Six new ELLA Learning Alliances have now been opened up for registration. These offer structured exchange and learning between peers - on topics with scope for inter-regional lesson-learning between Latin America and Africa.
Comparative studies have long been restricted by warnings that apples and oranges should not be compared, that context is crucial. Shandana Khan Mohmand argues that on the contrary, unusual comparisons can reveal unusual insights.
How do you get users hooked onto your research? Which tools are eye-catching? How can you sustain interest, and help people learn from your work? These questions were tackled at a recent ELLA ‘research uptake’ workshop. Some interesting tricks emerged.
How can Latin American and African development experiences be compared in a meaningful way, for the regions to be able to learn from each other effectively? Answering this question was the task that the ELLA partners set ourselves at the Comparative Evidence workshops in Colombia and Ghana last December.
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.
This paper is sketches an agenda to study the determinants of and the process by which strong policymaking institutions develop, with special focus on the potentially most central policymaking institution in a democracy: CongressRead more
The review of the literature on pastoralist economics is a contribution to the global learning on the importance of mobile pastoralism as a form of productive and sustainable land management. The review is intended to highlight existing knowledge on the value of pastoralism, the gaps in this knowledge, trends in pastoral economies and policy options that can support drylands economies most effectively.Read more
This Paper analyses the role women play in promoting more effective legislations to confront Domestic Violence. It analyses their role in monitoring policies too, and highlights key action on how to accomplish this based on real examples.Read more
Los territorios rurales atraviesan procesos de envejecimiento y una de las causas principales es la emigración de los jóvenes a los centros urbanos. Las razones para dejar el campo y la agricultura son en parte las barreras que enfrentan al insertarse social y productivamente en sus comunidades y el acceso seguro a la tierra es el factor clave.Read more
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