SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONSSpotlight 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...
BRIEFPeruvian Microfinance’s Caja Municipal Model
The experience of Peru’s Cajas Municipales illustrates a potential growth path for microfinance firms and points to key lessons for sector development overall.
BRIEFPushing Through Reform: Lima’s Disaster Risk Management Strategy
In 2012, the City of Lima successfully launched an integrated DRM strategy, creating a budget of US$ 200 million for specific DRM actions benefiting 3.5 million of its most vulnerable...
GUIDEGuide to Microfinance in Latin America
Unique features of Latin America’s recent microfinance evolution - including innovations in regulations and technology - reflect lessons learned that may be interesting for other regions.
MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: Judicial Control of Public Policies and Budget Allocations: Experiences from Argentina, Colombia and Mexico
Judicial control of budget allocations and public policies is one of the most promising tools to advance and enforce social, economic, cultural and environmental rights.
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONSSpotlight 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,...
BRIEFProfit-based versus Production-based Tax Regimes: Latin America’s Experience
In specific contexts of mineral booms and strong government capacity, shifting from production-based to profit-based tax regimes might be the best option. The cases of Peru and Chile demonstrate why.
BRIEFRecognition of Indigenous Justice in Latin America
Thanks to progressive courts and the pressure of organised indigenous and social movements, Latin American countries are at the forefront of formally acknowledging indigenous justice systems.
BRIEFGovernment Intervention to Strengthen the Ethanol Sector: Lessons from Brazil
The scale of Brazil’s ethanol production, demand and competitiveness is largely attributable to government initiatives. The varying levels of success of such initiatives can provide interesting lessons for other countries.
BRIEFLatin America’s Institutional and Regulatory Innovations for Microfinance Growth
Before the 1980s, the microfinance sector was virtually non-existent in Latin America, but now it grows at two-digit rates. How have institutional innovations played a role in this expansion?