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    In this interview, Mark Lewis, ELLA Programme Director, explains the evolution of ELLA over the last five years – from disseminating Latin America's experiences, to comparative Latin American-African research, aimed at easing the exchange of knowledge between the two regions.
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    ELLA has evolved in the last year. Collaborative, comparative research is undertaken by paired research centres from Latin America and Africa. Don Leonard, who has been working with the researches,explores the challenges of comparative research across regions.
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    In a recent research coordination workshop we interviewed our partners, and asked what they thought about the objective of the programme, and also discussed their views on lesson learning and knowledge exchange between regions.  Find out what they said in this video.
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    In this video, Cecilia Lachenal and Cecilia Toledo from the Fundar Centre for Analysis and Research, in Mexico City, explain the involvement of Fundar in the ELLA programme, as well as their own roles and perspectives.

LATEST POSTS

31
Aug
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Argentina: Impacts of the child allowance programme on the labour-market behaviour of adults

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.

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16
Aug
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Progress despite adversity: women's empowerment and conflict in Colombia

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.

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4
Aug
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

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.

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23
Jun
2015
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

Local Content Frameworks in Latin American and African oil and gas sector

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. 

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16
Jun
2015
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

Determinants of Gaps in Horizontal Accountability of Executive to Legislative Bodies in Latin America and Africa

This design and methods paper sets out how the authors will explore the conditions under which legislative bodies succeed or fail in holding accountable public agencies of the executive as well as the executive’s own capacity for being accountable.

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9
Jun
2015
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

Collective Land Access Rights for Enhancing Smallholder Livelihoods

This paper is a working document, and the first stage in the conduct of a joint research in the topic collective land access rights for enhancing smallholder livelihoods. The research will study the cases of Peru and Kenya and analyse to what extent these lessons can be applied to other countries in Africa and Latin America. 

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2
Jun
2015
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

Beyond Domestic Violence Laws: What Else Makes Responses to Domestic Violence Effective?

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 effective responses to domestic violence. The research will study the cases of Ghana and Mexico and analyse how and to what extent these lessons can be applied to other countries in Africa and Latin America.

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27
May
2015
DESIGN AND METHODS PAPER

Informality and Inclusive Growth

This design and methods paper sets out how the authors will explore the transitions between unemployment, informality and formal employment and how they might affect or promote inclusive growth at both individual and macroeconomic level.

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13
May
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Taxes and Transition: Formalising Small-Scale Farmers in Peru?

This Briefing Paper from IIED looks at the Peruvian government's attempts to formalise small-scale farmers, offering lessons applicable in Peru and beyond.

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22
Apr
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Rethinking Democratic Governance: State Building, Autonomy, and Accountability in Correa’s Ecuador

In this paper Dr. James David Bowen argues that stable democracy must rest on three pillars: capable state institutions, the autonomy of these institutions from powerful actors both within and outside the state, and the existence of meaningful institutions of accountability.

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