BRIEF
Improving Health and Education Through CCTs
One of the worst characteristics of poverty is its tendency to self-perpetuate, with poor families often being forced to under-invest in their children's health and education. In Latin America, Conditional...
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Improving Small Farmers’ Adaptive Capacity in Semi-arid Regions
Brazilian Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) strategies work to improve farmers' quality of life, earning power and overall resiliency to adapt as conditions worsen due to climate change. Brazil's creative and successful...
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BRIEF
Oil Industry Investment Policies
This brief presents a concise overview of the context of the Latin American oil industry and its performance. It analyses the advantages and disadvantages of the three main investment models...
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BRIEF
Mexico City’s Innovation: Budgeting with a Human Rights Approach
Increasingly, the budget is being seen as an effective tool to promote human rights, though most governments around the world still designate their budgets without specifically linking them to human...
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CCT Programmes: An Overview of the Latin American Experience
Born in Latin America, Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programmes target poor families, offering cash subsidies in exchange for a commitment by households to invest in the human capital of their...
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BRIEF
Designing an Effective CCT
Latin American countries have used specific CCT design elements – like amount of cash transfer or particular conditionalities like attending school or health check-ups – to foster investment in children’s...
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BRIEF
Water and Climate Change: Improving Access and Management in Semi-Arid Brazil
Water security is becoming increasingly problematic in semi-arid regions as a result of climate change. In response, Brazil’s federal government implemented two large programmes to build water infrastructure and facilitate...
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GUIDE
Improving Policy Impact in Latin America Through the Budget
In the last few decades, Latin American (LA) governments have implemented innovative budget reforms to improve public spending and the overall impact of public policies. LA’s reforms sought four main...
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