BRIEFSLatin American Experience in Combining Disaster Risk Management with Poverty Reduction
Latin American countries are implementing a range of innovative strategies to address the underlying causes of disaster risk, while at the same time promoting social inclusion and productive growth.
BRIEFSExpanding Microfinance in Latin America’s Rural Areas
Rural finance has the potential to help poor people out of poverty, and Latin America has met that challenge in some unique ways.
BRIEFSLatin America’s Rural Family Farmers: Evolutions in Access to Markets and Rural Income Structure
Over time, the rural reality in Latin America has changed, with family farmers now more integrated in markets and significantly less dependent on agriculture for income. What does this mean...
REVIEWELLA Expert Review: Reflections on the Definition of Adaptation Initiatives in Latin America’s Mountain Regions
Here Dr. Jorge Recharte, Director of the Andean Programme at the Mountain Institute (TMI), presents his perspective on the ELLA knowledge materials on Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Environments.
GUIDEHuman Rights in Latin America
Strong national human rights institutions, an active regional human rights court, a human rights approach to budgeting, civil society's strategic litigation: these are just some of Latin America’s innovative approaches...
BRIEFSVictims’ Rights in Multicultural Contexts: The Case of Inés Fernández at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Through this ground-breaking case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights set an important precedent: creating reparations for the entire indigenous community in the case of human rights violations against one...
BRIEFSLatin American Innovations in Microfinance Technology
In Latin America, innovations in microfinance come not only from new technology, but by focusing on the people and processes making use of that technology, achieving important advances in scale...
REVIEWELLA Expert Review: Extractive Industries and Conflict Management
Here Prof. Anthony Bebbington of Clark University offers his reaction to the ELLA knowledge materials on Extractive Industries and Conflict Management.
BRIEFSSmall-scale and Informal Mining: A Big Problem for Latin American States
Latin America has experienced substantial growth and transformation in small-scale mining, meaning it is often no longer small or artisanal, but rather characterised by high informality and an increasing potential...
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGESpotlight on Publications: National Human Rights Institutions in Latin America
This Spotlight presents a selection of publications that assess the main features, history, work and impact of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Latin America. Selected by human rights experts...