GUIDEAccessing Land for Extractive Industries: Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Approaches
In recent decades, Latin America has opted for new approaches to land access and use by the extractive industry sector. From these experiences, the Latin America region has interesting lessons...
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGESpotlight on Publications: Design, Adoption and Implementation of Latin American Freedom of Information Acts
This selection highlights some of the key publications on Latin American FOIAs’ critical features, the challenges and opportunities of their implementation and use, and the process for adopting them. It...
GUIDEThe Latin American Approach to Transparency and Access to Information
Transparency and the right to access information is now a reality in many Latin American countries. So how has this been achieved?
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGESpotlight on Publications: Extractive Industries and Land Use
Questions about land use are inextricably related to decisions about where and how to engage in extractive industry activities. Latin American countries have dealt with a range of land-related challenges,...
BRIEFSFighting Corruption by Improving Transparency and Access to Information
Using transparency as a tool to fight corruption, Latin American countries have launched electronic platforms to prevent misconduct in procurements and to monitor public officials’ personal assets; so far initial...
BRIEFSFrom Expropriation to Social Licence: Accessing Land for Extractive Industries
Latin American countries have found some interesting strategies for creating agreements between individuals, communities and private companies about accessing land for extractive industries.
GUIDEMaximising Investment and Rent Capture Through Extractive Industries Investment Policies: the Latin American Experience
Extractive industry development in Latin America has successfully boosted the foreign investment and revenues received by Latin American governments. The Latin American experience offers interesting lessons, drawing on the diversity...
BRIEFSBuilding the Legal Framework to Support Transparency and Access to Information in Latin America
Currently, 65% of Latin American countries have Freedom of Information Acts, some of which incorporate innovative elements that go beyond the minimum standard for transparency and access to information.
BRIEFSUsing Information for Accountability and Justice: Lessons from Latin American Civil Society
Using the right to access public information, Latin American civil society groups are achieving concrete policy changes, as these case studies from Mexico, Ecuador and Costa Rica show.
BRIEFSBrazil’s Public Policy Package for Successful Farmer Adaptation
Brazil’s policy package – using market mechanisms and no-regrets policies that address the diversity of farmers’ needs – offers an interesting policy model for addressing climate change adaptation in semi-arid...