ELLA | A South-South knowledge sharing and learning platform on selected economic, environmental and governance issues…
  • Workshop
    Six new ELLA Learning Alliances have now been opened up for registration. These offer structured exchange and learning between peers - on topics with scope for inter-regional lesson-learning between Latin America and Africa.
  • Workshop
    Comparative studies have long been restricted by warnings that apples and oranges should not be compared, that context is crucial. Shandana Khan Mohmand argues that on the contrary, unusual comparisons can reveal unusual insights.
  • Workshop
    How do you get users hooked onto your research? Which tools are eye-catching? How can you sustain interest, and help people learn from your work? These questions were tackled at a recent ELLA ‘research uptake’ workshop. Some interesting tricks emerged.
  • Workshop

    How can Latin American and African development experiences be compared in a meaningful way, for the regions to be able to learn from each other effectively? Answering this question was the task that the ELLA partners set ourselves at the Comparative Evidence workshops in Colombia and Ghana last December.

LATEST POSTS

30
Jun
2016
REGIONAL EVIDENCE PAPER

Social Capital, Collective Efficacy and Community Based Crime Prevention in El Salvador

The following paper explores the extent to which crime and violence prevention initiatives that promote social capital and collective efficacy are successful in reducing crime and violence in Latin America, more specifically through a case study of El Salvador.

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4
May
2016
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

Beyond Domestic Violence Laws in Latin America: Challenges for Protection Services for Survivors

This Regional Evidence Paper is paired with a sister paper whose title is Beyond Domestic Violence Laws: Women´s Experiences and Perceptions of Protection Services in Ghana, authored by the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA), University of Ghana. Based on this two regional papers, a Comparative Evidence Paper is constructed, comparing the experiences of the two regions, in order to support inter-regional lesson-learning. All publications can be found in the ELLA programme website.

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4
May
2016
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

Beyond Domestic Violence Laws: Women’s Experiences and Perceptions of Protection Services in Ghana

This Regional Evidence Paper is paired with a sister paper whose title is Beyond Domestic Violence Laws in Latin America: Challenges for Protection Services for Survivors, authored by Fundar in Mexico. Based on this two regional papers, a Comparative Evidence Paper is constructed, comparing the experiences of the two regions, in order to support inter-regional lesson-learning. All publications can be found in the ELLA programme website.

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23
Mar
2016
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

On the Institutionalization of Congress (es) in Latin America and Beyond

This paper is sketches an agenda to study the determinants of and the process by which strong policymaking institutions develop, with special focus on the potentially most central policymaking institution in a democracy: Congress

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23
Mar
2016
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Employment and Taxes in Latin America

This paper analyses the labour effects of taxes and explores empirically the effects of payroll taxes, the VAT and corporate income taxes. It uses national-level data of labour variables for 15 Latin American countries

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23
Mar
2016
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

What works in reducing community violence

This systematic meta-review analyses a wide array of evidence on programmatic interventions on reducing community violence in Central America.

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22
Mar
2016
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Global Review of the Economics of Pastoralism

The review of the literature on pastoralist economics is a contribution to the global learning on the importance of mobile pastoralism as a form of productive and sustainable land management. The review is intended to highlight existing knowledge on the value of pastoralism, the gaps in this knowledge, trends in pastoral economies and policy options that can support drylands economies most effectively.

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22
Mar
2016
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Energy reform and local content in Mexico

This study analyses the future effect of the changes in the hydrocarbon sector on the mining sector in Mexico, with emphasis on existing and potential linkages between the two sectors stemming from local content policies.

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22
Mar
2016
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

What Makes Domestic Violence Legislation More Effective?

This Paper analyses the role women play in promoting more effective legislations to confront Domestic Violence. It analyses their role in monitoring policies too, and highlights key action on how to accomplish this based on real examples.

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15
Feb
2016
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Acceso a tierra y estrategias de vida de los jóvenes rurales

Los territorios rurales atraviesan procesos de envejecimiento y una de las causas principales es la emigración de los jóvenes a los centros urbanos. Las razones para dejar el campo y la agricultura son en parte las barreras que enfrentan al insertarse social y productivamente en sus comunidades y el acceso seguro a la tierra es el factor clave.

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