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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

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Climate Change in Central and South America: Recent Trends, Future Projections, and Impacts on Regional Agriculture

This new and extensive study from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) models future climate projections up to year 2100 and takes a close look at how Central and South America's most commonly grown crops will be affected by rising temperatures and unpredictable rainfall.... Read More

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ELLA Gender Equity Policies 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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The Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Conditional Transfer Programmes and the Labour Market

This issue of 'Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean' by ECLAC and ILO looks at Latin American conditional cash transfers in the context of the labour market.... Read More

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ELLA Adaptation in Mountain Environments 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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Global Boom, Local Impacts: Mining Revenues and Subnational Outcomes in Peru 2007-2011

The authors of this Working Paper from the Inter-American Development Bank use evidence from Peru to look at how abundance of natural resources affect socio-economic performance ... Read More

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ELLA Budget and Public Policies 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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The "State-of-the-Art" of State-Owned Enterprises in Brazil

Forming part of a wider study on the Hidden Corners of Public Finance, this case study examines what information on state-owned enterprises in Brazil is publicly available, and what oversight mechanisms are in place, to assess the transparency and accountability of public spending in this area.... Read More

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Adaptation to Climate Change in Megacities of Latin America

This publication from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean aims to document current urban climate change adaptation practice in Latin America by summarising the three workshops of the ClimateAdaptationSantiago project (CAS).... Read More

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ELLA Microfinance 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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Land Accumulation Dynamics in Developing Country Agriculture

The authors of this Working Paper from the Inter-American Development Bank examine the case of Paraguay to test hypotheses on the effects of land inequality in developing countries. ... Read More

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Public Policy Reforms and Indigenous Forest Governance: The Case of the Yuracaré People in Bolivia

This case study, published in the journal Conservation and Society, examines the impact of forest reforms in Bolivia on the indigenous Yuracaré people. ... Read More

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Social Assistance and Labor Market Programs in Latin America: Methodology and Key Findings from the Social Protection Database

This Discussion Paper from the World Bank analyses the data collected for the LAC Social Protection Database and presents key findings in the area of social assistance and labour market programmes.... Read More