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Disaster Risk Reduction in Urban Areas
Urban expansion in marginal city areas increases the risk of fatalities and home devastation when extreme weather occurs. But many Latin American cities are successfully tackling disaster risk, driven by...
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Learning from CCT Evaluations
Thanks to their rigorous impact evaluations, clear proof of Latin American CCTs’ effectiveness ensured the model was exported around the world.
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Strategic Planning in Latin America
Strategic Planning has contributed to the emergence of a new style of urban governance based on participation, cooperation and shared responsibility.
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Civil Society’s Regional Network for Advancing Freedom of Expression and Access to Information
By organising regionally, an innovative network of Latin American civil society organisations is successfully expanding the right to freedom of expression and access to information in the region.
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Arguments: Adaptation in Semi-Arid Regions
Community-based adaptation (CBA) in Latin America is a large field, with many complimentary issues, such as agroforestry, water management, meteorological forecasting, and even the link between CBA and development itself....
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Spotlight on Publications: Urban Environmental Governance
Latin American cities are tackling environmental challenges through governance mechanisms and initiatives at the local level. The following list of publications highlights key research, policy analysis, and case studies focusing...
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Addressing the Urban Challenge in Integral and Inclusive Ways
The world’s urban population multiplied ten-fold during the 20th century. Since Latin America has an advanced urban transition, its initiatives offer interesting lessons learned to help create inclusive, environmentally sustainable...
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Citizen Assessment of Budget Transparency: The Latin American Budget Transparency Index
Latin American civil society organisations have created the first budget transparency index that measures not only if budget information has been published, but if that information is useful. What’s more,...
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Urban Upgrading With Social Inclusion: The Case of Villa Tranquila
Slum upgrading programmes based on social inclusion and community participation can promote a local sense of pride, ownership and social integration in new urban infrastructure, as demonstrated by this case...
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Spotlight on Publications: Adaptation in Semi-Arid Regions
Community-based responses to climate change build the capacity of populations to adapt in the face of increasing climate variability. This selection highlights some key publications related to Community-Based Adaptation (CBA)...
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