BRIEFSIncreasing Citizen Participation in Local Governance: Latin America’s Local Citizen Councils
Since the 1980s, Latin American countries have used local councils formed by citizens and public authorities as an effective mechanism to create citizen participation in designing local development policies and...
BRIEFSKey Advances in Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America’s Mountains
Water Basin Councils and citizen participation mechanisms, terracing and ‘water raising’, innovative tools for researching vulnerability: these are just a few of the strategies Latin American countries are using to...
BRIEFSHow Traditional Knowledge and Technologies are Contributing to Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America’s Mountains
Traditional communities living across Latin America’s mountains possess an extraordinarily broad range of knowledge about their environment and adapting to a changing climate. From water management strategies to agricultural timing...
BRIEFSInnovative Mountain Adaptation: A Case Study in Agroforestry’s Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits
Small-scale coffee and cocoa farmers in northern Peru are successfully adapting to the challenges of climate change and enjoying higher incomes thanks to an innovative agroforestry project.
BRIEFSMining in Latin America: Attracting Quantity and Quality in FDI
How can countries attract foreign direct investment in mining, while at the same time ensure environmentally and socially sustainable economic growth? The Latin American experience offers some answers.
BRIEFSCitizen Participation in Evaluating Health Services: The Latin American Experience
Citizen and community report cards are being used all over the world to benchmark public service delivery. So how are Latin American countries using the technique to improve health care?
BRIEFSManaging Conflict Through Consultation: Latin America’s Experience
Latin America has seen a surge in consultation processes – taking a variety of forms and pushed by different actors from the state, private companies and civil society.
BRIEFSLand Use Planning for Extractive Industries
Latin American countries have begun to use land use planning tools to manage competing claims to land in a context of high extractive industry activity. The progress of five Latin...
BRIEFSStrengthening Agrobiodiversity: A Key Adaptation Strategy for Latin America’s Mountain Ecosystems
With their high levels of agrobiodiversity, Latin American countries are implementing innovative research programmes and policies to conserve native and wild crop and animal species. Their work is helping to...
BRIEFSEcuador’s Yasuní–ITT: Rethinking the Conservation vs. Extraction Dilemma
Ecuador has made an innovative promise: not to drill for oil in the Yasuní National Park in exchange for international financial support for environmentally-friendly development projects, offsetting the income it...