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Winds of Change: The Progress of Open Government Policymaking in Latin America and the Caribbean

This paper from the IDB includes a detailed analysis of the progress of open government strategies within Latin America and the Caribbean, based on an in-depth review of the action plans of 14 of the 15 current Open Government Partnership (OGP) members in the region. ... Read More

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What is Legal? Formalising Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Colombia

This paper from IIED analyses the barriers to formalisation for artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in Colombia and offers approaches to overcome them.... Read More

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Peru’s Deadly Environment: The Rise in Killings of Environmental and Land Defenders

This report from Global Witness highlights the Ashéninka’s struggle to gain legal recognition of their rights to their ancestral land, and their failed attempts to solicit support and protection from Peru’s authorities.... Read More

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The Impact of Oportunidades on Human Capital and Income Distribution

In an effort to inform social policy in Mexico, this Discussion Paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute analyses the effects of a major social program on school attendance and household income distribution, accounting for its partial and general equilibrium effects.... Read More

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Violating Rights and Threatening Lives: The Camisea Gas Project and Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation

This report highlights the existing impacts of the Camisea gas project in the south-east Peruvian Amazon on indigenous peoples living in ‘voluntary isolation’ (‘isolated peoples’) in the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti and Others’ Reserve. ... Read More

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ELLA Knowledge Materials on The Green Economy now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.... Read More

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Effective Public Policies and Active Citizenship: Brazil’s Experience of Building a Food and Nutrition Security System

This Oxfam paper concludes that the progress made by Brazil in the fight against hunger and poverty resulted from the combination of the interests of government and civil society through a process of collective, participatory and democrtic construction.... Read More

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Local Preferences for REDD+ Payment Formats in Brazil, The Bolsa Floresta Programme, RDS Rio Negro

This study by IIED explores the challenges of determining people’s preferences in the context of the Bolsa Floresta Programme (BFP) in Brazil, which is one of the largest REDD+ pilot projects in the world.... Read More

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ELLA Knowledge Materials on Brazil's Ethanol Programme now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.... Read More

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Financing Agricultural Value Chains in Latin America: Barriers and Opportunities in Mexico, Peru and Honduras

This report highlights Agricultural Value Chains Financing products and structures that various lead firms, agro-processors, banks, and non-bank financial institutions have designed and implemented to provide financing to producers either directly or through producer organizations, cooperatives, etc.... Read More

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Emerging Impacts in Open Data in the Judiciary Branches in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay

This study from CIPPEC compares the availability, accessibility, sustainability, re-usability and relevance of a number of different kinds of judiciary data in three Latin American countries, including budget allocations, performance statistics, court rulings, selection and removal of magistrates, and hiring and personnel details.... Read More

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Smallholders at Risk: Monoculture Expansion, Land, Food and Livelihoods in Latin America

Greater investment in agriculture is needed to reduce rural poverty and improve food security; but how investment is made, its context and conditions, is at least as important as how much is invested, the authors of this Oxfam Briefing Paper argue.... Read More

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ELLA City-level Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.... Read More

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Whose Public Spaces? Citizen Participation in Urban Planning in Santiago, Chile

This article in Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) 66 describes the process of community engagement in two urban redevelopment projects located in an eastern commune of Santiago, Chile.... Read More

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Alliances Towards a Common Goal: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Rural Development In Latin America

In Latin America, public-private partnerships have proven to be a successful tool for promoting rural development. Adequate coordination and involvement of stakeholders at the local level has been fundamental in achieving positive results.... Read More

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Contestations over Indigenous Participation in Bolivia’s Extractive Industry: Ideology, Practices, and Legal Norms

This Working Paper from the German Institute of Global and Area Studies looks at the Guaraníes' participation in Bolivia's gas sector and explains the reasons for the conflicts that have arisen.... Read More

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Recognising the Diversity of Smallholder Farmers in Latin America: A New Era in Rural Development

New institutions, differential policy and public-private partnerships are just some of the mechanisms being used by Latin American governments to promote sustainable development among smallholder farmers.... Read More

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ELLA Promoting Human Rights Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.... Read More

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Is Disaster Risk Reduction Spending Driven by the Occurrence of Natural Disasters? Evidence from Peru

The authors of this Working Paper examine the allocation of total disaster risk reduction public spending among regions in Peru in order to identify the main determinants of the distribution of these resources.... Read More

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Harnessing the Potential of the Nonfarm Economy for Smallholders in Latin America

Latin American countries have implemented a range of strategies to boost the rural nonfarm economy, with positive impacts on local economic growth and poverty reduction.... Read More