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8
May
2017
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Annotated Bibliography: Community participation in community-based crime prevention experiences in Latin America and Africa

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on "Community participation in community-based crime prevention experiences in Latin America and Africa"

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8
May
2017
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Annotated Bibliography: Informality and Inclusive Growth

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on "Informality and Inclusive Growth"

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8
May
2017
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Annotated Bibliography: Beyond Domestic Violence Laws: What Else Makes Responses to Domestic Violence Effective?

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on "Beyond Domestic Violence Laws: What Else Makes Responses to Domestic Violence Effective".

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8
May
2017
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Annotated Bibliography: Collective Land Access Rights for Enhancing Smallholder Livelihoods

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on Collective Land Access Rights for Enhancing Smallholder Livelihoods

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8
May
2017
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Annotated Bibliography: Determinants of Gaps in Horizontal Accountability of Executive to Legislative Bodies in Latin America and Africa

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on Determinants of Gaps in Horizontal Accountability of Executive to Legislative Bodies in Latin America and Africa

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8
May
2017
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Annotated Bibliography: Local Content Frameworks in Latin American and African oil and gas sector

This Annotated Bibliography reviews the literature on Local Content Frameworks in Latin American and African oil and gas sector.

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22
Jan
2014
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Spotlight on Publications: City-level Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

The publications presented in this Spotlight cover some of the key issues related to city-level climate change mitigation and adaptation in Latin America, with a particular focus on: the prominent role of cities in Latin America; city-level climate mitigation and adaptation in Latin America; greenhouse gas inventories; waste; transportation; disaster preparedness; health; and poverty.

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9
Jan
2014
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Spotlight on Organisations: City-level Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

This Spotlight presents an overview of some of the most important organisations supporting climate change adaptation and mitigation in Latin American cities.

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3
Dec
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Pursuing a Green Economy in Latin America

The green economy is a development model based on principles of ecological economics and sustainability. Some countries have made substantial progress towards transforming specific sectors, with Latin America leading some of these efforts. The publications featured in this Spotlight provide information on how this has been achieved.

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28
Nov
2013
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Spotlight on Organisations: Green Economy Policy and Practice in Latin America

This Spotlight highlights some of the key organisations in Latin America working on themes such as forest-based payment for ecosystem services, water pollution abatement and watershed conservation, promotion of renewable energy infrastructure and green building development, and new institutional partnerships that are helping to support national transitions to greener economies.

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29
Oct
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Labour Market Policies in Latin America

The publications presented in this Spotlight represent some of the key resources dealing with issues related to labour market policies in Latin America.

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16
Oct
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Gender Violence in Latin America

This Spotlight presents some of the most important publications documenting the various manifestations of violence against women in Latin America. In particular, these publications provide an overview of gender violence in different spheres (domestic, urban, etc.), the impacts of violence on women’s lives, and different measures adopted by Latin American countries to prevent, address and eradicate violence against women.

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14
Oct
2013
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Spotlight on Organisations: Labour Market Policies in Latin America

This Spotlight highlights some of the key organisations working on labour market issues in Latin America, including labour policy in general, social protection, employment, youth employment, labour training, labour migration, and labour intermediation.

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4
Oct
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Femicide in Latin America

The publications included in this Spotlight provide an overview of the magnitude and dimensions of femicide in Latin America, including the important factors that produce and sustain this phenomenon such as socio-economic context, and discrimination.

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23
Sep
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Access to Justice for Women Victims of Sexual Violence

This Spotlight presents key publications documenting sexual violence perpetrated against women in the context of armed conflicts in Latin America. As well as providing an overview of gender-based violence in the region, these publications draw on specific case studies in order to identify the various underlying causes and institutional weaknesses responsible for perpetuating these human rights abuses.

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20
Sep
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Brazil’s Ethanol Programme

This Spotlight highlights some of the key publications that study, analyse and document Brazil’s ethanol programme. The publications focus on the following specific issues: Brazilian government policies to promote the sector; sustainability issues; expansion, land use and agro-ecological zoning of sugarcane; bagasse, cogeneration and bioelectricity; and advanced biofuels.

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17
Sep
2013
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Spotlight on Gender Equality Publications

The publications presented in this Spotlight provide an overview of some of the key issues related to gender equality in Latin America, including sexual and reproductive health, gender mainstreaming in the labour market and institutional mechanisms for promoting women’s empowerment.

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3
Sep
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Gender-Responsive Budgeting

In recent years, governments worldwide have been implementing gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) to contribute to the advancement of gender equality and the fulfillment of women’s rights. This Spotlight highlights key publications on GRB, focusing particularly on Latin American experiences.

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29
Jul
2013
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Spotlight on Organisations: Citizen Participation in Latin America

Boosted in part by the region’s democratic transitions, citizen participation initiatives in Latin America have become increasingly common. This Spotlight highlights some of the key regional networks and national organisations working on and supporting citizen participation initiatives in Latin America.

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27
Jul
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Disaster Risk Management in Latin American Cities

This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and analysing some of the main aspects of the Latin American experience with disaster risk management (DRM) in cities.

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18
Jul
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Judicial Review for Enforcing Human Rights in Latin America

This list of key publications presents various cases from the region and provides insight into the role of the judiciary and other actors – such as public agencies, legislators, plaintiffs, civil society, scholars, and activists – in implementing, enforcing and monitoring compliance of judicial rulings.

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15
Jul
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Women in Politics in Latin America

This Spotlight presents key publications that analyse women’s opportunities to participate in politics in Latin America. It begins with a selection of publications that provide an overview of women’s participation in politics in the region. It then focuses on gender quota laws, gender mainstreaming in parliaments, practices for improving women’s representation and participation in political parties, and finally, the role of the media in electoral campaigns and women’s political participation.

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10
Jul
2013
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Spotlight on Organisations: Gender and Violence in Latin America

This Spotlight presents some of the most important Latin American organisations working in innovative ways to promote women’s rights and to prevent violence against women. These organisations play a key role in developing a research agenda and monitoring public policies, as well as providing legal advice, psychological and emotional support and a place of refuge for women victims of violence.

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27
Jun
2013
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Spotlight on Organisations: Brazil’s Ethanol Programme

This Spotlight highlights some of the most influential organisations that focus on biofuel production, consumption and environmental impacts. Most of the organisations are Brazilian, though the Spotlight also includes groups from elsewhere in Latin America and Europe.

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24
Jun
2013
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Spotlight on Organisations: Indigenous and Ethnic Minority Rights

This Spotlight presents an overview of some of the most important organisations supporting indigenous peoples’ access to justice in Latin America. These organisations contribute to enhancing indigenous rights through research, advocacy and capacity building activities.

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17
Jun
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Right to Consultation in Latin America

Drawing on case study material from across Latin America, the following publications present and analyse progress made on the right to consultation at the regional and national levels, on-going challenges and key lessons learned.

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7
Jun
2013
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Spotlight on Organisations: Gender Equity Policies in Latin America

This Spotlight presents some of the key Latin American organisations working to promote gender equality in the region. These national-level organisations - based in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru and Mexico - are playing a key role in ensuring the advancement of women in their own countries and in the wider region.

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5
Jun
2013
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Spotlight on Organisations: Disaster Risk Management in Latin American Cities

This Spotlight highlights some of the key organisations working on disaster risk management (DRM) in cities across Latin America. Together these organisations cover a wide range of themes, such as social development, urban risk and urbanisation, and earth sciences, and implement a variety of initiatives, from research and funding to policy and advocacy.

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28
May
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Indigenous and Ethnic Minority Rights

The publications presented in this Spotlight cover some of the key issues related to indigenous and ethnic minority rights in Latin America, with a particular focus on: the evolution and character of indigenous movements; ethnic minority rights; legal reforms for formally recognising collective rights; intercultural education policies; and access to justice.

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13
May
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Smallholder Farmers and Rural Development

The publications presented below represent some of the key resources dealing with a variety of issues related to rural development and small-scale farming in Latin America.

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9
May
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Human Rights in Latin America

Strong national human rights institutions, an active regional human rights court, a human rights approach to budgeting and strategic litigation by civil society: these are just some of the innovative approaches Latin American countries are taking to improve human rights across the region. The publications presented in this Spotlight provide insight into some of the key issues and experiences from Latin America.

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29
Apr
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Latin American Microfinance

The following selection presents some of the key publications focusing on the microfinance sector in Latin America. They address a variety of issues related to microfinance in the region, and highlight examples from a diverse group of Latin American countries.

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22
Apr
2013
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Spotlight on Publications: Intercultural Health Policies in Latin America

This selection of publications that focus on intercultural health policies includes documents that explain how policies with an intercultural approach can be designed and implemented.

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18
Apr
2013
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Spotlight on Organisations: Smallholder Farmers and Rural Development

This document highlights some of the key organisations that focus on small-scale farming in the Latin American context. Together, these organisations cover a wide range of themes, including institutional rural development, land access and use, market access, value chains, food security, and smallholder market integration, and a variety of issues related to rural life, such as access to finance, poverty fighting and infrastructure.

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28
Mar
2013
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Spotlight on Organisations: Latin American Microfinance

This document highlights some of the key organisations that focus on microfinance in the Latin American context. Together these organisations cover a wide range of themes, such as institutional innovation, rural microfinance and microfinance technology, and implement a variety of initiatives, from research and funding, to policy advocacy.

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1
Mar
2013
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Spotlight on Key Human Rights Organisations

This Spotlight presents some of the key organisations working on human rights in the Latin America region. These organisations are playing a significant role in advancing human rights by providing innovative mechanisms to promote and guarantee human rights, and carrying out advocacy, research and capacity building initiatives.

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15
Nov
2012
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Spotlight on Publications: National Human Rights Institutions in Latin America

This Spotlight presents a selection of publications that assess the main features, history, work and impact of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Latin America. Selected by human rights experts at Fundar, these publications highlight a variety of Latin American experiences in which NHRIs have had a significant impact on promoting and defending human rights.

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25
Sep
2012
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Spotlight on Key Organisations Supporting and Strengthening National Human Rights Institutions in Latin America

This Spotlight presents some of the key Latin American organisations working to support the strengthening of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the region, and highlights some of the most important NHRIs in Latin America.

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24
Aug
2012
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Spotlight on Publications: Citizen Participation in Local Governance in Latin America

Citizen participation in governance at the local level has long been acknowledged to play a role in improving public policies. The following publications analyse the experience of Latin American countries in implementing these participation mechanisms.

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21
Aug
2012
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Spotlight on Publications: Citizen Oversight of Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes

The following selected publications illustrate and analyse a variety of experiences in which citizen participation is improving oversight of CCT programmes in the Latin American context.

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17
Aug
2012
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Spotlight on Publications: Participation in Development Projects Funded by International Financial Institutions

The following selection of publications provides insights, cases, lessons learned and guidelines to help development practitioners, communities and civil society organisations (CSOs), among other stakeholders, access tools to activate IFIs accountability mechanisms and to actively participate in decision making about large-scale development projects in their communities.

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15
Aug
2012
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Spotlight on Publications: Extractive Industries and Conflict Management

The publications presented in this Spotlight represent some of the key resources dealing with a variety of issues related to extractive industries and conflict management in Latin America. In particular, they focus on: Consultation and Free, Prior and Informed Consent; Rent Distribution; Gender; Indigenous Issues; and Social Movements. Country Case Studies addressing these themes in a cross-cutting way, as well as Practical Implementation Guides are also included.

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10
Aug
2012
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Spotlight on Publications: Methodologies of Latin American Report Cards on Health

In the last decades, citizen initiatives formed by academia, the private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in various Latin American countries have emerged seeking greater participation in social oversight of their cities’ public policies. This Spotlight on Publications focuses on the use of report cards to assess quality and access in health care services, presenting four different approaches that have been implemented in Latin America.

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7
Aug
2012
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Spotlight on Organisations: Extractive Industries and Conflict Management

This document highlights some of the key organisations that focus on extractive industries and conflict management in the Latin American context. Together these organisations cover a wide range of themes, such as arbitration, right to prior consultation, indigenous peoples and human rights, private sector human rights performance, and social and environmental conflicts.

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4
Jul
2012
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Spotlight on Organisations: Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Environments

A wide range of organisations are working in climate change adaptation across Latin America, however only a few focus their efforts on mountain ecosystems. The following document provides information on the expertise and activities of these Latin American and international actors and describes what they can offer to stakeholders in different regions.

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8
Jun
2012
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Spotlight on Key Publications: Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems

This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting policy and practice experiences in adaptation to climate variability in mountain ecosystems, focusing on: Adaptation Strategy and Programme Design, Country Case Studies, Practical Tools, Traditional Knowledge, and Sustainable Water Management.

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1
Jun
2012
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Spotlight on Organisations: Extractive Industries and Land Use

This selection highlights some of the key organisations who are doing work around extractive industries and land issues, covering a variety of themes ranging from land use planning and environmental impacts, to community and indigenous peoples’ participation in decision making and promotion of land rights.

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28
May
2012
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Spotlight on Publications: Public Procurement and Disclosure of Public Officials’ Personal Assets

The following selection of publications showcases how public officials and civil society organisations in Latin America have dealt with the challenges of opening public procurement procedures and public officials’ personal assets to citizen scrutiny. These publications could be useful for those in other regions who are looking to tackle corruption by improving transparency and access to information in these two key areas.

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16
May
2012
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Spotlight on Organisations: Key Civil Society Groups Using the Right to Information

This Spotlight On highlights some of the key Latin American CSOs using the right to information to carry out independent assessments of policies and programmes in different sectors. CSOs from other regions could likely benefit from gaining access to the variety of creative ways these Latin American groups are using the right to information to push for accountability and reform.

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7
May
2012
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Spotlight on Publications: Design, Adoption and Implementation of Latin American Freedom of Information Acts

This selection highlights some of the key publications on Latin American FOIAs’ critical features, the challenges and opportunities of their implementation and use, and the process for adopting them. It divides the publications into two parts: Designing and Adopting FOIAs and FOIA Implementation and Use. These resources – offering access to the Latin American experience – could be useful for countries looking to develop, adopt or strengthen their own legal framework to guarantee transparency and access to information.

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26
Apr
2012
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Spotlight on Publications: Extractive Industries and Land Use

Questions about land use are inextricably related to decisions about where and how to engage in extractive industry activities. Latin American countries have dealt with a range of land-related challenges, from land use planning and consent for securing access to land, to special considerations for indigenous peoples and environmental conservation, all of which have important implications for governments and local communities. This selection highlights some of the key publications dealing with issues of extractive industries and land use in Latin America.

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6
Jan
2012
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Spotlight on Arguments: Adaptation in Semi-Arid Regions

Community-based adaptation (CBA) in Latin America is a large field, with many complimentary issues, such as agroforestry, water management, meteorological forecasting, and even the link between CBA and development itself. Each entry below highlights one of these CBA arguments, then describes some of the key publications related to the issue and how they contribute to the Latin American debate.

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2
Jan
2012
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Spotlight on Publications: Urban Environmental Governance

Latin American cities are tackling environmental challenges through governance mechanisms and initiatives at the local level. The following list of publications highlights key research, policy analysis, and case studies focusing on the urban environmental governance strategies used by Latin American urban areas.

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6
Dec
2011
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Spotlight on Publications: Adaptation in Semi-Arid Regions

Community-based responses to climate change build the capacity of populations to adapt in the face of increasing climate variability. This selection highlights some key publications related to Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) in Latin America. The first publications offer practical tools and resources for putting CBA into practice, and the second set focuses on Latin American case studies.

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30
Nov
2011
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Spotlight on Organisations: Urban Environmental Governance

A variety of institutions are tackling environmental challenges through governance mechanisms and initiatives at the city level. Focusing on issues ranging from housing, land policy and slum upgrading, to disaster risk reduction and participatory governance, below is a sample of key organisations and what they can offer to development actors in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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30
Nov
2011
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Spotlight on Publications: Participatory Budgeting

Latin American countries pioneered Participatory Budgeting, an innovative mechanism enabling citizens to decide how public funds will be spent. This selection highlights some of the latest and most relevant publications on the topic in Latin America, including country case studies, regional surveys and implementation guides.

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30
Nov
2011
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Spotlight on Publications: Budgets and Human Rights

In the last decade, CSOs and local governments in Latin America have developed budget analysis and design methodologies that incorporate a human rights approach to assess the degree to which governments’ budgets and public policies work towards the fulfilment of human rights. This selection highlights some of the key publications in this emerging field, including guides and tool-kits; methodologies for budget analysis of specific rights like health, education and the rights of children; and country case studies, that focus on specific countries but look at a variety of rights.

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17
Nov
2011
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Spotlight on Organisations: Extractive Industry Investment Policies

The following selection highlights key Latin American and international organisations working on a variety of extractive industries issues, including sustainable development, good governance and poverty-fighting, and across the gas, oil and mining sectors.

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15
Nov
2011
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Spotlight on Organisations: Conditional Cash Transfers

The following selection highlights key Latin American and international organisations working on CCT design, implementation, and evaluation, focusing on the resources they offer to development actors from other regions.

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15
Nov
2011
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Spotlight on Publications: Social Control Mechanisms in Supreme Audit Institutions

Increasingly, Latin American Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) are creating mechanisms to involve citizens in the oversight process. This selection highlights key publications about these social control mechanisms.

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15
Nov
2011
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Spotlight on Organisations: Government Oversight and Supreme Audit Institutions

This Spotlight highlights key Latin American and international organisations working to support improved oversight of public spending, focusing on the resources they offer to development actors from other regions.

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15
Nov
2011
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Spotlight on Publications: Conditional Cash Transfers

This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and analysing important aspects of the Latin American CCT experience. They include Multi-Country Surveys and Country Case Studies, as well as publications describing key CCT impacts like Nutrition, Education and Health.

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15
Nov
2011
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Spotlight on Organisations: Adaptation in Semi-Arid Regions

This selection describes key Brazilian and international organisations working on community-based adaptation (CBA) in semi-arid areas, focusing on the resources they offer to South Asian and Sub-Saharan African development actors.

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15
Nov
2011
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Spotlight on Publications: Extractive Industry Investment Policies

This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and analysing the following aspects of the Latin American investment policy experience: Gas Sector, Oil Sector, Mining Sector, Choice of Policy Model, and Rents, Taxes and Royalties.

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