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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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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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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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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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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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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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CCT Programmes: An Overview of the Latin American Experience
CCTs – they are the most celebrated and talked-about development innovation in recent years. In this Guide, learn more about CCTs from the continent that invented them.
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Designing an Effective CCT
Interesting and innovative design is the hallmark of CCTs - and Latin American countries are using creative and diverse CCT designs to achieve success.
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Water and Climate Change: Improving Access and Management in Semi-Arid Brazil
Climate change is worsening the water scarcity dry areas already face. Through the combined action of civil society and government, Brazil has managed to both improve water supply and put...
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Improving Policy Impact in Latin America Through the Budget
Latin American countries are at the forefront of pushing through innovative budget reforms to improve policy impact. From results-based budgets, to transparency portals, to participatory budgeting, Latin America's experience is...
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