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Urban Upgrading With Social Inclusion: The Case of Villa Tranquila
Slum upgrading programmes based on social inclusion and community participation can promote a local sense of pride, ownership and social integration in new urban infrastructure, as demonstrated by this case...
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Focus Cities Programme: Multi-stakeholder Participation in City Governance
Three case studies from cities in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina show how urban environmental governance can become more effective by including residents, researchers and local governments in diagnosing problems and...
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Implementing CCTs: Lessons from Latin America
How to achieve the strong education and health impacts of CCTs? The answer probably lies in implementation. So what should countries consider as they plan their implementation strategy?
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Gas Sector Investment Policy: The Latin American Experience
Since gas is a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy source, Latin American countries have pursued various investment policies to successfully develop the gas sector, including a strong focus on regional...
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Participatory Budgeting: Citizen Participation for Better Public Policies
Latin American countries pioneered participatory budgeting - an innovation to let citizens decide how public funds will be spent. First launched in Brazil in 1989, PB is now implemented in...
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An Integrated Approach to Improving Adaptive Capacity: The Adapta Sertão Experience
Through Adapta Sertão, small farmers in one of Brazil's semi-arid regions were helped to increase their yields, find markets to sell their crops and access micro-credit to buy productive technology...
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The Latin American Approach to Improving Public Spending Oversight
To enhance oversight of public spending, Latin American countries strengthened their Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), including by involving citizens in their monitoring efforts. As a result, SAIs have recovered large...
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Improving Health and Education Through CCTs
Quantitative evaluations show that Latin America's CCTs have had concrete effects on health and education, with documented increases by significant percentages in school attendance and access to health services across...
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Oil Industry Investment Policies
What policy strategy should countries use to boost their oil sector, increasing their revenue from exports while reducing their oil dependency? The Latin American experience offers useful lessons learned for...
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Mexico City’s Innovation: Budgeting with a Human Rights Approach
In 2009, the Mexico City government implemented an innovative budgeting approach – the first of its kind – to specifically link the budget with human rights. As a result, 75%...
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