the quality of life of all Latin Americans. Our actions promote sustainable development and the integration of the region. We provide financial supp...
    external relations
  • imagen publicacion - The Effect of the Increasing Demand for Elite Schools on Stratification
    The Effect of the Increasing Demand for Elite Schools on Stratification06 July 2017
    I use detailed applications data to document a case in which, contrary to prevailing concerns, increasing school stratification by ability co-existed with stable stratification by family income: Me...
    education, research
  • imagen publicacion - RED 2016. More Skills for Work and Life: The contributions of Families, Schools, Jobs, and the Social Environment
    RED 2016. More Skills for Work and Life: The contributions of Families, Schools, Jobs, and the Social Environment22 June 2017
    Skills are the mainstay of human capital. They are the capabilities that a person has to effectively solve different problems. Skills include not only knowledge or abstract reasoning, but also aspe...
    equity and social inclusion, social innovation, external relations, public management and institutional quality, gender, education, research, youth, productive transformation, impact evaluation for public management, environment , energy
  • imagen publicacion - Public-infraestructure and energy-subsidy policies, energy access by the poor and long-term macroeconomic performance
    Public-infraestructure and energy-subsidy policies, energy access by the poor and long-term macroeconomic performance31 May 2017
    This paper presents the main set-up and long-run results from a simple deterministic version of a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model of a small open economy in Kawamura (2017). The model ...
    energy, cities, research, social innovation, equity and social inclusion, productive transformation, public management and institutional quality, impact evaluation for public management
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