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Daniel Ortega
Director of impact evaluation and policy learning

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Maryland College Park (August 2002). M.A. in Economics, University of Maryland College Park (December 2000). B.A. in Economics, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas (July 1997). At the moment, Daniel is the Director of Impact Evaluation and Policy Learning at CAF and associate Professor (Adjunct) at Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) since 2004.

Previously Daniel was the Impact Evaluation Coordinator and Senior Economist at CAF from 2006 to 2014. He also was Research Economist at the Economic Advisory Office to the National Assembly of Venezuela (2002-2004)

 

Recent publications
  • The Price of Political Opposition: Evidence from Venezuela's Maisanta. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 196-214, 2011 (with Chang-Tai Hsieh, Edward Miguel and Francisco Rodriguez)
  • Human Development of Peoples. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 11 (2), 229-257, 2010
  • The Effect of Wage Compression and Alternative Labor Market Opportunities on Teacher Quality in Venezuela. Economics of Education Review, 29 (5), 760-771, 2010
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img - Women heads of household, the ones who save the most in Latin America
Women heads of household, the ones who save the most in Latin America
Women heads of households and urban men between 40 and 50 years old, with a formal employment, are the groups with the highest financial education and greater capacity to save in Latin America,...
How can we improve access to and quality of public services?
Guillermo Perry, former Minister of Finance of Colombia, and Laura Trucco, of the NYU Development Center, explain what is needed to have effective and quality services 
¿How can we have a more effective state?
In recent years, the development debate has focused more on defining what are the best policies for growth and social inclusion and less on the capabilities of the agencies charged with implem...
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Uruguay's challenges regarding skills for work and life
The time that parents dedicate to their children, quality of education, and the reduction of the drop-out rate, as well as youth employment, are basic pillars in the development of skills of U...
Electronic monitoring and hotspot policing - Rafael DiTella
Focusing investment on preventive and social policies is the key to solve the problem of crime in the region 
events
img - Skills for the future: the challenges of human capital formation in Latin America
Skills for the future: the challenges of human capital formation in Latin America
If Latin America is to move onto a path of sustained and inclusive economic growth, it needs to improve the socio-emotional, cognitive and physical skills of its human capital. We will present ...
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More skills for work and life in Latin America
CAF -Development Bank of Latin America- and the Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative (ESPLA) will present the 2016 Economy and Development Report (RED) ...
img - Policy Seminar: More skills for work and life: the contribution of families, schools, jobs, and the social context
Policy Seminar: More skills for work and life: the contribution of families, schools, jobs, and the social context
CAF -Development Bank of Latin America- and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will present the 2016 Economy and Development Report (RED) "More skills for work and life: the contributio...
img - The State of Skills Development in Latin America
The State of Skills Development in Latin America
CAF -Development Bank of Latin America- and the Inter-American Dialogue will present the 2016 Economy and Development Report (RED) "More skills for work and life: the contributions of the famil...
img - 2016 Economy and Development Report (RED) Peru
2016 Economy and Development Report (RED) Peru
CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, and the Universidad del Pacífico will present the 2016 Peru Economy and Development Report (RED): More skills for work and life: the contributions of the...