SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS
Spotlight on Organisations: Adaptation in Semi-Arid Regions
This selection describes key Brazilian and international organisations working on community-based adaptation (CBA) in semi-arid areas, focusing on the resources they offer to South Asian and Sub-Saharan African development actors.
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Extractive Industry Investment Policies
This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and analysing the following aspects of the Latin American investment policy experience: Gas Sector, Oil Sector, Mining Sector, Choice of Policy Model,...
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BRIEF
Gas Sector Investment Policy: The Latin American Experience
Since gas is a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy source, Latin American countries have pursued various investment policies to successfully develop the gas sector, including a strong focus on regional...
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BRIEF
Participatory Budgeting: Citizen Participation for Better Public Policies
Latin American countries pioneered participatory budgeting - an innovation to let citizens decide how public funds will be spent. First launched in Brazil in 1989, PB is now implemented in...
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BRIEF
An Integrated Approach to Improving Adaptive Capacity: The Adapta Sertão Experience
Through Adapta Sertão, small farmers in one of Brazil's semi-arid regions were helped to increase their yields, find markets to sell their crops and access micro-credit to buy productive technology...
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BRIEF
The Latin American Approach to Improving Public Spending Oversight
To enhance oversight of public spending, Latin American countries strengthened their Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), including by involving citizens in their monitoring efforts. As a result, SAIs have recovered large...
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BRIEF
Improving Health and Education Through CCTs
Quantitative evaluations show that Latin America's CCTs have had concrete effects on health and education, with documented increases by significant percentages in school attendance and access to health services across...
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GUIDE
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
What policy strategy should countries use to boost their oil sector, increasing their revenue from exports while reducing their oil dependency? The Latin American experience offers useful lessons learned for...
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BRIEF
Mexico City’s Innovation: Budgeting with a Human Rights Approach
In 2009, the Mexico City government implemented an innovative budgeting approach – the first of its kind – to specifically link the budget with human rights. As a result, 75%...
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