Palladini, Eric

Development Effectiveness, Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank
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Latin America; microfinance; accounting and accountability; small business development; private sector development; privatization
Development Effectiveness, Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank
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Last updated: January 31, 2023
Historian / Managing Editor / Technical Writer with significant project experience in Latin American affairs including privatization, microfinance, accounting and accountability, and small business development.  Core competencies include: research and analysis of issues, concept development, identification of priority concerns, organizing and presenting complex material with a natural narrative flow and translating it in a way that appeals to the broadest audience, including non-English speakers. Bi-lingual English & Spanish. Further interests include North African affairs, heritage/historic preservation, local economic development, urban affairs, the democratic process.

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Creating More Livable Cities : The Case of the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area

2011-12, Palladini, Eric

Despite Rio de Janeiro's privileged position as Brazil's historical capital (from the eighteenth century until 1960) and as a major center for tourism, culture, and education, the city and its region (collectively known as the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro) confronted significant challenges during the final decades of the twentieth century. Since the relocation of the national capital to Brasilia, ongoing industrial restructuring, and social inequality contributed to declines in the region's share of Brazil's population and gross domestic product (GDP). However, since 2001, the region has entered a new period of expansion, based on the surging petrochemical and metallurgical industries, and port and logistics services. Also promising for development over the coming years, the city will host the 2014 World cup final game and the 2016 summer Olympics. With this in mind, the World Bank, with a guarantee from Brazil's federal government, is funding the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan urban and housing Development Policy Loan (DPL).

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Chile : A Strategy to Promote Innovative Small and Medium Enterprises

2008-02, Goldberg, Mike, Palladini, Eric

With its strong export orientation and emphasis on competitiveness, the Chilean economic model has been the envy of its neighbors for more than a decade. However, there are underlying vulnerabilities. Historically, exports have been concentrated in mining and agriculture, sectors dominated by large firms that do not generate a large share of employment. Small and medium enterprises play a key role in employment generation and economic decentralization in Chile, yet their employment was stagnant between 2000 and 2004. Based on work completed in 2003, this study provides a review of the Chilean government's substantial investment in programs that support small and medium enterprises. This review of government programs confirms the importance of coordination and an overarching strategy, in the form of a National Innovation System, led by a single institution. The review also finds that demand-driven programs were more likely to be sustainable. Finally, the study demonstrates that Chile (and other countries with many support programs for small and medium enterprises in place) needs an integrated management information system to analyze, assess, coordinate, and streamline the program portfolio for small and medium enterprises in the future.