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South-South Research, Exchange and Learning

  • The ELLA Network facilitates south-south comparative research and knowledge exchange, to inspirate development policies and practices that are grounded in evidence aboud what works in varied country contexts.
  • Citizen participation principles seem easy to grasp in theory but, how can translate into practice? This is the story about how South Africa’s Human Sciences Research Council adapted Latin American models of citizen participation to pilot programmes to improve local services in Cape Town’s informal settlements.
  • This is the story of how a Nepalese expert took ideas on efficient water use technologies from Pintadas in North East Brazil to Manang District in Western Nepal.
  • Is Informality good or bad for Inclusive Growth? This was the focus for our Informality Summit held in Johannesburg in October, which brought together Latin American and African experts to debate the topic. You can read more about presentations and dicussions here.

The ELLA Network facilitates south-south comparative research and knowledge exchange, to inspire development policies and practices that are grounded in evidence about what works in varied country contexts.

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PASTORALISTM AND LAND RIGHTS: STUDY TOURS

Why talk about pastoralist societies? What can we learn from comparing pastoralist experiences in Africa and Latin America? Do we share similar problems?

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28
Apr
2017
MULTIMEDIA

INFOGRAPHIC: Do informal labour markets promote or constrain inclusive growth?

This infographic explores the differences between informal labour markets in Colombia and South Africa and how different local contexts result in different types of informality and policy implications.

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28
Apr
2017
MULTIMEDIA

INFOGRAPHIC: Oil and Gas Local Content: The Keys to Success

What are the keys to sucess on oil and aas local content initiatives? This infographic analizes LC examples in Africa and Latin America, and proposes a series of policy recommendations.

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27
Apr
2017
MULTIMEDIA

INFOGRAPHIC: Implementing Domestic Violence Legislation

What are the componentes of a domestic violence legislation? What can we learn by comparing the cases of Mexico and Ghana?

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2
Apr
2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER

Community-Based Crime Prevention Practices in El Salvador and Nigeria: Understanding Communities’ Willingness to Act

This study seeks to answer why some communities who engage in community-based crime prevention practices are able to withstand high rates of crime and others are not through a comparative analysis of communities located in severe crime zones in El Salvador and Nigeria.

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2
Apr
2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER

Women’s Political Representation as Key to Implementing Domestic Violence Laws: An Analysis of Ghana and Mexico

This paper argues that differing levels of gender institutionalisation Mexico and Ghana explain divergent outcomes in the implementation of domestic violence legislation in each country.

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2
Apr
2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER

Rethinking the effect of informality on inclusive growth: lessons from Colombia and South Africa for their regions

This paper attempts to understand the nature of the impact that labour informality has on inclusive growth, by comparing the cases of Colombia and South Africa: two upper-middle income countries with very different views and government approaches to the issue.

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2
Apr
2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER

What Matters When it Comes to Adopting Local Content in the Oil and Gas Sector? A Comparative Analysis of Success Factors in Africa and Latin America

This paper compares the experience of seven Latin American and seven African oil and gas producing countries, in order to identify the common factors that can help explain the achievement of positive outcomes from Local Content policy

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2
Apr
2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER

Land Tenure and the Sustainability of Pastoral Productive Systems: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of the Andean Altiplano and the East African Savannah

This paper analyses the relationship between pastoral land tenure systems and the sustainability of pastoralism as a production system in two regions in particular: the Andean Altiplano and the Kenyan Savannah. There, it identifies five types of collective land regimes.

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2
Apr
2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER

Horizontal Accountability through the Lens of State Owned Enterprises: A Comparative Study of Argentina and Kenya

This paper aims to provide understanding about the determinants of the performance of horizontal accountability in Argentina and Kenya and the institutional conditions under which we could expect to see more or less horizontal accountability.

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7
Feb
2017
MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO: Domestic Violence study tour to Mexico

How can we find solutions to domestic violence? Can we learn from initiatives from other regions? A group of experts from Africa and Latin America met in Mexico during November 2016 to discuss these questions and to learn more about the way this country is trying to address domestic violence, both through laws and protection services.

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