ELLA | A South-South knowledge sharing and learning platform on selected economic, environmental and governance issues…
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

LATEST POSTS

11
Jan
2016
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

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.

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30
Nov
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Development strategies of Latin American and Caribbean countries and the green economy approach

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.

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30
Oct
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Work, family and public policy changes in Latin America: Equity, maternalism and co-responsibility

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.

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2
Oct
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Brechas de ingresos laborales en el Perú urbano: una exploración de la economía informal

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.

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21
Sep
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Monitoring the Climate Change Impacts of Urban Agriculture in Rosario, Argentina

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.

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9
Sep
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Drogas, policías y delincuencia: Otras miradas a la seguridad ciudadana en América Latina

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.

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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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