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 KNOWLEDGE
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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GUIDE
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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BRIEF
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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BRIEF
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 KNOWLEDGE
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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SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS
Spotlight on Organisations: Urban Environmental Governance
A variety of institutions are tackling environmental challenges through governance mechanisms and initiatives at the city level. Focusing on issues ranging from housing, land policy and slum upgrading, to disaster...
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BRIEF
Focus Cities Programme: Multi-stakeholder Participation in City Governance
Three case studies from cities in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina show how urban environmental governance can become more effective by including residents, researchers and local governments in diagnosing problems and...
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Spotlight on Publications: Participatory Budgeting
Latin American countries pioneered Participatory Budgeting, an innovative mechanism enabling citizens to decide how public funds will be spent. This selection highlights some of the latest and most relevant publications...
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Budgets and Human Rights
In the last decade, CSOs and local governments in Latin America have developed budget analysis and design methodologies that incorporate a human rights approach to assess the degree to which...
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