BRIEFSProfit-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.
BRIEFSRecognition 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.
BRIEFSGovernment 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.
BRIEFSLatin 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?
BRIEFSDefending Latin America’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Rights Through Laws and the Courts
In light of the boom in development projects in Latin America, indigenous and tribal peoples have been particularly successful in enforcing their consultation rights by bringing emblematic cases before their...
BRIEFSInstitutionalising Disaster Risk Management: Latin America’s Systems Approach
How are Latin American countries mainstreaming decentralised, democratic and participatory strategies to disaster risk management across public policy? Through a systems approach, the region is making important advances.
BRIEFSCity-level Climate Change Adaptation Strategies: The Case of Quito, Ecuador
The City of Quito is successfully mainstreaming innovative adaptation practices into development planning under a participative management platform. So how has it been possible to push forward these reforms?
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONSSpotlight 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...
MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: An Overview of Human Rights in Latin America
What is the current status of human rights in the Latin America region? What challenges persist and what lessons can be shared?