BRIEFSPeru’s ProJoven Training Programme
Peru’s ProJoven programme has successfully supported younger and more economically disadvantaged generations to gain the necessary qualifications to secure better quality jobs.
BRIEFSFrom Supply- to Demand-led: Labour Training in Latin America
Latin America’s approach to labour training programmes changed dramatically in the 1990s, shifting from a supply-driven to a demand-driven model. Many of these programmes have been rigorously evaluated, yielding useful...
BRIEFSImproving Environmental Management of Extractives through Environmental Impact Assessments
How have Latin American countries been using Environmental Impact Assessments in order to build more sustainable extractive industries? A focus on Peru provides some interesting lessons.
BRIEFSIntegral Redress: The Case of Oaxaca, Mexico
In this ground-breaking case, victims of human rights violations formed a united front to demand integral redress from a government responsible for past abuses and crimes, highlighting how an integral...
BRIEFSTurning Waste Into Resources: Latin America’s Waste-to-Energy Landfills
Waste management is typically viewed as a resource intensive activity. Yet some urban areas in Latin America have managed to turn this idea on its head by converting waste into...
BRIEFSSugarcane Agro-ecological Zoning: Greening the Expansion of Ethanol
As ethanol production becomes increasingly lucrative, how can nations ensure that expansion is environmentally sustainable? Brazil’s experiment with sugarcane agro-ecological zoning may provide some answers.
BRIEFSIntercultural Health Policies in Latin America
Intercultural health policies have been implemented at the regional and state level, making important initial advances in recognising a health model that is pertinent to indigenous peoples’ culture and customs.
BRIEFSPeruvian Microfinance’s Caja Municipal Model
The experience of Peru’s Cajas Municipales illustrates a potential growth path for microfinance firms and points to key lessons for sector development overall.
BRIEFSPushing Through Reform: Lima’s Disaster Risk Management Strategy
In 2012, the City of Lima successfully launched an integrated DRM strategy, creating a budget of US$ 200 million for specific DRM actions benefiting 3.5 million of its most vulnerable...
BRIEFSProfit-based versus Production-based Tax Regimes: Latin America’s Experience
In specific contexts of mineral booms and strong government capacity, shifting from production-based to profit-based tax regimes might be the best option. The cases of Peru and Chile demonstrate why.