MULTIMEDIA
VIDEO: Latin America’s Budget Transparency Portals
Through their online Budget Transparency Portals, Brazil and Peru are leading the way in enhancing transparency and accountability in public spending.
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BRIEF
Brazil’s Efforts to Mitigate the Environmental Impacts of Ethanol Production
As the sustainability of ethanol production continues to be a hot question, Brazilian attempts to improve an environmentally inefficient production process could provide pointers for those dealing with similar challenges...
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GUIDE
Latin American Approaches to Extractive Industry Conflict
The increase in social and environmental conflicts as a result of the demand for extracting natural resources has pressed Latin America to look for new responses to address these conflicts,...
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SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS
Spotlight on Key Organisations Supporting and Strengthening National Human Rights Institutions in Latin America
This Spotlight presents some of the key Latin American organisations working to support the strengthening of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the region, and highlights some of the most...
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BRIEF
Latin America’s National Human Rights Institutions: Fostering Democratic Transitions and Guaranteeing Human Rights
National Human Rights Institutions have played a key role in Latin America’s recent history and democratic transition. They have taken a distinct form in the region compared to the rest...
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BRIEF
From Manual to Mechanical Harvesting: Reducing Environmental Impacts and Increasing Cogeneration Potential
Mechanisation of sugarcane harvesting in Brazil has been shown to decrease environmental impacts and waste, while also increasing efficiency, energy cogeneration and thus sector profits and national energy security. Learning...
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BRIEF
Multi-actor Dialogues for Better Public Policies: Lessons from Latin America
The elaboration of public policy agendas and legislative initiatives through multi-actor dialogues is playing a fundamental role in strengthening democratic practices in Latin American countries. What are some of the...
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Citizen Participation in Local Governance in Latin America
Citizen participation in governance at the local level has long been acknowledged to play a role in improving public policies. The following publications analyse the experience of Latin American countries...
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Citizen Oversight of Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes
The following selected publications illustrate and analyse a variety of experiences in which citizen participation is improving oversight of CCT programmes in the Latin American context.
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Participation in Development Projects Funded by International Financial Institutions
The following selection of publications provides insights, cases, lessons learned and guidelines to help development practitioners, communities and civil society organisations (CSOs), among other stakeholders, access tools to activate IFIs...
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