BRIEFSCommunity-based Crime Prevention: often Effective but needs Regulating
This Policy Brief uses new research by the University of Ibadan to explore the introduction of complementary, community-based crime prevention models in Nigeria’s largest metropolitan areas: Ibadan.
BRIEFSAlliances Towards a Common Goal: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Rural Development In Latin America
In Latin America, public-private partnerships have proven to be a successful tool for promoting rural development. Adequate coordination and involvement of stakeholders at the local level has been fundamental in...
BRIEFSHarnessing the Potential of the Nonfarm Economy for Smallholders in Latin America
Latin American countries have implemented a range of strategies to boost the rural nonfarm economy, with positive impacts on local economic growth and poverty reduction.
BRIEFSLand Grabbing in Latin America: Opportunity or Threat?
In Latin America, government interventions in land grabbing processes provide some preliminary lessons on dealing with this phenomenon, while highlighting some serious threats.
BRIEFSPayments for Environmental Services: A Market Mechanism Protecting Latin America’s Forests
In Latin America, payments for environmental services schemes are the preferred market mechanism for forest conservation and reforestation. Success stories from the region provide a range of valuable lessons for...
BRIEFSTackling Institutional Violence: The Protocol for Harassment and Sexual Harassment in the Mexican Federal Public Administration
The Intervention Protocol for Harassment and Sexual Harassment is a pioneering attempt from the Mexican Federal Government to transform the structural causes of institutional violence within the public administration. Initiated...
BRIEFSIncentives for Electricity Generation in a Green Economy: Effective Frameworks from Latin America
Latin American countries are implementing innovative policy and market mechanisms to catalyse the development of nonconventional renewable energy sources. This Brief presents some of the region’s success stories.
BRIEFSGreen Building in Latin America
Amidst rapid urbanisation, Latin American countries have been scaling-up green building, in some cases achieving significant reductions in energy consumption, water use, carbon dioxide emissions, and solid waste. This Brief...
BRIEFSRio de Janeiro City’s Early Warning System for Heavy Rain
The city of Rio de Janeiro has developed a highly efficient early warning system (EWS) that is having an impressive impact after just three years in operation. The measures employed...
BRIEFSObservatory of Maternal Mortality in Mexico: A Civil Society-Led Initiative
Within just 3 years of its creation, the Observatory of Maternal Mortality in Mexico is already making some important contributions to reducing maternal mortality.