MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: Opportunities and Challenges in Access to Public Information: Experiences from Latin America
In implementing their Freedom of Information Acts, Latin American countries are facing challenges - but also promising opportunities – in guaranteeing transparency and access to information.
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONSSpotlight on Organisations: Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Environments
A wide range of organisations are working in climate change adaptation across Latin America, however only a few focus their efforts on mountain ecosystems. The following document provides information on...
MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: From the Law to Practice: The Creation of the Mexican Federal Institute for Access to Public Information and Data Protection
Mexico’s 2002 Freedom of Information Act was the first in the world to create an autonomous oversight body with the authority to enforce compliance with the law.
BRIEFInnovative Mountain Adaptation: A Case Study in Agroforestry’s Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits
Small-scale coffee and cocoa farmers in northern Peru are successfully adapting to the challenges of climate change and enjoying higher incomes thanks to an innovative agroforestry project.
MULTIMEDIAPODCAST: Getting a Freedom of Information Act Approved: The Story of Brazil
In 2011, Brazil joined the 65% of Latin American countries that have approved a Freedom of Information Act, making the first step in guaranteeing citizens’ right to information and in...
BRIEFMining in Latin America: Attracting Quantity and Quality in FDI
How can countries attract foreign direct investment in mining, while at the same time ensure environmentally and socially sustainable economic growth? The Latin American experience offers some answers.
BRIEFCitizen Participation in Evaluating Health Services: The Latin American Experience
Citizen and community report cards are being used all over the world to benchmark public service delivery. So how are Latin American countries using the technique to improve health care?
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGESpotlight on Key Publications: Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems
This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting policy and practice experiences in adaptation to climate variability in mountain ecosystems, focusing on: Adaptation Strategy and Programme Design, Country Case Studies,...
MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: The Process of Approving the Freedom of Information Act in El Salvador
Culminating a six-year advocacy process characterised by its extensive citizen and civil society participation, in 2011 El Salvador passed one of the strongest Freedom of Information Acts in the world....
BRIEFManaging Conflict Through Consultation: Latin America’s Experience
Latin America has seen a surge in consultation processes – taking a variety of forms and pushed by different actors from the state, private companies and civil society.