Publications | ELLA
11
Jun
2013
GUIDE

Citizen Participation in Latin America: Innovations to Strengthen Governance

From small communities in rural Mexico to urban metropolises in Brazil and Colombia, citizen participation initiatives have emerged to improve policies, laws and the public agenda to ultimately enhance accountability and social justice.

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27
Aug
2012
BRIEF

Multi-actor Dialogues for Better Public Policies: Lessons from Latin America

The elaboration of public policy agendas and legislative initiatives through multi-actor dialogues is playing a fundamental role in strengthening democratic practices in Latin American countries. What are some of the key experiences in the region?

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31
Jul
2012
BRIEF

Community Participation in IFI-Funded Development Projects: Latin America’s Experience

Throughout Latin America, citizens are using international financial institutions’ own policies to demand greater participation and accountability in the large-scale development projects that affect their communities. Here is one such story from Mexico.

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23
Jul
2012
BRIEF

Increasing Citizen Participation in Local Governance: Latin America’s Local Citizen Councils

Since the 1980s, Latin American countries have used local councils formed by citizens and public authorities as an effective mechanism to create citizen participation in designing local development policies and programmes.

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12
Jun
2012
BRIEF

Citizen Participation in Evaluating Health Services: The Latin American Experience

Citizen and community report cards are being used all over the world to benchmark public service delivery. So how are Latin American countries using the technique to improve health care?

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