BRIEF
Pushing Through Reform: Lima’s Disaster Risk Management Strategy
In recent years, there have been a number of important actions at the institutional level for promoting disaster risk management (DRM) in developing countries. Yet securing a city-level political commitment...
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GUIDE
Guide to Microfinance in Latin America
Developing countries around the world struggle with supplying resources to the poor. Though social assistance programmes are one option, the challenge of creating dependence amongst the intended beneficiaries always arises....
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MULTIMEDIA
VIDEO: Judicial Control of Public Policies and Budget Allocations: Experiences from Argentina, Colombia and Mexico
In several Latin American countries, the judiciary has been taking an increasingly leading role in enforcing human rights. In particular, actors in the judiciary branch have been mandating the executive...
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SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS
Spotlight on Organisations: Latin American Microfinance
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BRIEF
Profit-based versus Production-based Tax Regimes: Latin America’s Experience
In the context of both increasing mineral prices and mining companies’ profits, governments naturally seek to maximise their revenue in order to achieve maximum social welfare. By taking a panoramic...
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BRIEF
Recognition of Indigenous Justice in Latin America
Throughout most of the 19th and 20th centuries, the reality of indigenous communities has largely been one of political subjugation and economic exploitation. The aim of Latin American nation-states was...
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BRIEF
Government Intervention to Strengthen the Ethanol Sector: Lessons from Brazil
The development of Brazil’s ethanol sector – its expansion, commercialisation, up-take, competitiveness and profitability – can largely be attributed to government policies. Strategies to make ethanol production more attractive, practices...
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BRIEF
Latin America’s Institutional and Regulatory Innovations for Microfinance Growth
Current microfinance sector performance is associated with the reforms of Latin American countries’ financial sectors, starting at the end of the 1980s. Before the reforms, development of microfinance was constrained...
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BRIEF
Defending Latin America’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Rights Through Laws and the Courts
Since the 1990s, and amidst the rise in large-scale development projects in Latin America, the right to consultation has emerged as a collective right used to defend indigenous and tribal...
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BRIEF
Institutionalising Disaster Risk Management: Latin America’s Systems Approach
Against a backdrop of inadequate disaster preparedness and repeated humanitarian aid interventions, Latin American countries have driven forward the institutionalisation and mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in public policy....
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