South-south knowledge exchange and sharing is a great good idea. But, how to measure its impact in influencing policy and practice? We at ELLA can offer some suggestions on how to overcome this challenge.
The third Latin American Think Tanks Summit (Buenos Aires, 11-13 November) provided a rich mix of ideas and experiences. Electoral processes, impact evaluations and cooperation between thinks tank were all on the agenda.
ELLA conducts comparative, context-sensitive, policy-relevant research, and this infographic shows the different steps of this research process. It also identifies the research topics and highlights the research centres undertaking it.
Akosua Darkwah is the Director of the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) at the University of Ghana, who along with Fundar are working on domestic violence. In this interview Akuosa explains her views on comparative research, lesson learning between continents and her experience in the ELLA programme.
This infographic shows the main components, processes, and objectives of the current phase of the ELLA programme – as well as the research centres involved, and the topics chosen for research, exchange and learning.
Exclusión social, violencia y respuestas comunitarias en ciudades centroamericanas: explicando variaciones para orientar políticas
¿Por qué comunidades que son comparables en términos de desigualdad social y económica y exclusión sufren diferentes niveles de violencia? Esta investigación (El Salvador y Costa Rica)plantea que en territorios urbanos marginales, comparables en términos de exclusión social, puede haber distintos niveles de violencia por las diferencias de capacidades de la acción comunitaria para afrontar el fenómeno de la violencia.Read more
This publication explores the commonalities between the existing and proposed paradigms and approaches to development that ensures well-being and respect for nature. It also analyses and the concept of green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.Read more
Taking account of the substantial increase in female labour market participation that has occurred throughout the Latin American region, this article describes policies adopted with the aim of reconciling work and family responsibilities between 2003 and 2013, and the implications of their design for socioeconomic and gender equity.Read more
Esta investigación busca establecer si las diferencias de ingresos entre los trabajadores con empleo formal e informal pueden ser explicadas por los atributos productivos de la mano de obra o si, por el contrario, son resultado de una segmentación del mercado laboral.Read more
This paper, Monitoring the Climate Change Impacts of Urban Agriculture in Rosario, Argentina, examines the city’s urban agriculture programme, the contribution of green areas to reducing the Urban Heat Island, the transportation and conservation of food and the effects of UPA on run-off and infiltration of storm water.Read more
Esta compilación de 10 artículos brinda otra mirada a la seguridad ciudadana en América Latina. Ofrece una revisión a las políticas de seguridad y su eficacia para reducir el delito y la violencia, así como un análisis al problema de las drogas, sus causas y efectos económicos, sociales y políticos.Read more
In 2009 Argentina implemented a major cash transfer programme for children and adolescents called Universal Child Allowance for Social Protection, which extended the coverage of the contributory family allowance programme to new segments of the population. This research assesses its impact on adult labour participation.Read more
The Colombian case is an example of progress in women’s empowerment in the face of formidable and continuing challenges. Progress is identified in relation to: legal gains for women’s rights and gender equality; women’s presence and representation in public and elected positions; the advancement of a gender-responsive approach to addressing the legacies of conflict and associated mechanisms of memorialisation, reparations, restitution and transitional justice.Read more
A Tale of Two Species : Revisiting the Effect of Registration Reform on Informal Business Owners in Mexico
Different views have been put forward to explain why most firms in developing countries operate informally. One argues that informal-business owners are people trying to make a living while searching for a wage job. Another argues that they do not register their firms because of complex regulation processes. This paper contributes to recent literature that argues that both factors are at work.Read more
This research design and methods paper is a working document, and the first stage in the conduct of a joint comparative research in the topic of local content frameworks in the oil and gas sector.Read more